Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs

I didn't have any idea what to do with the chuck steaks in my freezer so I read a few recipes here and on other sites and came up with this. I served it on rice and it was quite tasty...DH gave it two thumbs up! I prefer the Rotel brand tomatoes and for the beef base you can't beat the Better than Bouillon brand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim large areas of fat from steak and remove any bones.
  2. Mix flour and salt and pepper on a plate.
  3. Heat oil in frying pan. Dredge steak in flour and place in heated pan.
  4. Brown steak on both sides and place in the bottom of crock pot.
  5. In the same pan, place onion and garlic, stir and then sprinkle with sugar. Fry until browned and caramelized. Place on top of steak in crock pot.
  6. Mix water and beef base or bouillon and pour over the steak and onions.
  7. Pour can of tomatoes over the top of the steak.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  9. Serve over white or brown rice.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe for lovers of hot and spicy dishes. I had less than 2 lbs. of steak so I added a can of sliced mushrooms to the dish. Really good! Made for My-3-Chefs June 2012.

linguinelisa June 27, 2012

This was delicious my whole family enjoyed it. Was easy enough to throw together before work. I ran out of rotels so i used a can of whole tomatoes that i crushed with my fingers and added a can of green chilis. A keeper in my house. Thanks

chef313633 December 10, 2011

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