This Cube Steak is a tender and juicy beef steak seared in beef broth, onion and garlic powder, then prepared with the best Mushroom sauce. A simple and delicious meal prepared in less than 30 minutes!
I love cooking beef, and steak is one of my favorite ways to do it! For simpler steak recipes, try these Herby Garlic Butter Steak Bites with Potatoes, this delicious Brown Sugar Garlic Flank Steak or these delicious Creamy Garlic Steak Bites with mushrooms.
Easy Cube Steak Recipe
This delicious recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor. Cube steak is a type of beef cut known for being a tender, tough cut of meat. Usually it is either top round or top sirloin when purchased. It is then flattened by pounding and softened before cooking. The cube steak gets its name from the indentations that are on the cube steak after it has been tenderized with a meat tenderizer.
To get this meat as tender and juicy as possible, you’ll want to make sure you take the time to tenderize your meat about 20-30 minutes before you start cooking. Once you see how delicious it is and drizzle with delicious mushroom sauce, you won’t be able to resist a few seconds!
Cube Steak Ingredients
This delicious combination of meat with a mushroom sauce is mouth-watering and one of the best meals I’ve made. Our family loves to do it again and again. For exact ingredient measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the article.
- Flour: I used all-purpose flour in this recipe.
- Salt and pepper: These enhance the flavors of the ingredients.
- Onion powder: This imparts a slight onion flavor to the base of the seasoning.
- garlic powder: The garlic flavor really adds a delicious taste.
- Olive oil: You can use vegetable oil or canola oil if that’s what you have instead!
- Cube steaks: When you buy it will be top round or sirloin steaks.
- Olive oil: You will cook the onions and mushrooms in the oil.
- Onion: You can use a yellow onion or a white onion.
- Mushrooms: Cut them into slices of the same size so that they cook evenly.
- Beef broth: This serves as the base for the sauce.
- Onion soup mix: The onions in the soup mix complement the onions in the steak seasoning.
- Cornstarch and water: The combination of these two helps thicken the sauce.
How to Cook a Cube Steak
So simple to make with just two easy steps. Then create a delicious mushroom sauce that is out of this world. Combined, it’s the perfect combination and so delicious!
- Mix seasoning: In a small bowl, combine the flour, pepper, salt, onion, powder and garlic powder. Add the cube steak and coat each side with flour.
- Cook the cube steak: In a medium sized skillet, add the olive oil. Over medium-high heat, add the cube steak and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
- To make the mushroom sauce: Add olive oil and chopped onions. Sauté for 4-5 minutes and add mushrooms until tender and mushrooms are golden brown. Add beef broth and onion soup mix and stir until dissolved. Combine cornstarch and water and whisk in a small bowl. Add to the sauce and mix. Return the cubed steaks to the sauce and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken.
Tips for Making Cube Steak
Combined, this steak and mushroom sauce is the perfect combination. It is simple to make and sets up in less than 30 minutes. These tips are here to help you improve the cube steak recipe and make it again and again.
- Let rest : It’s best to let the steaks sit out of the cold fridge about 20-30 minutes before the cooking time.
- Preparing the cubed steak: Be sure to remove any moisture from the cube steak by patting it down with a paper towel. This will ensure that the steak will sear evenly and have a crispy crust.
- Tenderize the meat: Pound the steak using a meat tenderizer. This helps your steak become tender and juicy.
- Overcooking: It is best not to overcook the cube steak. It will become rubbery and difficult to eat.
- Thicken the sauce: Mix a cornstarch or flour porridge or roux with water. Slowly add it to the mushroom sauce until the desired thickness.
- Beef broth: For more flavor, add beef broth instead of water.
Steak cooking temperatures
It’s important to know what temperature to cook your steak to so you don’t overcook it (or undercook it). I use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of my steak.
- Rare: 115 degrees Fahrenheit; Remove it when it reaches 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Medium-rare: 125 degrees Fahrenheit; Remove it when it reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- AVERAGE: 135 degrees Fahrenheit; Remove it when it reaches 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Average well:140 degrees Fahrenheit; Remove it when it reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Good game: 150 degrees Fahrenheit; Remove it when it reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to store leftovers
This cube steak recipe is delicious and tastes just as good the next day! Here are some ways to store this delicious recipe:
- Can you do it in advance? Yes, cube steak can be prepared and tenderized ahead of time to save even more time when cooking. Additionally, the mushroom seasoning and sauce can be made ahead separately and stored in the fridge for 24-48 hours ahead of time.
- Can you freeze a steak? Yes! It makes a great frozen meal. After cooking your steak, let it cool completely and place it in a ziplock bag or airtight container. Add the steak with the sauce to the bag and freeze flat for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.
- How to reheat a cube steak: The cube steak can be reheated in a skillet over medium-low heat or in the microwave.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, pepper, salt, onion, powder and garlic powder. Add the cube steak and coat each side with flour.
In a medium sized skillet, add the olive oil. Over medium-high heat, add the cube steak and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
To make the mushroom sauce: Add the olive oil and the sliced onions. Sauté for 4-5 minutes and add mushrooms until tender and mushrooms are golden brown. Add beef broth and onion soup mix and stir until dissolved. Combine cornstarch and water and whisk in a small bowl. Add to the sauce and mix. Return the cubed steaks to the sauce and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken.
calories257calories (13%)Carbohydrates11g (4%)Protein18g (36%)Fat16g (25%)Saturated fat4g (20%)Cholesterol54mg (18%)Sodium404mg (17%)Potassium390mg (11%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium22mg (2%)Iron2mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and serving sizes per household.