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Beef in Onion Gravy Recipe

Beef in Onion Gravy Recipe

I double this super recipe to feed our family of four so I'm sure to have leftovers to send with my husband to work for lunch. His coworkers tell him he's lucky to have someone who fixes him such special meals. It's our secret that it's an easy slow-cooker dinner! -Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + standing Cook: 6 hours YIELD:3 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Hot cooked noodles or mashed potatoes


  • 1. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the soup, soup mix, broth and tapioca; let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in the beef. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 326 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 1220mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein

Reviews for Beef in Onion Gravy

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"I use cream of celery soup instead of the mushroom (taste preference). Always double the recipe - leftovers are wonderful.

Serve over cooked egg noodles - wonderful!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"Good flavor with basic, minimal ingredients."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"My sons would eat an engine block if it was cooked in the crock pot! This recipe is simple and straightforward but very tasty and it uses a cheaper cut of meat. Very economical. You might very well already have the sauce ingredients in your pantry! Good for family on a chilly night or even to take to that someone who needs a meal due to illness, surgery, etc."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"Delicious creamy mushroom and beef goodness! I didn't have onion soup mix on hand so made my own and added some thyme because it sang out for some."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"We make this with mashed potatoes. All four members of the family love this meal (unusual) and it's incredibly easy to make."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"So easy and great for a cold night!"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"Excellent, easy and delicious. A winner!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"This is soooo good with my own tweaks. I added some brown gravy mix and some water because of it. It makes the gravy very rich and delicious with mashed potatoes. Also didn't add the tapioca."

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"I work from 1 to 9:30 pm, so I'm always looking for recipes that are easy for my husband to monitor for dinner for him and my 2 sons. This one got enthusiastic reviews, and will become a regular on our family rotation. Just remember that as written, it is for only 3 people (with limited appetites). As I like to take leftovers for my dinner at work, don't forget to double the ingredients, especially the gravy! So easy, too!"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"I have made this for many years,,, I have always had RAVE reviews when I make it"

Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"So easy and very tasty."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"I doubled the recipe like others had suggested and was glad that I did!The meat was so tender and the gravy was delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"It was very good and I plan on making it again and I will double the recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Very tasty, we will be making this again."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"Super easy and tasty! Crock pots are so convenient! I cut up boneless chuck roast and check for doneness by sticking a fork in the meat periodically after the minimum cooking time so it doesn't get tough. Next time I think I'll try a combination of onion soup mix and ranch dressing mix and see how that comes out. Great recipe for those nights you are too busy to cook!"

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"This is a fabulous crock pot recipe. The gravy is rich tasting and the meat is fork tender!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.