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Crock Pot Cube Steak

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Melt-in-your-mouth Crock Pot Cube Steak is the perfect comfort food. With our simple cube steak recipe, you can make a delicious country-style steak for dinner tonight!

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a platter of cube steak being served

Cube steaks are a delicious and easy way to make a hearty meal. But can you cook steak in a crockpot?

Of course! These country-style steaks, often made from beef shoulder or round cuts, are perfect for crock pot cooking. You can set it and forget it with this easy cube steak recipe!

Tender and Delicious Crock Pot Cube Steaks

Making crock pot cube steaks has become one of my favorite ways to enjoy a delicious and tender country style steak that melts in the mouth.

We love to get this dish ready before heading off for church on Sunday mornings and coming home to a house filled with the aroma of a delicious meal.

Cube steak is an ideal cut of meat for crock pot cooking due to its tender texture and ability to retain flavor while keeping it moist and tender.

I just love how easy it is and how it produces such delicious and tender steaks every time.

And what makes this steak even better is it comes with creamy mushroom gravy and is served with creamy mashed potatoes.

This crock pot cube steak tastes just as good, if not better than steaks that have been cooked on the stovetop.

Country style steak with mushroom gravy on a platter.

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Cube Steak Recipe FAQ

Cube steak is a type of beef that comes from the shoulder, round, or chuck.

This cut of beef is tenderized by pounding it with a meat tenderizer, which makes small dents in the steak. This helps to break down the tough fibers, making them more tender and easier to chew.

The name cube steak (also known as cubed steak) comes from the fact that the dents look like small cubes.

Does cube steak get tender the longer it cooks?

Cube steak does become more tender the longer it cooks. The crock pot helps to break down the connective tissues in the meat, making it tender and juicy, but it is possible to overcook any cut of meat.

This crock pot cube steak recipe allows for cooking on low or high heat, depending on how much time you have, and yet produces a tender steak.

Should cube steak be rinsed before cooking?

Cube steak should not be rinsed before cooking. The process of cubing tenderizes the meat. Rinsing will wash away the tenderizing agent, which is not advised.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Montreal steak seasoning– You can substitute Montreal seasoning with an all-purpose seasoning, dry onion soup mix, or a combination of your favorite herbs and spices. Good choices are garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, and black pepper.
  • Cooking oil – Choose a mild flavored oil such as avocado, canola, vegetable, or even sunflower.
  • White mushrooms – Sliced button mushrooms are the common choice for this cube steak recipe, but Cremini mushrooms work well, too.
  • Beef broth – Feel free to use concentrated beef base mixed with water (according to the package directions). In a pinch, you can substitute chicken or vegetable broth for beef broth.
  • Worcestershire sauce – This condiment adds a classic flavor to all cube steak recipes. The Food Network website has a post with several substitutes for Worcestershire sauce.
  • Heavy cream – You can substitute half-and-half for heavy cream, but the cube steak gravy won’t be quite as rich and creamy.
Ingredients in bowls for a cube steak recipe, including beef shoulder steaks, Montreal steak seasoning, cooking oil, yellow onions, white mushrooms, all purpose flour, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and heavy cream.

Kitchen Tools Needed

How to Cook Cube Steak in a Crock Pot

  1. Prepare the Crock Pot.
    Spray the crock pot with cooking spray or line it with a slow cooker liner. Place the cube steaks in the bottom then sprinkle with Montreal steak seasoning.
raw cube steak in a slow cooker.
  1. Make the mushroom gravy. Heat oil in a large skillet. Then sauté onions and mushrooms, until dry and beginning to brown.
sautéing mushrooms and onions.

Stir in flour and Montreal steak seasoning, and cook. Add and stir broth and Worcestershire sauce to deglaze the skillet, and bring to a simmer.

cooked mushroom and onion gravy for cube steaks.
  1. Slow cook the cubed steak.
    Pour the mushroom gravy over the steaks. Place the lid on the crockpot and slow cook for 6 to 7 hours on Low or 3 to 4 hours on High.
mushroom and onion gravy over cube steak in Crock Pot.
  1. Ready to serve.
    Remove then place the steaks on a plate or serving dish. Pour the heavy cream into the slow cooker.

Cook’s Tip:
The cube steak gravy will be thin at first; keep stirring until it thickens.

cooked country style crock pot cube steak with gravy.

Crock Pot Cube Steak Recipe Variations

  • Crock Pot cube steak sandwiches: serve the crock pot cube steak on buns with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.
  • Crock Pot cube steak and potatoes: add cubed potatoes to the crock pot in the last hour of cooking.
  • Add a can of cream of mushroom soup for extra flavor.
  • Add other vegetables to the crock pot in the last hour, such as carrots and celery.
  • Make them spicy by adding a few dashes of hot sauce or your favorite spices.

Serving Suggestions

This country style steak is best served over mashed potatoes or rice. Some people prefer it with buttered egg noodles. It’s also fantastic with a side of Crock Pot mac n cheese!

We like to put out a basket with homemade biscuits or cornbread.

For a healthy veggie, we suggest Instant Pot green beans or Tuscan bean salad.

slow cooker cube steaks with gravy on a serving plate.

Storing and Reheating Cube Steak

Fridge: Store cubed steaks in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

For the gravy, store it in a separate airtight container or jar and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Freezer: Slow cooker cube steak can be frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap each steak individually in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer bag or airtight container.

Reheating: To reheat country style steak, place it in a covered dish and bake at 350°F until heated through.

For the gravy, heat in a saucepan over low heat until warm. You can also reheat both of them in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.

Country style steak with mushroom gravy on a platter.
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Crock Pot Cube Steak

Make a tender, delicious crock pot cube steak easily your slow cooker! This hearty country style steak is a family favorite!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker, Beef, crockpot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 459kcal

Equipment

  • Crock Pot or slow cooker
  • large skillet
  • dipping trays or plate for dipping and coating cube steaks

Ingredients

  • 4 cube steaks
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning, divided (or all-purpose seasoning)
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 pound white mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Prepare the crock pot by spraying the liner with cooking spray or line it with a slow cooker liner. Place the cube steaks in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of Montreal steak seasoning.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms, and saute for 5 minutes, until the onions and mushrooms are dry and beginning to brown.
  • Stir in flour and 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning, and cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Add broth and Worcestershire sauce to deglaze the skillet, stirring to smooth any lumps, and bring to a simmer.
  • Pour the onion and mushroom skillet sauce over the cube steaks. Add lid and slow cook the cube steaks for 6 to 7 hours on low or 3 to 4 hours on high.
  • When done, use tongs to remove the steaks to a plate or serving dish. Stir in the heavy cream, until thickened. Spoon mushroom cream sauce over the steaks before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cube steak | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 1044mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4mg


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