What Is Beef Stroganoff?
Sometimes you will see it as “Beef Stroganov” but yes it is exactly the same thing. The basics of the recipe is that beef strips are slow roasted then covered in a sour cream based sauce. I also have a crazy delicious Healthy Chicken Stroganoff Recipe that my family loves too that uses yogurt instead of sour cream!
In Russian, the sour cream is called “smetana”. I am not sure that sounds more appetizing than “sour cream” but that may just be me. Either way, sour cream with the pan juices of the slow cooked beef makes an incredibly rich and delicious sauce.
Even when I try to make extra and hope for leftovers, this recipe never fails. It gets devoured until there are leftovers!
This is because Beef Stroganoff succeeds on so many levels. It smells wonderful and tastes so savory and delicious. The texture of the sauce and the noodles complete it. Creamy and rich, it is like the royalty of comfort foods.
Variations On Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
The original recipes for beef stroganoff vary pretty wildly. My recipe favors mushrooms which I think are essential to making the beef so wonderful. If you are not a fan of mushrooms, then of course you can leave them out.
But this slow cooker beef stroganoff may be the dish that changes your mind forever about mushrooms! Check out my other Slow Cooker Recipes for more ideas!
If the texture of cooked mushrooms has been your issue, then the beefy sour cream sauce changes all that. I urge you to keep the mushrooms in and give it a try. You can always set them aside if you don’t like them.
Another one of my favorite mushroom dishes is Chicken Tetrazzini which is a delicious chicken and mushroom mixture served over spaghetti. If you’re a mushroom lover, give that one a try, too!
Some recipes for beef stroganoff suggest cubes of beef. I prefer the strips instead. With the strips, the cooking time is a bit quicker. You will realize how handy that is when everyone sees what is up for dinner.
What Goes Great With Beef Stroganoff?
Traditionally, beef stroganoff actually gets served with thin cut french fries. I know that sounds weird. After all, the noodles offer plenty of starch on the plate.
I tend to prefer a nice green salad or some steamed veggies. Here are some other things I can suggest go really well with slow cooker beef stroganoff:
Yummy Sides to Go with Beef Stroganoff:
Other Crock Pot Beef Recipes:
- Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches
- Crock Pot Roast with Vegetables
- Crock Pot Beef Stew
- The Best Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
- Slow Cooker
- 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1 3/4 lb. boneless beef round steak
- 1 10.75-oz can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 envelope dried onion soup mix
- 8- oz. sliced fresh button mushrooms
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- chopped parsley for serving
- 1 bag egg noodles or brown rice for serving
- Combine flour, garlic powder, pepper and paprika in slow cooker. Cut beef into 1-1/2 inch by 1/2 inch strips. Place in flour mixture and toss until thoroughly coated.
- In medium bowl, combine cream of mushroom soup, water and onion soup mix. Stir until well blended. Pour into slow cooker and mix with beef. Add mushrooms and stir.
- Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH 3 1/2 hours or LOW 6-7 hours.
- Stir in sour cream and cook on HIGH 10-15 minutes or until heated through. We like it served with brown rice or egg noodles! ENJOY!!
Krista Rollins says
Jen, this looks great! Happy birthday to your little man Brock… I can’t wait for my little guy to have more personality and get those hugs and kisses like you. (mine turns 1 on Saturday… crazy) Thanks for the yummy easy recipes as always! 🙂
Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats
Sherry Rennick says
I was just thinking about beef stroganoff for this coming week. I saw your comment for my Avocado Salsa and came over for a visit and was glad to see a recipe for it! Thanks for stopping over at Sherry’s Cafe Vita.
Erin TableforSeven says
It looks delicious Jen! We love our crock pot too..makes some days a bit easier to get dinner on the table 🙂
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Marlene @Nosh My Way says
Beef Stroganoff has been an all time favorite of mine and yours looks so easy to make. Thanks for sharing on FFF.
Miz Helen says
Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
Hope to see you again soon!
Raising Reagan says
Beef stroganoff is really good and I never think to make it. Thanks for the recipe!
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Paula Jones says
Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.
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Do you think you could make, freeze ‘n slow cook this?
YES! I bet it would be great if you made it, froze it and slow cooked it! Great idea!
Hey! Before I make this wrong- is it 0.75 pounds of beef OR 1.75 pounds of beef? Thanks!
Hi! It’s 1.75 pounds. Sorry about the confusion! I fixed it on the post so hopefully it’s easier to understand now. Thanks!
Carol Andersen says
I was just wondering what the nutritional info is on some of these recipes. I made the Slow cooker beef stroganoff which was yummy. I made a few alterations. Instead of using the Lipton Onion soup mix- which isn’t that healthy I used a real onion quartered. Instead of sour cream I used “Tofutti” sour cream (since it is gluten free, dairy free…). But my concern is still the amount of sodium that is in the cream of mushroom soup- I used Organic Pacific condensed mushroom soup which has 670 mg sodium. How many servings is this recipe for?
Hi Carol! I’m adding in nutrition info in my newer recipes, I’m sorry I don’t have the nutrition info on this older recipe just yet. I believe it’s about 6-8 servings. I will try to get to the nutrition info here as soon as I can. Thanks!
Rachel Page says
This is a GREAT beef stroganoff recipe! Really enjoyed dinner.
I’m so happy you liked it!!! 🙂
We like stroganoff served with buttered noodles and warm sliced beets
Made this for dinner tonight- everyone including my picky kids loved it! Thanks for this delicious recipe!
I am so glad you all liked it! Thank you for the sweet comment!
SUPER TASTY dish if done as follows: Flour needs to be cooked-off at a higher temperature than a slow cooker provides, even when it’s set on a high setting. Unless your slow cooker has a ‘browning’ option, I suggest browning your floured beef first in a skillet, before putting it into your slow cooker, or else you’ll pick up the taste of flour in your dish. Trust me on this! I learned the hard way, that NOTHING rolled in flour works well in a slow cooker unless it’s browned beforehand….an expendive lesson. Take the little bit of extra time to brown the meat & wash a skillet, instead of being disappointed with a dish, once it’s on the table…..been there 🙁