Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

A family favourite slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe filled with tender beef in a creamy mushroom sauce and served with pasta. 

 

A family favourite slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe filled with tender beef in a creamy mushroom sauce and served with pasta. 

 

Beef stroganoff has always been one of my favourite meals – it’s hearty, creamy and delicious… all in one! And it’s even better when it’s cooked in the slow cooker all day long. YUM!

 

A bowl of homemade beef stroganoff with egg noodles.

 

Why cook beef stroganoff in the slow cooker rather than on the stovetop?

Beef stroganoff tastes amazing cooked either way, but I love the slow cooker version because: 

  • the meat is so tender after hours of simmering away
  • you can pop it on in the morning, leave it to do it’s thing… and dinner is ready!
  • the flavours have hours to develop giving you the most amazing tasting beef stroganoff

 

A close up of homemade slow cooker beef stroganoff with a creamy mushroom sauce.

 

Searing the meat before putting it in the slow cooker

In this recipe, I always sear the beef before it goes into the slow cooker. While it’s not an absolutely essential step, doing this is going to take the flavour of your dish to the MAX! Plus searing the beef will keep it’s juices inside while it cooks, giving you beautiful tender beef.

 

If you’re pushed for time, you can skip the searing step… but if you have a couple of extra minutes, it’s going to make a HUGE difference to your meal. 

 

Searing the beef and cooking the onions before making beef stroganoff in the slow cooker.

 

 

Step by step recipe recipe instructions for how to make beef stroganoff in the slow cooker.

 

What do you serve with beef stroganoff?

Ooh there’s so many yummy options!

  • egg noodles
  • any kind of pasta (long, short, curly… anything you like)
  • polenta
  • mashed potato
  • crusty bread on the side

All of these will soak up the yummy creamy mushroom sauce…. which you are definitely going to want to do!!

 

A bowl of hearty beef stroganoff.

 

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A forkful of beef stroganoff cooked in the slow cooker with pasta.

 

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A family favourite slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe filled with tender beef in a creamy mushroom sauce and served with pasta. 

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

A family favourite slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe filled with tender beef in a creamy mushroom sauce and served with pasta. 
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Course: Dinner, Main Course, main meal
Cuisine: Slow Cooker Recipe
Keyword: slow cooker beef stroganoff
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 695kcal
Author: Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 750 g rump steak (see notes)
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 40 g butter
  • 1 cup (250ml) liquid beef stock
  • 1 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (optional)
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 400 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 400 g egg noodles or pasta, to serve

Instructions

  • Slice the steak into thin strips and season well with salt and pepper. 
  • Heat 1 tbs of the olive oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add half of the steak strips, spread out with tongs and allow to cook (without turning) for 30 seconds. Turn the steak and repeat for a further 30 seconds (the meat will still be pink inside). Transfer to a slow cooker and repeat with cooking the remaining olive oil and beet strips. 
  • Add the butter to the frying pan and allow to melt. Cook the onion for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Add to the slow cooker. 
  • In a bowl, mix together the beef stock liquid, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sweet paprika, dried thyme and tomato paste. Pour into the slow cooker and stir. 
  • Cook for 8 hours on low or 5 hours on high. 
  • With 1 hour remaining, add the mushrooms. 
  • With 30 minutes remaining, stir through the sour cream (see notes). 
  • Serve with egg noodles or pasta. 

Notes

I used rump steak in this recipe - however, you can also use blade, scotch fillet or sirloin steak. 
You will notice that there's not much liquid in the slow cooker but the time you add the mushrooms - this is absolutely fine as the mushrooms will release plenty more liquid. 
Just before serving, check the thickness of the sauce. If you would like it to be slightly thicker, simply mix 1 tbs of cornflour (cornstarch) will 1/4 cup cold water, stir to dissolve and then stir through the mixture in the slow cooker. 
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Amount Per Serving
Calories 695 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Potassium 914mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 15.5%
Vitamin C 5.1%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 24.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A winter slow cooker recipe of beef stroganoff with mushrooms and a creamy sauce.

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i love pasta and in images its looking yummy

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This was loved by all of our family. It will now become a regular in our house. Thank you