Cube steaks and gravy is perhaps one of the most quintessential American dinners. This low-cost, low-maintenance dish is rich in both flavor and history. Many of us (especially if we’re from the South) grew up eating it for dinner, whether our parents made it with brown gravy or white.
And now, with this simple slow-cooker recipe, you can make a classic steak and gravy dinner that will elevate those vintage flavors to a whole new level of deliciousness.
One reason that steak and gravy became so popular is that it was a financially astute way to serve beef to your family. That’s because you use tenderized, cubed round steaks. Admittedly, it’s not a choice filet mignon, but it doesn’t have to be. The gravy and seasoning in this recipe turn basic cube steaks into a moist, flavorful dish. So, you don’t need to break the bank buying an expensive cut of beef.
Plus, you don’t need to spend a ton of money on ingredients. The recipe on Sweet Little Bluebird only includes a handful of items: two pounds of cubed steak, a packet of onion gravy, condensed cream of mushroom soup and some all-purpose flour.
So how do you make this delicious dish? To whip this up in a slow cooker, you first sauté the cube steaks in oil or butter. Then, salt and pepper the steaks and dredge the cube steaks in flour. Place in a slow cooker. Finally, cover with mushroom soup and a packet of onion gravy, and let your slow cooker work its magic.
When dinner time creeps around, you will have a perfectly cooked steak. How good does the final product look?
Instead of using a can of cream of mushroom soup, you can also use beef broth and cornstarch to help create a thick, flavorful sauce, as the Moms with Crockpots recipe suggests doing.
As seen below, this version of cubed steak and gravy also calls for the addition of some tasty toppings, like mushrooms. As the recipe states, you can throw the sliced mushrooms into the slow cooker along with your meat. Or, if you have picky eaters in the family, sauté them separately and add them in later. You could also throw on some extra sautéed onions to kick the flavor up a notch.
Or, you can simply toss a few taters in the oven. Nothing is more classic than a baked potato and cubed steak!
Which one of these slow-cooker recipes will you try for dinner?