Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff


A deliciously rich and creamy beef stroganoff that's easy to prep in a slow cooker with little-to-no fuss. It smells wonderful and is tasty like no other stroganoff you've had before thanks to the addition of cream cheese along with the sour cream. Serve over hot, buttered flat noodles.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins

Use your trusty slow cooker to make this easy beef stroganoff. The ultimate set-it-and-forget-it-meal, this dinner will quickly become a staple in your recipe repertoire.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make this easy beef stroganoff in a slow cooker:

This slow cooker stroganoff starts with juicy, flavorful, budget-friendly beef stew meat.

A diced onion is cooked with the beef, adding bold flavor.

Canned Soup
Like so many simple recipes, this easy beef stroganoff utilizes convenient ingredients like canned cream of mushroom soup.

The stew meat is simply seasoned with salt and pepper. It's then slowly cooked in a creamy sauce with garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and beef bouillon.

Chives and parsley add fresh flavor and a welcome pop of color.

Red wine intensifies and enhances the other flavors. Opt for a dry red like merlot or cabernet sauvignon.

Cornstarch and Flour
Cornstarch and all-purpose flour thicken the sauce.

Sour Cream and Cream Cheese
Sour cream and cream cheese create an indulgent, creamy texture with a subtly tangy flavor.

This recipe calls for fresh mushrooms, but you can substitute drained canned mushrooms in a pinch.

Additional Ingredients: Serve this easy beef stroganoff over egg noodles or white rice.

How to Make Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

easy slow cooker beef stroganoff close up over egg noodles

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of how to make this easy beef stroganoff in the slow cooker:

Place the meat in a slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper, then top with the onions. Pour the soup and water over the beef. Add the chives, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and beef bouillon. Pour a slurry of cornstarch, flour, and wine over the mixture. Cook on low for six to seven hours, add the remaining ingredients, and continue cooking for another hour.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Storage

Store leftover beef stroganoff in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days, then reheat in the microwave or on the stove. If you'd like it to last longer than four days, consider freezing it for up to three months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This is going in the go-to pile," says kikyo21. "This recipe is easy, affordable, and full of flavor. I really wish I hadn't forgotten to buy the parsley, because I know it would have been the bright finishing touch on the perfect winter dish.

"So easy to make," according to Holly Henningsen. "The whole family really enjoyed the dish and the cream cheese made the texture perfect, not too heavy."

"Beef stroganoff is comfort food that always pleases," says VelcroFace. "Making it in a slow cooker really enriches the flavor, and using cream cheese gives it a wonderful texture."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 ½ pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon dried chives

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 cube beef bouillon

  • ½ cup red wine

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 4 ounces cream cheese

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Spread beef stew meat into bottom of slow cooker crock; season with salt and pepper. Layer onion over the beef. Pour mushroom soup and water over the beef; add chives, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and beef bouillon.

    Ingredients placed in slow cooker.

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  2. Whisk red wine, cornstarch, and flour together in a small bowl; pour over the mixture in the slow cooker.

  3. Cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours. Stir sour cream, mushrooms, cream cheese, and parsley into the beef mixture; continue cooking for 1 hour more.

    After cooking for awhile, add in rest of ingredients and cook for another hour.

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  4. Serve over pasta.

    low angle, looking into a plate full of egg noodles and topped with beef stroganoff garnished with fresh herbs


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
24g Fat
14g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 655mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 614mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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