Braised Steak and Onions

A nice old fashioned family dinner.

Preparation time

  • Ingredients 13
  • Prep Time 00:25
  • Cook Time 02:20
  • Serves 10


  • 1 kg beef oyster blade trimmed
  • 1 tbs plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 60 g butter
  • 3 onion halved thickly sliced
  • 1 tbs plain flour
  • 2 1/4 cup water
  • 2 beef stock cube
  • 1 tsp Vegemite
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper *to taste


  1. Dust steak lightly with the seasoned flour.
  2. Heat oil in frying pan and brown steak well on each side. Place in a Dutch oven. Repeat with remaining steaks.
  3. Add butter to frying pan and mix with pan juices.
  4. Add onions and cook until transparent, stir in extra flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Gradually add water and stock cubes, stir until sauce boils and thickens a little.
  6. Add Vegemite, tomato paste and sauce.
  7. Pour sauce over meat, cover and cook for 1½-2 hours.


You could put this in the slow cooker although I have not tried that. I use Massel stock cubes, they are bigger than the ordinary ones (Continental) so you might need to use an extra one if you are using those. I serve this dish with mashed potato, broccoli and carrots. My kids love the gravy.