Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries

January 23, 2016 at 6:11 PM | Posted in BEEF, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries

Well the big snow that headed to the East missed our are a completely, which is fine by me! For Breakfast I had an Egg Beater’s Scrambled Egg White that I served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin.



Wow, you don’t realize how much you miss your computer until it goes down on you. I went to go online last night Cubed Steak Sandwich w Baked Waffle Fries 019around 9:00 and I had no internet service. Called Time Warner and checked it out and said it was showing I had service. After more checking they said it had to be my modem, which is about 8 years old now. There just enough ice and snow leftover from the other day that I was going to need a little help getting out and going to a local mall where Time Warner is located to get a mew modem. So I called around last night to various friends and it seemed everyone was busy Saturday. I was determined to get there one way or another this morning. I was up early, as usual, so before Breakfast I over to the computer unplugged everything and plugged everything back up, and BAM I had service again! Something must have loosened up. No internet just overnight but I suddenly realized how much I use a computer. Especially being in a wheelchair, it provides a lot of entertainment and gives me a lot to do. But I’m back! Anyway for dinner tonight I prepared a Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries.



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I rarely use Beef anymore but when I do it’s usually my favorite Cubed Steak, Meijer Cubed Steak. When I go to Meijer I always pick up a package or two. The best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out 1 pattie. I had a package in the freezer so I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I first grabbed a small sauce pan and heated up a jar of Heinz Brown Mushroom Gravy. I added some extra sliced Portabella Mushrooms to it for some extra Mushrooms. To prepare the Cubed Steak I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then dusted them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Extra Virgin Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy. Served it on toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and topped it with some Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy. I’ll have the other half for breakfast in the morning.


To go with Cube Steak I baked some Ore Ida Waffle Fries. I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. I used a small baking Waffle Fries_cropsheet that I lined with foil and sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray. The Waffle Fries are a little higher in calories than the Crinkle Fries I normally prepare, but I wanted to change it up a bit. So I lined the Fries on the baking sheet, seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, and baked them for about 17 minutes (until a light golden brown). Just a flat out excellent Fry, as all Ore Ida Products! I had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping the Fries. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mousse.






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Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.




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* 0g trans fat per serving
* 150 calories per serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8 pieces (89 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 150
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Potassium 309.99mg 9%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Boiled Mini Carrots

June 1, 2014 at 5:12 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, carrots, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Boiled Mini Carrots



It’s been one laid back day today around the old homestead! A little humid out but sunny and it hit about 85 today. For lunch I had my favorite Spam, Turkey Spam with Ritz Whole Grain Crackers. Went and got Mom’s car washed and cleaned on the inside for her and that was about it. Told you it was laid back. For dinner tonight I prepared Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Boiled Mini Carrots.



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I bought a package of Cubed Pork Steak at Kroger the other day, they normally don’t have the Cubed Pork. So I got the big three out to bread it with; Flour, Egg Beater’s, and Panko Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the Steak with Sea Salt and Black Ground Pepper. Next I seasoned the Flour with Hungarian Paprika and rolled the Cube Pork in that and shook off the excess. Then I dipped it in the Egg Beater’s shaking off the excess and then pressed both sides in the Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, making sure both sides was well covered.



I heated up a medium size skillet, that i drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, on medium high heat. Added my Cubed Pork and fried both sides about 4 minutes, till each side was golden brown. The Cubed Pork Steak came out delicious! Moist and very tender with a good flavor from the Paprika. As you can tell in the picture, the Steak was huge so I cut in half and I’ll have the other half for Breakfast in the morning.



For side dishes I went with Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, my favorite Mashed Potatoes by far. Then I also boiled some Mini Carrots and had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.






Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice CreamBreyer's Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream

Breyers® CarbSmart™ proves that fewer carbs doesn’t mean less taste. Make sweeter family moments while keeping carb-watchers happy by the bar or by the scoop.
Calling all carb watchers: Try Breyers® CarbSmart™ rich Chocolate treat to satisfy cravings while cutting carbs! Only 4 grams of net carbs per serving*.

*Net Carbs Calculation: For those watching their carbs, count only 4 grams. From 13g total carbohydrate, subtract 5g of sugar alcohols and 4g of fiber, as these have minimal impact on blood sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (66g)
Servings Per Container 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110
Calories From Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Sugar Alcohol 5g
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g

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