Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I found this recipe about 30 years ago in a magazine - though I no longer remember which one. Wonderful when you want a meat dish!! And very simple to make.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs chuck steaks, cut into serving pieces.
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix (I use Lipton's)
  • 1 (16 ounce) canpeeled Italian tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • garlic powder, to taste (or garlic clove, chopped fine)
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (I prefer olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar


  1. In a large skillet, arrange meat.
  2. Cover with other ingredients.
  3. Simmer covered 1 and 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.


Most Helpful

I pulled this recipe for my DH to put together on his day off while I was at school. It said to cut into serving size pieces, but he cut it into bite size pieces. LOL! He used diced tomatoes with a little Italian seasoning, and then he coated the beef with flour and browned it before proceeding with the recipe. Everything else was followed exactly, and I can say we thoroughly enjoyed it! Served with mashed potatoes and green beans. OMG! We will make this again. Thanks for the recipe.

wannaB May 01, 2006

One of my favorite stand-bys. I found it years ago on a box of Lipton onions soup mix. I don't bother to cut up the meat--if cooked properly, it falls apart. I use lean beef/London broil and extra tomatoes so that I have leftovers. They are great as a pasta sauce with or without meat.

Lynn S. July 11, 2016

This is absolutely delicious! I made it exactly as written except for the onion soup. Instead I used extra garlic, extra red wine vinegar, sea salt and dried minced onion. My steak was 2.75 lbs and it was falling off the bone at 1 hour 15 min.

Crisci May 29, 2016

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