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Cuban Cube Steak, topped with cooked onions and served with white rice, red beans and fried green plantains on the side.

Cuban Cube Steak

This Cuban Cube Steak is quick, easy and super flavorful.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Keyword cuban beef recipes, steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 401kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • 4 Cube Steaks about 1¼ pound
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Oil use an oil with a high smoke point (we used canola oil)
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion sliced thin


  • Season the steak with salt, garlic powder, dried oregano, cumin and black pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large, skillet over medium-high heat.  When the oil is hot add the cube steak to the skillet. Cook the steaks about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness. Make sure the steak is browned on the outside, and then continue cooking to the desired doneness.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat, place the steaks on a plate or pan. Keep the steaks warm by covering loosely with aluminum foil, or place them in the microwave or oven to keep away from drafts.
  • Do not wash the skillet.
  • Immediately add the sliced onions, place the skillet back over low to medium-low heat. There should be enough residual heat in the skillet to cook the onions. Stir  frequently and cook until they start to soften.
  • Serve the Cuban Cube Steak with white rice, red or black beans and tostones, if desired.


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 624mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3.3mg