Growing up, my mom made a version of Spanish rice with ground beef that was hearty enough that it stood on its own as a main dish. During a visit a few years ago, after missing her cooking desperately, I watched her prepare it and jotted down the recipe. (Don’t worry, I checked with my mom and she’s totally on board with sharing with you!) Serve on a bed of fresh spinach with a side of refried beans. Garnish with fresh diced tomatoes, green onions, cheese, avocado slices, and crushed chile flakes.
- 2 pounds beef stew meat
- 2 (10.75 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
- 1 onion, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (8 ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms
- 1 cup ginger ale
Place beef in a slow cooker. Stir cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix, onion, garlic, cremini mushrooms, and ginger ale in a bowl until thoroughly combined and pour the mixture over the beef.
Cover, set slow cooker to High, and cook for 1 hour; turn cooker down to Low and cook for 5 more hours.
Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 30 mins / Total time: 40 mins
Serving: 6 / Yield: 6 servings