Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

A thoroughly delicious and fuss-free Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe!  Rich in flavor with a luxuriously creamy sauce you can enjoy over egg noodles or rice, this is a guaranteed new favorite!

Be sure to also try our Chicken Stroganoff and vegetarian Creamy Mushroom and Tofu Stroganoff!

slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe crock pot best from scratch

I’ve always been a fan of rich and creamy sauces and beef stroganoff is a prime example.  Whether it’s a more labor intensive gourmet version (recipe to come!) or a simple but thoroughly delicious crock pot beef stroganoff, I love them both.  With it’s robust flavors of beef and mustard combined with the delicate flavors of cream and herbs, it’s a dish I always look forward to sitting down to and it makes for the perfect comfort food.

I threw this crockpot beef stroganoff together one Sunday a few years ago before our family headed out to church so it would be ready when we got home.  When we opened the door we were met with that delicious aroma and we could hardly wait to get the noodles boiled so we could sit down and enjoy our family dinner!

Which Cut of Beef Should I Use?

Use chuck roast or stew meat cut into bite-sized pieces.  Using a marbled cut is important because the fat will melt during the low and slow cooking process, making the meat tender and moist.

slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe crock pot best from scratch

Do I Have to Brown the Beef First?

No.  The thing that makes this slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe so easy is the ability to throw all of the ingredients in and then step aside and wait.

That said…if you do have the time, browning the meat, onions, and mushrooms in a frying pan before adding them to the slow cooker will add a lot of flavor to your stroganoff.  But if you’re in a hurry no worries, it will taste delicious either way!

slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe crock pot best from scratch

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff?

Egg noodles are the traditional accompaniment.  If you prefer, you can use another pasta of choice or even use Spaetzle.  For sides, stroganoff pairs great with any steamed veggie and/or a leafy green salad.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Let’s get started!

Gather up the ingredients.

ingredients on counter

Spread the onions and garlic on the bottom of the slow cooker followed by the mushrooms.

onions and mushrooms in crock pot

Place the beef evenly over the mushrooms.

In a bowl, stir together the broth, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, thyme, onion powder, salt and pepper.

adding meat, broth and seasonings

Pour the mixture over the beef.

Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.  About 20 minutes before done, dissolve 2 tablespoons cornstarch in 1/2 cup broth and add it to the slow cooker.  Stir and continue to cook for another 20 minutes or until thickened.

cooking meat in crock pot

Stir in the cream cheese until dissolved.

Stir in the sour cream and chopped fresh parsley and heat through.

Add salt and pepper to taste and add a little more mustard if desired.

slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe crock pot best from scratch

Serve over hot egg noodles.


slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe crock pot best from scratch

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Originally published on The Daring Gourmet on December 17, 2014

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