Ranchero Chicken Fried Steak W/Country Style Gravy

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Lots of chicken fried steak recipes out there but it's the ranch dressing mix ingredient in this recipe that makes for a great tasting flavor in the breading. I also like this recipe because it calls for cube steak; a cut of meat that is inexpensive yet I have trouble finding recipes on s variety of ways to prepare it. Great for those busy weeknight dinners when you have to have dinner on the table in a flash. I bread my meat the night before and refrigerate, to save some time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 (1 ounce) packages dry ranch dressing mix
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 lb cube steak, cut into 4 piece servings
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (2 2/3 ounce) envelope country gravy mix


  1. In a large Ziploc bag, combine the flour, 1 dressing packet mix, salt and pepper.
  2. In a shallow baking dish, combine 2 cups of buttermilk, beaten egg and 1 dressing packet mix; soak cube steaks in mixture.
  3. While steaks are soaking, make the gravy: in a small pot, combine 1 cup buttermilk, broth and dry graving mix; simmer over medium heat and stir well and keep warm.
  4. One by one, add each steak into Ziploc bag and shake to coat; dip steak back again in buttermilk mixture and recoat and shake in Ziploc bag.
  5. In a deep skillet, heat 1/2 inch of oil to 350 degrees; fry steaks for about 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  6. Drain on paper towels; serve with gravy and side dishes.


Most Helpful

This was a hit at our house!

kristhekook November 17, 2013

This is truely the best I have ever had!

Becca girl June 25, 2010

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