Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy

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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.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Christin Mahrlig


  • 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.

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64 thoughts on “Cubed Steak with Onion Gravy

  1. Perfect. Simmer longer than stated but you just have to eyeball it, as noted. You can use chicken broth if you don’t have beef and it is still delicious.

  2. This turned out much tastier than I was expecting. We added mushrooms with the onions and that added to it I think. Great recipe. We’ll be making this quite often!

  3. I can’t wait to try this recipe after reading all the posts. Sounds delicious and easy, especially simmering to increase the tenderness. I’m with you: I grew up on the border between Texas and Arkansas eating bird’s nests, mashed potatoes with a depression for English pea “bird eggs.”

  4. I made this dish last night along with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. It was a huge hit. Meat was so tender and the onion gravy was delish!!

  5. I like the idea of adding mushrooms. I also put it in the oven on 325 and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Watch it while it simmers to be sure it doesn’t burn. It was awesome. Will be a permanent fixture at my house.

  6. I loved it and so did my Family. I am making this again tonight for my nephew to try. His favorite meal is country style steak with milk gravy but I bet I can convert him to become an onion gravy lover once he tries it. Thanks for this recipe.

  7. I used one can of beef broth and one of French Onion soup. I simmered and thickened the sauce with corn starch until it reached a desired consistency before putting the meat back in. I covered and simmered it to ensure the meat was tender. I also added a bit of Worcestershire sauce. It was not too salty and my husband loved it!

  8. E-yass in my New Orleans slang, recipe was very simple and a def keeper. I added mushrooms as well. Yummy

  9. I used the 50% low sodium beef broth. It was fantastic! We did use mushrooms, we used baby bellas. Net time I will go with white mushrooms. It just seemed a bit to beefy with the portabella mushrooms. Other than that I would not change a thing. What an inexpensive meal fit for company. Garlic mashed potatoes and fresh sauteed greens. Thank you for sharing this one, it’s a keeper.

        1. It is steak that has been pounded with a meat mallet to tenderize. Some meat cutters will do this before it is placed out for sale.

  10. It was very good but I thought it was too salty. I think I would cut the soup mix in half and possibly try a low sodium beef broth. Someone suggested mushrooms. I might try that next time!

  11. For those who say the meat was tough, I’ve always simmer until tender. Some experienced saltiness, I believe that is from the onion mix, rather than the broth. Tasty & quick meal. This is one of the 1st recipes I learned from my mom.

  12. With ALL DUE RESPECT….
    Either ir’s just me, or, it takes quite a bit longer than 25 minutes of prep AND cook time. It took me almost 50 minutes. The vast majority being the simmering of the onions. (Maybe, I was afraid of burning it! Lol)
    However…I will say this…IT WAS MAGNIFICENT!!!

    P.S. I’m a 56 year old man whose wife of 36 years got a boyfriend and walked out on me, 17 months ago. So…it probably WAS me! 😉😁😊 Ixm still new to all of this.
    I did not see where to rate stars…but, my rating isn 5 STARS! NO, SIX!!



  13. I did this,with mushrooms, and it was delicious, also precooked my meat in the pressure cooker, and added red vinger, the ingredients and meat to another skillet. It was yummy.

  14. A very tasty, quicky recipe. I will definitely try again. I got rid of most of the oil after frying. I just allowed a bit of oil to cover the frying pan and proceeded to add broth and so on and so forth.

    1. I did this,with mushrooms, and it was delicious, also precooked my meat in the pressure cooker, and added the ingredients and meat to another skillet. It was yummy.

    1. I didn’t use soup mix. Dehydrated onion and salt are the two main ingredients in the mix. Since you have real onions already, it seems redundant. I added onion powder for even more onion flavor, garlic powder, black pepper,salt and some thyme.

  15. Great recipe! I also feel like it needs a “little pizzaz” added, will have to play w some spices next time! But great as is too! TY

    1. Try sprinkling the meat with Charlie’s choice. It has all the flavors you need. I believe you can buy it on Amazon. We use it on almost all our meats.

  16. This was a quick and certified meal. Ingredients was simple and we already had it at home. I did not have to make any runs to the store at all. I cooked this with a side of rice, homemade cornbread, and peas. It took me approximately 20mins to do everything!!! My fiance and I love it.

  17. I’ve made this as written but felt it needed something more. The last time I made it, I sautéd mushrooms in a little butter and combined with the onions and it turned out great.

  18. I made this exactly like the recipe said and even put peas in the mashed potatoes and it turned out spectacular! The meat was so tender and flavorful. I was looking for a quick recipe with cubed steak and this was perfect. Thank you.

  19. This recipe was AMAZING! Quick and delicious. I didn’t have the whole onion, so I used frozen chopped peppers and onions that I had in my freezer. Also instead of beef broth I used water and added a few seasonings. I read how some people thought the beef broth was too salty. I also seasoned the steaks with garlic salt before covering in flour. The end result was PERFECT! My husband loved it! This will definitely be in the weeknight dinner rotation.

  20. Two things I changed. First, I wasn’t going to make a gravy with a 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, so I poured it out. Then is has you adding the broth at the same time as the onions. The onions looked caramelized in the picture, and I like them that way. So, I added the onions (with a little pat of butter) and cooked them some, then I added the broth and onion soup mix.
    My Husband, Son and I all loved it!
    This will be my new Cubed Steak Recipe
    Thank You

    1. I seriously think the oil amount is a typo, that seems like an awful lot. If I used oil it would be maybe a couple tbsp.

  21. A1, I made this and my family enjoyed it. I added a cup of fresh mushrooms for added flavor. I will definitely be making it again.

  22. This is a great recipe. I add fresh mushrooms to it. Serve wiht mashed potatoes and green beans for a delish meal. So easy too.

  23. This was easy and delish…I added a little butter and Basil.. good with home made mashed taters and green beans,dinner rolls… Yummy

  24. This recipe was awesome of course i tweeked it a little and added potatoes and some turkey gravy to make somewhat of a soup my seasonings were parsley cilantro peppers and seasoning salt and onions and it’s amazing

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