Cube steak can be chewy... but.... if you make it in the crock pot.... it will melt in your mouth.. trust me.
I make cube steak in the crockpot.. a number of ways.. and they're all good... just a little different... depends on my mood.. depends on what I have on hand.. and how much time I have to put it together....
This recipe uses cream of mushroom soup.... and before you turn up your nose... let me tell you.. it really doesn't end up tasting like a canned soup.
One of the plusses of this soup.. is that it comes in a 98% fat free variety... so if your watching the fat in your diet.... this is a great way to thicken the gravy without adding fat.
If you really don't want to use the cream of mushroom soup... click here for my other recipe for Crockpot Cube Steak... you may like that one better.
I don't sear the meat.. so you cut the prep time and the fat there too.
The recipe uses onion soup and dip mix... which can be a bit salty... I used 2 packets.. if you're ultra sensitive to salt.. then you may want to use only one.
If you don't have the dried soup and dip mix on hand... you can slice a medium to large onion and lay it on top of the meat and let it cook in the crockpot... I'd recommend you crush a beef bouillon cube and add it into the gravy...
If you like carrots and are home while this is cooking.. about 2 hours before it's done.. add sliced fresh carrots... if you use frozen... add the frozen ones about an hour before it's done.
I like mushrooms.. and honestly.. I forgot to add them this time... I usually use fresh sliced mushrooms.. add them about an hour before it's done.
I use low sodium beef broth... you can use beef stock.. if that's what you have.
My recipe makes enough gravy for 8 average pieces of cube steak.... I usually make only 4 and save the extra gravy for a meal later in the week... I like to use it with meatloaf.
Serve this dish with mashed potatoes and a vegetable.
I figure 2 slices of meat per person.
The meat is fork tender and absolutely delicious.. I hope you enjoy it!
Recipe: Easy Crockpot Cube Steak
All you need:
8 slices cube steak
2 cans Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 cups beef broth
1-2 packets dried onion soup and dip mix *See TIPS
1 pkg. (8 oz) fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)
All you have to do:
In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of mushroom soup, dried onion soup and dip mix, and beef broth. Stir until smooth.
Pour half of the soup mixture into the bottom of the crockpot. Place the meat on top of the soup in the crockpot. Pour the remaining soup mixture on top of the meat.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or 5-6 hours on high. About an hour before it's done, add the sliced mushrooms to the crockpot.