Amish cooking is renowned for being straightforward and for using only natural, uncooked ingredients whenever feasible. The classic Amish dish known as “AMISH POOR MANS STEAK” also called “Cube Steak with Onion Gravy,” perfectly embodies these principles. This dish’s rustic and hearty quality takes a cheap piece of pork and transforms it into a wonderful, cosy supper perfect for a family get-together.

The essence of Amish cooking is embodied in this recipe for Amish Poor Man’s Steak, which turns basic ingredients into a satisfying and delicious supper that will definitely please its diners. The cube steaks are flavorful and tender, and the onion gravy adds a savoury and comforting element. These components come together to create a traditional favourite that will never go out of style. Enjoy this mouthwatering dinner that won’t break the budget with your loved ones and create lifelong memories as you celebrate the legacy of Amish culinary prowess.



  1. 4 cube steaks (usually round steak that’s been tenderized).
  2. 1 Cup.Of all-purpose flour.
  3. 1 Tsp.Of salt.
  4. 1/2 Tsp.Of black pepper.
  5. 1/2 Tsp.Of paprika.
  6. 2 Tbsp.Of vegetable oil.


  1. 2 large onions, thinly sliced.
  2. 2 Tbsp.Of butter.
  3. 2 Tbsp.Of all-purpose flour.
  4. 2 Cups.Of beef broth.
  5. Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. To keep the sirloin toasty, preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees Celsius) while you make the gravy.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika. This flour mixture will be used to coat the cube steaks.
  3. Place the vegetable oil in a big pan and heat it over medium-high heat. The pan needs to be big enough to fit every steak in it without being crowded.
  4. Make sure all sides of the sirloin cubes are equally coated by dredging them in the seasoned flour mixture while the oil is heated. There is a thin layer of flour on the tenderloin.
  5. After the skillet is hot, place the steaks inside and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked to your preferred doneness.
  6. When the steaks are done, transfer them to an ovenproof dish and preheat the oven to keep them warm.

Get the onion gravy ready:

  1. Combine the butter and chopped scallions in the same skillet as the steaks.
  2. Simmer the onions for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring now and then, over medium heat, until they are soft and caramelised.
  3. To the caramelised onions, add 2 tablespoons flour and cook, stirring frequently, for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. This will help to thicken the gravy.
  4. Slowly add in the beef broth while stirring. The mixture will simmer and coagulate over the course of 5 to 7 minutes. When stirring, make sure there are no masses present. To give the gravy flavour, salt and black pepper are added.

Serve The Amish Poor Man’s Steak:

  1. After removing the steaks from the oven, arrange them on plates. Pour a good amount of the hot, flavorful onion gravy over each steak.
  2. Basic sides that perfectly balance the flavours, like green beans, buttered noodles, or mashed potatoes, are usually served with this dish.


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