I used to make this when I had my little café in AZ. Back then I baked it in the oven, so now I have adapted the recipe for the crockpot and it is so good. I think of it as comfort food, as I certainly feel comforted when I eat it. I hope you like it as well as my family does.
Mix soup, garlic, chopped peppers, water, liquid smoke together in med. size bowl and set aside.
Cut beef into serving sizes, cut all gristle and tendons out of the meat.
Dredge beef steaks in flour and fry in vegetable oil till golden brown. Set aside.
Slice onion thin.
I used a crock pot liner for this, sure saves a lot of cleanup later. Pour some sauce in bottom of pot, follow with some steak, add onions on top of steak, then a generous covering of the soup mixture. Continue layering till ingredients are gone.
Cook on high for 5 hours, then add the quartered potatoes and turn on low for another 2 1/2 hours. Push the potatoes down so they are all covered, you may have to add a little water if sauce becomes too thick. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
The sauce makes a wonderful gravy over the potatoes.