Rating: 3.07 stars
1300 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 153
  • 4 star values: 222
  • 3 star values: 557
  • 2 star values: 293
  • 1 star values: 75

Prep these beef stroganoff ingredients, cover the pot, and go! Simmering and braising beef stroganoff for a long time at a low temperature yields extra-intense flavor with little effort. The method is super convenient; whether you use a slow cooker or the oven for your beef stroganoff, you won't have to tend to the pot.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

In The Slow Cooker
  • In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, toss beef, onion, and mushrooms with 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt and teaspoon pepper. Cover, and cook on low until meat is tender, about 8 hours (or on high for 6 hours).

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  • In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, whisk cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Ladle 1 cup cooking liquid into measuring cup; whisk to combine. Pour into a small saucepan, and bring to a boil; cook until thickened, about 1 minute. With slow cooker turned off, stir in cornstarch mixture, then sour cream and mustard. Serve beef over noodles; sprinkle with dill, if desired.

Cook's Notes

If you decide to use an oven instead of the slow cooker, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Follow step 1, using a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid instead of the slow cooker. Add 2 cups water, and cover. Transfer to oven; cook until beef is tender, about 2 hours. Proceed to step 2.

Reviews (56)

1300 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 153
  • 4 star values: 222
  • 3 star values: 557
  • 2 star values: 293
  • 1 star values: 75
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2019
Delicious and easy. I left the mustard out because on one family member who doesn't like it. I steamed some asparagus and threw it in before serving. The whole family loved it!
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2019
Combined this with another similar recipe on here and used leftover braised beef. Everyone loved it!
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2019
I cooked in an electric skillet for 2 hours on simmer. Went by recipe, except I added beef broth rather than water, and water chestnuts instead of mushrooms. This was tasty, tender. and easy.
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2017
Made this according to directions exactly. After adding the Dijon mustard at the end I tasted it and thought I'd misread the instructions because the flavor was pretty forward. I served it on top of some egg noodles, and it was pretty good. I would use less Mustard and, add some more seasoning, and perhaps use a bit of red wine in place of the water. Otherwise, the recipe was really perfect. The consistency of the sauce was spot on, and aside from the mustard, the flavor was really good.
Rating: Unrated
12/24/2015
I also ended up with a watery product. Aside from that it was fine. Might try it in the oven or more cornstarch next time.
Rating: Unrated
11/01/2015
I made this dish the other evening and was very disappointed. It was so "watery". I followed the instructions explicity. I cooked it in the oven.
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Rating: Unrated
10/23/2015
Beef chuck? for this recipe? I think not! RIB EYE, or FILET MIGNON will make an OUTSTANDING dish. The rest of the recipe is just fine. I would of course have my famous garlic cheese sour dough toast available also....
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2015
okay, so I LOVED this recipe and so did my guests. At first everyone looks at their plate and thinks WTF is this? There's not a lot of color in this dish, but once you taste it, you're having seconds. I had to tell my guest, "would I serve you something that isn't good?" And of course once they all taste it, they're in heaven! I've made it with the noodles, without noodles. I trust Martha and her test kitchen staff and usually don't worry something wont be good.
Rating: Unrated
05/10/2014
I think beef stroganoff is so much better when red wine is added.
Rating: 1 stars
01/17/2014
Martha Stewart recipes are fail safe, delicious, and elevate meals to a higher standard. This recipe is the exception. I am an extremely able cook and can make most things work, whether it's complicated and gourmet or simple and solid. My husband and I thought this recipe tasted bad; not rotten: bad. The consistency was akin to canned cat food and it didn't at all resemble a classic stroganoff. Stroganoff is easy enough without the slow-cooker, and I would recommend that rather than this.
Rating: Unrated
01/02/2014
I agree with many posters that this recipe is bland. I used the oven method, and I recommend putting in twice as much liquid. I think that at least half of that liquid should be beef stock. Add Worcestershire sauce, more pepper, and possibly a seasoned salt.
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2013
Made this last night: OUTSTANDING. Plenty of flavor and deliciously rich on a cold December night (definitely add the dill!). For those asking about adding water, I realize that the whole point of cooking with a slow-cooker is to save time but there's another benefit: the process of cooking the ingredients slowly draws out the natural liquid. So after 8 hours on low, there is plenty of juice to make a delicious gravy.
Rating: Unrated
08/12/2013
I made this recipe and my husband and I love it! The second time around I doubled the mushrooms, because we love mushrooms and it was even better! It is definitely a house favorite and probably the best stroganoff I've had. And what's easier than the crock pot :)
Rating: Unrated
03/21/2013
I read the reviews, made some modifications, and went out on a limb making this for the first time to entertain a crowd of 12 people. I have a large crock pot and doubled the recipe (had to add the last 8 oz. of mushrooms after it had cooked down a bit). I used a combination of chuck and should roasts, seasoned with oregano, thyme, salt, and 2 bay leafs, minced cloves of garlic, 1 packet Swanson Flavor Boost, and 1.5 cups water. It was great! Next time I'll omit water and add more sour cream.
Rating: Unrated
12/08/2012
I made this tonight, even after reading the bad reviews, because Martha has yet to steer me wrong. Glad I did! It was tasty. Not the best stroganoff I've had (I make another version that's better, but this is easier). Those who say it is bland, SEASON IT MORE AT THE BEGINNING! I salted it heavily at the start and only needed a pinch to finish it off. Only had 3/4 cup liquid to work with after cooking, but just topped it off w/ water and it worked fine. And don't skip the dill! Will make again.
Rating: Unrated
10/16/2012
This was awful. It produced so little liquid that after 6 hours the meat was bordering on tough. The sauce had way too much mustard in it. If I make it again, I will add liquid in the beginning and use half of the mustard. I may also add some additional seasonings.
Rating: 1 stars
07/19/2012
I just tried this recipe tonight. If you are thinking about doing the same please read the reviews. This is not good. The beef is bland and the sour cream sauce with mustard is just horrible. I do not know if this is martha's personal recipe or so
Rating: Unrated
05/20/2012
This was a great recipe! Easy and quick. Only some mild prep work after I got home. Nothing too bad. I substituted some plain non-fat yogurt for the sour cream, and used honey dijon. Instead of egg noodles, I picked up some quinoa noodles. It was fabulous. I finished all of it over the course of several days!
Rating: 1 stars
09/16/2011
This is a beef stew with sour cream and has nothing to do with Beef Stroganoff. I guess Americans think if you add sour cream and mushrooms to a dish it's Russian and you have Stroganoff, while the gentleman after whom the dish is named turns in his grave. Bœuf Stroganoff is made with beef tenderloin, by the way.
Rating: Unrated
04/16/2011
Incredibly delicious, and easy to jazz it up if desired. My slow cooker finished this off much quicker than instructed. Satisfied three family members with very different tastes--a wannabe chef who likes complex flavors, a teenager who likes it simple, and a dad who's just glad for a hot meal at the end of the day.
Rating: Unrated
03/06/2011
PERFECT! I have made this several times, and although I would love to be able to serve my family beef tenderloin any given Tuesday night, I more often opt for a less expensive cut. The sauce has such a great flavor that I really don't think it makes that big of a difference. bullmastiff
Rating: Unrated
03/06/2011
PERFECT! I have made this several times, and although I would love to be able to serve my family beef tenderloin any given Tuesday night, I more often opt for a less expensive cut. The sauce has such a great flavor that I really don't think it makes that big of a difference. bullmastiff
Rating: Unrated
08/12/2010
My opinion differs from those I see here. I made this for dinner last night and my hubby and I didn't like this at all! It tasty way too mustardy. Maybe if I had put in less mustard it would have tasted better- but for some reason I doubt it.
Rating: Unrated
01/31/2010
I looooooooooove this recipe... comes out great and it's a total hit with the family.
Rating: Unrated
02/27/2009
Comes out wonderful. I used some of the previous commentators' suggestion on adding some liquid. 1 cup is too much, especially if you are using very fresh mushrooms and onion as I ended up with a lot of liquid and my sauce was pretty thin (very flavorful but thin). If you are concerned on not having enough liquid to do the 2nd step, I'd recommend only 1/2 cup of water or stock added in step 1. Also, added about 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Rating: Unrated
02/25/2009
Thanks "Whitedog" I appreciate your advice, guess it won't hurt to have some corn starch on hand ( i always wondered what people used that for!). And I'm going to look for that "Better than Boullion" that you recommended as well.
Rating: Unrated
02/23/2009
I agree with patriciamcdaniel. It was moist and tender, but boy was it bland. In addition to the recipe, I added garlic, bay leaves, sherry, and good quality beef stock, yet it still came out bland as could be. I will know to make this using more herbs and spices next time, and I will add the herbs and spices in the beginning to infuse the beef with more flavor.
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2009
It was bland. It really needed something. I will not use this recipe again.
Rating: Unrated
02/20/2009
to Sewla: recipe was published in Dec 06 issue of Everyday Foods. Nutrition info: per serving-333 cal; 22.7 g fat; 23.9 g protein; 7.1 g carb; 0.4 g fiber
Rating: Unrated
02/19/2009
I agree with Moonen -- I am diabetic and would like to have the nutrional analysis with each recipe. I love the recipes that I have tried.
Rating: Unrated
02/19/2009
You can always use a flour and water base to make the thickening. I prefer the cornstarch because it doesn't taste as pasty. You can use the cornstarch for any recipe that calls to make a gravy, so I'd buy it anyway. A little secret ingredient Iuse in these types of recipes is a product called "Better than Bouillon". It is sold in a jar as a paste rather than a cube or grain boullion. I buy the vegetarian one and add it to any chicken, beef or pork dish. Omit the salt in the recipe.
Rating: Unrated
02/19/2009
What can I use as a substitution for the corn starch? I don't have any in the house and would hate to buy it just for one recipe. Any suggestions?
Rating: Unrated
02/19/2009
I enjoy looking at the recipes, but I am dismayed that no nutritional content is ever listed. My husband is diabetic and it would be nice to know fat, sodium, carb, and caloric content of the recipes listed.
Rating: Unrated
01/28/2009
This was Very good! Just made it for dinner tonight. Family loved it. You don't need to add any water because of the juices that come out of the meet. Plus you add the Sour Cream and Dijon at the end which makes a nice gravy. I did add two Tablespoons at the beginning because I know I LOVE the extra broth. Don't add to much more than that though.. might get bland.
Rating: Unrated
01/28/2009
This was Very good! Just made it for dinner tonight. Family loved it. You don't need to add any water because of the juices that come out of the meet. Plus you add the Sour Cream and Dijon at the end which makes a nice gravy. I did add two Tablespoons at the beginning because I know I LOVE the extra broth. Don't add to much more than that though.. might get bland.
Rating: Unrated
01/28/2009
I also have never cooked in a crock pot and I am also confused about the no liquid part - could someone please clarify this for me?
Rating: Unrated
01/25/2009
I've never cooked with a slow cooker before. You put the meat / onions / mushrooms in the cooker for 8 hours without any liquid?
Rating: Unrated
01/22/2009
Excellent recipe! I prepared exactly as directed - true it doesn't produce a lot of broth, but enough - and did with fat free sour cream. Highly recommend.
Rating: Unrated
11/12/2008
We tried it with venison and it was great, I do agree that there wasn't enough liquid and it did taste like there was to much mustard. I would make it again just revise it a little.
Rating: Unrated
10/30/2008
Very tasty! I agree with the idea to add water or beef broth. I only had about 1 cup of liquid, which was just enough to make the sauce, and would have liked more as I had enough meat left over for a second batch.
Rating: Unrated
10/25/2008
Great recipe, has become an easy family favorite! Only thing I do different is add water or beef broth to crock pot in the beginning, otherwise mine is dry.
Rating: Unrated
10/23/2008
I used a Tablespoon of tomato paste instead of mustard. Added 1/4 c half and half and1/4 c red wine, did not need cornstarch. YUMMY! I also floured the meat and sauteed it first.
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2008
I must say I've never had Beef Stroganoff before - will definitely try this simple classic recipe. Thanks!
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2008
did not see it listed in recipe but was above w/picture of dish.Used press.cooker on slow cook setting and finsihed perfectly in less than 90 mins. Added xtra seas's, garlic,smokehouse pepper,adobo seas.Next time may add carrots
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2008
Omitted the 2 c. liquid, hurrying
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2008
This sounds yummy but my recipe does not call for mustard. Instead, I stir in a 1/4 cup of sherry just before adding the sour cream. I don't mix the sour cream thoroughly but swirl it so that it's marbled.
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2008
This sounds yummy but my recipe does not call for mustard. Instead, I stir in a 1/4 cup of sherry just before adding the sour cream. I don't mix the sour cream thoroughly but swirl it so that it's marbled.
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2008
I have made this several times and it's always delicious. I use chicken/beef broth because I never have 1 cup of liquid, either. Tamara-I would just halve the ingredients. It doesn't seem to make 8 servings for me, more like 4-6. Also it doesn't fill my 5-quart crockpot.
Rating: Unrated
10/13/2008
This was excellent. I didn't have one cup of cooking liquid, so I just added water, and even then it was very tasty. I think I will try adding water at the beginning next time, as my family likes a lot of sauce. This recipe is a keeper.
Rating: Unrated
09/16/2008
I also like to use turkey meatballs or mini meatballs that you can find in the freezer aisle of the grocery store--this makes prep even easier and also helps with protein portion control.
Rating: Unrated
09/13/2008
I only have a 2 quart slow cooker, just big enough for my husband and I. How would I cut down this recipe? Thanks
Rating: Unrated
09/03/2008
I started out with frozen cubed beef and added a cup of water (had plenty of liquid) since I like alot of sauce. I omit the mushrooms since my husband lothes them. I added two bay leaves and it gave it a nice woodsy taste. To me the mustard completes the dish and gives it a zing. We thouroughly enjoyed it and it was a hit with everyone.
Rating: Unrated
09/03/2008
I started with frozen cubes of beef and added a cup of water (had plenty of liquid) cause I like alot of sauce. I omit the mushrooms since my husband loothes them. I added two bay leaves and it gave it a nice woodsy taste. To me the mustard gave it the zing it needed and really completes it. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a hit with everyone. This recipes is a keeper!
Rating: Unrated
04/20/2008
I added a cup of water to start also and it came out great. This is a wonderful, FAST and easy meal to prepare. I added only one teaspoon of mustard, which was perfect. In addition, I added 2 cloves of garlic at the beginning. This is a great recipe!
Rating: Unrated
02/07/2008
This is good also if you add a couple cloves of garlic and omit the mustard. It is pretty strong. Also, mine didn't have any liquid left after cooking so I would suggest adding a cup of water to the crock-pot at the start.
Rating: Unrated
02/07/2008
This is good also if you add a couple cloves of garlic and omit the mustard. It is pretty strong. Also, mine didn't have any liquid left after cooking so I would suggest adding a cup of water to the crock-pot at the start.