Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cube Steak (Poor Man's Steak)

We're not Poor!  Were Financially Inclined!!!

      Cube Steak or Poor Man's Steak as other call is is a tougher steak even when cooked perfectly.  It looks more like hamburger meat than the typical smooth steak you will normally see.  We first tried it after we and some friends went in on 1/2 cow one of our friends parents sold.  There were many great cuts and with them the cube steak came.  We cooked them different ways when this way came to me. Since the cuts aren't as good as the others we decided to try to shake things up and try something new. It got the nickname poor man's steak because how how cheap it was, people with less incomes could afford it and cook with it.

     The dish did taste good and we did fill it with vegetables.  I would recommend trying this if you are on a budget or interested in trying something new!  You can use anything you wish to stuff the cube steak and try all different kinds variety!  We are also looking into different steak cuts to try this on so stay tuned!

     The video is below and we hope you enjoy!

Stuff Cube Steak:

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time:  40 Minutes
Serves 4-6 depending how many you make.

Cube Steak: Typically one package comes with two pieces. (We got two packages)
Cheese: Either Cream cheese, blue or Feta.  I thought the Feta worked best.
1/2 Cup Green Onion
1 Cup Spinach
2 Table spons oil.
4 Table spoons AP Rub (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder)
2 Table spoons course rub. (Salt, Pepper, Garlic)

Take out the cube steak and season with your fine AP rub.
Just sprinkle each top side lightly.
Add whatever cheese you liked best to the tops and let sit.
Heat up your oil and add your filler.  What ever vegetables/other ingredients you like!
If you are cooking spinach it wilts fast so watch it carefully!
Once partly cooked place your filler on top of the one piece of cube steak.
Place the other part on top and square off.
With string or cooking twine tie up the cube steak to hold it together.
Sprinkle again both sides with fine AP rub.
Sprinkle each side with your course rub.
Heat up your grill/oven to 350 degrees. If you are using the grill have a direct and indirect side.
Place the meat on the grill and let sit for 2-3 minutes then flip for another 2-3 minutes.
After move to the indirect heat side and let cook for about 15-20 minutes or when the steaks are cooked to your liking.

Take off the grill and let stand for 5 minutes.
Cut off the strings and slice with a sharp knife.  I used a bread knife only because the serrated edges worked best.

Place on a plate with a side you would enjoy and serve.  You can also serve over homemade mashed potatoes.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and video!
Always Remember Cooking should be fun so have fun doing it!


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