Place chuck steak and cornflour into a resealable plastic bag. Shake the bag to evenly coat the chuck steak with the cornflour. Allow steak to rest for 10 minutes.
Heat olive oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir steak until evenly browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Place onion, garlic, chuck steak, spring onions, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger and hoisin sauce in a slow cooker. Cook on Low setting for about 4 hours.
Altered ingredient amounts.
I added only 1/3c of the hoisin, soy sauce and increased the water by an extra 1/2c or so. Brown sugar I left at approx 1/2c. Was lovely flavour. I thickened it with cornflour towards the end. Also threw in some frozen beans 10 mins before serving. - 30 May 2011
I must agree with mattnkaid...the flavour was very strong in this dish...i still enjoyed it however next time i make it i would use less of the sauces perhaps or something else to help difuse the flavour just a little... i don't think it was the amount of time mattnkaid that made it a strong flavour...i'd also cook it a little longer...make the meat and onion a little more tender... - 26 Nov 2010