The recipe that I’m going to share today is great for making an easy crockpot dinner that’s oh so satisfying. It makes a down home style crockpot cube steak and gravy dinner that’s so good your Grandma would certainly approve of it. It’s also completely keto-friendly as it offers a ton of protein and healthy fats thanks to the addition of cream cheese and heavy cream when making the gravy. In addition, the handful of veggies that are added into this crockpot meal are all extremely low carb options like onions and mushrooms. The end result is a delicious and nutritious keto slow cooked dinner that you’ll want to make again and again.
A Deliciously Creamy Homemade Gravy
The first order of business when following this recipe is preparing the yummy homemade gravy. In a bowl, place your cream cheese, heavy cream, beef broth, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. The addition of cream cheese and heavy cream should come as no surprise if you’ve been checking out some of our other keto recipes, as they’re both a great way to add a lot of flavor, healthy fats, and satiety to your meals when used in tandem. I like adding garlic powder into this gravy mixture as well because it gives it a flavor that can only be summarized with one word — addictive! It also helps to make this down home style meal quite healthy, as the garlic helps to give your immune system a boost while also lowering inflammation within the body. (1)
Add Your Protein
Set this bowl aside and then season your cube steaks with a little bit of salt and pepper. Next, add some olive oil to a large skillet and heat it up over a high heat. If you’ve been using vegetable oil for all of your cooking needs, then you should seriously consider dropping it and switching over to using olive oil. Vegetable oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids, which are known to cause inflammation. Olive oil, on the other hand, is an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that help to reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases. (2)
After searing your cube steaks in the skillet, you can add them into the crockpot along with the mushrooms and onions. Along with the garlic and cream-infused gravy, the mushrooms and onions are the other main source of intense flavor that this recipe provides. They’re both also terrific low carb veggie options that each provide their own numerous health benefits. After you’ve added everything into the crockpot, you can pour the cream cheese mixture over top of it and mix everything until it’s combined. All that’s left to do now is cover the crockpot with a lid and let it cook for about six hours on low.
I’ve been making this recipe a couple of times per week lately — I love it that much! It really is an extremely comforting down home style meal. The fact that it’s also 100% keto-friendly is definitely an added benefit as well. Oh, and as one other bonus, this recipe is also incredible when served as leftovers. You can easily make a big batch all at once and have some healthy meals ready to go for a few days.
PS. I love my proteins and for me, all proteins go with mashed potatoes. I had to find a keto alternative so the next best thing was cauliflower mashed potatoes with parmesan and chives. It’s so quick to make too–just steam your cauliflower, put it in your food processor until creamy and top it with grass-fed butter, fresh parmesan and chives. Hands down, I prefer this over my regular mashed potatoes now!
More Keto Crockpot Recipes:
Soul-Satisfying Keto White Chicken Crockpot Chili
No-Hassle Crockpot Keto Meatloaf (Ridiculously Good and Easy)
Authentic Crockpot Chicken Tacos (Spicy, Flavorful and Satisfying)
Comforting Crockpot Keto Chicken and Dumplings (Easy Recipe)
The Most Tender Crockpot Roast Beef Ever (Makes the Best Leftovers)
Keto Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
2 pounds cube steaks
1 ½ tbsp olive oil
4 oz cream cheese softened
¼ cup heavy cream
1/3 cup homemade beef broth
1 ½ cup sliced white mushrooms
1 small onion, sliced
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
- In a bowl place the cream cheese, heavy cream, beef broth, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Set aside.
- Season the steaks with salt and black pepper.
- In a large skillet heat the olive oil over high heat.
- Add the steaks and sear on each side for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Place the steaks, onion and mushrooms in the slow cooker and pour over the cream cheese mixture.
- Mix to combine.
- Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours.