Rating: 4.12 stars
495 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 243
  • 4 star values: 135
  • 3 star values: 72
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 23

Easy, melt-in-your mouth onion-buttery beef from your slow cooker! Serve over cooked egg noodles.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the beef and butter into a slow cooker. Sprinkle the onion soup mix over. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 hours, or High for 4 to 5 hours. Stir once or twice.

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Nutrition Facts

437 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 2.2g; fat 34.6g; cholesterol 124.4mg; sodium 457.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (353)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2006
I've made this twice now. The first time I followed the recipe to the letter and found it decent but knew the recipe had potential with a little tweaking. The second time, I did the following things to snaz it up: seasoned the beef with kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper, and garlic powder, browned the beef before adding it to the slow cooker, sauted 2 cups sliced mixed mushrooms and 1 onion sliced in the beef drippings before adding them to the slow cooker, deglazed the pan with 1/2 cup of red wine and added that also to the slow cooker, used 1/2 unsalted and 1/2 salted butter and then used low-salt soup mix to avoid all the saltiness. I serve it over either egg noodles or mashed potatoes. It is now much requested in my house. Read More
(807)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2009
Followed recipe exactly wasn't bad but wasn't great. Will be using leftovers to make a soup. Read More
(10)
495 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 243
  • 4 star values: 135
  • 3 star values: 72
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 23
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2006
I've made this twice now. The first time I followed the recipe to the letter and found it decent but knew the recipe had potential with a little tweaking. The second time, I did the following things to snaz it up: seasoned the beef with kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper, and garlic powder, browned the beef before adding it to the slow cooker, sauted 2 cups sliced mixed mushrooms and 1 onion sliced in the beef drippings before adding them to the slow cooker, deglazed the pan with 1/2 cup of red wine and added that also to the slow cooker, used 1/2 unsalted and 1/2 salted butter and then used low-salt soup mix to avoid all the saltiness. I serve it over either egg noodles or mashed potatoes. It is now much requested in my house. Read More
(807)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2007
5+++++!! Great flavor - this is the second time I've made it and the first time was exactly as written and it was great that way. After reading other reviews I decided to do a bit of tampering - browning beef first, adding mushrooms, garlic and onions and a bit of red wine. Oh my! It's even better. Also towards the end I added a packet of beef gravy to thicken it up. Was lovely over mashed potatoes. Will be making this again...and again...and... : ) Read More
(244)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2004
What a FANTASTIC treat!! Made the house smell divine!!! I used a 1.5 lb London broil (cut into cubes) and 3/4 cup butter, added a 4-oz can of unsalted mushroom pieces, and one finely chopped leek, and the one envelope of dry onion soup mix - like the recipe states. Served over white rice and with minted peas on the side. This was the most tender beef I've ever had!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
This was so good! I followed the recipe and added 1/2 chopped onion, 1 garlic clove diced, I browned the meat with seasoning (Adobo) and Worcestershire sauce. De-lish! Definitely a keeper and so EASY to make! Read More
(76)
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2006
This is a great recipe. I make this often, and it disappears fast. I sometimes use a beef roast and after it is done cooking, shred the beef, put it back in the crock pot with all the "gravy" and let it simmer for about another 5 minutes. This makes it extra moist, when sometimes in a crock pot the portion of meat not submerged in liquid can get over cooked. I serve mine over my whipped potatoes. I am not a potato eater, but I will eat them with this wonderful beef on top. Great recipe! Read More
(53)
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2007
I did it like others cut the butter to 1.4 cup but floured the beef with about seasoned flour cumin garlic dash of nutmeg and a little all saltfree table seasoning then browned it off in a little olive oil and then used one large onion diced and sweated in the beef pan then diced mushrooms 1 cup of burgandy wine to deglaze the pan and all into the slow cooker with some worchester a little more garlic spice and some pepper then a packet of brown gravy mix and 1/cup of water.. Lovely easy quick sort of beef burgandy flavor. Serving it with some mash potatos..and fresh peas. Read More
(46)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
Wonderful recipe - I made it "as is", but I used a packet of Roasted Garlic Onion Soup mix instead... I served it over a bed of Jasmine Rice - and it was a HUGE hit! I am REALLY looking forward to making this one again :) Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2006
Very tasty and so simple. I used a kilo or so of what we call gravy beef. I added a little extra butter, some garlic, couple of carrots and an onion. Superb. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2007
mad this last night, secret let the beef cook a long time.I added sour creme to my noodles! Read More
(26)
Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2009
Followed recipe exactly wasn't bad but wasn't great. Will be using leftovers to make a soup. Read More
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