Cooking help!? Need healthy alternative to Beefy Mushroom soup

rosemarytFebruary 6, 2013

I'm very sensitive to MSG and just don't like it in my food, but I'm using a recipe that calls for TWO cans of Beefy Mushroom soup. (This is for a crock-pot stew.)

Is there a healthy alternative to Beefy Mushroom Soup (Campbells)?

Would bouillon cubes work? I just need something *LIQUID* to add to this vegetable and meat stew.

I'm making this on Friday, so it'll need to be something available at a grocery store. No time for mail order.

Thanks for any help.


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I would make a homemade cream of mushroom soup, maybe with beef broth?

This thread from the cooking forum has tons of recipes. I tried Ann's version and liked it, but I only use vegetable broth.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cream of Mushroom soup

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 4:31PM
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Low-sodium beef stock plus some mushrooms.

Water and some bouillon cubes (although I never use those - I use the Better than Bouillon stock base)

Water and some red wine

Water and some beer

Really, whatever you want. It's just some liquid in a stew.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 4:34PM
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they do have a lower sodium broth in a box...add sauteed mushrooms, for flavor...if it's not thick enough add a bit of corn starch...i'm not sure about the msg, although i usually read lables...

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 5:54PM
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rosemary thanks for the info..going to check other brands we's always been a staple for us to have 2-3 brands of campbells in the pantry...

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 6:08PM
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Can you use buillion cubes? Don't they have MSG? I'm sure I've had problems with some of those things in the past--and of course, it's so hard to identify MSG, anyway, since they 'hide' it under about 25 different names these days.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 6:29PM
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So many soups are LOADED with MSG and Campbells is the worst. In my old age, I've developed a sensitivity to it. Most unpleasant!

Sad thing is, I just found out that Beef Bouillon cubes are also loaded with msg.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 10:32PM
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