Onion Gravy Cubed Steak

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Onion Gravy Cubed Steak


  • 1 1/4lb cubed steaks
  • 2 medium yellow onions (quartered then thinly sliced)
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups broth (I always have chicken broth on hand, but any kind will do)
  • 1/2 cup milk


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350. Pat your cubed steaks dry with some paper towels, then season generously with black pepper and kosher salt on both sides.
Step 2
Heat a large oven safe sauce pan over medium heat. Mix together the flour with 1 Tbs. each: black pepper, kosher salt, and paprika in a shallow dish. I always use a pie pan.
Step 3
Drop 1Tbs. butter and 1 Tbs. olive oil into the pan to melt together and get nice and bubbly while you dredge the steaks.
Step 4
I like to lay each steak in the seasoned flour, then pile flour on top and press it down into the meat. Then I flip it and do the same thing at least two or three times on each side. You want to make sure that the flour goes all into the nooks and crannies that the cuber has created in the steaks.
Step 5
Brown the steaks in rounds so you don't overcrowd the pan. If too many are in there, they will steam instead of getting a nice brown crust. I had two big and three small tonight, so i did the big daddies in the first round followed by the little guys.
Step 6
I give them about 3 minutes. Flip them. Give them another 2-3 minutes, then pull them to a plate to await their companions. Between the two rounds of steaks, I add another Tbs. each of oil and butter. This is how they should look before you start the gravy.
Step 7
Once everybody's out of the pan, I add another 2 Tbs. each of oil and butter (I'm guessing you figured out this is not a diet plate). Let it get all nice and bubbly.
Step 8
Add 1/4 cup of the seasoned flour from dredging the steaks into the hot drippings, and stir until well incorporated.
Step 9
Now slowly add the broth in several intervals; stirring in between additions. This is a very bubbly hot phase. It's actually very exciting to watch because as you add the liquid, the pan hisses and bubbles at you. While you stir, the broth gets absorbed almost immediately and it becomes a hot paste. This happens over and over again, until finally towards the end of the broth it starts to slowly come together into gravy. Then the 1/2 cup milk gets stirred in, along with 1/2 tsp. black pepper and 1 tsp. salt. Once it's all said and done, it should look like this.
Step 10
Now nestle the steaks into the gravy.
Step 11
And sprinkle over the onions.
Step 12
Cover with a lid, and put into the hot oven. Leave it alone for 1 1/2 hours. Then pull out this.
Step 13
We always serve this with mashed potatoes and green peas. It's what my mom always makes with cubed steak, and so do I.

I don't even try to recreate her biscuits though.
Step 14
I hope you enjoy this as much as we always do!