This crock pot cube steak and gravy is not only easy to throw together but juicy, tender, and flavorful too. With just a few simple ingredients this economical cut of meat turns into a gourmet meal with the most deliciously rich gravy that everyone will love. It's the perfect dinner for busy weeknights.
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Easy Crockpot Beef Dinners
When it comes to fixing dinners, the crockpot can help make a delicious and hearty meal with minimal effort. Usually, it’s as easy as throwing all the ingredients in the crock pot, then just set it and forget it until dinner. Crockpots are definitely a lifesaver when planning dinners that are quick and easy for busy weeknights.
And crockpot beef dinners are the perfect way to create delicious, healthy meals without spending hours in the kitchen. Recipes like Crockpot Beef Stew, Crockpot Eye of Round Roast, and Crockpot Meatloaf are just a few of my favorites.
Why You'll Love This Crock Pot Cube Steak Recipe
If you love Salisbury steak or country style fried steak, this crock pot cube steak and gravy recipe is for you!
Best way to cook cubed steak
The use of canned soup and packaged gravy makes this as simple as you can get.
The slow cooking process makes tender cubed steak that will melt in your mouth and can easily be cut with a fork.
The addition of onions and mushrooms elevates this recipe to a gourmet meal.
What is cube steak?
Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually from the top sirloin or top round, that is tenderized through a process called "cubing". This process involves the meat being flattened by a meat tenderizer, which gives it a cubed appearance, hence the name "cube steak".
The tenderizing process allows the steak to cook more quickly and makes it easier to chew, as it breaks down the muscle fibers and connective tissues. This is particularly useful for tougher cuts of meat.
Cube steak is also known as Cubed Steak, Minute Steak, Tenderized Steak, or Fast Fry Steak.
- Cube steak
- All-purpose flour
- Coarse salt
- Ground black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Avocado oil or vegetable oil
- Condensed cream of mushroom soup
- Lipton beefy onion dry soup mix
- Beef stock
- Sliced mushrooms
- Fresh parsley for garnishing
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
If you are watching your sodium intake, use low-sodium soup mix and condensed soup.
You can substitute the cream of mushroom soup with golden mushroom, cream of celery, or cream of chicken soup.
You can substitute the beefy onion dry soup mix with regular onion, onion mushroom, or golden onion soup mix.
How to Cook Cube Steak in a Crock Pot
- Season cube steaks with coarse salt and let them sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. This will help tenderize the steak as well as bring out more flavor.
- Remove the steaks from the refrigerator. On a flat plate, mix flour, pepper, and garlic powder together.
- Dredge the steak, one at a time, in the flour to coat.
- Once all are coated you are ready to brown them.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place steaks in the oil. I suggest using either avocado oil or vegetable oil as they have higher smoke temperatures.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side to brown.
- Mix the gravy base while the steaks are browning by combining condensed soup, dry soup mix, and beef stock.
- Whisk until well blended.
- Spoon a little of the gravy into a crock pot.
- Place half the onions over the gravy.
- Lay the browned cube steak over the onions.
- Pour the remaining gravy over the cube steaks.
- Sprinkle the remaining onions on top.
- Scatter the mushrooms on top of the onions then place cubed butter over all.
- Cover and set the crock pot to low for 5-½ hours. Once done, remove cover so you can thicken the gravy.
- Whisk the cornstarch with a little of the gravy from the crockpot. Keep mixing with more gravy until smooth.
- Pour into the crockpot and stir gently so as not to break up the meat.
- Replace the lid and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes longer. Just look at that rich, delicious gravy!
Lift out each steak carefully and place it on a platter. This crock pot cube steak and gravy is best when served over mashed potatoes, pasta, or rice so it can sop up all that rich, flavorful gravy. Enjoy!
What to Make with Cubed Steak
If you're wondering about things to make with cubed steak, here are some ideas on what to serve with cubed steak:
- Bread to sop up the delicious mushroom gravy.
- Mashed potatoes
- Rice - White, brown, or cauliflower.
- Pasta or Noodles
- Vegetables - Carrots, green beans, roasted broccoli, or corn pudding.
How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat Leftovers
Storing: Allow the leftover cube steak and gravy to cool to room temperature and transfer it to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freezing: Allow it to cool to room temperature and transfer it to a freezer-safe container. Freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight.
Reheating: You can reheat leftovers in a covered skillet or saucepan over medium heat. You can also transfer them to a covered baking dish and heat it in the oven at 250°F for about 20 minutes.
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Crock Pot Cube Steak and Gravy
- 4 cube steaks
- 2-3 teaspoons coarse salt
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 Tablespoons avocado oil or vegetable oil
- 1 onion sliced thin
- 2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 envelope beefy onion dry soup mix
- 1 cup beef stock
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- ¼ cup butter cubed
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- chopped fresh parsley optional garnish
- Season cube steaks with coarse salt then place in refrigerator and let them set for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
- Remove steak from refrigerator. Mix flour, pepper, and garlic powder on a flat plate.
- Dredge the steaks with seasoned flour, one at a time, to coat.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place steaks in the oil to brown, about 2-3 minutes each side.
- Mix the condensed soup, dry soup mix, and beef stock in a medium bowl.
- Spoon a small amount of the soup mixture into the bottom of the crock pot. Scatter half the sliced onion on top of it.
- Place the steaks on top of the onions then cover with the remaining soup mixture.
- Scatter the remaining sliced onions on top as well as the mushrooms.
- Dot with butter.
- Cover and cook on low for 5 ½ hours or on high for 4 hours or until meat is tender. (LOW GIVES THE BEST RESULTS)
- When the first round of cooking is complete it is time to thicken the gravy. Take a small amount of the gravy from the crock pot and whisk with the cornstarch. Keep adding gravy until the mixture is smooth. Add this slurry back to the crock pot.
- Stir gently so as not to break up the meat. Cover and cook on HIGH for another 30 minutes. (Use this time to cook your potatoes or noodles.)
- Plate over mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta then garnish with parsley.