Recently, I was introduced to a brand called Orrington Farms. They sell lots of products specifically for the slow cooker and also soup bases. Some of their products that I’m very excited to try are the slow cooker seasoning mix for chicken noodle soup and their ham broth base. For this recipe I used their French onion soup base.
I don’t know about you but I really love French onion soup but I don’t eat it very often. It just seems too fussy to make at home and so I really only order it at restaurants. I love the caramelized onions and the beefy broth. I also really love beef stroganoff with it’s tender chunks of beef, sliced mushrooms and creamy sour cream sauce.
So I had some fun and put these two favorite dishes together into one pot. The results were simply amazing and my kids and husband and I all inhaled this meal. Everyone requested that I make it again really soon and believe me I will. This to me is a perfect slow cooker meal. Why?
1. It only calls for 8 ingredients (but I’m only counting it as 5 since everyone has flour, sugar and water on hand) and takes only about 10 minutes to get into the slow cooker.
2. It takes all day to cook so it’s ideal for people who work and want to come home to a hot meal.
3. It’s full of flavor.
4. You can prep this meal ahead of time and put it in a freezer bag and use it as a freezer meal.