Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

October 09, 2019
**Updated Post**

This easy and simple to prepare beef stroganoff.
Beef stroganoff cooked in a slow cooker produce a much intense flavours with tender beef pieces. 

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Food and Story

My quick lazy version of beef stroganoff used to come from a sachet.
Holding an 8-5 job with 2 young 'always hungry' children, to have a home cooked meal from scratch, was an impossible task to achieve.
Hence, flavours from sachets became super handy.

Ever since we moved to Perth, and I opt to be a stay-at -home mom, I have more time in my hand.
I was able to browse my old cookbooks collection that was gathering dust before and chanced upon this Beef Stroganoff, from scratch.

Never looked back since, it's my go to beef stroganoff recipe.

No more sachets for me!

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What is Beef Stroganoff?

Also known as Beef Stroganov, a dish of sauteed beef cooked in sour cream sauce.

Beef stroganoff originated from Russia.

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What is the best beef cut to use for Beef Stroganoff?

For this recipe I used gravy beef.

I have used other cut before but since I am going to slow cook it, using gravy beef is the best option.

Beef Stroganoff will be full of flavours, the sauce will be thick and creamy and the beef pieces or strips will be soft and tender (not as dry as other beef cut).

How To Cook Beef Stroganoff?

All steps on how to cook Beef Stroganoff are in the Printable Recipe Card below.

These photos are as a guideline at a glance.

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Easy, simple and delicious beef stroganoff

How to Serve Beef Stroganoff?

I prefer to serve my Beef Stroganoff with fettuccine.
Unfortunately, this particular day, I ran out of fettuccine :(

So I used other shaped pasta instead.

However, in many other countries, Beef Stroganoff are known to be served with rice or noodles.

I prefer mine with pasta :)

How Do I Keep the Leftover Beef Stroganoff?

Any leftover Beef stroganoff can be stored in an air-tight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Any leftover can also be frozen up to 2 months.

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Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Yield: 4
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 4 hourtotal time: 4 H & 30 M
This easy and simple to prepare beef stroganoff cooked in slow cooker. It's set and forget till hours later. Beef stroganoff cooked in a slow cooker produce a much intense flavours with tender beef pieces.


  • 500g gravy beef
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 small onions - finely sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic - crushed and chopped
  • 2 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • 1 cup (or more) sliced field mushroom
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 300g sour cream
  • 1/2 cup full cream milk
  • Salt to taste
  • chopped fresh chives.


How to cook Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

  1. Cut gravy beef to thin slices
  2. In a frying pan, heat up canola oil.
  3. Brown the beef slices in batches for 1 minutes.
  4. Transfer the semi cooked beef slices to a bowl
  5. Repeat the step above, with the remaining beef slices
  6. Using the same frying pan, saute the garlic, onion till brown and translucent.
  7. Add semi cooked beef, sauteed onion and garlic in a slow cooker.
  8. Add water to the frying pan, stir and leave it simmer for 10 minutes. This is to create in depth flavour.
  9. Sieve this quick beef stock into the slow cooker.
  10. Add paprika, and tomato paste
  11. Stir
  12. Cover the slow cooker.
  13. Dial the setting  to HIGH
  14. Set the timer to 4 hours.
  15. Check the beef and making sure that it is tender.
  16. Add Milk, sour cream, salt and  mushrooms.
  17. Sprinkle with chives
  18. Best serve with fettuccine or any pasta.
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This easy and simple to prepare beef stroganoff cooked in slow cooker.