Slow Cooker Lamb Stroganoff

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If you’re a lover of lamb, I have a fabulous recipe for you > Slow Cooker Lamb Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Lamb Stroganoff recipe from

It seems like people either kind of love lamb or they hate it. Or they just can’t get over the idea of eating a cute little wooly animal. I don’t have that problem at all. My grandparents lived on a ranch while I was growing up. They raised cows, pigs, chickens, lamb… and we ate them all. Lamb was always my favorite.

Grandma made a roasted lamb that was completely out-of-this-world, and I love lamb because of Grandma. This recipe incorporates lamb leg (or lamb sirloin).  Just trim the fat from it, cut it into bite-sized pieces, brown it in a skillet and then dump it into the slow cooker with the other ingredients.  At the end of slow cooking, you’ll add in a few other ingredients to create the creamy sauce.  At that time, you can cook your noodles, steam a vegetable or put together a salad, and your meal will be ready to go.

Slow Cooker Lamb Stroganoff recipe from

My husband and I are both huge lovers of both mushrooms AND lamb.  We loved this one together on Valentine’s Day 🙂  This recipe comes from a new cookbook that I just got in the mail: Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker.  I LOVE IT!  I’m always looking for great slow cooker recipes to try anyways (on busy family nights), and the fact that this one is labeled as “skinny” makes it all that much more appealing.  I also tried a soup recipe that I loved, and I have a million more recipes tagged to try.

Slow Cooker Lamb Stroganoff recipe from

And if you’ve never tasted lamb before, or if you’ve tried it once and decided right then and there that you didn’t like it… I suggest you still give this recipe a chance.  I loved it so much that I can’t imagine someone not liking it at all (unless you really don’t like mushrooms… then, that’s your only valid excuse).

Give it a shot and let me know how you like it.

Slow Cooker Lamb Stroganoff

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours and 30 minutes

  • 1 3/4 pounds boneless lamb sirloin or leg, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 4 cups sliced baby bella or white mushrooms
  • 2 cups sliced sweet onions
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) light sour cream
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • One 12-ounce package dried whole grain wide noodles, cooked according to package directions
  1. Trim fat from the meat. In a large skillet, brown the lamb in hot oil over medium-high heat. Drain off the fat.
  2. In the insert of a slow cooker, combine the browned lamb, broth, mushrooms, onions, mustard, garlic, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, flour and sherry until smooth. Sir about 1/2 cup of the hot liquid into the sour cream mixture. Return all to the slow cooker; stir to combine. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 30 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley. Serve over hot noodles.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1/8th of the recipe) Calories: 373, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 325mg, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 31g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 9, SmartPoints: 9, Points Plus Program: 9, Old Points Program: 7
SOURCE: (adapted barely from Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker Cookbook), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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  • SeeLew wrote:

    This turned out amazing!! I used an instant pot, and used the “Stew” option. I also refrigerated the stew right over night before adding in the sour cream mixture. Skimmed off the fat and then reheated, and added in the sour cream mixture. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • SunyK wrote:

    This dish is on the menu for tomorrow night & I can’t wait! I was having trouble finding something and this sounds perfect! We just got a lamb for the first time.last year and I’ve been struggling with finding the right recipes to fit our tastes…..any substitutions for the Sherry?

  • Karen H wrote:

    This was easy and delicious, I made exactly as directed and it came out great. Has anyone made it with beef? 

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      yes, this works great with beef too!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen wrote:

    This recipe looks amazing with the mushrooms and I love that it is easily made in the slow cooker. Already pinned, but I am still catching up with blog love after being sick with the flu. Stay healthy, my friend! And, thanks for sharing!

  • Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg wrote:

    I love lamb. We could definitely enjoy this!

  • Amanda wrote:

    Absolutely delicious! : )

  • Tieghan wrote:

    I think that if done right lamb can be really great and this dish looks amazing!

  • Peter wrote:

    Loro, great looking lamb and pasta dish and I recall you were a big fan of lamb for a long time. Thank also for the link-luv 🙂

  • Nancy Long wrote:

    hubby loves lamb and stroganoff, so this is a no-brainer!

  • Marie @ Little Kitchie wrote:

    We absolutely LOVE lamb… must try this!!

  • Liz @ Virtually Homemade wrote:

    Well cooked lamb is wonderful! The men in my home especially love it. i don’t think my daughter can get over the cute furry animal part. This looks yummy.

  • Diane G wrote:

    Lori, Is there any way I can make this without the sour cream? I can’t eat sour cream or yogurt because of the cultures in it. Thanks. Love your blog and recipes!!!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Well, you won’t get a creamy sauce…

  • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet wrote:

    I have been using my slow cooker almost every day. Adding this to the menu – looks fantastic!

  • Jenny Flake wrote:

    Oooooo, this looks like a pefect dinner!

  • ashley – baker by nature wrote:

    I do not cook lamb often enough! This looks so comforting, Lori!

  • KalynsKitchen wrote:

    Lori, not sure what’s wrong but I can’t pin any of these photos.

  • KalynsKitchen wrote:

    Lamb is absolutely my favorite meat, and this sounds amazing!