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Easy, Ugly Cube Steak Casserole

I chose another dish when I submitted my “Winter Warmer”, cold weather, stick-to-your-ribs recipe – but this one ran a close second. Its delicious, easy and filling, but man, is it ever ugly. I’ll provide the ingredients and directions, and you can decide the quantities.

Cube Steaks (4- as many as you need)
Onion (either minced or fresh)
Potatoes (peeled and halved lengthwise)
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Flour, oil, milk, salt and pepper

Roll steaks in flour and brown in oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Lay steaks in casserole dish. Top with onion. Dilute soup with milk and pour over steak until completely covered. Lay potatoes flat side down over steaks and soup. Cover and cook @ 350 for one hour.

The beauty of this dish is that it is adjustable to feed anywhere from two to a crowd. It looks terrible and sort of laughable with those halved potatoes floating on top of the soup – as if you were a novice cook and didn’t know any better! But once the potatoes are removed you can mash them, or dice them, or serve them as is. For a real rib-spreader meal, you can leave the skins on when they’re baking with the steak and then pop them back in the oven inside up with a little cheese and chives or bacon bits.

This is a great recipe for feeding holiday guests, especially if you have a houseful, since it’s simple and easy and cleanup is a breeze.

Wendy Clyde


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10/16/2019 10:56 pm

Great base recipe! – would have liked more ratios (eg how much milk to dilute the soup? I did half a can). I went with 4 cube steaks, 1 med onion (which I sauted in butter in same pan after searing steaks), 3 skinned and sliced potatoes (not super thin – I lay them on top like scalloped potatoes and added fresh ground salt and pepper on top), and 4 medium carrots sliced which I put around the outside like a frame. Also I removed the foil (my cover) after an hour and broiled a few minutes to give it a nice light brown on top. The sweet of the carrots complemented very nicely with the saltiness from the soup and the cook time was perfect for them. I rather wish I took a picture as it looked pretty good. Garnished with a bit of fresh parsley (which I didn’t have) and it would be quite beautiful. Will be making again whenever we have cube steaks as I never know what to do with them and this was easy and tasty. I’ll go easier on the salt next time as the soup added more salt than I expected but hubby enjoyed it. Thanks :)

LinnieGayl Kimmel
LinnieGayl Kimmel
11/27/2013 7:37 am

I wonder how this would work with some vegetables added (because I’m all about one-pot/one-dish meals.

11/23/2013 12:29 pm

Fun recipe Wendy!