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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Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Serve this tender beef stroganoff over a bed of egg noodle for a delicious meal!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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  • 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


  • 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.


4.95 from 363 votes

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.

Course Beef, Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
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  1. My kids and I loved this recipe, just like every other recipe I’ve tried from your website. I used a food processor to chop the mushrooms into tiny pieces since my kids aren’t fans of them— they were none the wiser and gobbled their food down with enthusiasm Thank you for providing budget-friendly recipes that are quick and easy! I appreciate the storing/reheating instructions, helpful notes, and alternative suggestions such as low-carb options and deglazing alternatives. Your website has become and will continue to be my top choice for recipes!5 stars

  2. I made this tonight for my picky husband, he absolutely loved it. The only things I did different was I used a little bit of cream cheese, because I did not have enough sour cream. And I put the noodles in about a half hour before it was ready to soak up flavor, and I had made them al dente. Absolute hit! I will be making this again, thank you so much for the recipe!5 stars

  3. Hi! I haven’t made this yet, but looking forward to. Can I half this recipe to make if for a smaller family? Will the cook time remain the same? And if not, how do you suggest storing it? Can it be frozen?
    Thanks!5 stars

    1. Hi Bailey, I have not tried halving this recipe so I can’t say for sure, but other readers have froze it with good results! The egg noodles are cooked separately, so freeze the stroganoff separately without the noodles. When reheating, make sure to reheat without boiling, then serve over fresh noodles. Enjoy!

  4. Loved this!!! We buy a full beef tenderloin which my husband cuts into steaks. We used the extra tips for this and it was excellent. We used Better Than Bouillon Roasted Beef Base and Apothic Red wine to deglaze. I had also tried to brown the beef 1 lb. at a time. It steamed and didn’t brown so I removed it and added back in at 1/3 to 1/2 lb at a time which resulted in great browning which results in a great deglazing product and flavor at the end. Don’t overlook this important detail. Served over frozen zucchini spirals. (Didn’t love those.) Will make over and over and may also try the ground beef version.5 stars

  5. Thank you Holly for your post for an easy old-time favorite! I think the negative people should keep their comments to themselves. Everyone following a recipe knows that every cook does some tweaking to make it taste GOOD to THEM. One thought on the thickening issues – I had some older cornstarch that wouldn’t thicken. The problem was solved when I replaced it with new so check that out if you’re having issues. Thanks again for the post :)5 stars

  6. I followed the recipe as I have for other meals on here and there was no flavor. The veggies should have been sauted before going into the crock pot and there should have been more seasoning then just garlic powder, mustard, and worcestershire sauce.

  7. Mine was too thin and basically tasted like beef and noodles. I followed the recipe to the letter. I don’t know how to make it more stroganoff flavored. I used stew meat and store-bought beef broth and semi-dry red wine.2 stars

    1. Did you add the cornstarch slurry at the end? To thicken it further you can add additional cornstarch slurry. Mix equal parts cornstarch and water and stir it into the sauce letting it rest 15 minutes to thicken.

    2. Hi Holly .. I am wanting to try this recipe could I possibly make it on stove top..if yes how would I go about it ??

      1. If you’d like to make this with stewing beef:

      2. brown the beef as in step one as directed and transfer to a bowl.
      3. Soften the onion a little bit and put all of the ingredients listed in step 2 into a large pot or dutch oven.
      4. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is fork tender, you may need to add a little bit of extra liquid as there will be more evaporation on the stovetop. Remove from the heat once the beef is tender and let rest for 5 minutes.
      5. Discard the bay leaf and stir in the sour cream.
      6. If you’d like to make this recipe using steak, it’s much quicker to cook on the stovetop. You can find the stovetop beef stroganoff recipe here.

  8. This beef stroganoff is very flavorful and easy to prepare. However, next time I think I’ll use beef sirloin instead of stew meat, which after eight hours cooking on low was still rather chewy.5 stars

  9. I just made this yummy beef stroganoff. I picked this recipe because I loved the real ingredients rather than quick easy Campbell Soup stuff. I did read some of the comments below and added a few Bay leafs and some paprika, other than that I followed the recipe. The only salt and pepper was when I browned the meat first. I used this small bottle of Merlot from an airplane ride lol perfect amount for double the recipe. The meat came out so tender. I used beef chuck roast boneless. I was a little shy on the amount of sour cream I had in the fridge, but all good. The sauce is thin even though I added 3 tablespoons of cornstarch for a double recipe. My tip is simply once you boil your pasta(rinse) add it to the crockpot.5 stars

  10. I made this for Father’s Day and it was easy and very creamy. Some of the reviews are ridiculous and they clearly did not follow the recipe. It was a bit on the bland side for me once I add the sour cream, so I seasoned to taste. I also reduced the sour cream to 6 oz. For extra flavor I doubled the Worcestershire sauce and mustard, added more salt and pepper, and added paprika (as per a suggestion from another reviewer). When I make it again I’ll add all of this in early on and will add more red wine. It was a big hit with everyone and I’ll be making it again in the future.5 stars

  11. I have made this and the base recipe is good and very comforting. For those saying that this recipe is too bland, I offer you the following suggestions, ALL of which I use when I want to take it up a notch:

    1. Add a package of onion soup mix to the crockpot.
    2. After you brown your meat and BEFORE you deglaze your pan, add a little butter or oil to the pan and then saute your onion until soft and translucent. I actually add a splash of balsamic vinegar too, just to caramelize the onion a tiny bit.
    3. Use fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder. After I saute the onion I add 1-2 cloves of minced garlic to the pan and saute for 1 minute, just until you can smell the garlic. Only then do I deglaze the pan.
    4. I have used red wine but I actually prefer using the same quantity of dry sherry if you have it on hand.
    5. If not using mushrooms, double the amount of Worcestersire sauce to 2 tablespoons to add more umami flavor.
    6. Add 2 teaspoons of paprika.
    7. Add 2 bay leaves.

    Also, check what beef broth you’re using. I make my own from scratch or use Better than Bullion Roasted Beef base. If you’re using the cheap powdered bullion you’re going to get a lot of salt but not as much deep flavor.

    Other than mincing the garlic and then sautéing the onion and garlic, this doesn’t add much more work to the recipe and it really provides a more complex layering of flavor. Hope this helps!4 stars

  12. We make this all the time. If we don’t have any good wine on hand we don’t use it but it’s good either way. Easy weeknight recipe and my picky teen daughter loves it.5 stars

  13. Great meal – perfect for 6. I did thicken it up just a bit more by adding 1 more TBS of cornstarch, otherwise made as written.5 stars

  14. I made this recipe tonight and it was inedible. I’ve had many stroganoffs in my life and this was the worst I’ve ever eaten. Way too much sour cream and nothing to balance the sour cream + strong wine flavor. I would suggest no wine and maybe add like HALF of the sour cream.1 star

    1. The first time I made this I pretty much made it to the recipe, maybe a little more wine because it cooked off too fast. Enjoyed it! I do however cook it to my tastebuds seasoning-wise but as a base recipe this is amazing! Everyone enjoys it in my house!5 stars