Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Background and History

Beef Stroganoff is a classic Russian dish that has gained international popularity over the years. It is believed to have originated in the mid-19th century and was named after the influential Stroganov family in Russia. Traditionally, Beef Stroganoff consists of thinly sliced beef sautéed with onions and mushrooms in a creamy sauce, typically flavored with sour cream and served over noodles or rice. Cooking it in a slow cooker offers a convenient and hands-off method while ensuring tender, flavorful beef.

Ingredients

2 pounds beef stew meat, cubed

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

1 ½ cups beef broth

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon paprika

1 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Salt and pepper to taste

Cooked egg noodles or rice, for serving

Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Serves

6-8

Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

6-8 hours on low heat

Instructions

Place the beef stew meat, sliced onion, minced garlic, and sliced mushrooms in the slow cooker.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and paprika. Pour the mixture over the beef and vegetables in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, or until the beef is tender.

In a small bowl, mix together sour cream and flour until smooth. Stir the mixture into the slow cooker, coating the beef and vegetables with the creamy sauce.

Cook on low heat for an additional 15-30 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the Beef Stroganoff hot over cooked egg noodles or rice.

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 400 kcal

Total Fat: 20g

Cholesterol: 100mg

Sodium: 600mg

Total Carbohydrates: 15g

Protein: 35g

Notes

For added depth of flavor, you can sear the beef cubes in a hot skillet before adding them to the slow cooker.

Feel free to customize the recipe by adding extra vegetables such as bell peppers or peas.

Leftover Beef Stroganoff can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or frozen for longer storage.

Allergy Warning

Check the ingredients of the Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard for allergens such as gluten or soy, depending on your dietary restrictions.

Be mindful of any allergies to ingredients such as garlic or mushrooms.