Sunday, October 28, 2012

Crock-pot Cube Steak

This past week we had 80 degree temperatures followed up with a hard freeze!  When I went to work one day it was summer and when I left work it was winter.  I think I have whiplash!

With the return of cool (okay cold) weather, my thoughts of food head straight to warming comfort foods, you know things that warm you from the inside out.

Lately, my kitchen time has been limited due to a cabinet refinishing project (you've might have noticed I've missed a few weeks..sorry, I am feeling guilty), I needed to get a little more creative with meal preparation.   To help me, I turned to my crock-pot.  This is one helpful appliance and I should rely on mine more than I do.

This weekend, I purchased cube steaks at the grocery to make this quick and easy recipe (never mind that I had to explain to the fellow behind the meat counter that cube steak was not hamburger steak).

The end result doesn't look stellar on the plate, but you'll quickly forget about the lack of beauty attributes and photogenic qualities once you dig into a gravy slathered bite.  Of course you have to have mashed potatoes to accompany it to take advantage of the wonderful gravy!  Seconds please!



Crock-pot Cube Steak

Ingredients:

6 cube steaks
1 medium onion peeled and sliced into rings
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1/2 soup can of water
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Directions:

Peel, slice and separate the rings of one medium sized onion.

Place 2 cube steaks in the bottom of your crock-pot.
Top with onions and repeat.  Separating each addition of meat with onions.  This will help separate them later and avoid them being one melded mass of cube steak.

In a separate bowl, add the cream of soups, black pepper and water and mix it up.  Pour the soup mixture over the meat.
Sprinkle the onion soup mix on top, put the lid on the crock-pot and turn it on low.
Soon your kitchen will start to smell delicious and 6 hours later you will have a dinner!  Add a side of mashed potatoes to help enjoy the gravy an a salad or green veggie and you are ready to eat.

Note:  If you like cream of mushroom soup, I'm sure you can use that as well.  As for me, I'm not a fan, so I opted for a different combination.

...and That's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!



36 comments:

  1. I will be cooking this tomorrow night A Big Thank You.

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    1. I've been away on vacation. Hope you enjoyed them!

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  2. To improve the "look" of the finished product, could you lightly brown them first?

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    1. I always brown mine first, I love this recipe!

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  3. This is so so good!! Made it last week and again today. Thank you

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  4. This is so so good!! Made it last week and again today. Thank you. Oh and I thought it looked wonderful on the plate

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  5. This is so so good!! Made it last week and again today. Thank you. Oh and I thought it looked wonderful on the plate

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    1. I made this today..... I was extremely disappointed in how it turned out. It was extremely salty and ended up in tiny pieces! My husband took one bite and said nope!!!

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    2. Sorry Anonymous that you were disappointed. While I appreciate the feedback, my instructions for salt and pepper without quantities, so you were in control. I'd suggest trying without any additional salt, or minimal salt based on the soups you use and the amount of salt in those.

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  7. thanks bunches Cathy, makin this for my man, I know he will love it! :)

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  8. This was so good. My husband and son ate it all in one night.

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  9. I love this recipe!! And so does my family

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  10. I never had a good recipe for cube steak. Now I do:)

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    1. Glad you are enjoying the recipe! I'm blown away with the positive feedback on this particular post!

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  11. Thank you for this tasty recipe. I tried it last night and woke up this morning with the house smelling wonderful. Where do I begin??? how the onions melted like butter, how well the steak was seasoned or how tender the steak was...not to mentioned the intoxicating smell..... one word---- YUM!!!! Thank you, I'm not a fan of Cream of Mushroom either so I was elated to find this and try it... I love it- I'm actually going to try it again with chicken..... Thanks again!

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  12. Hi Valerie, I'm glad you enjoyed the the recipe! I hadn't thought of trying it with chicken. Let all of us here know how it turns out! It sounds yummy too!

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  13. how many does this serve?

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  14. It servers 6, one cube steak per person. If you have youngsters, I'd suggest a 1/2 serving, so you would get more.

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  15. I want to make this tonight, but I need to know how many calories per serving. Can you tell me please

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  16. Sorry Milly, I didn't see my email until after work. Following is the info based on Myfitnesspal. 274 calories per serving.

    Nutrition Facts
    Servings 6.0
    Amount Per Serving
    calories 274
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 8 g 12 %
    Saturated Fat 2 g 10 %
    Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 83 mg 28 %
    Sodium 1091 mg 45 %
    Potassium 308 mg 9 %
    Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
    Dietary Fiber 0 g 2 %
    Sugars 2 g
    Protein 42 g 84 %
    Vitamin A 13 %
    Vitamin C 1 %
    Calcium 4 %
    Iron 16 %

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  17. Thank you, will let you know how it comes out.

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  18. Thank you soooooo much for the information.

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  19. Can you cook this in the oven? If so what degree and how long?

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  20. Carla, I would think you could, although I've never tried it that way. I'd suggest browning the cube steaks, put them in a covered casserole with all the other ingredients, and bake it for a couple of hours in a 325 degree oven.

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  21. If I put it on high how long should I leave it for...

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    1. I can't say with any confidence or accuracy how long to cook it on high nor guarantee results. With the soups being creamy, there could be a potential to cause the "gravy" to scorch or stick to the sides of the pot when cooked on High. Based on some Google searches I found someone saying that something that takes 7 hours on low could be done in 3 hours on high. If you decide to try it, please post back and let us know how it worked for you.

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  22. I want to try this so bad but I'm allergic to onions. Any suggestions

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    1. Josey, Just skip the onions and use cream of celery soup or cream of mushroom soup and it will still be yummy. If you like bell peppers, you could use those instead of onions. Skip the onion soup mix as well, you won't miss it.

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  23. Can't wait to try this, just started night shift and this will work if we all like it, Thank you.

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  24. Just came across this recipe. Hoping to use what I already have on hand, so can ground beef be used instead of cubed steak? And does that xhange the recipe in any way?

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    1. I think you could use ground beef patties rather than cubed steak without changing the other ingredients if you have the same number of patties. The only thing to consider would be that cube steaks are relatively lean and depending on the fat content of your ground beef, it would likely result in a greasier gravy.

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  25. I like this recipe.I decided to try it .I had used nine cube steak.U think that I get same results.

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  26. I tried this recipe I was dispointed .cube steak didn't have any flavor maybe I should season meat before i place in crock pot .

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    1. Sorry you were disappointed. However, we all have different taste buds, so I can't say for sure what you might need to adjust. If by flavor you mean salt, that's a personal preference. I find that the soups and onions provide lots of flavor. Did you adjust or substitute any of the ingredients?

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