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Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy

Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy is a quick and easy meal that is an economical way to serve beef to your family. Cubed steaks are coated in flour and pan-fried. This country-style steak is covered in a super flavorful onion gravy that gets lots of onion flavor from not only a large sliced onion, but a packet of dry onion soup mix.

Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy


The whole meal can be made start to finish in about 20 minutes. I love to serve Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy over mashed potatoes to soak up all that yummy gravy with a side of peas. Are you a fan of peas mixed into your mashed potatoes? I love it!

Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy


The pieces of cubed steak are dredged in a little flour that’s been seasoned with black pepper and garlic salt and then pan-fried in some vegetable oil. A cast iron pan is best, but any type of pan will work. The gravy is super easy to make from the pan drippings.

Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy is definitely worthy of a place on your regular dinner rotation!


  • Chicken Fried Steak– When it comes to comfort food, Chicken Fried Steak is the real deal. Tenderized cubed steak is breaded and pan-fried and then topped with a creamy milk gravy made from the pan drippings.
  • Swiss Steak– Cube Steak gets coated in flour and then browned in a pan. It’s slow-cooked with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and seasonings until tender. Serve it over rice or mashed potatoes for a filling meal that won’t break the bank.

Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy is southern comfort food
Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make.

Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy

Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy

Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy is a quick and easy meal that is an economical way to serve beef to your family. Cubed steaks are coated in flour and pan-fried. This country-style steak is covered in a super flavorful onion gravy that gets lots of onion flavor from a large sliced onion and a packet of dry onion soup mix.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 15 mins
TOTAL: 25 mins
SERVINGS: 5 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds cubed steak
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix


  • Combine flour, garlic salt, and black pepper in a pie plate or shallow dish. Dredge both sides of cubed steak in flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat. Add steak (cooking in 2 batches if necessary). Cook 5 minutes per side. Remove steak from skillet and set aside.
  • If you want to thicken the gravy some, add a few teaspoons of leftover flour from dredging the steak to the drippings in the pan.
  • Add onion, broth, and onion soup mix to the drippings in the pan. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until onions are soft.
  • Return steak to pan to warm. Serve with mashed potatoes.
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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101 thoughts on “Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy”

  1. Simple, fast, and great comfort food for cooler weather. Also, it’s good for the meat n potatoes kind of people.

  2. I made this tonight. I changed it from my “must try” to my “favs” folder. It was amazing! I bought a side of beef and I always make chicken fried steak with the cube steaks. I wanted to try something different. This is my new fav way of preparing cube steaks. I had to improvise because I didn’t have the onion soup dry mix so I used a can of campbells French onion soup, added half can of water and sprinkled with some brown gravy mix. Absolutely fabulous! I served it with ranch mashed potatoes and sautéed squash. Thanks for sharing! ❤️

  3. Awesome recipe!!…I saw the cube steaks at the grocery and thought I would try it..I am a novice when it comes to cooking but this recipe was easy to follow…The meal was delicious. I had the cube steaks with some garlic mashed potatoes. What a meal!!!…..Thanks again for the recipe..

  4. I love his meal……I put mine in a crock pot…… no one will be able to eat this method for meat that needs no cutting to eat!!

    Turn on, go to work, dish it out when ready to eat!!

  5. Keith McCrary

    Simple and easy. Made this tonight with roasted garlic potatoes. All while working from home.

  6. Fintan Cummings

    This is a great recipe that I use very often. I dropped the onion soup mix. For me it makes the gravy too strong and it is perfect without the extra flavor.

  7. My family absolutely loved this recipe! My husband bought this steak by accident and didn’t know what to do with it so I looked it up on google and found this recipe. It was quick and simple and so good! I followed the recipe almost exactly except for I switched beef broth for beefy mushroom soup. Served it with mashed potatoes and for those who like rice instead I made a pot of white rice.

  8. Rebecca Simonson

    I have never made cube steak before because I’ve been served this many times & never liked it much. The other day I found cube steak for a ridiculously low price so I bought it. I researched & researched & stumbled across this recipe. It’s the best! I used my beef & onion gravy but did EVERYTHING else the same. I served it over homemade potatoes. It was a hit! I will make this often. THANK YOU!

  9. Angela Conley

    Oh… my… this is what my soul needed today! I even made it with 1 to 1 gluten free flour.
    I didn’t have soup mix but all I did was look up the soup mix recipe and put in the spices needed. Was fantastic. I love that it’s not too breaded. This is a great recipe! Good job.

  10. I just made this. It is very good. Thank you. I didn’t have any soup mix though. Next time I will add Worcestershire, the soup mix, green peppers and mushrooms. I also used some Tony’s for that Cajun kick. I know next time it will be even better. Wish I could add pictures to this comment. Thank you, again. Very good!

  11. Excellent recipe to tweek to your personal tastes.

    I omitted the onion soup mix and used a tsp of “Better than Bouillon” to jack up the beef flavor.

    I didn’t use the beef broth and used 2 thinly sliced onions and a drained can of white mushrooms, I added 4 oz of water.

    I let the skillet of beef simmer for 15 minutes, turned the meat and let it simmer until the meat was super tender (about 15 more minutes)

    Served it with fresh peas, homemade sour dough bread and garlic mashed potatoes.

    Totally awesome dinner, my guests were almost licking their plates

  12. Keilah Burns

    I have never left a review before but this was seriously delicious! Like amazingly delicious! I made the gravy with the drippings and some flour, onion soup and beef bouillon base/water. It’s smack yourself good! Super easy and tons of rich flavor! Definitely doing this again and it beats plain old cube steak in the crockpot with some beef gravy. Thanks for an amazing recipe!

  13. Pat_the_Writer

    Very delicious! Though I used low sodium beef broth, the onion soup mix did make it a tad too salty for our taste. Next time, I’d use less of the mix–or try none at all. The sauce already has a large onion in it, so the onion soup mix might be overkill. I used a T of Worcestershire sauce in it to jazz it up a bit…I simmered the beef for 20 minutes in the gravy to make sure it was fork tender…and it was!

  14. Carol L Snow

    Got cubed steak at a great price during the pandemic since I work for a food supplier. Tried this recipe and it was a hit! I’ll make it regularly now. Simple and yummy.

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