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Ranchero Chicken Fried Steak W/Country Style Gravy

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“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

  • 236.59 ml flour
  • 2 (56.69 g) package dry ranch dressing mix
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 709.77 ml buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 453.59 g cube steak, cut into 4 piece servings
  • vegetable oil
  • 236.59 ml chicken broth
  • 74.84 g 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.

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