Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff was always a favorite of mine growing up and now that I have my own kids I understand why it was a go to recipe for my mom.  Just a little prep, fire up your slow cooker and dinner is served.


  • 1# Beef Stew Meat (I cut the cubes in half, but not necessary)
  • Alternate Cuts - Beef Fajita Meat or Sirloin cut into cubes or strips
  • 8oz Sliced Mushrooms (pick your favorite)
  • 2 Cups Beef Broth (for a creamier stroganoff us 1 cup beef broth and 1 can cream of mushroom soup)
  • 4oz Sour Cream
  • 1 Yellow Onion Halved and Sliced
  • 1-2 Cloves Garlic Minced (Alternate -spring garlic or garlic powder)
  • 2-3 TBSP grape seed or other high heat oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Optional Garnishes - Green Onions, Chives, Parsley


  • Liberally sprinkle meat with salt and pepper
  • Heat Cast Iron or heavy skillet over high heat with oil until almost smoking
  • Sear Meat for 30-60 seconds per side just to brown
  • Add Meat to crockpot that is set to high
  • Reduce skillet to medium heat (add more oil if necessary)
  • Add onion and garlic to skillet you seared meat in and cook for 2-3 minutes until onions begin to soften
  • Pour beef stock (cream of mushroom if using this variation) into skillet with onions and deglaze pan by stirring and scraping bottom of skillet.
  • Carefully pour onions and broth into crock pot with meat
  • Add sour cream to crockpot and stir until mixed
  • Leave crockpot on high for between 4-5 hours (check every hour or so to make sure liquid doesn't dry up and to give everything a stir - just add more broth or water if necessary).
  • Cook rice or egg pasta (choose a wide noodle)
  • Ladle Beef Stroganoff over rice or pasta
  • Garnish and Enjoy