While it’s called “Poor Man’s Cubed Steak,” this dish always leaves me feeling like I’ve won the lottery

Craving a meal that’s both delightful to your palate and light on the pocket? Say hello to the Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Cubed Steak! This isn’t just any steak dish; it’s a transformation story where humble cube steaks turn into irresistibly tender bites bursting with flavor. All it takes is a handful of ingredients and the magic of your trusty slow cooker. Your reward? A sumptuous meal your family won’t stop raving about!
Let’s decode the secret behind our star ingredient: the cubed steak.
What’s the Buzz Around Cubed Steak?
While regular steaks are thick cuts boasting tenderness and juicy marbling, cubed steak (or ‘minute steak’) is a thinner slice that’s been given the tender touch mechanically. Spot them by their unique cubed patterns. But here’s the deal: regular steaks sizzle with high heat, while our hero, the cubed steak, thrives in slow, loving cooks, making it the perfect budget-friendly centerpiece for dishes like ours.
Whip Up a Feast: Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Cubed Steak with Gravy 🥘

4 cube steaks

1/2 cup of water

1 can (10.5 ounces) French onion soup

1 can (10.75 ounces) cream of chicken soup

1 packet of au jus gravy mix

Steps to Deliciousness:

Ready your 6-quart slow cooker and let’s get mixing. Combine soups, gravy mix, and water. Blend them well.

Gently immerse the cube steaks in this luscious mix, making sure every inch gets that gravy love.

Lid on, let the slow cooker work its magic on low for 6-8 hours.

Love a thick sauce? So do we! Near the end, whisk equal parts cornstarch and cold water (about 2-3 tablespoons each) in a small bowl. Introduce it to the slow cooker mix.

Amp up the heat to high and let it cook for another 20 minutes or until you see that gravy get all velvety and rich.

Serve it up and watch it disappear!

Your next favorite meal is just a slow cook away! Dive in and savor every bite! 🍽️🌟

Credit: Happy Cooking

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