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Crock Pot Beef Cube Steaks and Homemade Gravy

Y’all get ready for some lip smacking, fork tender, comfort food with my Crock Pot Beef Cube Steaks and Homemade Gravy recipe. You are gonna love it!

The cubed steaks are slow simmered in that rich brown gravy is truly comforting and downright delicious.

Now, there’s nothing like the smell of a slow-cooked meal filling your kitchen my friend, and this easy recipe is sure to have everyone gathered around the table. They might even be drooling, y’all! Ha! I wouldn’t blame them one bit. 

My Crock Pot cube steak recipe takes just a few simple ingredients to create a hearty meal, with minimal effort, that is sure to become a family favorite.

So, let’s head into the kitchen and I will take you through all of the steps to make this delicious dinner.

Slow Cooker Cube Steak

tender cube steaks with brown gravy prepared in the slow cooker served on a white platter and garnished with chopped parsley

Have you ever had the Southern favorite meal of country style steak that is baked in the oven with gravy? If you have, then you know how melt in your mouth tender the meat is and so delicious.

Well, this is like that, except made in the slow cooker instead. The tenderness and flavor are absolutely wonderful.

It is a home cooked meal and that delicious brown gravy is homemade and thickens up with the tender beef in the crock pot.

The Perfect Comfort Food Meal

blue and white plate with creamy mashed potatoes topped with crock pot cube steak and homemade brown gravy

Y’all, let us take a moment to appreciate how delicious that tender cube steak resting on a bed of fluffy mashed taters looks. Ahhh!

Well, you’ve got to serve the cube steaks with something, so here are a few suggestions that you might enjoy with it:

  1. Mashed Potatoes – this might be my favorite choice. Creamy, fluffy and so delicious.
  2. Cooked White Rice
  3. Buttered Noodles – a delicious side of egg noodles that are so simple and comforting.
  4. Sautéed Green Beans
  5. Rolls, Biscuits, or Cornbread

These are just a few suggestions, and I’ve got a lots of wonderful side options on the website that you can check out for more ideas.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Crock Pot Cube Steak

Ingredients for preparing cube steak in the slow cooker arranged on a cutting board
  • Beef Cube Steaks – cube steaks (also referred to as minute steak) are tenderized tougher cuts of meat that are usually less expensive and have been tenderized in a “cuber” to help make them more tender. Preparing them in the slow cooker ensured that every bite with be melt in your mouth tender.
  • Cooking Oil – I used peanut oil, but your favorite oil for cooking that can also be good in preparing gravy will be fine.
  • Flour – all purpose or self rising are find for this recipe.
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Beef Stock – the beef stock, or beef broth, creates the delicious brown gravy. Some folks like to use chicken stock, which is fine just a different flavor. In a pinch water or milk work for making a gravy recipe too. Again, the flavor will be different than the brown gravy with beef stock, but still good.

Allow me to take you through the Easy Steps of the Recipe

Seasoned cube steak being dredged in a pan of seasoned flour before pan frying

To start, place a skillet (I used my cast iron frying pan because it holds heat well) on the stove top over medium heat. Next, add a little cooking oil so that it is hot enough to brown the cube steaks.

I like to season in layers so add a pinch of salt and pepper to each side of the beef. Next, season the flour with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to dredge the meat in.

dredged beef cube steak frying in a cast iron skillet

Cook in batches so you don’t over-crowd the pan, and place a few of the dredged cube steaks pieces into the hot skillet.

browning cube steak in a pan before slow cooking

You only need to pan fry to brown one each side. The meat doesn’t have to be cooked all of the way through in this step because it will finish cooking in the slow cooker.

Crockpot Cube Steak

partially cooked browned cube steaks in a crockery of the slow cooker

Transfer the cube steaks into the crockery of the your slow cooker after they are browned on each side and continue on with the next batch.

I want to share a little tip that I like to use when making meal in my Crock Pot. Pre-heat your crockery by turning the cooking setting on high and covering with the lid while you prep. That way it is already nice and hot and ready to go when you add the ingredients to the crockery.

pan frying cube steaks before Crock pot cooking in homemade gravy

Brown the next batch of cubed beef steaks on each side to give that outer layer of flavor to the beef.

beef cube steaks in Crock Pot

Then transfer them to the crockery. Next, we prepare the super easy brown gravy.

The Savory Gravy – Homemade with No Creamed Soups and No Gravy Packets Needed

leftover bits in skillet after browning cube steaks

This is what the bottom of your pan will look like after you’ve finished browning all of your meat pieces. Those bits left in the skillet mixed in with the remaining oil will add a lot of flavor to the gravy.

Adding seasoned flour in pan drippings to make gravy for crock pot cube steaks

Add a couple of tablespoons of the seasoned flour mixture to the skillet.

cooking roux for gravy

Use a whisk to combine the flour with the pan drippings until well combined then allow the flour mixture, or roux, to cook a bit to cook out that raw flour taste. It takes just a few minutes until the flour mixture is a light golden brown in color.

Adding beef stock to roux in skillet and making brown gravy

The next step is to add the beef stock and whisk to combine it with the roux (flour mixture). Cook the gravy mixture for another minute or so.

In this step you are not cooking the gravy until it is thick. So, don’t worry about the gravy being runny at this point. That is how it should be in this recipe.

Slow Cooker Country Style Steak

Adding the gravy mixture to the crockery with cube steaks before slow cooking until tender

Pour the brown gravy mixture into the crockery with the cube steak pieces. Cover the crockery with the lid, reduce the cook setting to low and allow it to slow cook for a few hours.

Let it Cook Low and Slow

The slow cooker cubed steaks and gravy after slow cooking a few hours

The gravy will thicken up as it cooks in the slow cooker with the meat, which is why we don’t thicken it up in the skillet.

In three to four hours you will have the most amazing and tender Crock Pot cube steak and gravy ready to enjoy.

Crock Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy

Serving of crock pot cubed steak and gravy on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes on a beautiful blue and white plate

A meal that is perfect for any weeknight that is a pure delight to the taste buds. Give it a try soon and let me know how you enjoy it.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Easy Crock Pot Beef Cube Steaks with Homemade Gravy Recipe

Crock Pot Beef Cube Steaks and Homemade Gravy-no packets- tender steak on white platter

We are fixing up a comfort food classic that's as Southern as sweet tea – Crock Pot Cube Steak and Homemade Gravy. We're talking tender, melt-in-your-mouth fork tender cube steak slow-cooked to perfection in a rich, savory gravy that'll have you licking your plate clean. Serve it over mashed potatoes or rice, and don't forget the homemade biscuits to sop up every last drop of that delicious gravy. This is a comforting meal that the whole family will love.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 pounds Beef Cube Steaks (about 8 pieces)
  • ¼ cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt, or to taste, plus a pinch to season the meat pieces.
  • ¼ teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper, or to taste, plus a pinch to season the meat pieces.
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 cups Beef Stock


  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Season the cube beef steak pieces with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Next, in a small pan or bowl: add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to the flour then stir to combine.
  4. Add the cooking oil to the hot skillet.
  5. Dredge the cubed steaks in the seasoned flour then place then in the skillet, cooking in batches, and brown on each side. This will be 2-3 minutes per side. The meat doesn't have to cook through. Transfer the browned cube steaks to the crockery. Repeat with the next batch until all of the cube beef steaks have been browned and added to the crockery.
  6. Next, add 2 tablespoons of the seasoned flour mixture to the skillet. Use a whisk to combine the flour into the pan drippings and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Then, add the beef stock to the flour mixture (roux) and whisk to combine. Cook for 1 minute more then transfer the gravy mixture to the crockery with the cube steak. (NOTE: gravy will not be thickened at this point).
  8. Cover the crockery with the lid, set the Crock Pot to the low cook setting and slow cook 4 hours. As the cube steak cooks the gravy will thicken.
  9. Serve the tender cube steak and gravy with your favorite side dishes.


See full post for serving suggestions and step by step instructions for preparing crock pot cube steak and gravy.

Tip: preheat the crockery of the crock pot while you prep, by placing the lid on the crockery and setting on the high cook setting.

Leftover crockpot cube steak can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheats easily in the microwave.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 35g

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Well, y’all, that wraps up our Crock Pot Cube Steak adventure! I hope you enjoyed making this cozy, delicious dish as much as I did.

Remember, there’s nothing like the taste of a home-cooked meal to bring everyone together. So, serve up those tender crockpot cubed steaks with a big ole smile and watch your loved ones dig in.

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Until next time, happy cooking and God bless, y’all!


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Carol F

Friday 28th of June 2024

Since there are only 2 of us, does this freeze well?

Julia Jordan

Friday 28th of June 2024

It does freeze well, thanks for asking.


Friday 28th of June 2024

This is the perfect recipe for the hot weather we are having! Love the tip to preheat crockpot.

Julia Jordan

Friday 28th of June 2024

Thank you!

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