Crockpot Steak and Gravy

4.88 from 117 votes

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Crockpot Steak and Gravy always comes out tender and flavorful. It is so easy to make with only 3 ingredients! A perfect supper for busy weeknights.

Plate with Crockpot Steak and Gravy over mashed potatoes and green beans on the side.
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  1. Ingredients in Crockpot Steak and Gravy
  2. Getting the Right Cut of Steak
  3. What to Serve with Crockpot Steak and Gravy
  4. Suggestions and Additions for this Recipe
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. More Time Saving Crockpot Meals
  7. How to Make Crockpot Steak and Gravy
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I was introduced to this 3 ingredient Crockpot Steak and Gravy by a good friend of mine, Rashona, many years ago. It was a busy time in my life and she suggested this recipe to use for those crazy days when you just don’t have time to make dinner later in the day. I have made it countless times over the years, and it always turns out rich, tender, and absolutely delicious. My family gobbles it up; it’s one of their most requested dinners!

This slow cooker steak and gravy recipe could not be easier to make. Toss in three (THREE!) ingredients into the Crockpot first thing in the morning. It cooks all day, and the welcoming scent wafts through the house, making it seem like you spent hours making an extravagant meal. It is such a comfort to walk in the door after a long, busy day and realize dinner is ready!

Ingredients to make Crockpot Steak and Gravy including brown gravy mix packets, au jus gravy mix packet, water and thinly sliced top sirloin steak.

Ingredients in Crockpot Steak and Gravy

  • Top sirloin steak or London broil sliced thin
  • Brown gravy mix packets
  • Au jus mix packet
  • Water

Getting the Right Cut of Steak

Cuts of steak such as such as chuck roast or round steak are perfect for this recipe because they become tender and juicy after slow-cooking. We often use London broil or top sirloin steaks. I usually just shop around for whichever is on sale and buy extra to put in the freezer for the next time I want to use it in my meal rotation.

Wooden spoon with Crockpot Steak and Gravy next to a bowl of mashed potatoes and plate of green beans.

What to Serve with Crockpot Steak and Gravy

We love serving the thick, creamy steak and gravy over over rice I make in the rice cooker, which is also an easy thing to throw together. We also love serving it alongside buttery mashed potatoes. There are so many side dishes that would work well with this easy steak recipe. Rice and potatoes are our go-to sides but it would also be delicious over pasta, thick toast, or just by itself with a side of broccoli or green beans.

Plate with Crockpot Steak and Gravy, mashed potatoes and fork. Green beans on the side.

Suggestions and Additions for this Recipe

Brown the Steak: To enhance the overall flavor, try searing the steak it in a hot skillet with oil or cooking spray before placing in the crockpot to lock in the juices.

Keep messes to a minimum: Use a crockpot liner for easy cleanup. After serving just toss remove the liner and toss it. It couldn’t be easier!

Swap out the Au Jus: Sometimes Au Jus mix can be hard to find. You can use onion soup mix instead and you won’t even notice a difference.

Season Generously: Don’t be shy with seasoning! In addition to the gravy mix and au jus, try using a combination of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and your favorite herbs to infuse the steak with delicious taste. You can even try adding a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce.

Layer with Veggies: Add sliced onions, mushrooms, or bell peppers to the crockpot for extra flavor and texture.

Use Beef Broth: Pour in beef broth to create a savory base for the gravy, intensifying the taste of the steak instead of using just water. If you don’t want to add the extra sodium, you can use a low-sodium broth.

Low and Slow: Cook the steak on low heat for several hours to allow the flavors to meld and the meat to become tender. Slicing your steak into thin strips will help speed up the cooking process and ensure super tender, fall apart meat every time.

Thicken the Gravy: Once the steak is cooked, use cornstarch or flour mixed with water to thicken the juices and create a rich, velvety gravy.

Adjust Seasoning: Taste the gravy before serving and adjust the seasoning as needed to suit your preferences.

Garnish with Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle chopped parsley or thyme over the finished dish for a fresh and vibrant touch.

Plate with mashed potatoes covered with Crockpot Steak and Gravy and green beans on the side. Sliced baguette with butter on the side.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to cook raw meat in slow cooker?

Yes, the long cooking time, the direct heat of the crock pot, and the steam created by the tight seal of the lid helps to kill any bacteria in the raw meat.

How to you make meat more tender in a slow cooker?

Cooking low and slow (on low heat for 8-10 hours) in its beef broth creates a soft and juicy piece of meat. Remember to stir occasionally.

Should I sear meat before slow cooking?

It isn’t necessary, but if you would like to, searing in a large skillet on medium-high heat can increase the flavor of your cut of beef and increase the texture as well. Searing the meat before slow cooking also gives a beautiful and appetizing color.

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Crockpot with steamy hot steak and gravy and wooden spoon.

More Time Saving Crockpot Meals

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How to Make Crockpot Steak and Gravy

Plate with Crockpot Steak and Gravy, mashed potatoes and fork. Green beans on the side.

Crockpot Steak and Gravy

4.88 from 117 votes
The steak in this Crockpot Steak and Gravy always comes out tender and flavorful. It is so easy to make with only 3 ingredients!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings



  • Crock Pot (Slow Cooker)


  • 2 to 3 pounds top sirloin steak or London broil sliced thin
  • 2 packets brown gravy mix
  • 1 packet Au Jus mix
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  • Place all ingredients in crockpot.
    Crockpot with water added to the steak and gravy dry mixes.
  • Cook all day (8-10 hrs) on low, stirring occasionally.
    Crockpot with setting on low for Steak and Gravy.
  • Serve over rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.
    Plate with mashed potatoes covered with Crockpot Steak and Gravy and green beans on the side. Sliced baguette with butter on the side.


Variations, Ideas and Substitutions:
  • Throw some sliced mushrooms and/or onions into the Crock Pot for a delicious addition.
  • We like to serve this meal with steaming rice from the rice cooker, but it also tastes delicious with creamy mashed potatoes or fresh pasta or egg noodles (or one of your most beloved carbohydrates), with delicious broccoli or your favorite vegetable on the side.
Storage and Ideas for Leftovers:
  • Place any leftover meat in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will last for three days.
  • The leftover meat is great in soups! Cube steak, add tons of pepper, your favorite broth, and heat the crock pot cubed steak on the stove top. Enjoy your ingenious, protein packed meal! 
*To serve 4-6 people, use 2 pounds of steak. To serve 6-8 people, use 3 pounds of steak.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 50gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 729mgPotassium: 776mgSugar: 3gCalcium: 67mgIron: 4mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. I have this in my slow cooker right now. With the heat in Texas these days, a crock pot meal is just the ticket! Made it exactly as the recipe suggests, but one of the comments mentioned onions and mushrooms, and that might be an option for another day. Can’t wait to try it tonight. Noodles or rice…still to be decided!

    1. How did it turn out? I love it over both noodles and rice. I hope it was delicious – and I hope it cools down in Texas! Hurray for Fall!

  2. I make something similar to this, but use a can of Beefy mushroom soup and sauteed mushroom and onions, after I brown the meat. It’s such good comfort food over rice.

    1. I just came across this recipe and was wondering if I put the saute onion and mushrooms in the crock pot as well??

  3. Made this last night and the family loved it ! I bought the low sodium gravy packet. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks so much.

  4. Making this today ! Can’t wait to try it. Its so hot out and this looks so easy. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Yes, you could! Most crock pot recipes can be adjusted to cook on high for half the time it cooks on low. It’s the beauty of using a crock pot – you can make it fit your schedule!

  5. Sadly we don’t have 2 of them ingredients in the UK what would u use instead of brown gravy mix and au jus mix?

    1. Hmm. I’m not exactly sure- you may just have to make a homemade gravy and have it simmer in that! :S Sorry we couldn’t be of more help!

    2. We use a cup of red wine with 1 and a galf cup of beef broth. 2 tbsp of cornstarch. Perfect every time. Sliced mushroom..onion..clove of garlic.

    1. London broil is just the cut of steak you can use– you don’t broil it. It just cooks in the crock pot. Hope this helps!

  6. Does the steak have to be sliced ahead of time, or can you put the full roast into the crock pot?

    1. I always slice the steak before putting it in the crockpot so it is ready to serve but, I’m sure it would be fine if you sliced it after too. After cooking on low all day, the meat will fall apart in chunks very easily.

    1. I use Better Than Bullion Beef Base, add a little corn strach to thicken – sould be perfect. It has better ‘beefy’ flavor that packets.

      1. I wonder if this would be good for Easter. I’m expecting a large group and thinking of serving this and a ham for meat choices. Would this be nice served in a warmed serving dish, perhaps with rice and green beans?

  7. I don’t care what time of year it is, I love comfort food like this. This recipe is awesome, so easy too!

    1. 3 stars
      You could add a bottle of beer to it too along with beef base and some onions to tenderize it,If you want to do an Irish stew I’ll throw in a can of Guinness and it turns out really nice!

      1. I threw in a can of Guinness too, but missed the crockpot… So, I added another can Guinness. Still want to try your recipe though.

    2. 5 stars
      This is delicious! Just the way it is. My mom makes it often, and my husband asked me to make it.
      Unfortunately I’m NOT a cook. Instead of calling my mom for the exact directions I found this recipe . I threw all the ingredients in the crockpot without mixing the gravy with the water. I realize it probably should be a no brainier to know that I should mix the water with the gravy before adding to the crockpot, but I didnt realize it. So to those fellow incompetent cooks out there. It’s best if you mix the gravy packets with the water before dumping it in the crockpot