Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

This incredible slow cooker beef stroganoff is packed full of flavor and has amazing tender pieces of beef that just melt in your mouth.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

By the time this dish is ready to eat the beef will be incredibly tender, and the sauce will be creamy. It will have those lovely rich flavors that you expect from a good stroganoff such as paprika, tomato, and sour cream.

It’s incredibly easy to prepare, so it’s a great dish to get ready and cooking in the morning quickly. The best part is that it will be ready in time for whenever you go to sit down for dinner.

The Best Cut of Beef for Slow Cooking

For the best results, it’s important that you use a cheaper cut of meat such as rump, blade, or brisket. You will be able to find these cuts at most supermarkets or butchers.

The low-quality choice of meat is perfect because we’re cooking the beef for a very long time. Using a tender cut such as beef tenderloin is not only expensive but will fall apart not long into cooking.

Ultimately the cut of beef you choose to use is up to you. I like to keep costs down, so I always opt for the cheapest cut of beef.

What to Serve with Beef Stroganoff

Stroganoff is traditionally served with just pasta however modern adaptations make use of a variety of other dishes. You will find that this dish goes great with rice, pasta, polenta, or even some potato mash.

I prefer to have the beef stroganoff with rice or pasta because it’s easier to cook up than something like mashed potatoes. It just comes down to how much time you have and personal preference.

Beef Stroganoff with Pasta

Typically I find this dish is fine with just some pasta, but if you want a side dish, then something like blanched broccoli and steamed greens are perfect. A nice simple green salad also works pretty well as a side dish.

Leftover Stroganoff

This dish reheats surprisingly well so if you find yourself needing a quick and easy lunch, then the leftovers of this dish work perfectly well.

There isn’t much else that you can do with leftover stroganoff except for heating it back up. I recommend that you store it in the fridge and not freeze it. It should last for a few days in the refrigerator.

If you want to see how to do this delicious beef stroganoff recipe in the slow cooker, then be sure to check out the video below. It will take you through everything there is to preparing and cooking this tasty dinner dish.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Prep time20 Minutes
Cook time8 Hours
Total time8 Hours & 20 Minutes


  • 500 g (1.1 lb) chuck or rump beef, cut into cubes
  • 1 Tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 500 g (1.1 lb) mushrooms, halved
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup beef stock


  • 4 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch


  1. In a bowl, coat the beef with paprika and a pinch of salt & pepper.
  2. In a frypan over high heat, quickly sear the meat, so it’s slightly browned.
  3. Once that’s done, add to a slow cooker, the beef, onion, garlic, mushrooms, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and the beef stock.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Lastly, combine the sour cream and the cornstarch. Once combined, add this to the slow cooker and stir in. Allow to cook for a further 15 minutes.
  6. Season with salt & pepper.
  7. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t have any beef stock around, then this can be replaced with water instead. You may find that you will need to add a bit more seasoning at the end of cooking.
  • Adding the sour cream at the end will help stop the sauce from splitting throughout the super-long cook time.
  • The sour cream and cornstarch mixture should be enough to thicken the sauce to the right consistency. If you feel like it needs more, then just mix some more cornstarch with water or sour cream. Adding powdered cornstarch straight into the sauce may cause it to go lumpy.
  • If you prefer a heavier creamier stroganoff, then you can add some cream cheese into the mix as well. I would only add about 100g (4 oz) at the same time as the sour cream. It just comes down to personal preference.
  • Should you find that you’re running low on time, you can skip frying the beef. Just add straight into the slow cooker, you may notice the beef will not be as tender and flavorsome.
  • Turn the slow cooker to high and reduce the cooking time to just four hours if you need it sooner rather than later.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 243g (8.6 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories Per Serving: 218
Total Fat: 7.5g
Saturated Fat: 3.1g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 8.6g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 3.2g
Cholesterol: 78mg
Sodium: 226mg
Protein: 29.3g

The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.

Other Beef Recipes to Try

If you are looking for other amazing beef dishes to do in the slow cooker, then you should check out the delicious beef goulash. Much like this dish, the result will leave you with amazingly tender pieces of beef. A goulash, however, is more like a stew than a pasta dish.

A variation on this recipe is to use chicken instead. Do not worry about it tasting similar, as the chicken adds a whole different flavor profile. It is a delicious variation, especially if you are not a huge fan of beef.

If you have anything that you would like to share about this slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe such as variations, feedback or anything else, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.


  1. Avatar for Jim
    Jim on

    I know this may sound a dumb question, but please help me understand in this recipe, what does CORN FLOUR refer to? Is this corn starch, or corn meal? And why don’t they call it as such. I went to Walmart and there is nothing listed by the name of Corn Flour.

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      Not a dumb question at all! I didn’t realise cornflour varies in country to country. In UK/Aus it is cornstarch but in America it’s cornmeal. For this recipe you will need corn starch. I have updated the recipe to make sure it’s easy to tell which type to use.

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      Jim on

      Thank you very much Gus. I made the beef stroganoff last night, using “cornmeal”, and it was fantastic! I can’t wait to have some of the leftovers. I followed your recipe exactly except I only cooked it for 2 hours on high, and 2 hours on low. Came out perfect!

  2. Avatar for Barbara
    Barbara on

    Is it better to cook this at high or low temps?

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      Low is always better, but it can be done at high if you need it fast.

  3. Avatar for Leona
    Leona on

    I would like to print in US not mtric

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      The print version also shows the US/Imperial measurements.

  4. Avatar for Rhea
    Rhea on

    Can you sub the sour cream with Greek yoghurt instead?

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      I can’t see why not! I reckon it will work fine.

  5. Avatar for marion Black
    marion Black on

    Have made this today and just finished eating it and it was absolutely delicious I actually ate it until it hurt I have however saved some to have for lunch tomorrow at work. Will definitely make this again.

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