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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Crock pot beef stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff – a healthy version that is made with NO cream soup! You can make it with or without mushrooms. This is a recipe the whole family will love and it comes together quick!

Everybody has a favorite meal from their childhood days, right? A certain meal that brings back memories? For me, it’s beef stroganoff. A little weird, I know. But I remember so many times having sleepovers at my grandma’s house, and requesting that she make beef stroganoff for me because it was always so tasty. It’s definitely on the list of comfort foods that I adore. This is my take on beef stroganoff, made in the slow cooker. It’s a little healthier than the version you may be familiar with and it’s made with no cream soup. While my favorite part about this recipe is the mushrooms, you can leave those out if you wish. 

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While there’s a lot to adore about beef stroganoff, there’s not a whole lot to love about the fact that most recipes out there call for cream of ____ soup, whether it be mushroom or chicken. Let me be honest here, these days I’m not much of a fan of cooking with cream soups from a can. Some of my favorite recipes call for the stuff, so I’ve been working to remake the recipes (or find recipes already out there),to avoid cream soup.

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Several months ago I wanted to find a good beef stroganoff recipe that I could tinker around with that would give me the same flavors I was used to, but without the canned soup. I ended up finding a fantastic recipe that not only tastes delicious, but is cooked in the slow cooker. What’s not to like about that? You dump the ingredients in, turn it on, walk away and come back hours later to dinner that’s ready to be served (and a house that smells delicious).

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The fact that it’s cooked in the slower cooker also means that the beef has time to get super tender and just falls apart in your mouth. It can be served over rice, or egg noodles (my favorite) and heats up wonderfully as leftovers.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Crock pot beef stroganoff

Prep Time: 10mn
Cook Time: 7hr
Total Time: 7hr 10mn

INGREDIENTS

  • Rice or Egg Noodles cooked according to directions on package
  • 2-3 pounds stew meat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 6-7 tablespoons apple juice or water
  • 10-12 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

DIRECTIONS

  1. Dice onions. Place stew meat in the crockpot, top with onions and add in salt, black pepper, and garlic salt.
  2. In a small bowl combine worcestershire sauce, beef broth and ketchup. Whisk together until all ingredients are combined. Then pour over beef/onion mixture. Stir to combine.
  3. Cook in slow cooker on low for 7-9 hours or on high for 4-5 hours
  4. A half hour before you serve, in a small bowl combine flour and apple juice (or water) whisk well, then pour over beef mixture in the crock pot and stir vigorously. Add in mushrooms. Cook for another 30 minutes on high.
  5. Right before serving, stir in sour cream.
  6. I like to combine the egg noodles with the beef mixture BEFORE serving versus just plopping some of the beef mixture on top of the noodles. The taste is so much better when everything is combined before plating.

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  1. This looks wonderful, and just what I was looking for: an easy slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe without cream of “x” soup. One question, however: How many does this serve?

  2. Onions are discussed in the ‘directions’ section but not listed in the ingredient list. How many?

  3. Oh geez! My apologies! I just noticed onions listed. You couldn’t imagine how many times I reviewed the ingredient list and passed right over onions. Terribly sorry!

  4. I was looking for a stroganoff recipe without the soup too. This worked so well my family loved it and I have passed this on to several co-workers who also enjoyed it…

  5. I bought ingredients today so I can try this tomorrow. Can I use tomato paste instead of ketchup??

  6. This is an amazing dish. I made it once before and I am making it again tonight. I have dredged the beef in flour and browned it before I put it in the crock pot. I wanted to see how that tasted. Thanks for a fab recipe!!

  7. Beef stroganoff is one of my ultimate favorites. This is a fantastic recipe for it! Very good and easy!

  8. are u worried about salt content in X soup u better check that on beef broth. same amount. salt free beef broth?

  9. I am planning on buying a slow cooker myself – thanks for the recipe

  10. Thanks for the great recipe, as well as the efforts to find alternatives to the Cream of ______ soups. Can’t tell you how often I’ll search for a recipe, see the Cream of ____ soup as an ingredient, and just roll my eyes!

  11. Does apple juice make it taste different?

  12. Ok ty…my hubby said he would eat this…cant wait to make it :)

  13. I’m gonna do this but instead of rice or noodles I’m gonna put it over quinoa and see what it’s like – trying to stay away from all noodles (I have zero control when it comes to noodles) – but brown rice might be good, too!

  14. Nom nom that will be hittin our plates soon… am playin wif turkey mince atm… great replacement for beed mince tastes fantastic in a spag bol

  15. Are the mushrooms fresh or canned? I wasn’t sure if fresh would have time to cook down since they only go in 30 mins before serving. I will most definitely be making this soon because it sounds just delightful!

  16. As one who is highly Allergic to Mushrooms, what do you suggest for a substitute? This recipe sounds wonderful except for thee Mushrooms. Thank You for sharing.

  17. How do you convert this recipe to oven or stove top?

  18. I just made this tonight, turned out great! I needed to speed up the cooking, so I cooked it for 4 hours on high before adding flour slurry. So easy to make, tastes great!

  19. This was not very good!

  20. Kara Millot-Saurenman

    Michelle Pollard….purchase one! They’re not that expensive and you’ll wonder how you go along without it. Makes cheaper, tougher meat literally fall off the bone…..so tender. One hint, I always use brother (chicken, beef or vegetable) when I use my Crockpot. Never water. Just gives it a flavor boost. Of course, not for desserts! lol

  21. I know you like using Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream. Any chance we’ll be seeing a ‘healthier’ version of this stroganoff?

    • This recipe is already on the light side because it’s cream soup based like many versions out there. The only change I’d make to lighten it up a little would be exactly what you mentioned, swap the 1/2 cup sour cream for a 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt.

  22. Delicious! I love how your recipes are trying not to use the can stuff. This was so simple:)

  23. Nice idea but using flour to thicken the recipe ended up ruining it. It didn’t thicken it, I just ended up with hard clumps of flour all through the dish. Disappointing.

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