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Slow Cooker Steak and Mushroom Soup: A Busy Day Lifesaver

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Steak and Mushroom Slow Cooker Soup combines round beef steak with mushrooms and a flavorful broth. This recipe creates a quick-to-assemble soup you can put in a slow cooker and forget about until dinner time.

STEAK AND MUSHROOM SLOW COOKER SOUP

Is your freezer a black hole?

Recently, a package of round steak was found hanging out at the bottom of my freezer. It was still safe to eat but had a little bit of freezer burn. Just slightly past its prime. Evidently, it fell down the black hole in my freezer.

Round steak is not particularly good for a walk-in-the-door-and-eat-10-minutes later kind of menu. It’s more tender when cooked with moisture.

Recipe Inspiration

Consequently, I started thinking about soup in a slow cooker. The result is this tasty recipe for Steak and Mushroom Slow Cooker Soup. The recipe is my own but I was inspired

The original idea originated with the prime rib soup at Harrigan’s restaurant (sadly, long gone in our area).  It used to be one of my favorites on their menu along with New Orleans potatoes and Cheesy Yeast Rolls.

Notice I don’t use prime rib in this recipe because I don’t normally have such elegant leftovers. But round steak is very tasty, especially when cooked in a slow cooker.  Prime rib couldn’t stand cooking all day anyway.


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Yield: 4-6

Slow Cooker Steak and Mushroom Soup: A Busy Day Lifesaver

STEAK AND MUSHROOM SLOW COOKER SOUP

Beef and mushrooms dominate this hearty and filling soup.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1-2 pounds round steak, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup frozen chopped onions
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream

Instructions

  1. Fry bacon. Remove from pan, crumble and place in crock pot.
  2. Saute steak in remaining bacon grease over high heat until browned. Do this in small batches so skillet doesn't cool down. Place browned steak in crock pot.
  3. Saute onions and mushrooms in pan. Add to crock pot.
  4. Add water, bouillon, Kitchen Bouquet, soy sauce, bay leaf and black pepper to crock pot and stir.
  5. Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.
  6. Remove about 1 cup broth from soup and whisk yogurt or sour cream into it unto smooth. Add back to crock pot and stir. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 459mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 53g

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