Slow Cooked Steak with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Slow Cooked Steak with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

5 from 14 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes


  • 1kg chuck beef steaks (you could change the steak to rump also if you prefer)
  • 2 tsp beef stock powder
  • 500ml COOKING cream
  • 300g Mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1-2 tbsp water to thicken


  • Place steaks into slow cooker
  • Add chunky quarter cut mushrooms on top of steak
  • Whisk beef stock into cooking cream and pour over the steak and mushrooms
  • Cook on low for 5hrs
  • 30mins prior to serving carefully remove steaks onto serving plate (I used 2 egg flips to do so while still keeping them intact),
  • Combine cornflour and water and whisk into the mushroom sauce
  • Gently return steaks to the sauce, place tea towel under lid and turn to HIGH for last 30mins to thicken sauce.
  • Gently lift steaks out onto serving plate and top with lots of the lush creamy mushroom sauce.
  • The steak is fall apart, melt in your mouth tender... 2 -4 - 6 - 8 dig in don't wait!

110 thoughts on “Slow Cooked Steak with Creamy Mushroom Sauce”

  1. I have cooked this several times now, and tonight – threw a couple of sausages in as well.
    Such a versatile creamy sauce – a really lovely dish.
    (I have also put 1/2 teaspoon of pepper in on occasion to make it a ‘peppery mushroom’ sauce for another option)

  2. Samantha Cooper

    Omgosh it was amazing. Steak fell apart when you cut it. It was a big hit with the partner and i. Deff gonna be making again. I used scotch fillet steak.

  3. Is there an alternative to use instead of cream as i have a child that is Gluten and Dairy intolerant?

  4. helen Rainsford

    I make this with chicken breast and change the beef stock cube to chicken stock tastes amazing and my family love it.

  5. My husband absolutely loved this recipe and it will be a favourite in our house. Sadly I can’t eat it as I am dairy intolerant but I am sure I would also love it. It is so quick easy to prepare before going to work. I like easy as I work full time and don’t have time for a lot of slicing and dicing. The only thing I changed was I don’t like to thicken with cornflour so I used Deb Instant Mashed potato. I served it with Mashed Potato and Veg my husband commented how much he loved it and could I make it again.

  6. Jessica Hansen

    I’m never ever making steak with mushroom sauce in a pot and pan ever again!!
    This was so easy and came out with the most tender steak and creamy/tasty sauce.
    Only change i made was to add a teaspoon of crushed garlic when i thickened the sauce.

  7. This was a big hit at my house ?? I added onion and garlic and served with mashed potato and steamed vegges.

  8. I am not a good cook. Everything I ever made in a slow cooker was bland and yuck.
    This however, OH MY GOODNESS.
    I used rump steak (all I had) which did go dry. I also used 600ml of cream with 3 tsp of stock powder.
    The kids were so surprised at the great taste, they nearly fell off their chairs! One even had leftovers for breakfast. I live my slow cooker now!

  9. Deliciousness on every level! There are not enough words in the English language to describe how good this dish is!

  10. I have made this successfully once before. However, I want to make it again but hubster does not like the texture of mushrooms. Can I add 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom to 300 – 600ml cream as well as a sachet of instant black pepper gravy? Any help appreciated

  11. Tasted great, but it was tender like shoe leather 🙁
    I even cooked it way less than the requested 5 hours.
    It would be better to have a temperature specification instead just “low”/”middle”/”high” since obviously slow cokkers can be quite different.

    1. Lorence to your first comment: Slow cookers dont’ usually show temp
      They have high or low so that is what we list ?
      Sounds like yours cooked hot?
      As you can see lots of others have enjoyed it so I’m sorry you didn’t ?

      To your second comment: Patience is a virtue …. please show some 🙂

      To your THIRD comment: Lorence it’s CHRISTMAS!
      I am a busy mum of 3 kids
      I approve ALL comments … I’m only one person and I have hundreds to go through as well as my actual life to live in between.
      Perhaps rather than jumping to ridiculous conclusions you should just show some patience!
      I mean really!

      Merry Christmas 🙂

  12. Sorry I am new to this site.
    The recipe says to place a tea towel under the lid. May I ask how exactly and why, please?

  13. Thanks so much for your help, Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central. This is cooking right now, cannot wait to taste it….looks so good.

  14. Made this tonight for hubby and daughter, they loved it but unfortunately I used porterhouse steak and it was way too tough. Will definitely try again with rump. A+++

  15. Not a mushroom fan but decided to try this last week and omg ??? absolutely ? even the kids enjoyed eating this sooo making it again tonight ????

  16. Never done rump steak in SC before so thought I’d give it a go since it was supermarket quality. 4hrs in on low was worried, was still like an old boot, so bumped SC up for an hour on high then returned to low. 6 hrs in total….made the cornflour slurry after emptying sauce into saucepan, dished up, w mashed potato, carrots and coleslaw and OMG….it was delicious. Hubby gave me a 12/10 and he doesn’t usually like SC meals, and the fat on the rump was rendered to perfection, so much so, that this was exceptional, considering I always cut the fat off whatever meat under frypan cooking. Well worth the cook and wait. 5 ??????????

  17. Made this for the first time yesterday it was absolutely delicious I did add 1 heaped Tsp Minced Garlic, 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika and 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce will definitely make this again

  18. Yummmmm. I browned the steak beforehand, sprinkled with salt and paprika and garlic powder. And I added a Tablespoon of tomato paste to the cream. This is so yummy!

  19. Katrina Rynski

    This one is on repeat in this house. The new family favourite. Only thing different I did was used 2 heaped tablespoons of chicken stock power instead of the beef (I didn’t have any) diced the beef and served with pasta spirals. Absolutely amazing ?

  20. A massive favourite with my hubby, he says it’s better than any club or pub mushroom sauce dishes out. I double the cream and mushrooms (same cooking time) to make extra sauce to freeze to add to home made chicken snitz.

  21. Caroline Manwaring

    This delicious recipe hasn’t even finished cooking yet and I’m already writing a review! That’s because I’ve just added the cornflour slurry for the last 30 minutes of cooking and of course I couldn’t resist a lick of the spoon! Don’t worry I didn’t put it back in afterwards! No double dipping from this cook! Another amazing recipe Pauline, thank you again for the time and effort you have put into creating easy, delicious family recipes that are so simple to put together but result in fabulous tasting meals. P.S. I purchased your Family Favourites book on the weekend – love it!

  22. I did this with rump steaks, instead of the cooking cream I used two cans of cream of mushroom soup and a beef oxo cube along with mushrooms and onions, when ready I removed the steaks and thickened up the sauce with bisto, it turned out great.

  23. I used normal cream instead of cooking and it split a little, also used blade steak which was possibly not the best option but tasted amazing.. just put leftovers into pies… yummm

  24. Tried this today, it looked to simple to me & I was worried it would not taste good. Couldn’t have been more wrong, turned out absolutely brilliant & it will be in my favorite recipes from now on

  25. This was absolutely delicious! I used eye fillet (don’t hate me!) and browned the beef and added a little paprika and garlic. Served it with spiral pasta. This will definitely be a regular in our household!

  26. This was amazing, family loved it. I added in some garlic granules with the cream and stock powder delicious, highly recommend,

  27. Cheryl Campbell

    I used rump steak and I also added French onion soup mix with the beef stock and cream we are having this with mash potato and carrots

  28. Well I was going to cook a Braised Steak recipe but came across this one. It’s cooking now & the smell is amazing so we can’t wait for dinner. It’s so easy to do too. I’m in the UK so used Elmlea long life cream plus I didn’t have any beef stock powder so used a chicken oxo cube! I’ll be making this recipe again soon, thank you for sharing Paulene.

  29. This is so delicious and so easy!! My partner didn’t talk the entire meal lol it’s a hit with him. Def making this a regular meal x

  30. My husband says that this is the best meal I have ever cooked, so that says at lot for the past 48 years. Lol. I’m gobsmacked on how just a few ingredients can produce such incredible flavours, as is the case with sooo many of your recipes Pauline!

  31. Cooked this the other day with pasta and turned out awesome will be doing it again thanks Paulene 🙂

  32. I’m just wondering if the mushroom sauce could be used on pasta as well? Thank you in advance and I’m wanting to try this recipe out

  33. Hi! I would love to make this but I live in the US and we don’t have “cooking cream” in any stores near me. In fact, I don’t think it’s available anywhere in the US. Is there something I could use instead as a substitute? Maybe half and half because it has less fat and might not separate as much? Please let me know if you have any ideas – Thanks!

  34. Chris Cherry ? everyone calls me Nanna which I love ??..l

    Absolutely delicious, the only thing I added was a tablespoon of gravy granules to the cream with the stock powder. Steak was so tender and sauce awesome. Thankyou for another beautiful recipe. It’s a keeper like so so many. ?

  35. Tried this with rump (cubed) potatoes (peeled and quartered 300g) didn’t have stock substituted for gravy and no cornstarch used all purpose plain flour instead (3 tablespoons)
    Served with rice and salad
    They family (3 adults) couldn’t get enough next time I’ll double the recipe 5 stars

  36. Delicious!! I didn’t change or add anything and it had plenty of flavor. Even my 12 year old loved it. Definitely a keeper, yummo!!

  37. Wow. I cooked this tonight and hubby literally wiped clean his plate. Something he has never done. Will definitely be making this again. May even try it with chicken instead of steak. So so yummy. ????

  38. Love love love this. So so easy and hubby loved it so much he cleaned off his plate. Something he doesn’t usually do.

  39. I tried this Sunday and i tell ya what do yourself a favour and get this meal going was so good rump steak very tender and mushroom sauce so tasty

  40. Made this tonight and hubby licked the plate clean (a rare thing!). Used only 500gms of rump steak, added an extra tsp of beef stock powder and added mushroom soup sachet as well as the mushrooms. I didn’t need to add cornflour as the cooking cream was still thick and creamy. Served with roasted broccoli and fries. I also halved the cooking time so 2.5 hrs on low in a 5.7L SC. Delish!

  41. Have made this twice – first time with mushrooms which was lovely and tonight swapped out the mushrooms for a tsp crushed garlic and crushed peppercorns. Really nice and tender. Great recipe

  42. We use about 1/2 to 3/4 of a packet of French onion soup packet mix instead of the beef stock cubes. Turns out great.

  43. I had 1.2kgs of chuck steak so I added 600mls of cream and 3tbs of beef stock. I also put some chopped frozen onion I had in the freezer in the bottom of the slow cooker just so the meat wasn’t sitting at the bottom. I seasoned the sauce at the end when I took the meat out because you never know how salty a slow cooker dish will turn out and added some parsley before serving. Personally it wasn’t enough mushrooms for us lol ? and I used 500g so I add more next time lol!! but OMG was sooo good!! I couldn’t recommend this recipe enough! And I think a few other people have said it but would also be amazing served up with pasta! ??

  44. Tonight I made slow cooked steak with mushroom sauce – OMG it was sooo good.
    I used lactose free cream and instead of using cornstarch I added a sachet of creamy mushroom soup for the sauce. There was no need to use the tea towel method

  45. OMG! This dish is so delicious. I used a blade roast cut into small steaks, i also added 1 tbsp of gravy powder & i added 600ml of cooking cream instead of 500ml so there was none left over. I served it with mash & roasted veggies (zucchini, capsicum, red onion & a can of cherry tomatoes)

  46. 5 stars
    This is often requested as it’s soooooo dayumn delicious!?
    Do yourself a favour and make this asap, you will not be dissapointed! ?

  47. 5 stars
    This recipe is a favourite in my house! We’ve tried it with mash and steam veg, But our favourite was definitely shredding the steak after its cooked which is sooo easy with the chuck steak it just falls apart and tossing the steak and sauce with some fettuccine 10/10 absolutely amazing!!!

  48. 5 stars
    This is like eating hogs breath steak, so tender, just slide the fork sideways and it comes away beautifully.
    I cooked a piece of rump for two hours on low, did chunky mushrooms on top. When I whisked the cream with the stock I put in some Worcestershire sauce and garlic, I could have licked the bowl clean. Well maybe I did ??

  49. 5 stars
    This dish was amazing, so easy and delicious!! I added garlic and some Garlic, Dijon and seeded mustard and used home made beef stock paste instead of powder and wow ? ? Will be on our regular rotation in our house ?

  50. 5 stars
    Wow wow wow is an understatement.
    Tried this recipe tonight using Veal steak and it is so delicious I went back for more. A must try recipe you won’t regret

  51. 5 stars
    Cheated and used cubed steak, and then got lazy and added diced potato, carrot, garlic and white pepper then some green beans and zucchini towards the end (I had planned on side dishes but the day got hectic),

    Has been requested again, thanks!

  52. 5 stars
    Made this recipe last week for the second time, and the sauce is amazing, steak too of course.
    My husband finished the mushroom sauce the next day on toast.??

  53. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. Cook it regularly, but next time I’m going to try it with chuck steak cut up so it’s like a casserole.

  54. Chris Bartlett

    hi I’m hanging out to try this recipe, I don’t usually have stock powder, I have oxo cubes and the stock concentrate pods, do you think I could use either of those? if so how much thanks

  55. This recipe is so delicious ? I used rump steak.
    Ihave cooked this several times and is a real hit with my family.
    I use the left over sauce the following night over Pasta ….. yumm, it is so good!

  56. 5 stars
    I made this for the first time tonight. My husband loved it and so did I! I will definitely be making this again.

  57. 5 stars
    My husband says it was the bomb. It was the best. You can make that again was what was said about steak with creamy mushroom sauce. I did make a few adjustments to it added sweet potato, potato and onion.

  58. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved this recipe! My kids aren’t lovers of mushrooms at all, but still absolutely smashed it – and were a little surprised when I told them what they ate! The second time I made it, I accidentally forgot to add the stock cubes, so it was a little bland – definitely don’t miss this step! Overall it’s been added to the rotation in our house as a firm favourite, especially for my daughter who actually doesn’t like red meat!

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