This Smothered Steak is cooked low and slow in the Slow Cooker until it is fork tender.
The flavor is amazing with the bell pepper, onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Lipton onion soup mix and Cajun Seasoning.
What is Slow Cooker Cajun Smothered Steak?
Smothered Steak is round or cube steak covered in onions and a rich brown gravy. Normally, you lightly flour the steak and brown each side of it in a skillet. You would then add your seasonings and gravy ingredients to the skillet. After browning the steak, I love to toss it in a slow cooker and then add my seasonings and gravy ingredients. Cooking this smothered steak in the slow cooker makes it fork tender.
What ingredients did I add to make this smothered steak Cajun?
This smothered steak includes Cajun ingredients which explode with flavor from bell pepper, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and Cajun seasoning. It is not spicy but incredibly flavorful. Smothered steak reminds me of living in the New Orleans area. The smell of the bell pepper, onions, and garlic penetrate throughout the house. Everyone knows something Cajun is cooking.
Serve this Smothered Steak with rice or mashed potatoes.
When making this recipe you have to have a starch to take advantage of the amazing gravy. An authentic Cajun would serve rice with smothered steak. In fact, they serve rice with most every meal. Even though we lived in the New Orleans area, I grew up in South Alabama. Growing up, we always had mashed potatoes or taters, as we often referred to them. I still love potatoes, but I currently live in Arkansas.
Arkansas leads the nation in rice producing.
Because I live in Arkansas, I love supporting the rice farmers by eating rice. I have served smothered steak over both potatoes and rice, and it is truly a perfect combination with both of these sides. Whether you choose rice or potatoes, it is a must with this Cajun Smothered Steak and gravy. Green beans is an excellent side dish to serve with this steak too.
How did I come up with this recipe SMOTHERED STEAK SLOW COOKER CAJUN RECIPE
Smothered steak is a staple in the south. I cooked it for years after adapting a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Miss Daisy Celebrates Tennessee. The recipe is called Beefsteak with onions in this cookbook. The steak was floured and browned on all sides. Seasonings and Onions are added to the skillet, and a gravy was made. I took this same basic recipe but kicked it up with Cajun basics. To a basic smothered steak recipe, I added garlic, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasonings and a few other ingredients. I tossed it all in a slow cooker instead of having to monitor the smothered steak while it cooks on the stove. It is always a huge hit!
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Slow Cooker Cajun Smothered Steak Cooking Tips
Use a 6 or 7-quart slow cooker to make this smothered steak.
Do not simply season and flour the steak and toss it in the slow cooker. I have tried it that way, and it works but browning the meat makes it so much better.
Be sure to mix the mushroom soup, onion soup mix, beef broth, Worcestershire, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and paprika together before adding it to the slow cooker. The slow cooker is so full not everything will be seasoned well if you do not stir it together first.
- 3 - ½ pounds round steak or cube steak
- 1 - ½ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- One teaspoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- Two teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 cups beef broth
- Two tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- Three onions, sliced thin
- One bell pepper, sliced thin
- One package Lipton Onion soup mix
- Two cans cream mushroom soup
- Salt and pepper the cube steak
- Dip both sides in the flour and shake excess off
- Heat a skillet with the vegetable oil.
- Brown both sides of each piece of steak. You do not have to cook the meat until it is done. Just brown the outside.
- Spray the slow cooker with a cooking spray.
- Layer the sliced onions and bell pepper.
- Layer the steak on top of the onions and bell pepper.
- Mix the mushroom soup, onion soup mix, beef broth, Worcestershire, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and paprika.
- Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
- Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
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