Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff


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Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff is a comforting family favorite meal. Tender stewing beef, onions and mushrooms simmer a perfectly seasoned broth until melt in your  mouth tender! Just before serving, a scoop of sour cream is added in for the perfect creamy sauce.

Serve this dish over a bed of egg noodles with a side salad for a great meal!

Crockpot beef stroganoff in a Crock-Pot with parsley on top

How great is a recipe that you can ‘set it and forget it’ before going off to work? This crock pot beef stroganoff recipe is not only a winner for dinner but makes for great leftovers the next day at work…if there are any!

How to Make Beef Stroganoff in a Crock Pot

This savory slow cooker meal may take hours to simmer, but it can be made in just 3 simple steps!

  1. Heat oil in a skillet and brown stewing beef with salt and pepper (this adds flavor).
  2. Deglaze the pan with red wine and add the remaining ingredients to the crockpot to simmer.
  3. Cook until the beef is melt in your mouth tender.

Just before serving, stir in the sour cream and egg noodles and top with a sprinkle of parsley.

Beef for Stroganoff

When making classic beef stroganoff, I use a tender cut of beef and cook it quickly so it doesn’t overcook.

For slow cooker beef stroganoff use stewing meat (or chuck roast if you have it), the meat will become very tender as it cooks low and slow. If you use a lean cut of beef, it will dry out and become tough.

You can use ground beef in this recipe to create a ground beef stroganoff. Replace the stewing beef with 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef. Brown the ground beef and drain any fat, add to the slow cooker and proceed as written.

Crockpot beef stroganoff in a Crock-Pot with and without liquid

How Long to Cook Beef Stroganoff in a Crock Pot

Depending on your time frame, you can cook this dish on low all day in the crock pot while you’re at work. Or you can speed things by setting your crock pot to high, depends on you! Cooking either way develops so much flavor with tender meat!

  • Cook on Low: 7 to 8 hours before the meat is tender.
  • Cook on High:  4 to 5 hours to get the same tender meat effect.

I make this recipe with sour cream which is traditional however, you can also make crock pot beef stroganoff with cream cheese. It is a little creamier than regular sour cream and only requires just a tad more stirring!

Crock pot beef stroganoff on a plate with parsley on top

What to Serve with Beef Stroganoff

Since beef stroganoff is so rich and filling, it stands alone as a complete meal. But a tossed salad dressed with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and a side of garlic bread definitely can feed a crowd! Perfect for a potluck at work or the holidays!

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Crockpot beef stroganoff in a Crock-Pot with parsley on top
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Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Beef, Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
Serve this tender beef stroganoff over a bed of egg noodle for a delicious meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil more if needed
  • 2 pounds stewing beef trimmed
  • salt & pepper
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ pound mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups beef broth divided
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 12 ounces egg noodles cooked

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Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet. Season beef with salt and pepper and brown in olive oil in small batches. Deglaze pan with red wine and add to slow cooker.
  • Place beef, garlic powder, onions, dijon, Worcestershire, mushrooms and 1 ½ cups broth in a 6qt slow cooker.
  • Cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 7-8 hours or until beef is tender.
  • Combine remaining broth with cornstarch and stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook and additional 15 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in sour cream. Serve over egg noodles.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 568, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 131mg, Sodium: 263mg, Potassium: 766mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 205IU, Vitamin C: 2.5mg, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 3.5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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    1. Red wine adds an extra layer of flavor but you can substitute extra beef broth if you’d prefer. You’ll combine 1/2 cup broth with the cornstarch.

  1. Is there something that can be used besides stewing beef? Maybe flank steak? Not sure about what the differences are. Really psyched to try this recipe but I don’t want to mess it up!

    1. Any beef cut that is intended for low slow cooking would work. (Chuck roast, pot roast etc). You’ll want to cut it into bite sized pieces.

  2. This is the best beef stroganoff!! I’ve made it three times in the last two weeks at my husband’s request! We don’t have red wine at the house right now, so I’ve not tried it that way, I just add a little more broth, and I use whole greek yogurt instead of sour cream and it comes out SO GOOD. I also carmelize my onions and mushrooms before deglazing the pan and it is AMAZING. Sometimes we eat it without adding the sour cream/greek yogurt too! This recipe is good even if you tweak it a bit each time!! We eat it for dinner and then again for lunch the next day. The beef just MELTS. Thank you for a new family favorite recipe!5 stars

    1. If you have a large slow cooker, this recipe can be doubled. You want to ensure your slow cooker is not more than 2/3 full. You may need to add a little bit of time.

  3. Hi making this right now, it smells fantastic! Just wondering do I add sour cream into crock pot, or each individual serving? If it is into crock pot are leftovers ok?

    1. You can do either, I most often stir it into the slow cooker. The leftovers are just fine as long as they’re heated but not boiled.

  4. My favorite beef stroganoff recipe! So delicious . I always add a tsp of better than bullion beef flavor to mine for extra flavor.5 stars

  5. I made this recipe today and the family thought it was my best meal yet. I changed it slightly and went a bit overboard with the red wine. The wine turned out to be chocolate flavoured. Turned out great though so thanks.5 stars

  6. How do you substitute the cream cheese? Same time as you would add the sour cream? How much cream cheese?
    Or have you substituted the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt?

    1. Yes Mireille, it would be the same amount of cream cheese as sour cream. Greek yogurt would taste great too!

    1. I haven’t tried so I can’t say for sure how it would work. Marsala is a bit sweeter so it will change the flavor of the dish.

  7. I’m wondering if I could pop in some uncooked egg noodles shortly before adding the corn starch & extra broth, and have them just cook in there ?

    1. I think it would work as long as you don’t have any leftovers. The egg noodles don’t tend to hold up well in liquid. Let us know how it goes!

  8. Do i put the red wine in the crockpot as well after i cook the beef in the skillet? Sry new cooker lmao

    1. Yes, the red wine also goes into the slow cooker! Enjoy the recipe and let us know how it works out for you!

  9. The beef stroganoff was very good,
    the only change i made was to use
    more worstachire sauce after it was cooked, added a bit more flavor.4 stars

      1. Here is a tip for thickening with flour. Mix the flour with melted butter. This works great for thickening gravy also!

  10. This turned out really well. I was unable to get ahold of stew meat, so bought a chuck roast and used it and didn’t have red wine so I just used all beef broth. Everything was so yummy! Thank yo for this easy crockpot version!!4 stars

    1. We have only tried this recipe as written, but if you try it with beef tenderloin let us know how it turns out.

  11. Made this twice now and it is delish!! Even our 3 kids ate it up. I’m so happy to have found your website a few months ago. Always great tasting recipes that my family enjoys. Thank you so much!!5 stars

  12. I only made half a recipe for my Mom and I and there was leftovers. So I shared with my Neighbor. She had never been on Pinterest before..Anyways it was very Yummy..Thanks5 stars

    1. Thanks so much Rebecca. I am thrilled that you had enough to share and that everyone enjoyed the stroganoff!

  13. Made this tonight and man was it good….BEFORE adding the sour cream. I was leery to put a full 8 ounces of sour cream in it at first, and could only bear to put half in, and even that amount completely changed the flavor and basically ruined the whole thing. I understand sour cream is a huge part of ‘stroganoff’ but it is definitely not for me. Otherwise, the recipe was great.2 stars

    1. Definitely Roxanne! For the full recipe, you can scroll almost to the bottom of the page or select the jump to recipe button at the top! Enjoy.

    1. Hi Ellen, we haven’t tried this recipe with cream cheese but you can usually substitute the same amount greek yogurt for sour cream.

  14. I made this for dinner tonight and it was a HUGE hit with my family of 6; everyone commented on how good it was! I’ll definitely be making this again and again. I have more of your recipes that I am trying this week and am excited to see how they turn out!5 stars

  15. This may seem like a silly question but my husband HATES mushrooms. Will leaving them out drastically affect the flavor? Is there a substitute that could be used?

    1. I’ve only made this as written with mushrooms. While I think it may change the flavor slightly, it should still work out just fine without. Please let us know how it goes!