Pan-fried cube steak and gravy recipe

Are you in the mood for a dinner that’ll make your taste buds do the happy dance? Well, your search ends here with our delightful and oh-so-easy pan-fried cube steak and gravy recipe! We’re talking about budget-friendly steak, simmered in a rich, flavorful gravy that’s so good, you’ll want to savor every last drop.

It’s the ultimate comfort food that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy night in with your loved ones or a big family dinner. So why wait any longer? Let’s get cooking and satisfy those cravings!

Ingredients for cube steak and gravy on a table

Cube steak ingredients

Cube steaks, also known as cubed or minute steaks, are thinly cut slices of beef that have been tenderized by pounding or mechanically tenderized using a meat tenderizer. The name “cube steak” comes from the distinctive cube-shaped indentations or marks left on the meat’s surface after it has been tenderized. This tenderization process helps break down the tough fibers in the meat, making it more tender and easier to cook quickly.

Cube steaks are typically made from tougher cuts of beef, such as round or sirloin, and they are often used in dishes like chicken-fried steak or as a base for recipes like the pan-fried cube steak and gravy recipe you mentioned earlier. These steaks are popular for their affordability and versatility in various recipes.

For seasoning, I added a delightful mix of salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, and some zesty Italian seasoning. It’s the perfect blend to give your dish that extra flavor kick!

Mushrooms have a rich, earthy flavor that complements the savory taste of the steak and the gravy. They add depth and umami, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Onions can impart a deep and complex flavor to the gravy. They work well with the savory notes of the beef and create a well-balanced taste.

When the flour is cooked in the pan with the meat drippings, it takes on a nutty, roasted flavor. This adds a delightful depth to the overall taste of the dish. Flour also serves as a thickening agent in the gravy. When it’s mixed with the fat and juices from the meat, it creates a roux. This roux thickens the gravy, giving it a smooth and luscious consistency. This is crucial for achieving the desired texture and consistency in the gravy.

The combination of beef and chicken stock can create a more complex and layered flavor profile in the gravy. It’s often said that using multiple types of stock or broth can lead to more nuanced results.

Worshisire sauce contains anchovies and other savory ingredients, which contribute to the umami taste. Umami enhances the meaty and savory qualities of the beef, creating a more satisfying and flavorful meal.

Seasoned cube steaks dusted with flour

Let’s kick off the flavor party! Prepare your seasoning by mixing a pinch of salt, some black pepper, a dash of granulated garlic, a sprinkle of onion powder, and a hint of Italian seasoning in a little bowl. Make sure to give it a good mix!

Next up, sprinkle this flavor-packed concoction over those lovely cubed steaks before they get all breaded up. The rest of the seasoning blend? It’s going right into the flour, and they’re going to be the best of friends.

Now, grab about two tablespoons of that seasoned flour and give those cube steaks a good coat. But remember, we want just the right amount, so shake off any extra that tries to hang on!

Heat up a spacious skillet, add a quarter cup of oil over medium heat, and toss in those steaks. Let them sizzle until they’ve got a beautiful, golden-brown glow. When they’re looking just right, take them out of the pan and give them a little breather on the side.

Now, it’s time to work some magic on that gravy. Get those mushrooms and onions in the pan; they’re about to turn golden brown and delicious on medium heat.

Into the same pan with the mushroom and onion goodness, add the rest of that seasoned flour, and give it a good stir. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s got that perfect golden-brown hue.

The grand finale for our gravy? Pour in some broth and give it a little whisk until it’s all cozy and combined. Give it a taste to make sure the flavors are just right, and if needed, a hint of Worcestershire sauce can do wonders.

With the cubed steaks back in the pan, let them simmer in the glorious gravy. In about thirty minutes or so, they’ll be tender and ready to dazzle your taste buds.

Now that the cubed steaks and gravy are all dressed up, it’s time to serve them. They’re perfect over a bed of mashed cauliflower for a meal that’s truly scrumptious!

Top cube steaks in brown gravy, bottom ingredients on a table

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Fried cube steaks in a pan of brown gravy

Pan-fried cube steak and gravy recipe

Looking for a mouth-watering dinner idea that'll make your taste buds sing? Look no further than our delicious pan-fried cube steak and gravy recipe! Inexpensive steak simmered in a rich, flavorful gravy that'll have you sopping up every last drop. It's the ultimate comfort food for any occasion, from a cozy night in with loved ones to a big family dinner. So what are you waiting for?
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cube steak, gravy
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: James Strange


Seasoing mix

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 0z Mushrooms Fresh
  • 1/4 each Onion
  • 10 oz Cube steak
  • 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Oil I used bacon grease


  • Add salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, and Italian seasoning to a small bowl. Combine to mix.
    1/4 teaspoon Salt, 1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon Granulated Garlic, 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Sprinkle some of the seasonings onto the cubed steaks. Add the remaining seasoning to the flour and mix.
    1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of seasoned flour to the cubed steaks. Shake off any excess.
    10 oz Cube steak
  • To a pan add 1/4 cup of oil and heat on medium heat until the oil is hot. 1/4 Cup Oil
    1/4 Cup Oil
  • Add the steaks to the hot oil and cook until brown on both sides.
  • When the steaks are browned remove them from the pan and set aside.
  • To the pan with the mushrooms and onions add the remaining seasoned flour. And combine it with the oil.
    2 0z Mushrooms, 1/4 each Onion
  • To the pan with the mushrooms and onions add the remaining seasoned flour. and combine with the oil.
  • Cook until the flour is brown.
  • Add 2 cups of broth and whisk until combined.
    2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and taste for seasoning.
    1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • Return the cubed steaks to the pan and simmer in the gravy for 30 minutes.
  • The steaks are now ready to serve


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
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