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13 Beef Cube Recipes to Help You Square Dinner Away

13 Beef Cube Recipes to Help You Square Dinner Away

Don’t let dinner drama get you down!

Beef cube recipes make it easy to get a savory dinner onto the table that everyone will devour.

Cube steaks are often overlooked and they shouldn’t be.

They’re often the cheapest way to stretch your grocery budget.

Without compromising flavor.

From traditional comfort foods to more exotic fare, you can create these meals in your kitchen that you’ll want to make again and again.

So, grab some cube steaks from the store and get ready to cook up something delicious with these 13 recipes!

If a fancy cut of steak is out of your budget, you can still satisfy those red meat cravings with cube steaks. 

These recipes bring out all the tasty flavors you and your family crave.

The dinner revolution has begun!

1. Garlic Cube Steaks


Garlic and cube steaks are a match made in heaven.

We think you’ll agree, this is one your favorite beef cube recipes to try!

And this uncomplicated recipe takes those beef cubes and does them up with plenty of garlic plus crushed crackers, onions, and beef broth.

The result is tender meat that virtually melts in your mouth with every velvety, garlicky bite.

You’ll find the full version of this recipe from Betty Crocker. 

2. Japanese Beef Cubes

Japanese Beef Cubes dish

Feeling like you could totally eat at your favorite Japanese steakhouse but your wallet is telling you to stay home?

Listen to your wallet and grab beef cubes to cook up Japanese style!

Your cube steak is a match for this one with plenty of garlic and Japanese cabbage.

Make the sauce with sake or rice wine, light soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. 

Don’t forget the sesame seeds or chili flakes to sprinkle on top to complete this scrumptious dish!

3. Steak Bites with Garlic Butter

Steak Bites recipe

If your idea of beef cubes is steak cut into bites, then that’s fine too!

Garlic butter is a wonderful way to make cheaper cuts of steak taste like a million bucks.

You’ll want to melt the butter with garlic but keep an eye on it as burnt butter isn’t the flavor you’re going for here.

Pairing your cubes of beef with this will keep those bites juicy and tender.

It’s wonderful with rice or even egg noodles.

Serve it with a cheerful, fresh green salad and baked potatoes on the side for the ultimate dinner win!

4. Cube Steak Sandwiches


Cube steak also makes a wonderful sandwich. 

If you’d like a handheld meal, this one is the perfect choice!

You’ll cook onions in butter over medium heat and then put strips of cube steak into it.

Season that up and throw it on hoagie rolls to serve.

Now you’ll be serving the best sandwiches in town, no doubt about that!

Sarah from Farm Wife Crafts has a superb recipe you can use. 

5. Italian Parmesan Crusted Cube Steaks


There are so many cube steak recipes that are smothered in gravy (and you’ll see some of them below).

But we LOVE the idea of this one that takes budget-friendly cube steaks and gives them an Italian twist.

All you need are some breadcrumbs, an egg, milk, tomato sauce, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese to put with those cube steaks and it’s the perfect simple Italian kitchen dinner at home.

Marissa at The Frugal Navy Wife shares her incredibly simple and delicious recipe to make this dish a breeze for dinner any night of the week. 

6. Braised Beef Cubes in Gravy

Braised Beef Cubes dish

Let’s face it…beef cubes aren’t always the most tender things you can eat.

If you’ve ever had to suffer through chewing them. 

And chewing them.

ANNNNNNND chewing them, then you know.

But that’s ok, because you can remedy that by braising these cubes of beef until they become tender, melt-in-your-mouth cubes of delight. 

Lightly coat them with flour and fry them in a skillet with onions.

Then you can let your slow cooker take over from there.

Serve this with roasted potatoes and steamed spinach for a hearty comfort meal.

7. Korean Style Beef Cubes


Looking for something new for dinner?

You’ll find it with the amazing flavors of Korea in your kitchen.

An Instant Pot really is the best way to cook this, rendering chunks of beef into a tender texture.

With this sauce, you’ll want to pour it all over steamed white rice and gobble it up.

It only takes 10 minutes to prep too, and that Instant Pot will finish it up in just 15 minutes.

Yup, that’s right!

Only 25 minutes until dinner is ready.

It’s better than takeout too.

Chungah from Damn Delicious has the full recipe for how to make this sauce you’ll want to eat forevermore!

8. Prosciutto Wrapped Beef Cubes


Beef AND prosciutto? 

Now that’s a winning combination for one of the best beef cube recipes in our list!

Simply season your beef cubes with black pepper and wrap each one with prosciutto.

Then cook it in your skillet until it’s crisp all over.

Cook some shallots in the same pan after removing and make a sauce with chicken stock, mustard, and coconut milk.

It sounds odd, but boy is this good!

Get all the details for making this unique recipe from Paleo Leap

9. Cube Steak with Tomato Gravy


Let’s try something a little old-fashioned.

This cube steak with tomato gravy is the perfect way to turn back time.

They call it Swiss steak, though there’s zero relationship to Switzerland.

That just means it’s been tenderized, which is why cube steak looks the way it does.

Now you know!

With just 10 minutes of prep time and only 7 ingredients, this cooks up to something truly special that is worthy of serving company.

Or of course, you can hoard it amongst your own family, no judgement.

Either way, it’s going to be a new old favorite of yours!

Stacey from Southern Bite has the recipe. 

10. Instant Pot Cube Steak with Onion Gravy


How about a comfort food recipe with cube beef?

That’s where this Instant Pot cube steak comes in.

Rendering the meat nice and fork-tender, it has an onion gravy that is simply divine!

Make some mashed potatoes with this one and you will not be sorry.

That gravy oozing over a big mound of mashed potatoes is truly the best cure for a long day.

And the best part?

It’s quick enough to make even after the longest day ever. 

Simply Happy Foodie has a great recipe for this yummy meal!

11. Chinese Pepper Beef Cubes

Chinese Pepper Beef Cubes recipe

What is up with takeout taking so long to arrive?

Isn’t the point of ordering Chinese food so you can eat quickly without cooking?

Unfortunately, that takeout is getting even pricier than ever before.

But if you make Chinese pepper beef cubes, you’ll hit the spot right on budget.

Tender beef cubes amid a sauce with red and green bell peppers goes great atop steamed white rice. 

Make some egg drop soup and serve some eggrolls with it and you’ll have your own Chinese takeout without the wait or the expense!

12. Honey Garlic Steak Cubes


Here’s a recipe you can use in many ways.

It can be a meal with rice or an appetizer when friends come over.

You can make it with sirloin or use those beef cubes, whatever you’ve got.

It’s made with a homemade honey garlic sauce that is so good, it vanishes almost as soon as you serve it.

You’re going to want to make this one tonight, so we’ll cut right to the chase.

Katerina at Diethood has a fantastic recipe for you!

13. Beef Chunks in Sour Cream


Let’s finish with a super-simple, super hearty meal that will warm you through and through.

Cooked in your slow cooker, the cubed beef becomes tender enough to cut with a fork.

No knives needed here for this meat just melts in your mouth.

And that sour cream-based gravy is pure heaven when poured atop mashed potatoes, buttered noodles or rice.

If you have kids, there will be no upturned noses tonight when you serve this comforting slow-cooked beef cube dinner. 

These Old Cookbooks has the full recipe. 

And now that you’ve got 13 recipes you can make with beef cubes, your meal planning just got a whole lot easier!

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Beef Cube Recipes

Ideas and recipes for beef cubes


  • Garlic Cube Steaks
  • Japanese Beef Cubes
  • Steak Bites with Garlic Butter
  • Cube Steak Sandwiches
  • Italian Parmesan Crusted Cube Steaks
  • Braised Beef Cubes in Gravy
  • Korean Style Beef Cubes
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Beef Cubes
  • Cube Steak with Tomato Gravy
  • Instant Pot Cube Steak with Onion Gravy
  • Chinese Pepper Beef Cubes
  • Honey Garlic Steak Cubes
  • Beef Chunks in Sour Cream


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