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Old 12-14-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Golden Mushroom Soup?

Hi All,
I'm Michelle and I'm a first time poster in need of help.

I haven't been able to find golden mushroom soup in quite some time.
I made the mistake of telling my family I would be making smothered steak tonight thinking I still had two cans left (I usually use five cans but thought I'd try to stretch it)

It turns out I only have 1 can. I do also have 1 can of cream of mushroom and 2 cans of tomato. I also have 3 packets of brown mushroom gravy mix and about 3 cans of tomato paste.

Does anyone have any idea which combo might come the closest?

I don't even come close to having the ingredients to make it from scratch. My teen has my car at school today, so I can't even run to the store.



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Old 12-14-2009, 01:56 PM   #2
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Personally, I think cream of mushroom makes a great gravy for meat, particularly pork.
With what you have, I would mix the 2 mushroom soups and use the gravy mixes too.

But then again, I might change my mind, depending on your recipe, or what you consider "proper" smothered steak.

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Old 12-14-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for the reply and welcome!
I have a picky daughter that doesn't like the color of cream of mushroom soup. I grew up with the creamy version, but in home ec. was taught to make it with golden. It's one of those things I don't make very often, but my family loves it...

My recipe: dredge meat, fry for a few, cover with soup and bake for an hour.
(probably not "real" smothered steak, but that's what we call it)
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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I would combine mushroom gravy mixes with tomato soup.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:09 PM   #5
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I would combine the soup with the gravy mixes. I wouldn't use the tomato. And tell your daughter that this is just how it is.

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Old 12-15-2009, 09:10 AM   #6
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I would think the gravy mixes would "color" the pale mushroom soup enough that your daughter wouldn't balk if it is just the color that puts her off. I agree with using the 2 cans of mushroom along with the gravy and leave the tomato soup for a grilled cheese sandwich.

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