Cubed Steaks with Gravy Recipe
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Cubed Steaks with Gravy Recipe

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Before I tried this recipe, my family did not like this particular cut of beef because it was chewy. But these cubed steaks, slow-cooked until they're nice and tender, are now one of our favorites.—Judy Long, Limestone, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 beef cubed steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 envelope mushroom gravy mix
  • 1 envelope onion gravy mix
  • Hot mashed potatoes or cooked noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 245 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 850mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add steaks, a few at a time, and shake until completely coated.
  2. In a skillet, cook steaks in oil until lightly browned on each side. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the onion and 2 cups water. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together gravy mixes with remaining water. Add to slow cooker; cook 30 minutes longer. Serve over mashed potatoes or noodles. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cubed Steaks with Gravy in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p7

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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fhquilting User ID: 2569371 249683
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"Because I don't use bottled gravy, I saved the browning pan to make the gravy later. Instead of adding water to the crock-pot, I used beef broth instead. After the meat was tender, I removed it from the cooking juices. In the frying pan, I added flour to the pan with a little more oil (if needed) to make a roux. Then, I added the juices along with the onions and made a thickened gravy. Salt and pepper to taste. Return the meat to the gravy. YUMMY!"

Suzanne444 User ID: 4834482 249317
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"GREAT! I tried your recipe and the cube steaks were delicious! So simple to prepare, and leftovers re-heated in the microwave were really good too. This one is a keeper! Thank you."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 244207
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"Wow!! Great way to make this meat tender. I could not find mushroom gravy or onion gravy. I used three packets of brown gravy, but bought fresh mushrooms, and cooked them on the stove, then added them when I added the gravy mix. One thing--I did season meat and the flour mixture with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and some beef seasoning. I also diced up some red bell pepper and some celery that needed to be used up. We gobbled this up!!! Made a ton of extra gravy, so I froze the remaining gravy and will use for another meal."

maralosmom User ID: 8332733 224670
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"Made this tonight after not making cube steaks in years ..I won't make that mistake again Keeping this on hand for easy and delicious family magic

Brilliant thanks for posting it!"

CowpokeBob User ID: 6210496 223758
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2015

"This is quick and very easy to prepare. Fills the whole house with a wonderful aroma while cooking and tastes delicious."

tamiurbanek User ID: 8102016 27136
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"I'm going to try this tonight with a few modifications. Instead of gravy, I'll use a non-gmo Indian sauce for flavor. My slow cooker cooks faster than I'd like, so I'm thinking it won't take 8 hours. Mashed potatoes, green salad, and acorn squash."

dana520 User ID: 7972442 77331
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"Sounds delish! But I dont have a slow cooker. Can I make this in the oven? How long?"

MStewards User ID: 7935054 27135
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"Best best best"

kmarqui User ID: 3651843 32345
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"This dish is flavorful and robust. The gravy mixture seemed like a sodium overload, but it wasn't. My family smothered that gravy all over our plates. This is a dish you can serve dinner guests. I served it with a strawberry spinach salad and mashed potatoes."

jpgmcteg User ID: 7341536 73938
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"This was really good. The gravy mixes gave it a good flavor. My cube steaks broke apart which was ok. We put a scoop on top on mashed potatoes and it was really good. I also added a whole green pepper and a whole sweet onion."

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