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Easy, melt-in-your mouth buttery beef with tons of onion flavor made in your slow cooker! Serve over cooked egg noodles.

Recipe Summary

5 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 5 mins
8 servings

This irresistibly rich butter-based beef recipe uses just three ingredients to create a luscious slow cooker meal. Stew meat, onion soup mix, and butter combine for an intensely savory bite you'll want to experience over and over again. Add this popular beef recipe to your rotation for a delightfully meaty dinner any day of the week. 

How to Make Butter Beef

Getting dinner on the table has never been easier. You'll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here's what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe;

Place cubed beef stew meat and butter in a slow cooker, then sprinkle soup mix on top. The slow cooker will handle the rest — cook on low for eight hours or in high mode for four. It couldn't be any simpler to make this luxurious beef dish. 

What to Serve With Butter Beef

Butter beef is a natural partner to egg noodles, rice, and potatoes. It can also be served with a vibrant green salad to cut through the richness of the dish. This melt-in-your-mouth recipe is simple enough for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion that calls for saucy deliciousness. 

How to Store and Freeze Leftover Butter Beef

Leftover butter beef can be refrigerated in an airtight container and enjoyed for up to three days. To freeze leftovers, wrap beef cubes (try dipping them in sauce beforehand to retain flavor) in cling wrap. Cooked butter beef will last up to two months in the freezer. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I used a packet of roasted garlic onion soup mix instead and served it over a bed of jasmine Rice — it was a HUGE hit!" raves home cook Kevin. "I am REALLY looking forward to making this one again." 

"My family loves this recipe and every friend I have given it to loves it also, " shares reviewer Lisa. "So simple but so good. We serve over rice!"

"My husband described this as the perfect comfort food," says Allstar Deb C. "I used a little less soup mix that was requested and added mushrooms and it was delicious. This will be on my regular rotation."

Editorial contributions by Rai Mincey


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Place beef and butter in a slow cooker and sprinkle onion soup mix over top.

  • Cover, and cook until meat is tender, on Low for 8 hours, or on High for 4 to 5 hours. Stir once or twice during cook time.

Nutrition Facts

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