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SLOW COOKER CAJUN SMOTHERED STEAK

This Smothered Steak is cooked low and slow in the Slow Cooker until it is fork-tender.

The flavor of this Smothered Steak is amazing with the bell pepper, onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Lipton onion soup mix, and Cajun Seasoning.

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What is Slow Cooker 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 steak Cajun?

This steak includes Cajun ingredients that 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 penetrates 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 almost 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 are 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 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

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.

First Step: Brown Steak in Skillet

  • 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.

Second Step: Add Ingredients to Slow Cooker

  • 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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3.93 from 14 votes

Slow Cooker Cajun Smothered Steak

The flavor is amazing with the bell pepper, onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Lipton onion soup mix and Cajun Seasoning.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot, crockpot, slow cooker, smothered steak, steak
Servings: 12
Calories: 299kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 – 1/2 pounds round steak or cube steak
  • 1 – 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 whole onions sliced thin
  • 3 celery ribs diced small
  • 1 bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 package Onion soup mix Lipton
  • 2 cans cream mushroom soup

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1383mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 4mg

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14 thoughts on “SLOW COOKER CAJUN SMOTHERED STEAK”

    • Michelle,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread. I love this Slow Cooker Cajun Smothered Steak but I have not cooked it in a pressure cooker. Honestly, I have never even thought about cooking it in a pressure cooker but you can bet I will be trying it. I love my pressure cooker as much as my slow cooker. I think this Cajun Smothered Steak with all the onion, celery, garlic, and seasonings would infuse even more into the meat using the pressure cooker. Hopefully, I can write about it soon.
      Thank you again for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment,
      Diane

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        • Paula,

          Thank you so much for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread. You will get rave reviews after making this slow cooker Cajun Smothered Steak. Yes, I normally add three stalks of celery diced small into this recipe. I know we need to stay out of the stores and use what we have on hand so if you have celery seed or celery flakes use it. Cajun food always includes celery, onion, and bell pepper.

          I am here to help with any recipes or recipe ideas. I would love to know the biggest food/recipe problems you are having right now during the Coronavirus.
          Stay safe!
          Blessings,
          Diane Roark
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    • Johnna,

      I love large families and always wanted one. I only have seven in my family. I have added a piece or two of cubed steak to this recipe but I have never doubled it. I am sure it would not fit in the slow cooker. You may have two slow cookers since you have a large family. If you do, I would suggest you make two large pot fulls.
      If your family enjoys Cajun food, they will love this Slow Cooker Cajun Smothered Steak.
      Many many blessings,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
  1. Wow that looks absolutely delicious and love the photos! Steak has always been one of my favorite foods to cook! Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. 5 stars
    One of the best crock pot recipes I have ever tried. Extremely easy and the meat was fork tender with a wonderful flavor. This has just become a standard Sunday lunch meal

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    • Jean,

      Thank you for stopping by and letting me know you made my slow cooker Cajun Smothered Steak. It is a very tasty meal. I was so excited to see you not only tried it but you like it. YOU MADE MY DAY!

      I sincerely thank you for leaving me a comment.
      Many many blessings,
      Diane

      Reply
  3. 5 stars
    I ended up adapting this recipe for the oven tonight. It was awesome, my husband and three of my kids loved it (the fourth is on vacation in Costa Rica). The gravy was perfect and had a slight hit of heat thanks to the cajun seasoning. This recipe is definitely a keeper! I served it over brown rice.

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