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17 Easy Beef Cube Recipes for Dinner

Looking for cube steak recipes? Take your dinners to a whole new level with these beef cube recipes.

Whether you’re using cube steak or chunks of beef, a good recipe is your best friend. Turning a cheaper cut of meat into a tender, tasty dinner doesn’t have to be a huge mission!

I’ve got seventeen recipes lined up that will make the best out of any chuck steak, cubes, or cube steak from your weekly shop. Each one is great for meal prepping and leftovers.

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How to Make Beef Cubes Tender?

Typically, cheaper cuts of meat need a little extra TLC to become as tender as their expensive counterparts. The great part is, achieving that tenderness isn’t as hard as many people believe.

To make your beef cube steaks tender, you can try a few different methods. Cook them low and slow, tenderize them with a marinade, or cook them in a stew to get them nice, soft, and falling apart.

Best Beef Cube Recipes

In my opinion, the best beef cube recipes combine convenience, taste, and tenderness. Even if you have to leave them on the go for a while, these recipes are all low-touch and high-taste.

A few different techniques for tenderizing your beef cubes are demonstrated in the recipes below. Let me know which ones you try and which ones end up in your recipe rotation!

Find the very best way to enjoy your beef and heat up your pans to medium heat before starting.

1. Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff


Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff. This delicious and earthy meal combines beef and mushrooms in the most warming, comforting way.

Hold onto your leftovers for the next day or whip up a big batch for meal prep because this keeps well. The cooking process tenderizes the beef to match the mushrooms, and the sauce is delicious!

2. Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup


This old-fashioned vegetable and beef soup does not disappoint, offering classic flavors that scream comfort.

The beef chunks are simmered in the soup broth, so they have a chance to get super tender and delicious. Their flavor also seeps into the surrounding vegetables, making the soup even better.

3. Hearty Beef Noodle Soup

Hearty Beef Noodle Soup


This next great recipe takes the classic Chicken noodle soup and substitutes beef instead. With a heartier bite and more robust flavor.

I’m particularly fond of this recipe due to its use of pantry staples. If you’ve come to the end of the week and you’re unsure what to cook, cook this.

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4. Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Garlic Butter Steak Bites


Searching for a simple weeknight dinner? These Garlic Butter Steak Bites will do the trick. Coated in rich butter and earthy garlic, each little bite bursts with flavor.

These only take ten minutes to fry up in the pan. The trick to getting a tender result is bringing your meat for a couple of hours beforehand.

5. Asian Steak Bites and Potatoes

Asian Steak Bites and Potatoes


Keeping on with the theme of steak bites, this following recipe has a different take with some Asian flavors. The steak and potatoes cook in the same pan, so there are minimal dishes.

Marinate your steak and potatoes in a delicious soy sauce, garlic, butter, and dried herbs. The combination of soy and butter yields a deep, rich flavor.

6. Steak Pasta with Gorgonzola

Steak Pasta with Gorgonzola


Anytime you’re on the hunt for an easy Sunday dinner, a pasta dish is most likely your answer.

This steak pasta dish champions gorgonzola alongside the tenderized beef. The flavor combination is out of this world, highlighting the delicate pasta and the cheese’s deep, almost musky taste.

7. Grilled Steak Kabobs with Basil Mint Chimichurri

Grilled Steak Kabobs with Basil Mint Chimichurri


If you’re looking to try something slightly different for your next grill session, I’ve got the recipe.

Coated in a stunning basil mint chimichurri, this light and fresh take on kabobs is unparalleled. The chimichurri elevates the beef flavor to another level.

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8. Beef and Potato Bake

Beef and Potato Bake


Here’s the ideal recipe for a home cook in winter: a one-pan beef and potato bake.

The potatoes, root vegetables, and beef roast together in the same pan. This allows the juices to soak into every crevice, creating a mouth-watering collection of different tastes and textures.

9. Beef and Vegetable Casserole

Beef and Vegetable Casserole


This beef and vegetable casserole is a fantastic way to use the last of those root vegetables hiding in your pantry.

You can use any vegetables you like to compliment the beef. The slow roast tenderizes it all beautifully. This meal has an incredible aroma that will bring anyone in a two-mile radius running.

10. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef


Effortlessly combining sweet and savory flavors into each tender bite. You take it to its most delicate point by slow-cooking the beef, so it falls apart with each bite.

Whether you serve this beef with rice or wrap, it’s a delicious treat that’s hard to beat.

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11. Soy Ginger Steak Bites

Soy Ginger Steak Bites


Both soy sauce and ginger contain enzymes that tenderize meat. As a bonus, they taste amazing when combined! So, these soy and ginger steak bites are the perfect way to treat your cube beef.

It’s so quick and easy to pull this recipe together, but the taste is restaurant-quality.

12. Beef Stew

Beef Stew


A classic beef stew is tough to beat, especially if it’s as good as this one is.

The hero of this stew is the gravy. It is rich, deep, and flavorful; it imbues everything in the hash with a mouth-watering aroma. Make this in advance and freeze for an even easier weeknight!

13. Greek Beef and Tomato Stew

Greek Beef and Tomato Stew


While the stew itself takes a while to cook, the hands-on time for this recipe is minimal.

Thanks to the tomato base, it’s a rich and hearty dish that pairs wonderfully with rice or potatoes. What a great way to use tomato paste and tomato sauce to bring the most out of your beef steak.

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14. Middle Eastern White Bean Stew

Middle Eastern White Bean Stew


Fasolia (white bean stew) is a warmly-spiced and utterly delicious meal perfect for winter dinners. Adding the cubed beef increases its hearty richness and makes it more filling!

If you’ve never made fasolia before, this recipe is a quick and accessible introduction to the dish.

15. Crock Pot Beef and Noodles with Mushrooms

Crock Pot Beef and Noodles with Mushrooms


Get that beef in a slow cooker and let it percolate to make the most of it! This beef and mushroom noodle dish is so simple to make, but the taste is out of this world.

This recipe incorporates simple ingredients like beef broth, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. All of which you can easily find in the grocery store.

16. Rustic Guinness Beef Stew

Rustic Guinness Beef Stew


Few things in this world go together better than beef and a glass of Guinness. This iconic Irish brew is loaded with deep, dark, stout flavors that complement beef effortlessly.

So, it makes sense to combine these into a stew! Using Guinness as a base, this stew pairs aromatic vegetables, herbs, and the all-important beef into an unbeatable combination.

17. Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew


An Instant Pot beef stew that blends convenience with great taste.

Best of all, you get all the benefits of a slow-cooked stew in much less time! Get this going as soon as you get home, leave it alone, and come back later to the perfect hands-off dinner.