Whenever my grandma cooked this, it became an unwritten rule that everyone should save room for seconds


Recreate the Warmth of Home with Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion with Dumplings

Imagine the comforting aroma of a slow-cooked meal greeting you at the door after a long day. This Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion with Dumplings recipe encapsulates the essence of home-cooked comfort. Inspired by cherished memories of my grandmother's kitchen, this dish promises tender steak, sweet caramelized onions, and fluffy dumplings, all bathed in a rich, savory gravy.

The Legacy of a Family Recipe

Growing up, the smell of this dish would envelop me as I entered my grandmother’s kitchen, signaling a feast of melt-in-your-mouth beef, golden onions, and light, airy dumplings. Now, I share this beloved family recipe with you, so you can create your own memories of warmth and comfort.

Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion with Dumplings Recipe


For the Steak and Onions:

2 pounds chuck steak

2 cups beef broth

2 tablespoons onion gravy mix

1 tablespoon beef bouillon powder

1 clove minced garlic

4 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons barbecue sauce

3 quartered onions

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper, to taste

Flour and oil for browning

For the Dumplings:

1 cup self-rising flour

1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons milk

1 egg


Coat the diced chuck steak in seasoned flour and brown in a frying pan with a bit of oil.

In another pan, melt butter and cook onions and garlic until translucent.

In the slow cooker, mix beef broth, bouillon powder, Italian seasoning, ketchup, barbecue sauce, and a tablespoon of flour. Add the browned meat and cooked onions.

Cook on high for 5 hours. Add onion gravy mix towards the end for desired gravy thickness.

For Dumplings: With 45 minutes remaining, prepare the dumplings. Rub butter into self-rising flour, then add milk and beaten egg. Mix, knead, and form into small balls. Submerge them in the gravy in the slow cooker, and cook for 30-40 minutes.

A Heartwarming Meal to Cherish

This Slow Cooker Braised Steak & Onion with Dumplings brings more than just flavors to your table; it’s a journey back to the comforting embrace of home. Each spoonful is a reminder of love and tradition. So, embrace this recipe and let it fill your home with joy and deliciousness, creating new moments to treasure with your loved ones.

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