Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cube Steak with Mushroom & Onion Gravy

Every cook must know the scenario. You are out of ideas or otherwise can't decide what to cook, so turn to those you cook for--your family, for ideas. Typically, when I ask my husband what he would like for supper, I get a flippant answer for something he knows I'm not going to cook. Or he will give the standard, "It doesn't matter" or "Anything you make will be fine".

But this day, he surprised me. After I asked and we went through the battery of standard answers, he came back a little later and made a request! He said he thought cube steak with mushrooms, onions, and brown gravy sounded good. After a few questions to help me interpret exactly what he had in mind (did he want peppers? tomatoes? rice or mashed potatoes?) I had a menu and that made me happy.

Cube Steak with Mushrooms, Onions & Brown Gravy
1 lb. cube steaks
Salt and pepper
Canola oil or other fat of choice
1 large, sweet onion, sliced
8 oz. cremini mushrooms, quartered
1 1/2 cups beef broth

Salt and pepper the steaks and dredge in flour. Pan fry in a little oil until well browned on each side. Remove from pan and keep warm. Saute onions and mushrooms, scraping up the brown bits from the pan. Add the beef broth and stir well. Add the steaks back to the pan, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, until the steaks are very tender.

Serve with mashed potatoes.


  1. Pure comfort food! Love everything about this dish :o) And btw, my husband loves to give me answers like that too, must be a guy thing ;o)

  2. You recipe makes me want to give cube steaks another try, thanks. Sometimes we need a simply delicious meal just like this one!

  3. I don't eat beef very much anymore, but cube steak or round steak in gravy is like bacon for me, it is mighty hard to resist! Yours looks delicious and is making me quite hungry for steak and gravy!


  4. I am now drooling at the sight of those mashed potatoes and gravy & am craving steak very bad!
    Those 'standard' answers drive me nuts! It makes life so much easier when they actually tell you what they want, doesn't it? ;-)

  5. My mom made cube steaks often when I was kid, but somehow I forgot about them. Your cube steaks with mushrooms & onions look delish, but it's really all about the mashed potatoes! Tell your husband I said thanks for the great dinner suggestion.

  6. My husband brought home cubed steak from the grocery store this week and asked me to make it for him. I'd never made them before but remembered my grandmother's "hamburger steaks" smothered in gravy and decided to google some recipes. Yours was my top choice, which I made today. It was DELICIOUS! Thanks for posting such a great recipe. I will be making this again.

  7. Anon,I am so glad you enjoyed it. And thank you so much for coming back to let me know!