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Berdean's Cube Steak Recipe
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Berdean’s Cube Steak
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Berdean's Cube Steak

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"My mom's recipe. Make gravy from the remains by adding flour, milk, salt, and pepper."

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Original recipe makes 4 cube steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 10 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. Season the cube steaks on both sides with salt and pepper. Pour the flour onto a shallow plate and press the steaks into the flour; shake off the excess flour. Heat the oil in a large skillet with lid over medium-high heat. Place the steaks into the hot oil, and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  2. Pour water into the skillet to almost cover the steaks. Stir the beef bouillon and salt to taste into the water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until very tender, about 2 hours.
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  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 22, 2009

This is very good! The steak was very tender. Instead of cooking it on the stovetop, after browning on both sides in an ovenproof pan, I baked (covered with foil) them for 2 hours at 325 degrees. Very tender!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 15, 2011

the recipe did not state how much water and i had the liquid beef buillon. so i took a packet of lipton beef and onion and mixed with 2 cups of water and added it after frying the cube steak and simmer for one hour versus 2 hours tirned out excellent served with rice and peas

Jun 12, 2009

I was so surprised at how good (and easy)this recipe was! I've always dredged cube steak in flour, salt and pepper and pan fried. This made the meat much more tender and the gravy on mashed potatoes was awesome. Served with fresh green beans and corn for a wonderful meal, enjoyed by both hubby and 9 year old son. Oh, I did add onion and mushrooms to gravy just because I love them.

Jul 06, 2009

I was a little skeptical of this recipe due to the short ingredient list, but it was great! The steak was tender and had a great flavor. I didn't have any bouillon, so I just skipped the water and used beef broth. I will definitely be making this again.

Jun 22, 2009

I was the hero of the night with this simple recipe. The only change I made was adding one big onion cut in rings. The steaks were so tender you could cut them with the fork and the gravy was great.

May 20, 2009

This was the best Cube Steak, that I have EVER HAD. I used a can of mushrooms on top and let it all simmer for 2 hours. THANKS FOR SHARING. THIS IS EXCELLENT.

Aug 24, 2009

Awesome! I added a little garlic powder to the flour and browned in the pan. Then I put them in the crock pot with some beef broth and chopped onion and minced garlic. it made good gravy too (just added a little milk and flour). Cooked on low for 4 hours or so

Jun 22, 2009

Excellent! I've made cubed steak a thousand times but following this recipe and simmering for a couple hours turned this into a family fave! It was extremely tender and the gravy was delicious over rice. I couldn't believe the amount of raves I got throughout the meal ~ Thanks so much for this recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 395 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 29.2 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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