Looking for a super easy supper idea? Look no further than Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy. With a pound of cube steak, an envelope of onion soup mix, 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, and some water, you can put a delicious home-cooked meal on the table with almost no effort.
I like this dish over homemade mashed potatoes, but if you are really in a hurry, serve it over instant rice or instant mashed potatoes with a salad on the side. Slow cooking the steak all day makes the meat incredibly tender and the onion soup mix seasons the gravy perfectly.
❓ What is cube steak
Cube steak is usually cut from top round or top sirloin, but it can be made from any cut of steak. To tenderize it, the meat is pounded with a meat mallet, making small cube-shaped indentations—hence the name "cube" steak.
If you cook with other red meats such as venison or elk, you can make your own cube steak by tenderizing any of the less tender cuts with a meat tenderizer.
The process of tenderizing meat and subsequently cooking it slowly in the crockpot yields fall-apart-tender steak that is delicious served with gravy over mashed potatoes.
⏲️ Time needed
You'll only need about five minutes in the morning to get everything in the slow cooker. Cooking time is about 6-8 hours.
- cube steak
- cream of mushroom soup
- onion soup mix
- salt and pepper
🌾 Adaptations for dietary restrictions
Gluten hides in the most unexpected places, including cream of mushroom soup and envelopes of onion soup mix. Gluten-free varieties of both are available, or you can make your own. The other ingredients are gluten-free.
Place everything but the cube steak into the crockpot and mix well with a whisk. Place cube steak on top and mix to cover with gravy.
Cook on low until tender. Serve over rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, or with your favorite side dishes.
Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy
- 1 pound cube steak
- 21 ounces condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- ¾ cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place everything but the cube steak into the crockpot and mix well with a whisk.
- Place cube steak on top and mix to cover with gravy.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours or until tender. Serve over rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, or with your favorite side dishes.
Nutrition per serving
🥗 Side dishes
Since Crockpot Cube Steak is already being served with a rich gravy and a comforting carb like mashed potatoes or rice, I would recommend a simple steamed or lightly sautéed vegetable or a salad as a side dish. Steamed broccoli, fresh peas, or sautéed sugar snap peas would be perfect with Crockpot Cube Steak.
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