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Minute Steak Recipes with Gravy

Minute steak recipes with gravy are the bomb. Otherwise known as cube steak they are thin cuts that become tender and delicious cooked in a gravy or sauce of your choice. We not only share from fresh but also how to cook frozen minute steak too.

How to Cook Minute Steak

We have a few minute steak recipe ideas for you here. Whether you want to cook it inside a rich gravy, teriyaki style, in a pan fried or in a slow cooker we have options for you. A fast way to cook steak to tender with a ton of flavor is here. (affiliate links present)

Cube Steak Recipes with Gravy

When it comes to preparing a delicious meal in a hurry, minute steak (otherwise known as cube steaks) are a go-to option for many home cooks. These thin cuts of beef are not only convenient and budget friendly but also incredibly versatile. Whether you’re a busy parent with limited time, or simply someone who craves a satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen you’ll love these.

Easy minute steak recipes are here to save the day. In this article, we’ll explore a variety of delectable ways to cook this such as minute steak in slow cooker, to in the air fryer and pressure cooking as well. All guaranteed to please your taste buds and fit into your busy schedule.

Minute Steak Recipes

What is minute steak good for?

A minute steak, also known as a cube steak or minute cube steak, is a thinly cut and tenderized piece of beef typically derived from the top round or top sirloin. The name suggests it is great for a cheap dinner that cooks quickly, making it a convenient choice for fast and easy meals.

To enhance tenderness, thin slices of Chuck Steak or other cuts of beef are mechanically tenderized. This process involves piercing the meat with small blades or needles, breaking down some of the muscle fibers and connective tissues. This makes the steak more tender and easier to chew.

How to Make Minute Steak out of Steak

Place each steak between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Using a meat mallet or the flat side of a heavy skillet, gently pound the steaks to an even thickness, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. This tenderizes it and creates cubed steak or minute steak as some call it.

What to do with Minute Steak?

Once prepped they are versatile and can be prepared in various ways. From pan-fried, grilled, or broiled and are often used in recipes like air fryer chicken-fried steak pieces, steak sandwiches, or as a base for dishes with sauces and toppings. Follow all of our blue links to get other ideas throughout this roundup post.

Cube Steak Recipes

How do you tenderize minute steak?

You can make it cubed, as they call it, with different proteins as well. We show that in our Venison Cube Steak Recipe where the pieces are sliced thin and tenderized right at home. Of course at the butcher is better as their large machines are much more powerful than a meat mallet but an alternative if your meat counter doesn’t have that option.

Once ready the flavor profile is up to you, and there are tons to choose from. Gravy is the old fashioned way of smothering the top but Mexican minute steak has bold flavors and spices too if you want to go all the way with YUM.

How to Cook Minute Steak with Gravy

I would suggest a thick sauce to cook this in. Not only does it add a lot of flavor but added moisture as well along the way. For a fast yet powerful way to do this I would follow our Instant Pot Cube Steak and Gravy steps. OH so good and under high pressure takes no time at all.

You could follow our Crockpot Steak and Potatoes with this cut too. Will take less time overall but the end result will be just as delicious, and simple.

Recipes with Minute Steak

How Long do You Cook Minute Steak on the Stove?

Heat cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add a few tbsp of olive oil. Heat. On a plate mix some flour and seasonings of your choice. (or use our Best Steak Dry Rub) Dip both sides of beef to coat. Transfer to skillet with warmed oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip steaks and cook on the other side until lightly golden browned for about 2 to 3 minutes.

How do you cook a minute steak so it is not tough?

Only a few minutes on each side is it, any longer and you will make it chewy and not pleasant to eat it. Marinating beforehand will help keep it tender too. We explain it in more detail here with our how long to cook cube steak in a frying pan instructions.

How to Cook Minute Steak in Slow Cooker

Below we will explain how to make tender cube steak low and slow. A longer cook time but worth it as the best meat tenderizer of all time. For this style of comfort food served over mashed potatoes you will need;

Minute Steak with Gravy Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. minute steak
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 10 oz. each
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 1/4 c beef broth
  • 1 c mushrooms baby bellas, optional
  • 2-3 tbsp cornstarch

For any of these methods the ideal internal temperature should be 145 degrees F. Beef Steak Pot Pie is a great way to use up leftovers too if you have any. Just dice up next day, add your veggies and pour it into a crust to bake up together or make Steak and Potato Soup.

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Minute Steak Recipes

Easy minute steak recipes with gravy in slow cooker, in pan on stove or in air fryer are here. How to cook cubed steak for dinner many ways.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword minute steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 4
Calories 159kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • In slow cooker whisk together cans of cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix and 1 cup of your beef broth. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper and place cubed steak inside and gently submerge inside, then add onions on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until tender to your liking. In a bowl combine 1/4 c remaining broth with cornstarch until smooth. 30 minutes before serving lift lid and pour this into slow cooker for an additional 30 minutes or until gravy thickens to your liking.
Nutrition Facts
Minute Steak Recipes
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 2176mg95%
Potassium 421mg12%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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