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Nif's Nothing Fancy Crock Pot Stew (With a Secret Ingredient)

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“An easy yet tasty recipe that is great for building on to and making your own. Note my suggestions at the end of the directions. Let your guests try and figure out what the secret ingredient is! It helps to make the beef nice and tender. Enjoy!”
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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 lbs stewing beef, cubed
  • 1 (10 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 cup ginger ale, Canda Dry's my favourite
  • 2 tablespoons flour (optional)


  1. Place stewing beef in crock pot. Stir in mushrooms, soup mix and ginger ale.
  2. Cook over low for 6-7 hours or high for 4-5 hours. You can cook it longer without a problem. Times may vary depending on your crock pot's temperature. I have thrown frozen beef cubes in and cooked for 8-9 hours with great results.
  3. IF YOU WANT THICKER GRAVY: When done, scoop a cup into the gravy and mix the flour in the cup until completely dissolved. Pour back into the crock pot and heat, covered, over high until thickened, approximately 15 minutes.
  4. You can serve over cooked potatoes and veggies. You can also add baby potatoes and veggies to the crock pot for the last 2 hours of cooking the stew.

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