cube steak recipe

Cube steaks are one of the easiest to make especially for a beginning cook. It got it's name due to it's appearance of "cubes" caused by the pounding of a meat tenderizer. It is found in most grocery stores and is a very affordable cut of meat. It is usually cooked either by pan frying, baking, putting it in stews, casseroles, or sandwiches. It is not recommended for grilling as the meat is very thin and will not stand up to the heat of the grill. 

The cook time for this recipe is minimal. There are several steps in the recipe, but if you have it all organized and ready before you start to cook, it will be done quickly. This is a great meal to serve for lunch or dinner and can be served any time of year!

You will need the following for this dish:

  • 4 Cube Steaks
  • Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Medium Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Red Chiles, Chopped
  • 1 lb. Mushrooms, Cleaned and Sliced
  • 1/2 C. White Wine
  • Butter 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In two separate plates, add some flour in one and a lightly beaten egg in the other. Dip the meat in the egg first, then dip in the flour. Shake off any excess flour. Set aside.

Melt some butter and olive oil in a skillet. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, not caramelized about 8 minutes or until soft. Add the red chili peppers and mushrooms, cook until soft. Add the white wine and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove the onions and mushrooms to another plate and set aside.

Add some more olive oil to the skillet. Add the meat and cook for about 2 minutes a side. Repeat the process until all the steaks are cooked. Transfer the steaks to a serving plate and add the mushroom mixture on top.

Serve with rice or pasta.

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