Cube Steak

Named for its dimpled appearance, cube steak is often associated with the classic chicken fried steak recipe. But there is so much more to this tenderized meat. Whether you are looking for an Asian or Mexican dish, or just taking it to the grill, cube steak will provide quick, affordable meals for your family.

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How to Cook Cube Steak

Learning how to cook cube steak the right way, and you'll have a flavorful meal that makes you feel like you've eaten in a steakhouse, without the dent in your wallet.

How to Cook Cube Steak

Learn how to cook cube steak (made from the economical top round cut) the right way, and you'll have a flavorful meal that saves you money.

Italian Fried Steak with Roasted Pepper Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted red peppers lend a phenomenal smoky-sweet flavor to this succulent fried steak. Sharp Romano cheese and peppery fresh basil add brightness and life, recreating the classic Italian flavors everybody loves. Serve alongside a fresh salad or overtop crisp, steamed green beans, dressed in olive oil and garlic.

Total: 30 mins

Rolled-Up Pickle Steak

Better Homes and Gardens

Prep these simple skillet-cooked meat rolls in just 15 minutes.

Cube Steak Milanese


The economical cube steak is elevated to new heights in this recipe. The salad, with chopped arugula, basil, tomatoes, onion and sharp Italian cheese, is the picture of summer simplicity; all it needs is olive oil and lemon to dress it.

Total: 45 mins

Chicken-Fried Steak & Gravy


Can you really make a chicken-fried steak that isn't loaded with saturated fat and salt? Absolutely. We skip the deep frying, but with rich country gravy as consolation, you won't miss it. Our pan-fried, crispy cube steak has less than one-third of the fat and about 80 percent less sodium.

Total: 35 mins

Peppery Cube Steak

Family Circle

How to Make Chicken Fried Steak

Why would you want to know how to make chicken fried steak (also know as country fried steak)? First, almost everything is more delicious when it's fried, but more importantly, this is a great trick for making a tough piece of beef more tender and flavorful. Where does the "chicken" part come in? The name nods to both the herb coating that the meat is dredged in (made with flour or breadcrumbs) -- similar to the batter used for fried chicken -- and the fact that it's fried to golden brown, just like chicken. The dish is usually made with round steak (also known as cube steak once it's been tenderized by a butcher).

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