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Turn up the flavor on steak night with this no-mess, no-fuss crockpot steak and gravy recipe that’s succulent, tender, and swimming in a rich steak gravy.
When it comes to mid-week meals, there’s no better device in your kitchen than the crockpot. With minimal prep and simple ingredients, you can create an amazing dish like this crockpot steak and gravy. Plus, the low and slow cooking method turns tougher, cheaper cuts of steak into deliciously buttery morsels that are packed with flavor and bound to impress.
Steak and gravy ingredients
- Beef Steak: Tougher cuts of meats tend to work better when slow cooking. I used stewing steak, but round steak, chuck steak, or London broil will also work.
- Beef Stock: You can use store-bought or homemade – I prefer homemade because you can control the amount of salt and overall flavor. You can also use an au jus if you prefer.
- Onion: White onion works best as it gets deliciously caramelized in the gravy.
- Worcestershire Sauce: A must-have for its delicious umami flavor. In a pinch, you can use soy sauce.
- Brown Gravy Mix / Powder: You can find this at any grocery store – it helps to thicken up the beef stock and create the base gravy, as well as adds a rich, beef flavor. It also means you don’t have to use cornstarch or corn flour to thicken the sauce.
- Black Pepper
- Salt, to taste: The beef stock might already be salty, so you may feel you don’t need any extra.
How to make steak and gravy in the slow cooker
Chop the onion into thick wedges. Spray the crockpot with a non-stick cooking spray so that the steak doesn’t burn or stick to the bottom. Then add the onion chunks to the crock pot and place the steaks on top. Sprinkle the brown gravy mix/powder over the steak so the meat is completely covered.
Next, add the Worcestershire sauce, salt (if using), black pepper, and butter (cut up into 2-3 pieces). Pour in the beef broth. Then cover the crockpot and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. The steak should fall apart and be fork-tender when it’s completely cooked.
What to serve with steak and gravy
With Mashed Potatoes: For a classic combination, serve the tender steak and gravy with creamy, buttery mashed potato.
With Rice: If you prefer a lighter option, pair it with rice. The sauce complements the rice wonderfully.
Roasted Potatoes: Roasted potatoes are another excellent choice. Their crispy texture contrasts beautifully with the tender steak.
Vegetables: For extra goodness, pair this dish with fresh vegetables. Try it with greens like broccoli, asparagus and green beans or other veggies that do well with warming winter dishes like roasted carrots, mushrooms, or parsnips.
Before storing, allow the steak with gravy to cool completely. You’ll likely need to stir the gravy a little before transferring as it can develop skin when allowed to cool down. This is completely normal and will go away once you’ve stirred it.
In the Fridge: Transfer any leftovers into a fridge-safe, airtight container. It should keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
In the Freezer: Transfer into a freezer-safe container or Ziplock bag. I find it easier to do this in individual portions as an easy grab-and-go option for mealtimes. Write the date on the front. It should keep for up to 2-3 months in the freezer.
To Reheat: If frozen, allow the steak and gravy to thaw in the fridge overnight. Then transfer into a saucepan and reheat slowly until completely warmed through.
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No-Mess Crockpot Steak and Gravy
- 28 oz beef steak
- 2 cups beef stock
- 11.5 oz onion 1 large
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 0.87 oz brown gravy mix 1 packet (about 1/4 cup)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste
- salt to taste (note that the beef stock is already salty)
- Chop the onion into wedges.
- Spray the bottom of the crock-pot with a non-stick spray.
- Layer the onion chunks on the bottom of the crockpot, then add the steak. Sprinkle over the gravy mix/powder so the meat is completely covered.
- Add the beef stock, salt (if using) black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and the butter (cut up into2-3 pieces).
- Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. The steak should be "fall apart tender" when it's completely cooked.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.