Baking powder verses cornstarch

I accidentally put 2 1/2 tbs of baking powder in a crockpot full of homemade beef stew instead of cornstarch to thicken it, can I save it or is it no good? Please help

Gina Cook


Gammy July 28, 2020
Long shot, but if it tastes too bad, could you rinse the stew meat and what veges you can and make a new liquid for it with beef stock (or bouillon) some onions, carrots (maybe some red wine) and the cornstarch? At least you might salvage the most expensive ingredient.
Gina C. July 28, 2020
Thank you, I was able to save it by adding a little bit of distilled white vinegar And letting it cook a little longer!
Gina C. July 27, 2020
Thank you! I guess I should have said it was mixed with water in a measure cup that equaled 2 1/2 tbs so I’m not exactly sure how much was baking powder! I have learned to never talk to your children on the phone while cooking!! Lol
HalfPint July 27, 2020
That is a lot of baking powder. Taste it. If it tastes ok (i.e. not bitter), then go ahead and thicken with cornstarch. If not, the stew is beyond help.
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