Cube Steak with Gravy features tender, seasoned meat enveloped in a savory mushroom gravy. This simple, one pan meal is easy to make and a family favorite!

If you love this cube steak recipe, you should try this easy Salisbury steak and one pan beef stroganoff!

cube steak on a white plate with mashed potatoes and green beans

I stumbled across cube steak last year and have been hooked ever since. 

Unlike traditional steak, it is a budget-friendly cut of beef that’s already been tenderized by pounding. This easy recipe makes a busy weeknight just a little better by having a hot and hearty meal ready in no time.

The seasoning, tender meat, and rich brown gravy gives a sense of home-cooked comfort that’s hard to resist. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or hosting a party, this easy cube steak with gravy is sure to impress.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Flavorful: this tender cube steak is a fun twist on traditional beef dishes and has a lot of flavor and richness, without a breading or coating.
  • Easy: also known as minute steak because of the quick cooking time, this dish is made in one pan, with simple ingredients.
  • Comfort food: this easy cube steak recipe can be made on the stove or in the slow cooker, resulting in hearty, flavorful cube steaks that make the best comfort food.
  • Leftover cubed steaks: these make tasty leftovers and can also be frozen to enjoy for multiple meals.

What is Cube Steak?

This inexpensive cut of meat is typically from the top or bottom round. It has been mechanically tenderized , which results in a texture that absorbs seasonings and marinades. The cube-shaped indentations on the meat are what gives the steak its name, and that also helps the meat cook evenly and create a surface that the seasonings stick to. 

What is the Difference Between Cube Steak and Salisbury Steak?

The meats are similar in that both are usually covered in a brown gravy when served. However, cube steak is usually from the top round, whereas Salisbury steak comes from ground beef, a cheaper cut of beef.

cube steak ingredients on a light pink surface

Ingredients in Cube Steak with Gravy Recipe:

  • Cube steaks
  • Seasoning mix: salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika elevates the flavor profile of the steaks.
  • All-purpose flour: helps brown the steaks and retain the juices.
  • Olive oil

Mushroom Gravy:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Mushrooms: I used sliced baby bella mushrooms, but white or cremini mushrooms can be used.
  • Beef broth
  • Onion soup mix
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cornstarch and water: to thicken the gravy

How to Make Cube Steaks and Gravy:

  1. Season: sprinkle both sides of steak with seasonings and then coat lightly in the flour mixture.
  2. Cook: brown steak in olive oil for several minutes per side over medium heat, or until cooked through. Because cube steaks are thin, the cooking time isn’t long.
raw steak in flour
steak seared in a white pan
  1. Make the gravy: scrap the bottom of the pan and then sauté mushrooms in butter until golden brown and tender. Stir in beef broth, onion soup mix, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Whisk: combine the cornstarch and cold water and the stir into the gravy mixture.  Add the steaks back to the skillet and simmer until thickened.
mushroom gravy simmering in a white pan

Slow Cooker Cube Steak Method:

Using the slow cooker is a convenient alternative if you’re short on time. This crock pot cube steak involves tenderizing the cube steaks, seasoning them, and transferring everything to the slow cooker.

This hands-off approach allows you to set it and forget it, allowing you to come home to a rich and delicious meal.

  1. Season: like the stove top method, you will season and coat the steaks with flour.
  2. Sear: heat the olive oil in a large skillet and sear the steaks for 2-3 minutes per side, just to ensure the coating will stick and retain extra flavor.
  3. Gravy: add the gravy ingredients to the slow cooker (except for the cornstarch and water) and stir.  Add steaks to slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. About 10 minutes before serving, mix together the cornstarch and water and stir into the gravy. Allow to thicken before serving.

Make Ahead Tips:

After preparing this recipe as directed, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. When it’s time to enjoy, reheat this cube steak dinner in a large skillet over low heat. If needed, add a splash of beef broth to thin the gravy. 

You can also reheat this steak recipe in the oven: place steak and gravy in a casserole dish and cover with aluminum foil to prevent drying out. Cook at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, or until warmed through.

cube steak and mushroom gravy in a white pan

How to Store:

Place leftover cube steakk in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in the microwave or skillet on the stove top until warmed through.

To freeze: place cooled leftovers in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to three months. When ready to serve, let thaw completely in the refrigerator.

What to Serve with Cube Steak and Gravy:

This simple recipe is versatile and can be served with a variety of side dishes. Egg noodles or white rice would be a tasty option to soak up the savory gravy.  

Some other decadent sides to go with this dinner include:


  • Add more vegetables: onions, carrots, green beans, or broccoli would pair well with this dish.
  • Use different mushrooms: I used baby bella mushrooms in this recipe, but cremini, white, or portobello would be delicious.
  • Switch the seasonings/sauces: add more garlic, some heat with red pepper flakes, or an Italian flair with diced tomatoes or sauce.
  • Make an onion gravy: cut a medium yellow onion in slices and sauté over medium-high heat in the skillet before adding mushrooms.
cube steak on a white plate with mashed potatoes and green beans

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Cube Steak with Gravy

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Cube Steak with Gravy features tender, seasoned meat enveloped in a savory mushroom gravy. This simple, one pan meal is easy to make and a family favorite!


  • 4 cube steaks
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Mushroom Gravy

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  • Season both sides of steak with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Place flour in a shallow dish and coat each steak in a thin layer.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Working in batches (if needed), cook each steak for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Remove to a separate plate and set aside.
  • Scrape the bottom of skillet to remove any burnt parts, if necessary. Add butter and melt. Add mushrooms and cook until tender and golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add beef broth, onion soup mix, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine and heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • While mixture is heating, in a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Add to gravy and whisk until combined. Add steaks back to skillet and simmer until the gravy is thickened. Serve immediately.


  • Cube steaks will last in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • Steaks and gravy can be frozen in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to three months.
  • Onions would make a delicious addition to the mushroom gravy. Cut a medium yellow onion in slices and sauté in the skillet before adding mushrooms, if desired.
  • See my tips and tricks for making this Cube Steak and Gravy above the recipe box.
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 550kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 137mg, Sodium: 2352mg, Potassium: 934mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 185IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 4mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Author: Gayle
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