Cube Steaks with Gravy
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 beef cube 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 steak: 245 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 850mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.
Sep 16, 2019
I use tomato juice instead of brown gravy. I dredge the meat in flour and then brown in pan along with onions and green peppers. After browning I add the tomato juice and let simmer for an hour. I serve with rice. My family loves it.
Sep 16, 2019
I've made this several times, always delicious, a family favorite. I use a low sodium gravy mix. Have not found an artificial flavor or too much sodium. I did try Janet's suggestions (Jul 21, 2019) the cube steaks were not tender in 30 minutes. I'll stick with the original recipe.
Aug 25, 2019
This is exactly like my grandmother made for Sunday dinner when I was a kid! I've made it using the packets of gravy as well as making my own roux gravy and to me, there isn't much difference in taste. I do, howeve, use the whole mushroom and only half the brown and only half the onion mixes. This is perfect served with mashed potatoes, veg and rolls.
Jul 21, 2019
This was known as "Swiss steak" when I was growing up, and was a staple on our dinner table--my mom's recipe, however, had way less sodium that this one does, ie 4000 mg of sodium from the 3 packages of gravy mix. You can halve that by using a couple of beef bouillon cubes or tsp of bouillon granules, and some instant flour to thicken the gravy--which is one of the easiest things to make. If you want mushroom flavor, slice and add some, or whirl a few in your blender or food processor as part of the cooking liquid. I'm going to even go a step further--this recipe only takes 10 minutes prep and 30 minutes simmering on the stove top, so if you--like me--rarely have morning time to start the crock pot, it doesn't take all that long on the back end. Brown the steaks when you get in from work, throw the onions and water into the skillet, and simmer for half an hour while you put out the family fires and start the potatoes, and fix a veggie side and/or salad. Thicken the gravy a few minutes before you are ready to serve. I downstarred to 4 because of the packaged gravy mix with added sodium and about $3.50-$4 unnecessary cost.
Feb 8, 2019
Haven't made it but would like to know if canned or bottled gravy can be used. Now I'm leery of using packaged gravy mixes.
Feb 7, 2019
I make this with pot roast and cook for 8 hours or so. It is very easy and delicious. One of our favorites.
Feb 6, 2019
I have made this several times, I've also passed this recipe to several friends, one friend lost the recipe and after her 16 year old son asked for the dish she needed the recipe again, I was happy to help her out, everyone loves it, and I love all the recipes I get off of TOH
Feb 6, 2019
Très bon merci!
Oct 21, 2018
Delicious! I baked mine instead of using my crockpot. Husband
Feb 22, 2018
This easy and quick crock pot meal is wonderful and totally delicious; perfect for a rainy, chilly evening! I have no negative comments as have others although I like the idea of using the "browning crisps" from browning the cube steaks to make homemade gravy. Thank you for sharing this Judy Long!!