This stew is hearty and makes a great brown gravy. It is my family's favorite! Serve over garlic mash potatoes or egg noodles. We like to spice the potatoes up with a little hot sauce.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the cream of mushroom soup, cheese soup and onion soup mix into a slow cooker, and mix well. Add beef, cover and cook on Low for 8 hours, or on High for 4 to 5 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

402.1 calories; 31.4 g protein; 5.5 g carbohydrates; 104.3 mg cholesterol; 642.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2012
This is the only recipe for beef stew and/or pot roast that we use since my original review in 2003! I've used it since the first day I found it here on allrecipes and my entire family just LOVES the gravy that it makes!!! After making stew with it, I decided to make the same gravy mix & put it over pot roast with equally delicious results. Can't say enough good about it...whenever I make it for company, they go crazy over it & say it's the BEST they've ever had! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2006
My husband liked this "stew" a lot! I thought it was okay. The idea of using the whole envelope of beef onion soup made me cringe because of all the saltiness so I used half. I also used carrots and added mushrooms at the last hour and served over egg noodles. I agree this is more a stroganoff! Read More
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236 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2012
This is the only recipe for beef stew and/or pot roast that we use since my original review in 2003! I've used it since the first day I found it here on allrecipes and my entire family just LOVES the gravy that it makes!!! After making stew with it, I decided to make the same gravy mix & put it over pot roast with equally delicious results. Can't say enough good about it...whenever I make it for company, they go crazy over it & say it's the BEST they've ever had! Read More
(94)
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2002
This certainly was easy and did indeed make a nice brown gravy! We enjoyed it but I would say it's more like a beef-stroganoff as there are no vegetables included in the stew. I substitued low-fat cream of mushroom soup for the regular; I would have also done the same for the cheddar cheese soup but I couldn't locate the low-fat version. I also couldn't find the beef-onion dry soup mix so I had to use the basic onion soup instead. I used only 2 lbs. of stew meat as I was only cooking for the two of us. I served it over garlic mashed potatoes with a side of steamed asparagus. I'll make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2002
This was easy and now one of our favorites. I made the recipe exactly as the directions said but used low sodium mushroom soup and it was great. I gave this recipe out at work and they came up with 3 other versions. 1. Use the spicy cheddar cheese soup version without the beefy onion soup. 2. Add 1/2 a cup of wine to the original recipe. 3 Marinate the beef overnight in wine and season salt. Each person loved it and will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2005
This is a great slow cooker recipe. I add carrots celery and potatoes during the last part of cooking to take care of the saltyness. We fight over the leftovers(if there are any) Also use low soduim and low fat soups where possible Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2004
Terrific recipe! The only change I made was to brown the meat before putting it in the crock-pot. Next time I will make a point of using low-sodium soups as this was a litte bit salty for my taste. But a definite keeper!! Served it with mixed frozen vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. Even better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2006
My husband loved this stew. I used cream of celery soup because Ilike the flavor better. I also added potatoes and carrots. Very delicious and couldn't be easier to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
This was super easy and super yummy! Tasted even better left over. Next time I will add mushrooms and sour cream and serve over noodles. Thanks so much for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2002
Followed recipe to the letter but added 1/2 chopped white onion 2 crushed gloves of garlic and a small red pepper finely chopped. Served with mashed potatoes. We really enjoyed the dish and definitely will prepare it regularly expecially on cold evenings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2003
This was very simple and tasted pretty good. I'm sure it would be great over mashed potatoes but I didn't want to take the time so I served over egg noodles. The beef chunks of stew meat were too big so for the leftovers I shredded the beef in my food processor and I liked that much better. This recipe made so much that I not only fed my family but took it to my neighbors to have as well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2006
My husband liked this "stew" a lot! I thought it was okay. The idea of using the whole envelope of beef onion soup made me cringe because of all the saltiness so I used half. I also used carrots and added mushrooms at the last hour and served over egg noodles. I agree this is more a stroganoff! Read More
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