Needing an easy cube steak recipe? This is the best way to cook it and make it gluten-free, tender and absolutely mouthwatering!
Now, I'm a huge fan of fillets. But tough cube steak? Not so much. Cube steak is the part of the sirloin, usually coming from the top or round sirloin. It's basically pounded to a complete pulp, in order to tenderize the meat.
Now I'm not a fan of tough steak, but making a gluten-free cube steak in the crockpot and topping it with crispy sweet potato fries? That sounds about right to me.
The first time i saw a raw piece of cube steak, I had no idea what to do with it, where it came from, or how in the heck i was going to cook it.
What Part Of The Cow Does Cube Steak Come From?
The part of the cow where cube steak comes from is near the back of the animal. The front and back of the cow have lots of meat to render. Round and top sirloin are basically more rough and lean, although they still display great flavor.
Historically, rear end meat has been more cost effective than front end. Cube steak is cost effective and can also be made quick. This is why this top sirloin or round section, is tenderized. When cube steak is formed, it can be cooked much faster. With big families, this is an efficient dinner that can get out quick on the table. The most popular dish in the United States, that uses cube steak, is is chicken fried steak.
How To Make Cube Steak More Tender?
Cube steak is still too rough for me. It connects like a web, and is tough. Which is why chicken fried steak is one of the most popular dishes in the south. Fry it up and you've got yourself a fantastic meal. However, it still has a roughness that I'm not a big fan of. I decided this method would be this best. The crockpot method. Along with sweet potato fries.
Pull that crockpot out. This is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make. With four pieces of beautiful cube steak, you can actually tenderize them a bit more or just leave as is. You don't need to drench the meat in much gluten-free flour. Just sprinkle some on both sides of the cube steaks, along with a bit of kosher salt and pepper.
Then just rub it in. Heat your crockpot up, then stagger your cube steak. The only other ingredients you need are ½ bag of gluten-free onion soup mix, water, and some apple cider vinegar. That's it!
This meal is very tasty. The absolute BEST part of eating these is the topping. Be SURE to whip up some easy, crisp sweet potato fries to eat with your steak. Just take a piece of steak out of the crockpot, then top with the fries. You will LOVE the sweet and salty flavors together. Try this easy cube steak recipe and let me know what you think!
Best Cube Steak With Sweet Potato Fries
- 4 pieces Of cube steak About a pounds
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour Use Cup4Cup
- Freshly ground pepper
- Half a pack of dry onion soup mix Use Simply Organic
- 2-3 cups of water Or until steaks are almost covered in liquid
- 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
- Heat a crock pot to low or medium low.
- Sprinkle gluten-free flour on both sides of cube steaks, then press in.
- Sprinkle a small pinch pepper on one side of all steaks, then press in.
- Carefully place cube steaks staggered in crock pot, then sprinkle onion mix atop.
- Pour in water, along with apple cider vinegar.
- Let cook in crock pot for 2 to 4 hours, or until meat is tender.
- Top steaks with unseasoned, thin sweet potato fries.
- FOR SWEET POTATO FRIES:
- Use about 1 or two sweet potatoes, and cut into small bite sized fries.
- Spread out on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Then flip or move around and bake about five more minutes, or until fries are browned and crisp.
- Do not season. Spread atop each piece of steak and serve warm.