Cube Steaks with Gravy

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Cube steaks and gravy are a hearty home-style dinner your family will love after a busy day. The slow-cooked beef is wonderful served over mashed potatoes or noodles. —Judy Long, Limestone, Tennessee
Cube Steaks with Gravy Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Place flour in shallow dish. Add steaks, 1 or 2 at a time, and turn to coat completely.
  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.

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

Nutrition Facts

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