I had a package of cube steak in the freezer that I needed to use up so I decided to experiment with that. Cube steak is a great economical way to eat beef. The problem with it most of the time is that it's super easy to overcook and then it's tough and not tasty at all. Using the crockpot makes it simple and with just a few ingredients, the end result is a delicious steak and gravy dish that you can serve over rice or noodles or polenta or just eat it up!
You gotta love a recipe like this because you just use whatever you have on hand. It's easy to make substitutions to the ingredients.First get all your ingredients together. You'll need 2 cans of soup and an onion (unless you're Biz) but I forgot to take the photo before I used them.
Dredge your cube steak in a seasoned flour mixture then brown very quickly in a little bit of olive oil in a non-stick or (my preference) cast iron skillet.
Put a layer of cube steak in the bottom of the crockpot, then top with sliced onion and mushrooms.
Spoon a whole can of cream of mushroom soup over that layer. Then repeat layers.
In the skillet you browned the meat in, pour a cup of water and add a heaping tablespoon of the au jus gravy mix. Bring to a boil and scrape the skillet so all the browned bits come up and make a loose gravy. (Next time I'm going to try a can of beef broth!)
Pour that gravy over the top of the second layer in the crockpot, cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Serve with a vegetable and starch of your choice! (Mr. Helen chose rice.)
Crockpot Steak and Gravy