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Braised Cube Steak with Onion Gravy (AIP)

  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


This is a economical and comforting dish that is easy to make and healthy too!


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or other paleo-friendly cooking fat
  • 2 pounds cube steak, cute into 46 equal size pieces
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups bone broth
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves


  1. In a large skillet with a cover, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, season steaks with salt, then coat each piece of meat with flour on both sides.
  3. Cooking in batches if necessary, brown the steaks without moving them for 3-4 minutes, then flip and brown on other side for 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add onions to skillet and cook until softened and beginning to brown (about 6-7 minutes).
  5. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  6. Slowly add broth, stirring and scraping bottom of skillet to dislodge browned bits. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low.
  7. Add fresh thyme leaves and stir to distribute.
  8. Return steaks in a single layer so that the are not completely submerged by gravy.
  9. Cover and simmer on low for 45 minutes.
  10. Serve steaks with gravy (it’s delicious on spaghetti squash, cauliflower mash, or other starchy side dish!)
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Entree