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Beef Stew with Onion Soup Mix

Published by Kate
This easy recipe for beef stew with onion soup mix has only six ingredients. Just place everything into the crockpot and cook!
4.74 from 49 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 344 kcal


  • 2 lbs chuck roast or chuck steak (or use beef stew meat)
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (1.9 oz) packet onion soup mix
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  • Cut the chuck roast into 1 inch cubes.
  • Place the onion soup mix, cream of mushroom soup, ginger ale, and salt in a crockpot. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the chuck roast and mushrooms to the crockpot. Stir to coat the beef and mushrooms with the liquid.
  • Cook on high for 3–4 hours or on low for 6–7 hours.
  • Serve over rice, buttered noodles, or mashed potatoes.


I prefer using chuck roast or chuck steak (at least 1 inch thick) for this recipe. Beef stew meat can also be used, but I find that chuck roast gets the most tender.
Add 1 lb of potatoes (red, russet, or Yukon Gold, cut into 1 inch pieces) and/or 1 cup of baby carrots if you'd like! 
Don't have ginger ale? Substitute 1 cup of red wine
One can of sliced mushrooms can be substituted for the fresh mushrooms.


Calories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 33gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 1305mgPotassium: 733mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 4mg
Keyword beef stew
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