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Crock Pot Cubed Steak (+Video)

Crock Pot Cubed Steak with Gravy is the ultimate no-fuss weeknight dinner recipe. Tender, flavorful and goes perfect with mashed potatoes!

A BUDGET-FRIENDLY, FAMILY-FRIENDLY DINNER

This meal is not only inexpensive but it is one of those “set-it and forget-it” type meals. You can toss everything into your slow cooker and dinner will be ready when you are! With only a handful of ingredients, you can have the most delicious, comfort food ready and waiting for you by the time you get home! It’s a meal the whole family will love!

cooked cube steaks topped with gravy on a plate with mashed potatoes and cooked green beans.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

This seems like it might be too salty, what can I do?

If you are sensitive to salt, don’t enjoy salted food or need lower sodium for dietary restrictions, you will need to purchase lower sodium or no sodium options where possible. You can always season with salt after it has finished cooking.

I can’t find canned French Onion Soup, what else can I use?

You could substitute with Beef Consommé or beef broth. Again, if you need lower sodium options, purchase those instead.

Can I cook this longer than 8 hours?

It helps to have a digital crock pot. That way you can cook it for a certain amount of time so and then set it to automatically go to a keep-warm setting. That would be ideal for this recipe.

How to make a cubed steak so it’s not tough?

This is where the crock pot comes in. Using a slow cooker so the meat can slowly cook in gravy will produce cubed steak that you can cut with a fork.

Can I cook this on high?

No. If you want the most tender cubed steak, it needs to only be cooked on low.

What do you serve with cubed steak?

I serve this cubed steak and gravy with my Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes and smother it in the gravy. You could also serve with rice or egg noodles. For vegetable options, try Italian Green Beans, Bacon Garlic Green Beans or Maple Glazed Carrots

What part of the cow is cubed steak?

Cubed steaks come from the cow’s shoulder which is a tough cut of meat since the cow is constantly using its shoulder. The more a cow uses a certain area of its body, the more that area will become tough. Cubed steak is run through a meat tenderizer (which gives it all those tiny little holes) to help make it just a bit more tender.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes but make sure you have a large enough crock pot.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I do not recommend freezing.

two cubed steaks on a plate with mashed potatoes and green beans.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • au jus gravy mix – if you can’t find this in a lower sodium option, substitute it for some low sodium brown gravy mix.
  • cream of chicken soup – as I stated above, please be aware of your own sensitivities or aversion to salt/sodium. Use low or no sodium options where possible. Cream of mushroom can also be used.
  • French onion soup – the same applies for this soup. If necessary, use low or no sodium options.
  • cubed steaks – This recipe works for 4 cubed steaks. Anything more and you will want to use a larger crock pot and also double the recipe.
  • cornstarch and water – this is to make a cornstarch slurry to thicken up the gravy. If you don’t want a thicker gravy, then just skip this step.
cubed steaks, au jus gravy, French onion soup. cream of chicken soup, water.

HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT CUBED STEAK:

In the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker, combine cream of chicken soup, French Onion soup, packet of au jus and water. Stir well. Put cubed steak in slow cooker with gravy mixture and move them around to coat them with the gravy. Cover slow cooker and cook steak on low.

collage of three photos: french onion soup, au jus gravy, cream of chicken whisked together in a slow cooker; cubed steaks put into the slow cooker; lid put on slow cooker and timer set for 8 hours.

After cooking, it’s time to thicken gravy. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and cold water. Stir mixture into crock pot. You do not need to remove the cubed steaks to do this unless you find it easier to whisk it in. I would put the cubed steaks back in the pot as soon as you’ve mixed it in. Turn the setting to high and cook until gravy is thickened.

collage of three photos: cornstarch and water slurry in a measuring cup; slurry being poured into the slow cooker; thickened gravy and cubed steaks shown in the slow cooker.

Then serve with mashed potatoes.

cube steak shown served on a plate with mashed potatoes and green beans.

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Originally published: January 2012
Updated & republished: April 2019

Crock Pot Cubed Steak (+Video)

Crock Pot Cubed Steak with Gravy is made with cubed steak, au jus gravy mix, French onion soup and cream of chicken soup.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 10.75 ounce can cream of chicken soup (see notes below)
  • 10.5 ounce can French onion soup (see notes below)
  • 1 packet au jus gravy mix (see notes below)
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 cubed steaks

To thicken gravy:

  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  • In the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker, combine 10.75 ounce can cream of chicken soup, 10.5 ounce can French onion soup, 1 packet au jus gravy mix and 1/2 cup water. Stir well.
    French onion soup, au jus gravy, cream of chicken
  • Put 4 cubed steaks into gravy mixture and make sure it is coated well.
    Crock Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy
  • Cover slow cooker and cook steak on low for 6-8 hours.
    Slow Cooker Cubed Steak and Gravy
  • After cooking, it's time to thicken gravy. In a small bowl, whisk together 3 Tablespoons cornstarch and 3 Tablespoons cold water. Stir mixture into crock pot. You do not need to remove the cubed steaks to do this unless you find it easier to whisk it in. I would put the cubed steaks back in the pot as soon as you've mixed it in.
    cornstarch slurry added to cubed steak and gravy
  • Turn the setting to high and cook for 30 minutes (until gravy is thickened.) Then serve!
    Slow Cooker Cubed Steak with Gravy

Video

Notes

  • NOTE: If you are sensitive to salt, don’t enjoy salted food or need lower sodium for dietary restrictions, you will need to purchase lower sodium or no sodium options where possible. You can always season with additional salt yourself if you prefer. 
  • If you don’t want to use French Onion Soup you could substitute with low sodium Beef Consommé or Beef Broth.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Cube Steak, Crock Pot Cube Steak with Gravy, Crock Pot Cubed Steak, Crock Pot Cubed Steak with Gravy, Cube Steak, Cubed Steak with Gravy

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 771mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3.7mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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259 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Brandie, I have been making this recipe for about two or three years now. It’s my absolute favorite easy go to recipe ever. This is the ultimate comfort food for me!!! Thank you soooo much for the delicious recipe!!!!!!

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I don’t think I’ll make cubed steak any other way again. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    The MOST tender cubed steak ever and that gravy is AMAZING! I did have to use low sodium options because I have high blood pressure but it still tasted fabulous – thank you!!

  4. quick question… do I take the cube steaks out when I thicken the gravy (won’t they get cold ?) or leave them in when I thicken the gravy? Thank you so much !

  5. 5 stars
    Husband loves cubed steak above all This slow cooker recipe with make sasy clean up and less time hanging over a hot stove

  6. 5 stars
    Just made this yesterday and it is outstanding! My crockpot must run hot or my cubed steaks thin as it was done in 5 hrs, meat so tender i could cut with a fork. Such delicious flavor and with adding cornstart, the gravy perfect on my mashed potatoes. Next time I want to try using cream of mushroom soup and adding mushrooms. Super easy, Super delicious!

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing especially now with football season. I make sure to have cube steaks on hand for an easy crock pot dinner. If anyone is looking for an easy and warming dinner this is the one….Enjoy!!!