Ingredients and supplies
4-6 cube steaks
3/4 cup AP flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp dry mustard powder
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
ground black pepper
10 ounces of water
1pkg of brown, mushroom or onion gravy mix (I used brown)
1 can cream of onion soup
large plastic bag
crock pot ( I used a crock pot liner also)
small amount of vegetable or canola oil
electric skillet (or frying pan and burner)
spatula or tongs
Lightly sprinkle the cube steaks with the meat tenderizer. Add all the spices and flour to a large plastic bag. Shake to mix well. Dredge the cube steaks one at a time in flour mixture, gently shake to remove excess flour. Place the cube steak between a folded piece of plastic wrap and GENTLY use the flat side of the meat mallet to pound the flour mixture into the cube steak. I can not stress the gently aspect enough. You don't want to obliterate the meat. It will be tender enough when it is finished cooking.
Repeat the flour dredge one more time, shaking off the excess and let set to finish the other pieces of cube steak.
Once all the pieces have been dredged, add a small amount of oil to the electric skillet, heat to 400°F (or below the smoke point of the oil you are using). Add the cube steak to hot oil to quick sear each side. No more than minute on each side. You just want to brown the meat, not cook it--the crock pot will take care of the rest. Preheat crock pot--I set mine to low and put a teaspoon of water in the bottom and cover until I am ready to add stuff.
When you are finished adding all of the cube steaks pour in the remaining gravy/ soup sauce.
|Mmmm...you can see the minced onion from the soup|