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Lightened Up Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

This lightened- up Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff is super simple to make. Let your slow cooker do the work for you and dinner will be done in 6 hours!

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This is one of those super easy no-brainer slow cooker recipes. All of the ingredients just get dumped into the slow cooker and it’s set to simmer for several hours.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe from

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

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe from
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…

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe from
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’s good, hearty comfort food, and it is both light and filling.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff


  • 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 246, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Fiber 1g, Protein 26g, Cholesterol 78mg, Carbohydrates 1g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS (count pasta or rice separately):  Freestyle SmartPoints: 9, Points Plus Program: 6, Old Points Program: 5
SOURCE: (Adapted slightly from Family Circle )

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  1. postedAug 8, 2018 6:46 AM

    Since when is chuck roast lean?? It’s one of the most fatty cuts out there.

    • postedAug 10, 2018 6:43 AM

      The meat isn’t lean– the sauce is lightened up from the classic stroganoff.

  2. postedSep 3, 2015 10:28 PM

    Nice recipe, But i noticed that your cooking time states 50 hours. I guess it may be a mistake. As per your recipe, it just mentions 4-6 hours.
    Do correct it, or the time definitely will put people off.

    By the way, this recipe is a great lip smacker, and I even had the rest with some white rice. Yum!

    • postedSep 7, 2015 12:38 AM

      yes, corrected- thank you!

  3. postedJan 20, 2013 1:48 AM

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

  4. postedNov 12, 2012 12:09 PM

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

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