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Lightened-Up Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

I promise I haven’t abandoned my stove. It’s just that this time of year is perfect for experimenting with the ‘ol slow cooker, and I’ve been on a bit of a streak finding some recipes worthy of crockpotting. The latest:  Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (a lightened up version).

Here’s what you’ll need:

This is one of those super easy no-brainer slow cooker recipes. All of this stuff just gets dumped into the pot.

Give it a stir and let the slow cooker simmer for several hours.

When you’re just about ready for dinner, you’re going to mix up the stuff that’s going to make it a “stroganoff.”

Stir it into the hot, cooked beef mixture and let the slow cooker thicken up the sauce for about 30 minutes while you make the base for your stroganoff:    egg noodles, whole wheat pasta, rice, or something else…

And then you’ll have this! I loved that this cooked while our family was at my son’s basketball game one evening last week. When I got home, I had time to finish the sauce and cook the noodles while my boys were cleaning up for dinner. It was good, hearty comfort food, and it was both light and filling. This recipe is another slow-cooker keeper (I told you I’d find a few)!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 5 hr, 30 min

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

This dish is gluten-free adaptable- please see notes at the end of the recipe.


1 1/2 pounds beef chuck steak, trimmed & cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pound sliced cremini mushrooms
2 small onions, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup low-sodium beef broth
1/2 cup white wine
4 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
cooked egg noodles, whole wheat pasta or rice, for serving
chopped Italian parsley, for garnish (optional)


1. Combine beef, mushrooms, onions, tomato paste, broth, wine and 3 Tablespoons soy sauce in the bowl of a slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 6 hours, or until beef is tender.

2. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, remaining 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, cornstarch and black pepper; whisk into the hot meat mixture and cook an additional 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly. Serve over pasta or rice and garnish with parsley, if using.


*To prepare this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, be sure to use GF beef broth and soy sauce, and serve over GF pasta or rice.

Nutritional Information per serving: (meat only- count pasta or rice separately)
Serving size: 1/6th of the recipe
Calories per serving: 246
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated Fat per serving: 3g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 26g
Cholesterol per serving: 78mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 1g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 6 Old Points Program: 5

Source: (Adapted slightly from Family Circle )

More crockpot recipes on the blogs that look worthy of trying:
Super Garlic Chicken Legs for the Slow Cooker by Dine and Dish
Chicken Fajitas in the Crockpot by Kalyn’s Kitchen
Crockpot Curry with Coconut Milk by Gluten Free Goddess
Healthy Butternut Squash Crockpot Chili by Jersey Bites
Crockpot Jambalaya by Food Renegade

26 Responses to “Lightened-Up Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff”

  1. postedJan 13, 2011 4:35 AM

    Thanks for another great recipe. This sounds like a keeper for sure.

  2. postedJan 13, 2011 4:39 AM
    Blog New Black

    Funny, I’ve been wanting to make this, and I found a recipe from Cooking Light. I just HATE sour cream so I’m trying to think how I copuld sub it!

    • January 13th, 2011 @ 6:17 PM

      @Blog New Black, try light cream cheese instead of sour cream… or plain yogurt.

  3. postedJan 13, 2011 4:45 AM

    I’ll be saving this recipe!!!

  4. postedJan 13, 2011 5:09 AM

    SOLD! i love my slow cooker, and just bought some egg noodles on a whim and don’t know what to do with them.

  5. postedJan 13, 2011 5:11 AM

    Lucky you guys to come home to this more than perfect Beef Stronganoff! I think it’s about time I take out that crock pot & get to work :) xo

  6. postedJan 13, 2011 6:02 AM

    I’m always looking for good, solid crockpot recipes… printing this one out now so we can try it next week!

  7. postedJan 13, 2011 7:30 AM

    Looks amazing. I also love coming home to a crockpot dinner. Definitely adding this to my menu!

  8. postedJan 13, 2011 8:50 AM

    I never made strogonoff in a slow cooker but I love both separately so it’s a no brainer that I should try. I just found you via Pinch My Salt, you’re now in my google reader. I’m ready for more recipes!

  9. postedJan 13, 2011 9:27 AM

    Looks delicious and easy to make!
    Can’t go wrong with that!

  10. postedJan 13, 2011 10:36 AM

    That looks yummy! I’m going to have to make this for my mom. She loves Beef Stroganoff! Since you’ve been doing so many crockpot recipes, you should try Weight Watchers’ Slow Cooker Lasagna. It’s super delicious, easy to make, and relatively few points (for lasagna)! Here’s the link to the recipe:

    If it doesn’t work, it’s easily found from their main page if you just search “slow cooker lasagna.”

  11. postedJan 13, 2011 8:50 PM

    Slow Cooker Stroganoff, what a fantastic smell when you open that door after a hard days work and what great way to warm the belly in these cold months. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. postedJan 13, 2011 11:39 PM

    this looks delicious! il def be making it!

  13. postedJan 14, 2011 12:16 AM

    Looks wonderful.

  14. postedJan 14, 2011 4:51 PM

    Wow, this would be perfect for a cold Boston night! I’ll put this on my menu plan for next week. Love how you label your mise en place photo!

  15. postedJan 15, 2011 6:57 PM

    Beef Stroganoff is one of my favorite comfort food. Thanks for sharing!

  16. postedJan 18, 2011 2:59 PM

    yumm! Love a chance to pull out the slow cooker!

  17. postedJan 29, 2011 7:54 PM

    What can I substitute for the white wine?

    • January 30th, 2011 @ 6:53 AM

      @Rachel, Beef broth or water should be an ok sub for the wine.

  18. postedNov 8, 2011 6:22 PM

    Is the tomato paste necessary? I’m all out.

    • November 9th, 2011 @ 6:26 AM

      You can always leave it out- it just won’t have as rich of a broth flavor.

  19. postedMar 4, 2012 5:16 PM
    Wendy M

    I just made this tonight and this is the best tasting thing I have ever made in a crock pot besides chili. (I find that a lot of crock pot recipes tend to be a little “blah”.) I bought the “stew meat” beef cubes that are really cheap and already cut up and used pre-sliced baby bella mushrooms. Of course, I always have white wine around ;) …my two-year-old twins even gobbled it up! Thank you!!!

  20. postedNov 12, 2012 12:09 PM

    I like really saucy recipes….will this recipe meet my sauce needs? Thanks! :)

  21. postedJan 20, 2013 1:48 AM

    two thumbs up!! Husband said best stroganoff I’ve ever made!! I did omit the white wine though.

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