Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion

Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion

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Welcome to my kitchen, where the aroma of comfort and satisfaction fills the air. Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that has become a staple in my household – Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion. This delightful dish combines tender, succulent steak with caramelized onions and a rich, flavorful gravy that will leave your taste buds dancing. So, put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on a culinary journey together.

The Inspiration Behind the Recipe

Every great recipe has a story, and this one is no exception. As a housewife, I find joy in creating meals that bring my family together, and this recipe has been passed down through generations. It originated from my grandmother, who believed that the secret to a memorable meal lies in slow cooking and the perfect blend of flavors. Today, I proudly carry on her legacy by preparing this classic dish that never fails to elicit smiles and contented sighs around the dinner table.

Preparing the Perfect Ingredients

To achieve the utmost tenderness and flavor, selecting the right ingredients is crucial. Choose a high-quality cut of meat, such as rump or chuck steak, and trim any excess fat. Dust the steak with a mixture of flour, salt, and pepper, enhancing the meat’s texture and seasoning it to perfection.

The Slow Cooker Magic

Ah, the wonders of the slow cooker! This kitchen marvel allows you to effortlessly infuse your dish with deep, rich flavors while you attend to other tasks. Preheat your slow cooker to the sear mode, ensuring the meat achieves a beautiful caramelized crust. Brown the steak on each side, creating a delectable base of flavors. Remove the steak and set it aside.

Caramelizing Onions

In the same slow cooker, melt butter and sauté the onions and garlic until they turn translucent, releasing their sweet aroma. As the onions gently cook, they caramelize, imparting a depth of flavor that perfectly complements the tender steak.

The Slow Cooker Unites the Ingredients

Return the browned steak to the slow cooker, nestling it into the sea of caramelized onions and flavorful gravy. Cover the lid with a tea towel or a lid cover, creating a seal that will lock in the moisture and tenderness. Set the slow cooker to low heat and allow the magic to happen for approximately five hours, or until the meat becomes irresistibly tender and infused with the flavors of the gravy.

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How To Make Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion

Indulge in the comforting flavors of tender braised steak and caramelized onions with this mouthwatering slow cooker recipe.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
20 minutes 5 hours 5 hours 20 minutes 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Preheat slow cooker set to sear mode.
  2. Dust steak lightly with the seasoned flour.
  3. Heat oil in slow cooker and brown steaks well on each side. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add butter to slow cooker when melted add onions & garlic and cook until onions are transparent. Add red wine let it cook off for about a minute. stir in extra flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Gradually add stock, then
    add Vegemite, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce & beef stock powder.
  6. Put meat back into slow cooker, cover lid with a tea towel or lid cover and cook on LOW for 5hrs or until tender.
  7. Taste add more salt & pepper if needed.
  8. Serve with mash potatoes and your favourite sides.

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As you savor each bite of this Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion, may you be transported to a place where warmth and comfort embrace you. This recipe is more than just a meal it’s a testament to the joys of home cooking and the love we pour into nourishing our loved ones. So, gather your family, create cherished memories around the table, and let this recipe become a treasured tradition in your own home.

Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion

Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion

The comforting flavors of tender braised steak and caramelized onions with this mouthwatering slow cooker recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg rump or large dice chuck steak trimmed
  • 1 tbsp plain flour (set 1 tbsp aside)
  • 1 tbsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 60 g butter
  • 3 onions halved thickly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • tbsp red wine
  • 2 cups reduced salt beef stock
  • 1 tbsp beef stock power
  • 1 tbsp Vegemite
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat slow cooker set to sear mode.
  • Dust steak lightly with the seasoned flour.
  • Heat oil in slow cooker and brown steaks well on each side. Remove and set aside.
  • Add butter to slow cooker when melted add onions & garlic and cook until onions are transparent. Add red wine let it cook off for about a minute. stir in extra flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add stock, then add Vegemite, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce & beef stock powder.
  • Put meat back into slow cooker, cover lid with a tea towel or lid cover and cook on LOW for 5hrs or until tender.
  • Taste add more salt & pepper if needed.
  • Serve with mash potatoes and your favourite sides.
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