Place flour in shallow dish. Add steaks, 1 or 2 at a time, and turn to coat completely.
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.
In a bowl, whisk together gravy mixes with remaining water. Add to slow cooker; cook 30 minutes longer. Serve over mashed potatoes or noodles.
Cube Steaks with Gravy Tips
What is cube steak?
Cube steak is a cut of meat that has already been tenderized and pounded with a meat mallet or machine. The "cube" in cube steak refers to the small, cube-shaped indentations in the meat made by the tenderizer.
What is the best way to tenderize cube steak?
Cube steak already comes tenderized, but using the right cooking method is the best way to keep cube steak tender and juicy. Lock in those juices by pan-searing, braising, or sauteing for the best results! If you’re grilling, consider using a tasty marinade recipe to make it extra tender and flavorful.
What can I use instead of cube steak?
If you need a substitute for cube steak, you can use any type of beef steak and pound it out yourself with a meat mallet to ¼-inch thickness. Some good choices are top round steak or sirloin as cube steak alternatives. Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant