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from scratch Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff on egg noodles in a white bowl with a silver servings spoon and blue napkin

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff (with none “cream soup!”) made additional straightforward within the crock pot for loopy tender meat, and probably the most amazingly flavorful cream sauce with hardly any effort!  


Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff is nice for busy weeknights or I love serving it for particular events or holidays (like Christmas) as a result of it’s so straightforward, make forward and stress free however tastes utterly gourmand!  This Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe is usually served over a mattress of noodles however you’ll love the sauce a lot you’ll need to put it on every little thing from potatoes, to rice to zoodles!   

from scratch Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff on egg noodles in a white bowl with a silver servings spoon and blue napkin

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

I really like hearty, basic beef dishes from Good Pot Roast to Lasagna to this Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff.  Beef Stroganoff has lengthy been a favourite of mine.  It’s wealthy, hearty, comforting, layered with flavors and all served on a mattress of egg noodles.  After one style, you will notice why Beef Stroganoff has been round for lots of of years (one of many earliest variations was revealed in a Russian cookbook in 1871) and hopefully this Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff  model shall be handed down from era to era.

To modernize this Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff, I’ve eradicated generally used thriller cream of mushroom soup, used my very own mix of spices and made it much less labor intensive through the use of the sluggish cooker.  So whether or not Beef Stroganoff is one in every of your favourite recipes or if you could have by no means tried it or by no means made it earlier than, you will be blown away on the ease and flavors of this Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff!

top view of homemade Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff on egg noodles in a white bowl with a silver servings spoon and blue napkin

 

What’s the greatest meat for stroganoff?

I like to make use of prime sirloin for Crock Pot Beef Storganoff as a result of it’s nonetheless economical however extra tender than flank steak or different such cuts.  It transforms into melt-in-your-mouth-tender when cooked within the sluggish cooker.

You’re additionally welcome to make use of costlier rib eye as properly.  You can too use harder cuts akin to chuck roast or stew meat, simply remember you’ll doubtless need to prepare dinner your Crockpot Beef Storganoff for longer as a way to tenderize the meat.

What elements are in beef stroganoff?    

  • 2 lbs prime sirloin minimize into skinny strips then 2” items
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 giant onion, chopped
  • Four-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • Eight oz. cream cheese, softened **
  • half cup bitter cream, room temperature **
  • 16 oz. egg noodles (or extra when you love noodles)

Beef Gravy Broth

  • Four cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon (powder or base)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp EACH sugar, dried parsley, paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/Four tsp EACH dried thyme, purple pepper flakes

Can I Depart the Mushrooms Out?

Sure, you possibly can definitely omit the mushrooms.  You can even saute some mushrooms on the aspect and simply add them to the parts of Beef Stroganoff for the mushroom lovers.

You may also add any further greens you want reminiscent of carrots, potatoes, and so forth.

Side view of crock pot beef stroganoff erved over egg noodles in a white bowl with a silver servings spoon garnished with parsley

Is There a Substitute for Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup for this Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe?

Sure!  Many Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipes both name for cream of mushroom soup or a cornstarch slurry in an effort to thicken the sauce.  In my expertise, you can’t obtain the identical creaminess through the use of this slurry technique – it all the time finally ends up missing. As an alternative we’re going to make our personal gravy after which add it to the sluggish cooker WITHOUT ANY cream of mushroom soup!

Historically, I like to recommend cooking beef earlier than including it to the sluggish cooker, however as a result of we’re slicing the meat so skinny, it doesn’t have to be precooked.

How do you make crock pot stroganoff?

Step 1:  Whereas the meat continues to be on the chopping board, toss it with 1 teaspoon salt and half teaspoon pepper. Add meat, onions and garlic to sluggish cooker. You’ll be able to add mushrooms now or midway via cooking in case you like firmer mushrooms (I add mine midway by means of).

Step 2:   Whisk collectively flour, beef broth, a splash of Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and Dijon and a few hand picked herbs and spices in a small saucepan and boil till it reaches gravy like consistency.  It’d seem on the thick aspect, however it is going to skinny as moisture is launched type the onions, mushrooms and meat within the sluggish cooker.

Showing how to make Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe by pouring homemade gravy into slow cooker on top of sliced meat, onions and mushrooms

Step Three:  Add this Gravy Broth to your meat, onions, garlic and mushrooms (or for firmer mushrooms, reserve them till half means by way of cooking – that’s what I do) and prepare dinner till the meat is buttery tender and the tantalizing aroma fills your house with the strong flavors of creamy beefy heaven.

How lengthy do you prepare dinner beef stroganoff within the crockpot?

Prepare dinner your Crockpot Beef Stroganoff on excessive for Four-6 hours or on low for Eight-10 hours.  It’s prepared when the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender.

How do you make beef stroganoff tender?

In case your beef isn’t tender, it means you simply have to prepare dinner your Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff longer – even 30 minutes could make all of the distinction between robust and tender beef stroganoff.

showing how to make easy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff by stirring together gravy, meat, onions and mushrooms in a black cork pot with a wooden spoon

Do you employ bitter cream or cream cheese for Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff?

When the meat is soften in your mouth tender, then you’re able to stir in some cream cheese till melted adopted by bitter cream for a splendidly creamy mushroom, onion beef sauce.  The cream cheese with the bitter cream actually actually makes this sauce otherworldly divine and in flip this Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff otherworldy divine.

Cream cheese:  To ensure that your cream cheese to not get lumpy, make sure that it’s fairly gentle.  I reduce it into items and soften it into the microwave – that approach each bit is delicate by way of and thru and never simply the surface.  Take care you whisk your cream cheese so it absolutely melts.  You should use low fats cream cheese however it’ll probably depart white speckles because it doesn’t soften as nicely.

Bitter cream:  Your bitter cream is much less more likely to curdle whether it is at room temperature.  You should use low fats bitter cream however it’s going to naturally not be as creamy and doesn’t soften as properly and tends to go away white speckles.   It can nonetheless style fantastic however simply one thing to b conscious of.

up close of crock pot Beef Stroganoff in the crock pot with a wooden spoon in rich gravy garnished with parsley

Ideas and Tips for Crock pot Beef Stroganoff

  • The meat is far simpler to slice if positioned within the freezer for 30-60 minutes to agency up.  It should defrost shortly when you begin slicing, so don’t fear about it being “frozen.”
  • You’ll be able to substitute beef chuck roast for the highest sirloin.  Once more, partially freeze earlier than slicing.
  • The mushrooms are non-compulsory.
  • Should you like melt-in-your mouth mushrooms then add them firstly of cooking.  In the event you want firmer mushrooms then add them midway by way of cooking.
  • I like to recommend full fats cream cheese as it’s much less more likely to curdle.
  • Soften your cream cheese first in any other case it’s a lot more durable to completely dissolve and can depart lumps of cream cheese within the gravy.
  • Room temperature and full fats cream cheese is much less more likely to curdle.
  • The gravy ought to appear thick at first however will skinny to the right consistency as moisture is launched from the mushrooms, onions and meat.
  • Your beef is prepared when it’s soften in your mouth tender. If it isn’t tender, it simply must prepare dinner longer.  Even 30 minutes could make an enormous distinction in tenderness.
  • Stir in further bitter cream if desired for extra tangy bitter cream style.

Can I Freeze Crockpot Beef Stroganoff?

Sure, you possibly can freeze Crockpot Beef Stroganoff however DON’T add the bitter cream or cream cheese in any other case it’s going to separate when reheated and the feel might be disagreeable.  To Freeze:

  1. Prepare dinner Crockpot Beef Stroganoff in response to instructions however do NOT add bitter cream or cream cheese to Beef Stroganoff.
  2. Let Stroganoff cool utterly within the fridge.
  3. Add Stroanoff to a a freezer protected container or freezer measurement bag.
  4. When able to eat, thaw in a single day within the fridge.
  5. Warmth on LOW within the sluggish cooker for 1-2 hours or till warmed by way of on the range.
  6. Stir in cream cheese and bitter cream.

What Do I serve with Beef Stroganoff?

This Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff shouldn’t be solely scrumptious on egg noodles, however attempt it on mashed potatoes, baked potatoes and rice! 

So far as sides, this Beef Stroganoff is scrumptious with:

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Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (with none “cream soup!”) made additional straightforward within the crock pot for loopy tender meat, and probably the most amazingly flavorful cream sauce with hardly any effort!  It is nice for busy weeknights or I love serving it for particular events or holidays (like Christmas) as a result of it’s so straightforward, make forward and stress free however tastes utterly gourmand!  This Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff is usually served over a mattress of noodles however you’ll love the sauce a lot you will need to put it on every little thing from potatoes, to rice to zoodles! 

That is by far my household's favourite Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe! An extremely wealthy and creamy, amazingly flavorful sauce (with none "cream of" something!), loopy tender meat all made within the crockpot for a gourmand meal with hardly any effort! I really like serving this for holidays like Christmas!

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Components

  • 2 lbs prime sirloin reduce into skinny strips then 2” items*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • half teaspoon pepper
  • 1 giant onion, chopped
  • Four-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • Eight oz. cream cheese, softened **
  • 1/2 cup bitter cream, room temperature **
  • 16 oz. egg noodles (or extra in the event you love noodles)

Beef Gravy Broth

  • Four cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon (powder or base)
  • 1 half teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp EACH sugar, dried parsley, paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/Four tsp EACH dried thyme, purple pepper flakes

Components

  • 2 lbs prime sirloin reduce into skinny strips then 2” items*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • half teaspoon pepper
  • 1 giant onion, chopped
  • Four-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • Eight oz. cream cheese, softened **
  • half cup bitter cream, room temperature **
  • 16 oz. egg noodles (or extra for those who love noodles)

Beef Gravy Broth

  • Four cups beef broth
  • half cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon (powder or base)
  • 1 half teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp EACH sugar, dried parsley, paprika
  • half teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/Four tsp EACH dried thyme, purple pepper flakes
That is by far my household's favourite Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe! An extremely wealthy and creamy, amazingly flavorful sauce (with none "cream of" something!), loopy tender meat all made within the crockpot for a gourmand meal with hardly any effort! I really like serving this for holidays like Christmas!

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Directions

  1. Whereas meat continues to be on the slicing board, toss it with 1 teaspoon salt and half teaspoon pepper. Add meat, onions and garlic to sluggish cooker. You’ll be able to add mushrooms now or midway by way of cooking when you like firmer mushrooms (I add mine midway by way of).

  2. Whisk all the Beef Gravy Broth elements collectively in a medium saucepan till flour is usually dissolved. Convey to a boil then scale back to a simmer till thickened to the consistency of gravy. It might sound thick however will skinny as moisture is launched from the mushrooms, onions and meat. Add to sluggish cooker and stir till evenly mixed.

  3. Prepare dinner on HIGH for Three-5 hours or on LOW for 7-9 hours. Beef is prepared when it’s soften in your mouth tender. As soon as tender, stir in cream cheese till melted adopted by bitter cream till mixed.

  4. Serve with egg noodles and extra bitter cream, salt and pepper if desired. Skinny with milk for much less creamy sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

Ideas and Tips for Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

*The meat is far simpler to slice if positioned within the freezer for 30-60 minutes to agency up.  It is going to defrost shortly when you begin slicing, so don’t be concerned about it being “frozen.”

**Full fats is much less more likely to curdle.

  • You’ll be able to substitute beef chuck roast for the highest sirloin.  Once more, partially freeze earlier than slicing.
  • The mushrooms are non-compulsory.
  • Should you like melt-in-your mouth mushrooms then add them initially of cooking.  In the event you favor firmer mushrooms then add them midway via cooking.
  • I like to recommend full fats cream cheese as it’s much less more likely to curdle.
  • Soften your cream cheese first in any other case it’s a lot more durable to completely dissolve and can depart lumps of cream cheese within the gravy.
  • Room temperature and full fats bitter cheese is much less more likely to curdle.
  • The gravy ought to appear thick at first however will skinny to the right consistency as moisture is launched from the mushrooms, onions and meat.
  • Your beef is prepared when it’s soften in your mouth tender. If it isn’t tender, it simply must prepare dinner longer.  Even 30 minutes could make an enormous distinction in tenderness.
  • Stir in further bitter cream if desired for extra tangy bitter cream style.
  • This Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff sauce isn’t solely scrumptious on egg noodles, however attempt it on mashed potatoes, baked potatoes and rice! 

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