The Art of Slow Cooking: Tender Crock Pot Cube Steak

If you’re seeking a delightful and effortless way to prepare cube steak, look no further than your trusty crock pot! With just a handful of ingredients and a sprinkle of patience, you can achieve a tender and succulent meal that will gratify your taste buds.

As the cube steak simmers, it releases a heavenly aroma, creating a luscious gravy that pairs perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes. Anticipation for dinner will build throughout the day as your house fills with the mouthwatering scent.

Not too long ago, cube steak was a mystery to me. However, when a quarter of a cow was delivered to fill our freezer with beef, cube steak was among the cuts we received. Intrigued, I decided to experiment with it, but my initial attempt in a skillet left me with a tough and chewy result. Disappointed, I was determined to find a way to transform the remaining cube steak into a dish that my family would truly enjoy. And that’s when the slow cooker came to the rescue!

Frequently asked questions:

Unlocking the Potential of Cube Steak in a Crock Pot

  1. DREDGE – In a shallow dish, combine flour, garlic salt, and pepper. Coat both sides of the cube steak in the flour mixture and set aside.
    process shots - dredging cubed steak in flour mixture

  2. BROWN – Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sear each cube steak for 4-5 minutes per side. To avoid messy splatters, I recommend using a splatter screen.
    process shots - browning steak using a splatter screen

  3. COMBINE – Transfer the cube steak to the slow cooker. Layer sliced onions, bouillon, dry soup mix, Worcestershire sauce, and water over the beef.
    process shots - meat, onions, seasonings, and broth in a crock pot

  4. SLOW COOK – Cover and cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours or on LOW for 8-9 hours.

  5. SERVE – Once the meat is perfectly tender, serve it with the rich gravy over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and your choice of sides. Indulge and enjoy!

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Leftover cube steak and gravy can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Simply reheat in the microwave for a minute or two when you’re ready to enjoy it again.

Pro tips:

  • Remember to thaw your meat before preparing this dish. You can thaw frozen cube steak by placing it in the refrigerator overnight or by immersing it in cool water in a sealed bag for faster thawing.
  • Don’t skip the browning step. Despite adding an extra dish to wash, it infuses the steak with exceptional flavor. Trust me, the extra effort is worth it!
  • To make cleaning up a breeze, spray your slow cooker pot with non-stick cooking spray.


  • If you prefer abundant gravy, consider adding a can of cream of mushroom or golden mushroom soup to the other ingredients.
  • You can substitute beef broth or beef consommé for the beef bouillon and water.
  • For those who crave mushrooms, feel free to add them during the last hour of cooking. Any variety will work, whether whole or sliced.
  • While mashed potatoes are our go-to companion for cube steak, you can substitute pasta or rice according to your preferences.



Follow this straightforward recipe to create the perfect crock pot cube steak! Once you’ve experienced its deliciousness, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how it turned out. 🙂

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