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Jun 26, 2013 09:03 AM

Uses for Beef Cube Steak

So on a whim I picked up 2 packages (each package has 2 steaks) of thin beef cube steak... it was on manager's special for under $2 for each package. So, I'm looking for ideas of what to do with it, I've never bought it before. I was thinking maybe some sandwiches with some of it? I know you can do chicken fried steak with it too. Any other unique ideas?

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  1. When I was young my mom would cook it in a pan and serve it on a piece of buttered toast. We'd put steak sauce on it and eat it.

    Now I cut it into strips and bread them (a light chicken fried steak breading), fry them and serve them with dipping sauce. My wife likes Ranch. Sometimes I use hoisin mixed with mirin. I generally just make up a few dipping sauces that I think up at the moment.

    1. Good Ol' Idaho Finger Steaks

      2 egg whites
      4 tablespoons cornstarch
      4 tablespoons soy sauce

      Mix well and add cube steak cut into 1" strips. Set aside.

      1 cup of bisquick
      2/3 cup of water

      Mix well and add to beef mixture.

      Mix together well (coating all meat) and deep fry until golden.

      Serve with Bloomin' Onion Dip

      1/2 cup mayonnaise
      2 teaspoons ketchup
      2 tablespoons cream-style horseradish
      1/4 teaspoon paprika
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
      Dash ground black pepper
      Dash cayenne pepper

      Mix it all together and refrigerate.

      1. Make up a Japanese-style curry sauce with potato, carrot, and onion, then coat beef with panko and fry them crispy. Make a bed of brown rice, top with sliced beef, and cover with curry sauce. Serve with pickled radish. Shortcut Beef Katsu Curry!

        1. Slightly brown ~ Remove from pan ~ Make a roux ~ Cook some onion, and pepper in the roux ~ Add water, chicken/beef broth to make a gravy. ~ Add the meat back to the pan. ~ Season with S&P&Garlic&etc, ~ Cover and reduce heat to a bare minimum. ~ Serve with mashed potatoes or rice. ~

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          1. re: Uncle Bob

            In Uncle Bob's style, make a salisbury steak adding sauteed mushrooms before adding back in the meat.

          2. Turkey patty parmesan! Coat defrosted patties with parmesan bread crumbs, fry to crispy. Layer with your favorite red sauce, and mozzarella. Bake & serve.

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              1. re: letsindulge

                One could use cube steak that way. Use the same breading, etc. I might just try this -- thanks.