Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cube Steaks Florentine

The pics of this meal do not do it any justice. (One of these days I will convince my darling hubby to invest in a nice camera.) As with a lot of foods, you just can't get them to look appetizing. You'll just have to trust me on this one.
I grew up eating quite a lot of cube steaks. They are a very economical cut of meat. Cooked properly they are melt in your mouth delicious. If you can just find other ways of making them! My mother for the most part was a single working mother with 2 small "keylatch" children. Mostly though, we always ate them in a gravy. Be it a white cream gravy or to switch it up a brown pan gravy. That was the only way I knew how to use them. So when I found this recipe for Cube Steaks Florentine I knew I had to give it a try. It is now my "new" favorite way to use cube steaks.

How did that children's nursery rhyme go? Roll it up, roll it up, put in a pan. Throw it in the oven... Yeah you pretty much guessed it. It's just that easy.

Like I said. Prettier in person and pretty awesome with some garlic-parsley potatoes. You'll just have to give this a try to see for yourself. I also used only 3 large cubed steaks and it was just enough for the two of us.

Cube Steaks Florentine
Adapted from 
1 (10 ounce) package chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup colby-monterey jack cheese, shredded
4 ounces of softened cream cheese (my addition)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (my addition)
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 -6 cube steaks
2 -3 teaspoons dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Spray 13x9x2 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine spinach, cheeses and salt.
Mix well. Spread a cube steak with about 1/2 teaspoon of mustard, then top with an even layer of spinach mixture and press to flatten. Roll up, jelly roll style and set aside. Repeat for remaining cube steaks.

Place remaining spinach mixture into the bottom of the pan and place cube steak spirals on top.
Combine oil, paprika, pepper and garlic powder and spread over cube steaks. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven.
Uncover and bake for 10 minutes longer.
Makes 2-3 servings

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Cube Steaks Florentine

Cubed steaks rolled up with spinach and three cheeses and baked.

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  1. This would be wonderful for the 2 of us as well. Love how easy it is for a delicious meal, thanks.

  2. Thanx for stopping by to link this up at my party this weekend! :)

  3. Cube steak has been a southern favorite for years . . . Adding a flavor of the Florentine could only make good-better!

  4. Yum! I love the addition of all the cheese, as well as the spinach. I bet this was amazing.

  5. Hi Michael and Carla...Thanks for visiting my space :-) hav such an awesome space here with such a varied collection of recipes !love to follow u here :-) do keep visiting my space :-)


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