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Garlic and Lime Marinated Cube Steak

  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 24 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


This is a paleo-friendly and very budget-friendly dish that uses one of the cheapest cuts of meat out there.


  • 4 pieces cube steak (12 pounds)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (from 23 limes)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Season cube steak pieces with salt and pepper and place in shallow dish. Pour lime juice and sprinkle garlic over pieces and turn to coat on both sides.
  2. Place in refrigerator for at least four hours and up to overnight. Turn once or twice during the marinating time to insure marinade is even.
  3. Remove from refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature while preparing onions.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in large skillet.
  5. Saute onions over medium heat until they are very soft and beginning to take on a golden color (10-20 minutes). Remove onions and set aside in bowl, squeeze additional lime over them and mix.
  6. Increase heat to medium-high and heat remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in same skillet. Add steaks and cook about 2 minutes per side, flipping when you begin to see the juices rising to the surface.
  7. Serve steaks topped with onion mixture and garnished with chopped parsley.
  • Prep Time: 24 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Cuban