How to Make Tender Cube Steak with Gravy

Are you looking for an easy and delicious comfort food recipe that will satisfy your cravings? Look no further! In this article, we will show you how to make tender cube steak with gravy using minimal ingredients that pack a punch of flavor. This recipe is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a hearty meal after a long day. Whether you prefer using a slow cooker or the stove top, we have got you covered.

Cube Steak and Gravy

The Versatile Cube Steak

Cube steak, also known as minute steak or Swiss steak, is a budget-friendly cut of beef, typically made from top round steak. It has been mechanically tenderized to break down the tough fibers, making it easier to cook and enjoy. However, without the right cooking method, cube steak can still be tough to chew. That’s where our recipe comes in!

Ingredients You’ll Need

To prepare this slow cooker cube steak recipe to perfection, gather the following ingredients:

  • Cube steaks
  • Salt and pepper (for seasoning)
  • Oil (for browning)
  • Onions (for the gravy)
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Beef broth

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Cooking Methods: Stove Top vs. Slow Cooker

Stove Top Method

To begin, season both sides of your cube steaks with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet and add some oil, then brown the steaks on both sides until they develop a golden-brown crust. Browning the steaks adds an extra layer of flavor that enhances the overall taste of the dish. If desired, you can coat the cubed steaks in seasoned flour to help thicken the gravy later. However, we recommend thickening the gravy separately if needed.

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Once your steaks are browned, set them aside and prepare the gravy in the same skillet. Sauté onions in the remaining oil, then add cream of mushroom soup and beef broth. Whisk everything together until well combined. Return the steaks to the skillet and let them simmer in the gravy for approximately 2.5 hours, or until the cube steak is tender. Season with black pepper to taste.

Slow Cooker Method

If you prefer a hassle-free cooking experience, the slow cooker method is perfect for you. Follow the same steps as the stove top method, but instead of simmering the steaks in the skillet, transfer them along with the sautéed onions, cream of mushroom soup, and beef broth into the slow cooker. Mix everything well, ensuring the steaks are submerged in the gravy. Let them slow cook all day, and by dinnertime, you’ll have tender and flavorful cube steaks ready to serve.

Cubed Steak and Gravy

Enjoy Your Delicious Cube Steak

We hope you enjoy this easy and mouthwatering cube steak recipe! It’s the perfect way to transform an affordable cut of beef into a tender and flavorful masterpiece. Serve your cube steaks with your favorite sides, such as cauliflower rice or keto mashed potatoes, for a complete and satisfying meal.

Feel free to explore more easy crockpot recipes like Crockpot Swedish Meatballs, Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce, Crockpot Chicken Fajitas, and Crockpot Chicken Tacos on Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. Happy cooking!