You're probably thinking, sheesh, what did she do commit murder or something? No.
I used a packet of onion soup mix. Two, in fact.
I know, I was pretty upset about it too. But in the best interests of my blog, I have agreed to go where no Krissi has gone before and try and test new recipes that are budget friendly, quick, easy and absolutely delicious. So I took one for the team and I am very happy to say, that I was more than pleasantly surprised.
I may just start thinking of new ways to use onion soup mix with a few things............... Okay, I probably won't. I mean let's not get TOO crazy here.
Anyhoo, in my family our beef stew is always "red style" with tomato paste. I wanted a more traditional flavor with a brown gravy. I scoured over tons of recipes until I found a combination I was happy with. You will be happy with it too. Because it is AMAZEBALLS. Don't scoff at the onion soup mix. It literally makes this dish. Trust me!
So here it is in all of it's glory. I know you and your family will fall in love with this recipe. I have, and I will be making it often.