Cubed steak is delicious when breaded and fried. However, the culinary success of this entree has kept many from seeing the full potential of this convenient and tasty cut of beef!
First, get your crock pot ready. Lightly oil the bottom of the crock and cover in onion slices (1 - 2 medium onions). Turn on "HIGH".
To prepare the cubed steak, thaw completely and separate the pieces. Pat dry and lightly season with salt & pepper before searing over high heat on a cast iron skillet or griddle coated in Avocado Oil. Sear about 30 seconds on each side, just long enough to caramelize the surface, and transfer to the crock pot. Turn the temperature to LOW and cover. Cook for 2 to 4 hours before layering with your favorite sandwich toppings.
Slice French bread loaf lengthwise and cut into 6" lengths for each sandwich. Butter and toast bread.
Layer sandwiches with swiss cheese, cubed steak, and onions.
Serve with Au Jus sauce
Melt the 2 T of butter over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle 1T flour over the butter and then whisk well so that a paste forms.
Add a splash of red wine and continue cooking over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until the alcohol smell has dissapated.
Slowly pour in about 1/2 cup of the beef broth and whisk vigorously again to combine.
Once the beef broth is incorporated, pour in the rest of the broth/
Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Season with plenty of salt.