Cube Steak With Cuban Lime Mojo

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Cube steak is marinated in a garlicky citrus-lime sauce for a short time, then quickly braised. Serve with boiled potato and choice of vegetable, if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Smash and peel garlic and place in a mortar; sprinkle with salt and let sit for 5 minutes to soften the garlic.
  2. Use the pestle to form the garlic and salt to a paste; in a small bowl, combine the garlic paste, oregano, cumin, pepper, lime juice and orange juice.
  3. Place the steaks in a single layer in a baking dish; pour the marinade over and let sit about 20 minutes.
  4. Heat a skillet over high heat, add oil, and cook the onions and peppers, while stirring, until softened, anout 2 minutes; remove to a bowl.
  5. Place steaks into the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, then flip and cook another 2 minutes.
  6. You will probably have to do this in two batches.
  7. Return the onions and peppers, along with the steaks, to the skillet, cover, and cook another minute.
  8. Place steaks on a serving plate covered with the onions and peppers.
  9. If desired, you can cook the marinade for a couple of minutes and spoon that over the steaks.
Most Helpful

I made this tonight for my meat-loving husband, who said it was quite delicious! It rates highly with me for being so easy to put together; I love that you can get fun, tropical flavor with everyday ingredients. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT 9, Gourmet Goddesses.

smellyvegetarian August 10, 2013

Made for the Goddesses of ZWT-9, as written & using cube steaks. The meat was very flavorful & nearly fork-tender. The marinating process was fun to watch & I don't ever recall saying that. The combo of citrus fruits & spicing apparently begins the cooking in the same manner as a ceviche. This is a colorful, tasty & healthy dish that I served w/rice I stirred into the pan drippings w/the marinade. It gave the rice a lovely flavor & light caramel color. We liked this a lot. Thx for sharing the recipe w/us.

twissis August 08, 2013

Delicious and easy (and colorful too)! What more could you ask for? I made this exactly as posted, though I have to say that my garlic did not smash up quite how I would have liked it to, so it really didn't form a proper paste. However, the flavor was wonderful. I used cube steaks, which is something I have not enjoyed in a long time. Thanks for sharing. Made by a Tasty Tester for ZWT9.

JackieOhNo! August 06, 2013