Are you searching for some new and exciting cube steak recipes? Well, first let's look at why cube steak is so popular. Cube steak or minute steak, as some people may call it, comes from the butcher tenderizing round steak before packaging. This is done by using a butcher's tenderizer. It does not take long to cook this time of steak hence came the name minute steak. There are many different cube steak recipes from countries all over the world. Since the steak has been tenderized already you do not have to worry about pounding, marinating, or anything else to make your meat tender before preparing.
It can be used to fry, grill, in a crockpot or broiled. Just remember not to overcook the meat. This can cause it to become tough and rubbery. Here are a couple of cube steak recipes you must try for a new treat. The Island Cube Steak recipe will give you an exciting new way to prepare cube steak and will have your tastebuds asking for more.
The ingredients you need are 1 ½ pounds of cube steak, ¼ cup vegetable oil, water chestnuts (usually one can drained, but you can also use fresh), 1 green pepper sliced, 1 small onion cut into slices, 1 pound of fresh sliced mushrooms, salt, and around 8 ounces of beef gravy. You can purchase the gravy already prepared or make your own. Cut the cube steak into small strips and heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat. After the oil is warm add the steak, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, and salt. Cook totally until the meat is brown stirring consistently. When the meat is browned, drain and add the water chestnuts and your brown gravy.
Cover the skillet and simmer for 1 ½ to 2 hours, stirring every once in a while. You can serve this delectable meal over the show mien noodles. Everyone seems to love steak fingers and you will be able to find many variations of cube steak recipes for steak fingers. With steak fingers you can prepare all types of different sauces that your company is sure to enjoy.
This recipe would be great for when the guys are over watching the "big game". What you will need to prepare this meal is cube steak cut into strips, 2 cups of flour, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of seasoning salt (one that has paprika), 2 eggs, and ½ cup of milk. Mix together the flour, salt, pepper and seasoning salt and pour onto a plate, blend the 2 eggs and ½ milk together in a bowl large enough for dipping the steak fingers.
Now, dip the steak strips into the egg mixture and then roll in the flour mixture. Fry in a skillet on medium until golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. .
By: Hans Dekker