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Cubed Steaks Parmigiana

Are you tired of chicken fried steak? This recipe dresses up cubed steaks Italian-style with cheese, tomato sauce, basil and oregano. My husband and I like this main dish with a side of fettuccine Alfredo.—Sarah Befort Hays, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed saltines
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 beef cube steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/4 cups tomato sauce
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. In another bowl, beat eggs and water. Place cracker crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese and basil in a third bowl.
  • Coat steaks with flour mixture, then dip in egg mixture and coat with crumb mixture. In a large skillet, brown steaks in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Arrange steaks in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes or until thermometer reads 160°. Combine the tomato sauce, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon oregano and garlic powder; spoon over steaks. Bake 10 minutes longer.
  • Top each steak with mozzarella cheese; sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese and remaining oregano. Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 478 calories, 27g fat (10g saturated fat), 202mg cholesterol, 1116mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 42g protein.

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  • lorindawright
    Jan 19, 2018

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  • parelius
    Jun 14, 2017

    This was easy and pretty flavorful. It had been over 30 years since I've had cubed steaks.

  • TheDix
    Aug 27, 2016

    My first reaction was, "Good but not great." I thought it tasted better as warmed up leftovers the next day. I pretty much followed the recipe, just padded a small can of tomato sauce with some ketchup so left out the sugar.

  • marthagordon
    Jun 10, 2014

    Excellent. The family loved it. I suggest leaving out the sugar.

  • gingerichcook76
    Jun 5, 2014

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  • stormy5501
    Mar 27, 2013

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Mar 20, 2013

    We had this for dinner tonight and thought it was very good. I followed the directions exactly except I did not add sugar to the tomato sauce as we don't like sweet spaghetti sauce. I would definitely make this again.

    Feb 28, 2013

    Love his recipe. It is one of my staples.

  • trippy2
    Dec 22, 2012

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  • ktype
    Nov 6, 2012

    Best recipe I've found for cube steak.