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Cheap Eats - Cube Steak

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Cheap Eats - Cube Steak

jhopp217 | Aug 10, 2012 07:10 PM

Tonight I made myself a steak sandwich for dinner. As I do often for steak sandwiches, when money is tight, I bought a cube steak. I love it because of the quick cooking time and how it absorbs seasoning so perfectly. But here's the best part

5 oz cube steak - $1.75
1 vine ripened tomato - $0.60
Shredded lettuce - $0.20
Grilled onion slices - $0.30
1/2 avocado sliced - $0.80
1/2 loaf Bastone $1.00
Total - $4.65 (not including the spices, mayo and sriracha I already had

Seasoned steak with salt, pepper, garlic, smoked paprika and cumin
Cooked about a 45 seconds per side.
Mayo and Sriracha on bread
Sliced steak into 1/4 strips

Surprisingly, this was more than enough for two sandwiches and at a total of less than $5 for two meals. Definitely worth it. And the steak was perfect. Just to put in perspective. A local steak sandwich place near me charges $8 for this on a half baguette, no veggies other than onions.

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