This easy beef stroganoff slow cooker recipe is filled with flavor and is one ofmy personal favorites!
After you taste it for the first time you’ll see just how it can possibly be considered one of the best Crockpot recipes as it’s just one of those SUPER simple and easy crockpot recipes with stew meat, but it really is just a a simple crockpot beef stroganoff that will knock your socks off!
It’s no secret that our son loves eating beef stroganoff. It’s one of the meals he often requests by name.
And, I love that, as I feel like it’s (halfway) healthy and one that pairs well with a salad, so I don’t mind serving it to him. Of course, the rest of the family loves this easy-to-cook beef stroganoff in Crock Pot meal so it’s a win-win!
Why Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff?
Stroganoff is a popular dish that often refers to meat dishes involving the use of pasta and sour cream.
So, for this special recipe, I have used beef as my primary stroganoff ingredient, along with mushrooms, noodles, sour cream, onion, garlic and then slow cooked in a sauce that is out of this world (literally, so good!)
This crock pot beef stroganoff with onion soup mix is the perfect weeknight meal that’s so easy to make since most of the cooking process takes place in the crock pot while you are away.
With this easy slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe, every family member will be excited to hit the dinner table, because it’s a mixture full of delicious flavors of unsuspecting ingredients that also smells delicious. I’d say this is one of my most requested family meal dishes!
The crock pot beef stroganoff with cream of mushroom soup is a family recipe that never goes too far out of style.
This recipe is often served with pasta, but beef stroganoff is just as perfect with mashed potatoes or fried rice as this is something that comes close to classic noodles.
Other side dish options include:
- Steamed green beans
- Parmesan roasted broccoli
- Crisp vegetable salad
- Steamed or sautéed vegetables and sweet potatoes
- Garlic or honey oats bread
For me, I prefer egg noodles to accompany my beef stroganoff dish. Yummy!
The greatest thing about slow cooker recipes is that you can just toss all the ingredients straight to the cooker and let the crock pot do the rest.
But for this beef stroganoff recipe, my ultimate secret is to brown the beef (or steak) chunks and vegetables before putting them to my crock pot. This step will definitely enhance the flavor, but you can skip this if you just want to place the meat, onions, and mushrooms directly to the pot.
I use one-inch beef stew meat cuts, which will turn out juicy and tender after few hours in the slow cooker.
Beef Stroganoff Recipe for Slow Cooker
- 1 can Golden Mushroom soup
- 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
- 1/2 packet onion soup mix
- 1/2 cup chopped onion optional
- 1 can sliced mushrooms, drained optional
- 1 Beef bouillon cube
- 1 pound stew meat I always have the butcher cut the pieces smaller, preferably 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 garlic clove
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 2 Tablespoons sour cream
- 24 oz. egg noodles cooked
- Put the mushroom soups, onion soup mix, chopped onions, canned mushroom, beef bouillon cube, beef chunks, garlic, and lastly water in the slow cooker.
- Stir the ingredients to spread out the flavors.
- Cook the beef stroganoff sauce in the Crock Pot for about six hours on low heat.
- Boil and drain egg noodles using directions on the bag.
- After six hours, stir cream cheese into the beef mixture until melted completely and then stir in sour cream
- Serve the beef mixture over egg noodles and enjoy!
- If choosing meat cuts, look for beef sirloin steak because it's tenderer than other beef stew varieties.
- If you have to cut your own stew meat cubes, it's best to cut the meat into smaller cubes while the meat is partially frozen.
- Cooking the beef in vegetable oil or butter until golden brown brings out the best flavor.
- Heat oil in a non-stick skillet, add the beef chunks, cook them over medium heat and remove excess oil.
- You may add the chopped onions to enhance beef flavor.
- This is an extra step that I don't always do, and the sauce still turns out perfect every time!