Crock-pot Steak and Onions


I am keeper of time, a watcher of clocks. That sentence makes me seem really deep and insightful doesn’t it. Really what I am talking about is my day constantly revolving¬† around the same schedule. When I became a parent everyone told me that I needed to abandon schedules. Kids will tell you what they need, when they need it. I can’t live that life. I already stress about how much time is left in a day, a week, a month. I can be flexible about things but its because I know how much time I have left for any given project. Our next kid is due in 72 days. 72. I feel like I have so many things to get done. I won’t do them at the expense of time with Peanut but they still need to be done. So instead of getting projects done around the house this weekend we went to Sesame Place and enjoyed some family time.

That whole paragraph was a long-winded and very emo way of saying I am obsessed with my crock-pot. It allows me quickly get things made without having to babysit food. I can run errands, work on projects for the new baby and spend time with Mason and know that dinner will be ready on time (this post is not sponsored, sorry for sounding like a commercial). Unfortunately, I don’t use it enough. Every time I use it I think “Why don’t I use this damn thing more?” but then I stick it right back in the cabinet. This recipe was kind of fluke. Normally, I make steak and onions in a pan and it takes 40 minutes. I realized the other day that I just wouldn’t have time that afternoon. So I threw everything into the crock-pot and prayed to baby Jesus that I didn’t just throw away $10 worth of meat. Honestly, it came out better than it does when I use a pan.

DSC_2241For this recipe you will need: 1lb of thinly, sliced steaks, Adobo (of course), Sazon, 1 Onion, 3 Cloves of Garlic, Vinegar, Water and Oil.

DSC_2254Place steaks into the crock-pot

DSC_2259Sprinkle with a healthy dose of Adobo. I don’t measure, just add to suite your tastes.

DSC_2264Throw in an entire packet of Sazon.

DSC_2266Slice your onion and throw it in there too. I used half an onion since I am the only one who eats it in my house. Feel free to go crazy and throw the whole thing in there if you have more people who eat onions.

DSC_2270Chop up three cloves of garlic and throw them in the pot too.

DSC_2273Add 1/4 Cup of Vingar

DSC_22751/4 Cup of Oil

Water – don’t confuse this with vinegar…

3/4 Cup of Water

DSC_2278Then, I add a pinch of oregano. Finally, mix it all up with your hands to make sure the spices and liquids have coated all the meat and onions.  Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.

DSC_2231We eat ours mixed in with rice because rice is just how we roll in this house. When I cook it in a pan, the meat retains its steak shape. In the crock-pot it just falls apart with tenderness.

Crock-pot Steak and Onions


  • 1lb of Thin, sliced Steak
  • 1/2-1 Onion - Sliced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic - Minced
  • Adobo to Taste
  • 1 Packet Sazon
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Vinegar
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • A Pinch of Oregano


  1. Place all ingredients in to crock-pot
  2. Mix with hands to make sure meat and onions are coated
  3. Cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours