Pan Seared Cube Steaks with Creamy Caramelized Onion Country Gravy
By: Kecia’s Flavor Breakthrough!
March 4, 2014
OK, so… I haven’t had much experience with cube steaks. I didn’t use to like the way my mom made them, so I never really had them. This is honestly the first time I have made them. I had several ideas, but I thought this would be more pleasing for my Honey. The idea of a little crispy from the pan searing flour and the creamy of the gravy with a pile of mashed potatoes will make him really happy! Hopefully! Like I always say, if it is as good on the plate as it is in my head, recipe will post soon. I guess that means it was a hit! Give it a try, stop back by and let me know if you love it, too!
5 tbsp olive oil
2 onions thinly sliced
¼ cup Marsala or dry red wine
2 tsps granulated sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp flour
1 cup beef stock
½ cup cream
More salt and pepper to taste
4 cube steaks
½ cup pan searing flour
2 tsps onion powder
¼ tsp cayenne powder (optional)
2 tsps paprika
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium low heat, add the onion and cook until softened. Add the wine, sugar and salt and continue to cook slowly, stirring often until onion turns soft and caramel brown in color.
Add flour and stir to coat onions.
Whisk in beef stock heat over medium heat while whisking until gravy begins to thicken.
Now whisk in cream and continue to heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat and whisk until the gravy reaches the consistency you like.
In shallow dish mix together, pan searing flour, onion powder, cayenne pepper and paprika.
Coat both sides of the steaks with the flour.
In large cast iron or regular skillet, heat the balance of the olive oil over medium high heat. Place steaks in oil. Cook for 3 minutes and flip. Cook an additional 3 minutes on the other side. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
Place each steak on a plate and pour a little gravy over the top. Serve with mashed potatoes, Simple Corn with Chives or salad.