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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

This slow cooker beef stroganoff only takes 5 minutes to prep and is made with less than 10 ingredients! A classic comfort food dish that’s packed with flavor in a creamy sauce.

Easy slow cooker recipes are my go-to on busy weeknights. I love to just dump everything in the crockpot and forget about it. They help take the stress out of dinnertime, which is much needed!

bowl of beef stroganoff served over egg noodles

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With fall in season, I’m starting to crave all the comfort foods. This beef stroganoff is a classic comfort food dish that’s made easy in the slow cooker. It’s packed with flavor in a creamy sauce and is seriously so delicious!

The best part about this recipe is that it’s made with less than 10 ingredients! Plus it only takes 5 minutes to prep and clean up is super simple.

We love to serve it over butter noodles or mashed potatoes. Feel free to make swaps too – like using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make it a little healthier. Or using flank steak or sirloin steak instead of stew meat.

adding beef stroganoff sauce ingredients to crockpot

What cut of beef is best to use?

My favorite type of meat to use for beef stroganoff is stew meat. It’s less expensive and gets super tender and flavorful when cooked low and slow in the crockpot. You could even sear it on the stove before throwing it in the slow cooker if you want a little more flavor.

Other cuts of beef will work too, such as flank steak or sirloin steak. Some even use meatballs. You can’t go wrong with any of these – they are all delicious!

What is stroganoff sauce made of?

The sauce is easily made from scratch using the ingredients below:

  • Beef broth
  • Onion soup mix
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Heavy cream
  • Cornstarch

The stroganoff sauce is super flavorful and gets perfectly creamy and thick. If you’re looking to thicken it even more, try adding in a little more cornstarch and heavy cream until desired consistency is met.

beef stroganoff in the crockpot with a spoon

How to make beef stroganoff in the crockpot

  1.  Cook ingredients in crockpot. Add stew meat and mushrooms in the slow cooker and sprinkle onion soup mix on top. Then pour broth and Worcestershire in. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  2. Stir in creams and cornstarch. Remove 1/4 cup broth from crockpot. Then stir in the heavy cream and sour cream. Whisk in the cornstarch. Let cook an additional 30 minutes, then S&P to taste.
  3. Serve and enjoy! Serve over butter noodles and sprinkle with fresh parsley if desired.

beef stroganoff in the slow cooker with egg noodles

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Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

5 from 8 votes
This slow cooker beef stroganoff only takes 5 minutes to prep and is made with less than 10 ingredients! A classic comfort food dish that's packed with flavor in a creamy sauce.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 pounds stew meat
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 ounce onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth or stock
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream , more as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch , more as needed

S&P to taste

    For serving: butter noodles or mashed potatoes and fresh parsley

      Instructions

      • Place the stew meat and mushrooms in the slow cooker. Sprinkle the onion soup mix over top. Then pour the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce in. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.
      • Remove about 1/4 cup of the broth. Stir in the heavy cream and sour cream. Whisk in the cornstarch. Allow to cook an additional 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
      • Serve over butter noodles and sprinkle with fresh parsley if desired.

      Notes

      If you have time and want to do a quick sear on the beef beforehand, you can do that in a skillet with a little olive oil. You can also use flank or sirloin steak. 
      Feel free to use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make it a little healthier.

      Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg
      Course: Main Dish
      Cuisine: American
      Author: Jamielyn Nye

      bowl of beef stroganoff served over egg noodles

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