Crock Pot Cube Steak

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Pure comfort food this Crock Pot Cube Steak is easy to make, with no canned soup! Super flavorful, tender beef, and a delicious gravy.

crockpot cube steak on a plate with mushroom gravy


Getting a comforting dinner on the table is super easy with this cube steak recipe. You use the crockpot to get the beef tender and delicious. Cube steak can sometimes be tough, but it doesn’t have to be! One of the best ways to get it tender is to cook it slowly in your crockpot.

This recipe has just 6 ingredients (only 5 if you don’t count the water), and is really easy to just add everything to the slow cooker and let it go!

crockpot cube steak ingredients

Why You’ll Love This Crock Pot Cube Steak

  • Easy – you really just dump the ingredients in the crockpot and let it go. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
  • No Canned Soup – a lot of version of this recipe rely on canned soup to make the gravy. This thickens with cornstarch and water, so no cream soup necessary.
  • Filling & Comforting – this is one of those stick to your ribs really comforting meals when you serve it over mashed potatoes or egg noodles. Great on a cold night.

What Is Cube Steak

Cube steak is a beef that is usually cut from the top round, usually from the shoulder or hind quarters of the cow. It is a tougher cut of meat, that they tenderize by pounding the meat and leaving indentations. This process is called cubing, and how the meat gets its name.

It is often used to make chicken fried steak in the United States. But it can be used for so much more!

pouring broth into crockpot with mushrooms and cube steak

What You’ll Need

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  • Cube Steak
  • Onion Soup Mix – use the store bought or you can make Homemade Onion Soup Mix to control the ingredients
  • Beef Broth – use low or no sodium to cut down on salt
  • Mushrooms – button mushrooms, baby bella mushrooms or brown mushrooms all work great.
  • Water
  • Cornstarch
cooked cube steak in crockpot

How To Make Crock Pot Cube Steak

  • Fill Crockpot – Arrange the cube steak in the base of your slow cooker. Add the mushrooms and sprinkle over the onion soup mix. Pour in the beef broth to cover everything.
  • Cook – Set the crockpot to low and cook for about 3 1/2-4 hours.
  • Thicken – in a small bowl whisk together the water and cornstarch and pour into the crockpot. Whisk to combine with the broth. Leave the lid off, and let it cook for 30 minutes to thicken the sauce.
looking down on a plate of crockpot cube steak

How To Serve

Recipe Tips & Suggestions

  • Help control the sodium in your recipe by using a low or no sodium beef broth and make your own Homemade Onion Soup Mix.
  • If your gravy is not thickening, you can up the heat to high or even pour it into a saucepan and heat over the stove for just a couple of minutes.
  • If you love mushrooms, feel free to add more! They cook down just like sauteed mushrooms, so if everyone you are serving love mushrooms, you may want more.
  • It is best if you use thawed cube steak. It is cut very thin, so it usually thaws very quickly. You can leave it in the fridge overnight, or even on the counter for just a couple of hours.
cube steak with mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes

More Easy Crockpot Recipes

cropped close up cube steak with mushroom gravy
5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Cube Steak

By Erin
Pure comfort food this Crock Pot Cube Steak is easy to make, with no canned soup! Super flavorful, tender beef, and a delicious gravy.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1.5 pounds cube steak
  • 1 ounce Onion Soup Mix
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch


  • Arrange cube steak in the base of the crockpot. Add mushrooms, and sprinkle over the onion soup mix. Pour in beef broth to cover.
  • Put on the lid and cook on how for 3 1/2 – 4 hours.
  • Mix together water and cornstarch, whisk into the broth. Leave the lid off and cook for 30 minutes for the gravy to thicken.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes, egg noodles or as desired.


See notes in the post for how to reduce sodium


Serving: 1g | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 481
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  1. I love being able to get all the classic flavor and texture of cube steak so easily. It’s definitely more convenient, and the flavor is great. I served it over mashed potatoes. Yummo!

  2. It was a perfect, effortless meal for a busy day, especially served over mashed potatoes. I’ll definitely make it again.