I have this recipe from many years ago that actually came on a package of cube steak. I decided to adapt it this time and liked it much better. The original version uses packaged mushroom gravy mix. Here is my version.
4 beef cubed steaks (1 to 1-1/4 pounds)
1 tablespoon oil
2 cups homemade chicken broth
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon caraway seed
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 package of frozen mixed mushrooms (thaw and drain)
2 teaspoons arrowroot (arrowroot is a starch, similar in texture to corn starch)
In a large skillet, quickly brown steaks on both sides in hot oil. Add onion, cook til onion is almost tender about 5 minutes. Combine broth and arrowroot, whisk together. Add broth, mushrooms, brown sugar, red wine vinegar and caraway seeds. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until sauce thickens.
I served this with buttered noodles.