Braised steak & onions

This is a family favourite. Its delicious and perfect to have on a cold winters night.

Submitted by Ange Marie

Braised steak and onion

This is a family favourite. Its delicious and perfect to have on a cold winters night.
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Serving: 4
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 kg rump or chuck steak, trimmed diced or leave whole
  • 2 tbs plain flour (set 1 tbsp aside)
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper to season flour
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 60 g butter
  • 3 onions, halved thickly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 & ½ tbsp red wine
  • 2-3 cups reduced salt beef stock
  • 1 tsp Vegemite
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste.


  • Set slow cooker on sear mode.
  • Dust steak lightly with seasoned flour.
  • Heat oil in slow cooker and brown steak in batches.
  • Remove and put into a bowl or on a plate and set aside.
  • Add butter to slow cooker and mix with the pan juices.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook until onions are transparent.
  • Add red wine let it cook off for about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in extra flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add stock, stir until sauce boils and thickens a little.
  • Add Vegemite, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.
  • Put meat back into slow cooker and stir.
  • Cook on LOW for 5hrs or until meat is tender.
  • If it needs thickening just mix 1 tbsp cornflour with a little water mix through and let cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Taste add salt & pepper if needed.


  • Serve with mash potatoes, your favourite vegetables and crusty bread to mop up any leftover sauce on your plate.
  • Browning the meat will add more flavour to the dish.
  • Wine can be left out add beef stock in its place.
  • You can freeze leftovers or use as a filling for meat pies.

16 thoughts on “Braised steak & onions”

  1. Kay-lenne Christie

    Made this last night for dinner, was amazing! Thank you ??
    * i didnt sear the meat (too lazy)

  2. Shelley-Jane Pearce

    This is amazing. I doubled the recipe and used chuck steak. I seared the meat first and followed all steps which was all worth the wonderful taste. Served on a garlic mash with crusty sourdough

  3. I made this on the weekend – didn’t follow method fully – chucked everything in – skipped the browning & coating in flour due to time restraints. Also omitted red wine as I didn’t have a bottle open. Sprinkled a small amount of gravox in at the end to thicken. Was absolutely delicious. Leftovers the next day were amazing too as the flavours really intensified.

  4. Cooked the braised steak and onions yesterday with mash potato and green veg…. it was very nice …even better today I had it on a toasted sandwich thank you ?

  5. Omg wow cooked this and followed instructions other than the red wine as unfortunately I didn’t have any. Delicious my daughter who is very picky devoured it and requested I make it again and could I make more of it next time. ?

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