Easy Crock Pot Cube Steak – Glenda Embree

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Crock Pot Cube Steak is a simple 5-ingredient slow cooker recipe that creates tender steaks that melt in your mouth and delicious meaty sauce.

Some dishes are so homely and comforting that they will join the best memories of family and home. This clay pot diced steak recipe with sauce is one of those dishes. A single bite of these tender and tasty cubic steaks will transport you to one of those precious times.

Cube steaks are slowly cooked in a deeply tasty sauce and become deliciously tender. The aromas of tasty beef fill the house while cooking. And the food he delivers is heavenly!

That exceptional taste is largely due to my homemade meat broth powder/umami seasoning. I will describe possible substitutes in the post, below.

But, I really encourage you to get the ingredients and take the five minutes to make this delicious seasoning. Especially to use in this mind-blowingly delicious diced steak recipe in the clay pot.

In my opinion, you won’t find a whole food and a healthy substitute that can bring the same level of delicious flavor as my homemade beef broth powder to Crock Pot Cubed Steak with Sauce.

The cubic steak is also quite inexpensive. I can get 4-cube steaks for less than $8.00. So, not only is it a fantastically delicious meal, but it’s also affordable.

You and your family are going to love Crockpot Cube Steak! I can’t wait for you to try it!


  • Steaks ingredients (can be labeled as cube steak, diced steak, tiny steak or Swiss steak)
  • Mushroom Soup Condensed Cream: Today, I opted for quick and easy preparation, but you can definitely use homemade mushroom cream if you prefer it to canned one
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  • Meat broth: I used store-bought broth in this recipe. If you have homemade beef broth, it should be delicious in this crockpot cube steak recipe.
  • Red onion: I always have red onion on hand. I love the color it adds to the dishes and prefer the flavor. That said, white or yellow onions will work just as well.
  • Homemade beef broth powder / umami seasoning (see below for possible substitutions)
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What is Cube Steak?

Depending on where you’re from, you might see bucket steak labeled as diced steak, minute steak, or Swiss steak, too.

To create a bucket steak, the top or bottom round beef steak (or sometimes sirloin) is run through a special softening machine. The mechanical softening apparatus is called a cuber or Swiss machine.

Tap cube-shaped slits into the flesh to help break down harder tissue and make it more tender


Occasionally, you may find harder cuts of pork steak that have softened in the same way. You can try them in this Crockpot Cube Steak recipe, but we prefer beef.

And, if you have

a meat mallet, you can use the cubed or Swiss side to crush the same cube-shaped slits into harder cuts of meat you have, at home.

Homemade beef broth vs commercial broth vs onion soup mix?

Can I use store-bought beef broth powder?

I haven’t tried this Crock Pot Cube Steak recipe with commercial beef broth powder, although I think you can probably use it. However, you will need to adjust the amount you use. That’s how it would start.

Commercial broth is mostly salt, some fillings and sugar with monosodium glutamate, a small amount of beef fat, some soy and wheat. It is not gluten-free. So keep in mind that what you will try the most when adding it is salt.

If you use store-bought broth,

instead of throwing everything into the slow cooker to make your Crockpot Cube Steak, mix the soup, broth, and broth in a bowl first. And just start with 1 tablespoon of store-bought beef broth.

Add 1 tablespoon of a branded broth and then try it. If you need more salt add more broth 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired salinity.

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My homemade beef broth powder is also deeply fungal and herbaceous. It contains many herbs, along with dried vegetables and seasonings that complement beef. Commercial broth powder will not have those. So, that will also affect the flavors of your Crock Pot Cube Steak.

Once again, I encourage you to mix the liquids in a bowl and add the commercial broth. Try as you go and consider adding extra herbs and seasonings to create that delicious meaty umami flavor I get from adding just my meat broth powder.

As a precaution, many familiar brands of commercial broth contain MSG. If you, or someone you cook for, is sensitive or allergic, you’ll want to read labels carefully before buying broth.

What is onion soup mixture?

I will point out all the same problems with the onion soup mixture. Fillers, anti-caking agents, possibly MSG, etc., so check the label.

That said, I would always choose the commercial onion soup mixture over the commercial broth when seasoning meat dishes, especially this fillet in clay pot cubes. Here’s why.

Onion soup uses meat broth as one of its ingredients. It usually also contains dried onion flakes, onion powder, parsley, celery seed, paprika and black pepper.

So the onion soup mix definitely expands a bit in the flavor profile of commercial beef broth.

It doesn’t contain the deep umami-flavored punch ingredients that homemade beef broth makes, but it definitely goes beyond what commercial beef broth will bring to the table.

clay pot bucket steak on a white plate with mashed potatoes and asparagus


What to serve with

clay pot bucket fillets

We love the Crockpot bucket steak over creamy mashed potatoes. Cube steaks with sauce are also delicious served with brown rice, egg nodles or homemade pasta.

Any amount of vegetable side dishes or salads would be fantastic with slow cook bucket steak and sauce. We have eaten it with roasted asparagus and green beans from air fryer. It’s also delicious with broccoli cauliflower salad. Green salads in all their forms are also delicious accompaniments to Crock Pot Cube Steak. We especially enjoyed it with this kale salad with apple and roasted pumpkin.

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mashed potatoes with garlic in a serving bowl

Brown rice in a white ceramic bowl. Bowl is sitting on a wooden trivet resting on a concrete countertop with a blue and white patterned cloth napkin.
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kale, apple and walnut salad

How to make

rolled cooker bucket fillet

(full instructional video on recipe card) Dice

the onion and

  1. spread it on the bottom of your slow cooker insert
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  3. Place the diced fillets over the onion.
  4. Add the homemade beef broth powder (or onion soup mixture) and pour the beef broth over it.
  5. Add both cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup and use a fork to combine the soup with the broth powder. It doesn’t need to be perfect. They will join while the bucket steak is cooked.
  6. Cover the clay pot and place it over low heat.
  7. Cook the Crockpot Cube steak for 6 to 8 hours or until the fillets melt tender in your mouth.
  8. Remove the fillets from the clay pot and use a stick blender to beat the onions in the sauce that made the meat. This will thicken it to make it more like sauce. (You can also do this in a regular blender.) Alternatively, you can use the sauce as is. It will simply be thinner and have more onion pieces.
  9. Serve the cooker bucket steak and sauce over mashed potatoes, rice or nodles with your favorite vegetarian sides.

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