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What to do with cube steak

other than country fried/chicken fried steak?

That's what I generally make with cube steak, but I'm looking for something that doesn't involve frying and using lots of oil. Any recommendations?

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  1. Braciole or some type of stuffed beef roll is an option.

    1. This time of year I would use it for a nice beef stew.

      1. Grill it for a cheesesteak.

        1. Beef roulades (rouladen) are great made with cube steak:
          http://www.food.com/recipe/beef-roula...

          1. Stir fry, since it's already tenderized. Something like broccoli beef?

            1. Poor man's Wiener Schnitzel?

              You can bake, instead of pan-frying.

              1. Cube steaks are referred to as Minute Steaks in some parts if the country because the cook so quickly. Maybe longer than a minute, but not much :-).

                When I am in a hurry I season them up with salt, pepper, granulated garlic and whatever other spices I'm in the mood for, get a saute pan screaming hot, add a dab of oil and then throw in the cube steaks and sear. They tend to release a lot of liquid which cools the pan down but it dissipates just as quickly as it releases if the pan is really hot. Flip, sear on the other side, remove from the pan and let rest then deglaze the pan and use that as a sauce. If the cube steaks are fairly thin it'll take less than 5 minutes.

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                1. re: DiningDiva

                  I agree, a nice quick weeknight dinner. Fast/hot seared cube steaks, topped with some sauteed peppers and onions and a quick pan sauce with wine and beef broth. Serve roasted potatoes on the side. Not elegant, but a decent meal.

                2. Country Style Steak.

                  Most recipes have us pan fry in very little oil, but you can skip that and just go straight into the flour thickened beef (or chicken) broth and into the oven. SOOOOO GOOD !!!

                  1. Non stick skillet (spray with non stick oil) seasoned and pan seared, then put in the oven topped with mushrooms, onions & peppers and a gravy or not...

                    1. Season them with salt and pepper, and brown them in a little oil or butter, and put either in a slow cooker, or baking dish. Brown up a couple sliced onions and some sliced mushrooms in the same skillet, and dump those over the browned steaks. Top with a can of cream of mushroom soup, and a glug of red wine and some black pepper. Cook in the slow cooker on low for several hours, or cover tightly with foil and baked at 350 for an hour.

                      This is one of those meals I make 1-2x a year for convenience sake. My kids love it with mashed potatoes.

                      1. Swiss Steak.....you can skip the coating and pan frying.

                          1. re: juliejulez

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                            1. re: Sra. Swanky

                              I made it for my SO, no ring yet haha!

                          2. My mom always served them to use, coated in seasoned salt with a big glob of ketchup on the side. It was perfect for teenage boys. They tend to be tough, at least the ones that I've always seen, so you could also experiment with a slow cook to see if that makes them easier to cut and chew

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                            1. I add a little blackening spice to it, then top with crumbkled blue cheese. Cook under the broiler.

                              Black and blue on the cheap!

                              1. I grew up (poor) eating these and still love them. Good, lean, flavorful and because they are mechanically tenderized, tender. Because they are generally cut from the round/rump this is otherwise a tough dry piece of meat. I would not grill them because they benefit from some fat in the pan. I use butter which yields a nice pan sauce.Great for steak sandwiches or simply when you want a inexpensive beef fix.