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Uses for Beef Cube Steak

juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 09:03 AM

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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    travelerjjm RE: juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 09:46 AM

    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.

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      AngelaID RE: juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 10:01 AM

      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. letsindulge RE: juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 10:29 AM

        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. Uncle Bob RE: juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 11:31 AM

          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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            boyzoma RE: Uncle Bob Jun 26, 2013 12:59 PM

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

          2. letsindulge RE: juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 11:57 AM

            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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              letsindulge RE: letsindulge Jun 26, 2013 01:35 PM

              Oooo...sorry. Wrong post. :p

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                travelerjjm RE: letsindulge Jun 26, 2013 01:37 PM

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

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                travelerjjm RE: juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 01:06 PM

                You can also think of chicken fried steak as "American schnitzel". If you do that, you can serve it over fries as one does Wiener schnitzel. Or you could do it as Jagerschnitzel and do a bacon and mushroom gravy much as boyzoma suggested.

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                  treb RE: juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 01:11 PM

                  Swiss style steak.

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                    suzigirl RE: treb Jun 26, 2013 01:42 PM

                    Man I haven't done swiss style steak in years. I may need to tackle it this week or at least soon

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                    Hopefulone RE: juliejulez Jun 26, 2013 03:02 PM

                    We marinate it in Catalina French dressing, then cook on the BBQ along with halved sweet onions brushed with the same salad dressing.

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