Braised steak & onion

A recipe I’ve made for years in the oven & decided to make in slow cooker, it is delicious.

Submitted by Sharon Lane

Braised steak and onion

A recipe I've made for years in the oven & decided to make in slow cooker, it is delicious.
5 from 3 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1kg chuck steak or gravy beef
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 2 tsp beef stock powder
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs BBQ sauce
  • Pepper
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Put all ingredients in slow cooker
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Thicken with cornflour mixed with a little water about 1/2 hour before serving.

39 thoughts on “Braised steak & onion”

  1. We made this for dinner tonight & it was exceptional, super easy & delicious. It was super tasty & the meat fell apart. My kids also loved it.

  2. Loved this i added celery carrots fresh beans towards the end and i used beef stock instead of beef powder. I made extra for tomorrow nights dinner

  3. This was amazing! Everyone in the house loved it. In fact they want it for dinner tomorrow night again. Thank you for sharing

  4. I was a little unsure with this as I can’t stand onion and I felt it asked for a lot of it, I still went ahead and tried it. I am so glad I did hubby had seconds my kids loved it and I am really surprised I did as well. A huge thumbs up this is definitely a recipe I will cook again.

    Thank you for a little lovely and easy recipe.

  5. Beautiful! Definitely a favourite and only made it once! Will be a regular meal at our house! Might even put it in pies!

  6. This is the best for flavour and tenderness. I add mushies in the last 45mins then enjoy leftovers for the next 2 days. So simple!!

  7. Alysha Nichols

    Found that it cooked quite quickly in my cooker and was very liquidy at the end, had to transfer it to a pot with alot of cornflour to get it to thicken! Ended up adding some beef gravy mix and paprkia to add more flavour. Will cook again but will change the ingredients up some more ?

  8. another great meat for this would be cross-cut blade. It’d dearer, but the bit that looks like a sinew running down the middle goes jellified when cooked and it makes a brilliant braised ot stewed meat meal. I use it all the time, it’s actually off the outside of the shoulder blade, near to where bolar roast comes from

  9. Adele Goldsworthy

    Just made this tonight. Awesome. Better than other other cooking methods. I cubed the meat (used 500 gms) and quartered the onions. Also added roast meat gravy powder as a thickener. This recipe is perfect for my 1.5 litre cauldron.

  10. So amazing served it with mash and mixed veg instead of thickening with cornflour I used a sprinkle of gravox gravy powder

  11. Absolutely delicious will certainly make again. So simple too. Thickened with Maggi Gravy mix and served on a bed of mashed potatoes with other veg on the side. ?

  12. Helen Jennings

    I did this with 1.3kg of rump steak and it was amazing. I doubled the rest of the recipe so it didn’t go dry as it wasn’t fully coated with it and it was sooo tasty. I didn’t bother with the cornflour. Yum yum. Our fussy 10yr old even had some. ❤️❤️❤️

  13. Helen Jennings

    I made this a few days ago with the rump steak and we all loved it even the fussy 10yr old. Today I made it with bolar blade beef 1.5kg and I doubled the recipe again but I accidentally added 4 tablespoons of beef stock instead of 4tsp. Wooops BUT it was absolutely amazing. I did baste it every two hours and I turned it twice as it was looming abit dry but it wasn’t just me. The family loved this even more. Even the fussy kid❤️❤️❤️ I even got away with woolies frozen winter Vegetables as I forgot to prep my veggies. This is a winner again. I love this site!!!


    A little bit of something different also to try making braising steak with oxtail soup, as kids it was my mum’s way of getting everybody to try it. You can still add all the vegetables too. It is simply delicious.

  15. Do you think this would work with sausages. Trying to use what I have instead of going to the shops during lockdown.

  16. 5 stars
    Yummo made this for dinner last night will be on our list OFTEN!! Did use the Maggie Gravy to thicken at the end as suggested above. Loved it thank you for sharing.

  17. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! My husband & 2 boys all scraped their plates clean, none left, it was that good!!
    I added some Gravox Brown Onion gravy towards the end to thicken up the sauce. Definitely cooking this one again.

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