| | |

Irresistibly Tender CrockPot Cube Steak with Gravy Recipe

This crockpot cube steak recipe offers an easy recipe and a flavorful meal that transforms less expensive meat into a tender cut of beef.  Crockpot cube steak is the best comfort food that is simple to make and is done for you at the end of a busy day. 

Slow cooker cube steak is ideal for busy weeknights and satisfies the whole family with its simplicity and savory gravy. Serve over wide egg noodles or white rice.

Cube steak, often referred to as minute steak for its quick cooking time, transforms under the slow and low heat of the crockpot into tender cube steak, so tender that it practically melts in your mouth. The beauty of this crockpot cube steak recipe lies in its simple ingredients infused flavor of slow cooking and that delicious gravy. 

By using simple ingredients, this dish slowly simmers into a flavorful meal that makes any busy day feel like a breeze. The savory gravy, made from just a few spices, seasons the flavorful cube steaks, making every bite both comforting and deliciously satisfying.

In the 1960s my mother would make this for an easy weeknight meal and put this crock Pot Cube Steak recipe on her regular meal rotation. Cube Steak was common in meat markets in her childhood in the 30s and 40s.

Irresistibly Tender CrockPot Cube Steak with Gravy Recipe 2 meat patties with mushrooms and onions, over wide egg noodles in a white plate with a fork on a white kitchen counter with a white bowl of egg noodles to the left, the serving bowl of cube steak to the right and aqua salt and peppers shakers at the top.

For those busy weeknights when time is of the essence, and you need an easy dinner solution. turning to slow cooker recipes like this one can be a game-changer. Not only does it free up your time to tackle other tasks or simply unwind, but it also guarantees a flavorful meal that’s waiting for you at the end of the day. 

The crockpot does all the heavy lifting, transforming a humble cut of beef into flavorful cube steaks with a delicious gravy that’s bound to become a favorite easy slow cooker recipe in your culinary repertoire.

close up of Irresistibly Tender CrockPot Cube Steak with Gravy Recipe 2 meat patties with mushrooms and onions, over wide egg noodles in a white plate with a fork.

What is Cube Steak Made from: 

Cube steak is made from the top round of the cow. A tougher cut of meat that is less expensive but needs to be cooked longer.

Cube steak gets its tenderness from being pounded and cut with a meat tenderizer. This method breaks down tough fibers, making the meat softer. Its name comes from the cube-like indentations left by the tenderizing process. This gives it a unique cube pattern, similar to ground meat.

This makes cube steak a budget-friendly cut of meat for a large family and a great way if you are just watching your budget. However, making this recipe in the CrockPot your family will think you made a fancy restaurant-quality meal right at home.

Variations:

  • Serve over brown rice or mashed potatoes. 
  • If you love the 1950s or 1960s homecooked meals, serve with a side of green beans.
  • You can use other types of meats like round steak or Swiss steak. 
  • You can make this recipe on the stovetop in a large skillet on low heat until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165° f. 
top down view Irresistibly Tender CrockPot Cube Steak with Gravy Recipe 2 meat patties with mushrooms and onions, over wide egg noodles in a white plate with a fork on a white napkin with red trim.

Tools Needed:

For all my favorite Kitchen Items – Go to this page ➡️

  • CrockPot or Slow Cooker
  • Airtight container for storage of leftover cube steak. 

Ingredients Needed:

  • Spray Oil
  • 6 to 8 Cube Steaks
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Water
  • Package of Onion Soup Mix
  • Package of Mushroom Gravy Mix
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Water and Cornstarch if you need to thicken the gravy.
close up of the plate Irresistibly Tender CrockPot Cube Steak with Gravy Recipe 2 meat patties with mushrooms and onions, over wide egg noodles in a white plate with a fork on a white kitchen counter with a white bowl of egg noodles to the left, the serving bowl of cube steak to the right and aqua salt and peppers shakers at the top.

How to Make An Easy Cube Steak

  1. Spray the inner pot of your CrockPot for easy cleanup.
  2. At the bottom of the CrockPot layer half of the sliced onion and half of the sliced mushrooms.
  3. Layer the cube stakes and pepper about 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, on top of the onions and mushrooms.
  4. Next, add the rest of the onions and mushrooms.
  5. In a small measuring cup heat the 3/4 cup of water and mix in the soup mix and the mushroom soup mix.
  6. In a medium bowl whisk together the cream of mushroom soup with the water mixture until smooth.
  7. Pour the soup mixture over the cube of steak, onions, and mushrooms.
  8. Cook on low for 6 hours or low for 4-5 hours on high.
  9. After the cooking is done, if you want the gravy to be thicker, mix the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch 1/4 -1/2 cup of cold water, have the crockpot on high, and add the cornstarch in, and stir until thick.
quick and easy Crockpot meals for busy families picture of the e-book and linked to buy pay what your want
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
close up of Irresistibly Tender CrockPot Cube Steak with Gravy Recipe 2 meat patties with mushrooms and onions, over wide egg noodles in a white plate with a fork.

Irresistibly Tender CrockPot Cube Steak with Gravy Recipe

  • Author: Susan Buonpane
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: CrockPot
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This crockpot cube steak recipe offers an easy recipe and a flavorful meal that transforms less expensive meat into a tender cut of beef.  Crockpot cube steak is the best comfort food that is simple to make and is done for you at the end of a busy day. 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • Spray Oil for easy clean-up
  • 6 to 8 Cube Stakes (sometimes called Minute Stake)
  • Ground Pepper
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 2 to 3 cups of fresh Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 package of Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 package of Mushroom Gravy Mix
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Optional 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of cold water to thicken the gravy.

Instructions

  1. Spray the inner pot of your CrockPot for easy cleanup.
  2. At the bottom of the CrockPot layer half of the sliced onion and half of the sliced mushrooms.
  3. Layer the cube stakes and pepper about 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, on top of the onions and mushrooms.
  4. Next, add the rest of the onions and mushrooms.
  5. In a small measuring cup heat the 3/4 cup of water and mix in the soup mix and the mushroom soup mix.
  6. In a medium bowl whisk together the cream of mushroom soup with the water mixture until smooth.
  7. Pour the soup mixture over the cube of steak, onions, and mushrooms.
  8. Cook on low for 6 hours or low for 4-5 hours on high.
  9. After the cooking is done, if you want the gravy to be thicker, mix the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 -1/2 cup of cold water, have the crockpot on high, and add the cornstarch in, and stir until thick.

Notes

  1. For this recipe, I used salt-free cream of mushroom soup as there is sodium in the soup and gravy mix.
  2. If you can not find a cube stake in the meat section ask the butcher as my store makes the cube stake for me in about 5 minutes.
  3. My Crockpot does not have an option to auto-change the settings. I cooked the recipe for 1.5 hours on high to get the temperature and then reduced it to low and cooked for 4 hours. It came out perfectly incredibly tender cube steak recipe just like my mother used to make in the 1960s.
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Common Questions:

What is cubed steak made of?

Cube steak is made from the top round of the cow. A tougher cut of meat that is less expensive but needs to be cooked longer. 
Cube steak gets its tenderness from being pounded and cut with a meat tenderizer. This method breaks down tough fibers, making the meat softer. Its name comes from the cube-like indentations left by the tenderizing process. This gives it a unique cube pattern, similar to ground meat.

When did cubed steak become popular in America?

Easy cube steak recipe and cube steak meat became popular in the 30s and 40s when the machinery became available to quickly cube the meat. 

How can I cook cube steak so it’s tender and not tough?

To ensure cube steak turns out tender and not tough, it’s best cooked using methods that involve moisture, such as braising or slow cooking. Cooking it in a CrockPot or on the stovetop with gravy or sauce can help maintain its moisture and tenderness.

What are the best side dishes to serve with cube steak?

The best side dishes are wide egg noodles, rice, mashed potatoes, and a simple salad.

Similar Posts