This very easy beef stroganoff crock pot recipe is quick to prepare in the morning. You’ll love to come home to this hearty meal at the end of the day!
Here we are again. I have a delicious dinner to show you, but it looks really unappetizing. I feel like this happens a lot, probably because I love meat and gravy, which is not a pretty food. I hope you trust me by now when I say this slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe is really good even though it looks kinda like slop.
Would you believe the beef in this crock pot recipe was intended for the cat? I am not proud to tell you that I’m one of those people who makes their own pet food. It’s not that I’m a crazy cat lady, or at least I don’t intend to be. Our cat was having major stomach problems no matter what food we tried, and we tried a lot. When you’ve cleaned up… filth multiple times a day for months, you start to explore some options you wouldn’t normally consider. (You may also wonder why you ever got a cat and why you’re the one cleaning poop off the wall when the kids were the ones who wanted a pet, but I digress…) The good news is, homemade raw food has completely cured Mr. Arbuckle’s stomach issues!
Anyway, I was talking about slow cooker beef stroganoff, not cat food. I picked up a value pack of top round steaks on sale thinking I would grind them up for Arbuckle, but then I didn’t get around to it before the sell-by date on the meat. I didn’t want to use slightly expired beef for raw food for the cat, but I had no problem cooking it all day in the crockpot to feed to my family. In this case, the cat’s loss was our gain in a big way. This inexpensive beef stroganoff is very easy to make, and it’s a perfect hearty dinner to come home to at the end of the day.
Easy Beef Stroganoff Crock Pot Recipe
This easy beef stroganoff is quick and easy to make in your crockpot in the morning, and you’ll love to come home to a hearty meal at the end of the day!
- Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 2.5 pounds top round steaks A little more or less meat is fine.
- 10 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 2 cans or cartons cream of mushroom soup I used Pacific brand gluten-free soup.
- 1/2 cup water
- freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup sour cream Reduced fat is fine.
- hot cooked egg noodles or rice
Spray crock of slow cooker with cooking spray. Arrange steaks in the bottom, then spread mushrooms over the meat. Pour soup and water over the mushrooms, and sprinkle with pepper to taste. Use a fork to spread soup evenly over the top. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
About a half hour before you are ready to eat (just enough time to cook your rice or noodles), remove the meat to a cutting board, and stir sour cream into the sauce. Reduce heat to “warm” if that is an option on your crockpot.
Shred the beef with two forks, discarding any pieces of fat or chewy parts. Stir meat back into the sauce. Serve over rice or noodles.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 480
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I never made Beef Stroganoff in the crock pot, but since this recipe sounds super yummy & very easy…. I’ll give it a try this coming weekend. Instead of removing the beef & shedding it (in Step #2), I’ll just cut it into 1″x1″ pieces before putting it into the crock pot. I like to use ‘Heart Healthy’ Cream of Mushroom Soup, and ‘Light’ Sour Cream. I usually serve Stroganoff over lightly buttered Egg Noodles – with a small amount (to taste) of Poppy Seeds mixed in. My mom was a Caterer, and served (buttered) Egg Noodles this way. I like a little chopped flat leaf Italian Parsley over the top of the Stroganoff. My family and I are looking forward to our Saturday evening Beef Stroganoff dinner, which will also include an Italian Tossed Salad. In my personal opinion, ya can’t beat those ‘Oldie But Goodie’ dishes which many of us grew up with, so let’s keep them alive and coming…. and sometimes adding a new ‘little interesting twist’ into the old recipe. Happy Eating!
Andi Gleeson says
I hope you enjoyed this version, Angela! I just made it again last week and loved it for dinner and lunch the next day :) I love the old fashioned kind of recipes too!
Heather | girlichef says
I can just imagine how amazing the house would smell when you walk in to this cooking. And isn’t it funny how some of the most delicious things often don’t want to be photographed? I do think this looks delicious, though.
Thank you, Heather! That was a like a little hug through your comment :)
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Gold star for stroganoff in the slow cooker, Andi! Comfort food at the ready is always a winner in my book.
Also loving your new profile photo, pretty girl!
Aw, thank you, Melanie!! We had family pictures taken recently (for the first time ever!), and I got a solo pic of me for the blog at the same time.
Haha.. I like meat and gravy too. I hear ya on it not looking good but tasting amazing! I believe you friend!
I’m not a gourmet chef over here, so not all my food is pretty ;) Thank you, Kelley!
I love your new site layout, Andi, including that beautiful picture of you! I really love beef stroganoff, but it can take time. This easy version would be just the thing I need to enjoy it fast!
Thank you so much, Marcie! You know I’m always going to take the quick and easy approach to a recipe if I can ;)
Laura O| Petite Allergy Treats says
Andi you are just too cute cooking for Mr. Arbuckle! Pets are practically children too. I love any easy slower cooker meal and this is no exception. :-) Pinned.
ps LOVE the new design and headshot. Cute!
I have to make easy slow cooker recipes for us so I have time to make food for the cat ;) Thank you, Laura!
Annie @Maebells says
Oh I just love any kind of slow cooker recipe! They make life so much easier! And I am so not ashamed to say that I often make my dogs food. hahahah! My husband doesn’t think it is very funny, but I want them to live super long happy lives! :) And I LOVE your new site design! It is so great!
Thank you so much, Annie! I’m glad I’m not the only one making pet food. It does feel good to give them something wholesome, doesn’t it? He seems so healthy now, and he was so sickly his first few months!