Crumb-Coated Cubed Steaks Recipe
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Crumb-Coated Cubed Steaks Recipe

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“I always buy steaks like this that are already cubed and tenderized at the meat counter. Fresh tomato slices, mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas complete this menu.”—Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup crushed saltines (about 25 crackers)
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 beef cubed steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • GRAVY:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 418 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 687mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk. In another shallow bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, flour, salt, baking powder, cayenne and pepper. Dip steaks in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, cook steaks in oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  3. For gravy, stir flour into the pan until blended. Gradually add milk, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with steaks. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Crumb-Coated Cubed Steaks in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p56

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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laura1205 User ID: 7581015 120485
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"Have made this several times, everyone loves it, was quick, easy and moist"

vwgirl9 User ID: 6542372 120483
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"It was a little plain and oily"

prstv User ID: 5727425 104348
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"quick, easy and delicious"

kycropqueen User ID: 2736669 143379
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"Just made this tonight in a hurry and it went really well. My family loved it and I will make it again. I did use skim milk instead of whole throughout the recipe and it worked just fine. I did have trouble with the gravy being lumpy, but that is probably my error! I will double the gravy next time as someone else mentioned. It tasted very much like the chicken Fried Steak we get in Texas. YUMMY!"

jessicastant User ID: 1945813 120481
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"These were delicious and easy."

KLScoville User ID: 4371123 112277
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"My husband absolutely loves this recipe, so easy to make too."

Half_Pint_75 User ID: 1534823 162293
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2009

"Outstanding!! This one has become a staple in my recipe box!"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 162291
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2009

"These were very good!! We call them "chicken fried steak" where I come from (Alabama). I had to use ritz crackers because I didn't have saltines. Also, I will double the gravy next time so there will be a little to go with our mashed potatoes. Yum!! I felt like I was back down south for a little while!!"

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