Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

The other day I was browsing around to find a slow cooker recipe I could make in the morning and come home to after work. I didn't quite want a beef stew, wasn't really in the mood for putting a whole chicken in there, and then didn't want to have a large prep step before going in the cooker. Finally I decided Martha Stewart's Beef Stroganoff was exactly what I wanted!

2 pounds beef chuck, trimmed of excess fat and cut into thin slices (about 1/2 inch thick and 3 inches long)
    I purchased the beef chuck already trimmed and sliced for pot roasting
1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
1 pound white mushrooms, trimmed and halved (or quartered, if large)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Cooked thin egg noodles, for serving
Chopped fresh dill, for garnish (optional)

In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, toss beef, onion, and mushrooms with 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt and teaspoon pepper. Cover, and cook on low until meat is tender, about 8 hours (or on high for 6 hours).
In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, whisk cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Ladle 1 cup cooking liquid into measuring cup; whisk to combine. Pour into a small saucepan, and bring to a boil; cook until thickened, about 1 minute. With slow cooker turned off, stir in cornstarch mixture, then sour cream and mustard. Serve beef over noodles; sprinkle with dill, if desired.

Add chopped mushrooms, onions, and beef. Toss everything around and add a few springs of thyme.

Some comments from the website mentioned there needed to be a little liquid in the first step. Even though the mushrooms do have a lot of moisture we decided to try this. I added about 1/3 cup of beef stock before putting the lid on and cooking. This meal turned out to be real teamwork. I prepped the first part of the recipe and then Patrick finished the sauce and boiled the egg noodles. 


  1. I love beef stroganoff. Will have to try this one.

  2. This looks so great! I'm currently on Day 2 of a "master cleanse" (no food for 2 days) so your blog today is torture!! :)