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Homemade Cube Steaks with Gravy

The best-ever cube steaks recipe features flavorful minute steaks cooked in savory brown gravy, and served with a delicious side of mashed potatoes or rice. It’s an easy home-cooked meal that needs just 6 ingredients plus seasonings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cube Steak, Cube Steaks with Gravy
Servings: 6
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 6 cube steaks
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup pureed yellow or white onion
  • 1/2 cup soy or tamari sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp beef bouillon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • dash of black pepper

Instructions

MAKE IT NOW:

  • Add to either the instant pot or crockpot and cook as directed below.

MAKE IT A FREEZER MEAL:

  • Seal bag or container, removing as much air as possible and freeze.

COOK IN INSTANT POT

  • From frozen, add all ingredients to your instant pot. Add 1/4 cup water. Cook for 23 minutes at high pressure, then do a quick release. Place on sauté.
  • Place on sauté. Remove steaks, leaving liquids in the pot.
  • Whisk in a small bowl 1/4 cup cornstarch with 1/2 cup water until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into the liquids left in the Instant Pot. Whisk continually until gravy starts to thicken.
  • Add cubed steaks back into the pot, heat until warmed through, then serve.
  • From thawed or freshly made, transfer into an instant pot.
  • Cook for 20 minutes at high pressure, then do quick release.
  • Place on sauté. Remove steaks.
  • Whisk in a small bowl 1/4 cup cornstarch with 1/2 cup water until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into the liquids left in the Instant Pot. Whisk continually until gravy starts to thicken.
  • Add cubed steaks back into the pot, heat until warmed through then serve.

COOK IN CROCK POT

  • Add all ingredients to your crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Remove steaks. Transfer remaining liquid to a medium saucepan.
  • Whisk in a small bowl 1/4 cup cornstarch with 1/2 cup water until smooth.
  • Bring saucepan liquids to simmer over medium-high heat. Slowly add while whisking the cornstarch mixture into the sauce. Whisk continually until gravy starts to thicken.
  • Add cubed steaks into the pot, and heat until warmed through, then serve.

Notes

For a hearty lunch, try serving cube steaks on a ciabatta sub roll with grilled onions and peppers and a slice of melting provolone. You might need a nap afterward!
Chop up the fully cooked cube steaks and toss with cooked egg noodles and sauce for a homestyle pasta meal. It’s a great way to get your little ones to try it, especially if they’re not too enthusiastic about a big, scary steak.
Serve cube steaks over instant white rice for an extra-easy rice bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1649mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg