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You can cook beef stroganoff in a pan on top of the stove; in a casserole in the oven; or in a slow cooker.

This recipe uses the slow cooker, but it’s easily adapted.   The ingredients are exactly the same, but the cooking times would change.

Other slow cooker recipes include Chicken Cacciatore and Chicken with Apricots and Almonds.

It’s important to use lean beef for beef stroganoff, but it’s not necessary to buy the best cut for slow cooking.  Beef that would end up tough and chewy if cooked for a short time on the stove top will be tender and succulent after hours in the slow cooker.

Beef Stroganoff

One of the great things about slow cooking is the preparation time – which is less than ten minutes for this recipe!

This recipe will serve approx 4 people. So let’s get started.

Beef Stroganoff – Ingredients

  • 500g/1 lb lean beef, cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 gloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • approx 450g (15 ozs) can crushed or chopped tomatoes
  • approx 200ml (one-third pint) of stock (beef, chicken or vegetable) – or water
  • approx 250g (9 ozs) tin sliced mushrooms, drained – or use sliced fresh mushrooms
  • approx 150ml (one-quarter pint) sour cream
  • Chopped fresh Parsley – optional

Beef Stroganoff – Method

  1. Put all ingredients, except mushrooms and sour cream, in the slow cooker
  2. Stir well and cook for approx 4 hours on low setting – or approx 3 hours on higher setting
  3. One hour before serving add the mushrooms
  4. 10 minutes before serving add the sour cream
  5. Serve at the table, sprinkled with fresh parsley

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve Beef Stroganoff with pasta, rice, boiled potatoes or jacket potatoes
  • For dessert, why not try Apple Crumble

Handy Tips

  • Add more stock/water if the mixture is getting too dry
  • Add more sour cream if you prefer it more creamy
  • Leave out the tomato paste if you prefer it less tomato-y
  • If you’d prefer no tomato ‘lumps’, use a tin of tomato puree instead of chopped/crushed tomatoes
  • If you are cooking this on the stove top, cook the onions and brown the beef in a little oil before adding other ingredients

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20 Responses to “Beef Stroganoff – in Ten Minutes”

  1. I have to admit, that I have never made beef stroganoff. Although I do know that it contains paprika. Looks easy. Those ingredients are very stock standard. May be I’ll give it a whirl.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Love your Dinner in Ten Minutes recipes Jan, have tried a number of them. Think Beef Stroganoff will be on the menu tomorrow night. I have 3 teenage boys and currently school holidays, and they all have friends for sleepovers. I am sure it will be a success! Yum!! Will let you know. Thanks

  3. Hi Cheryl – great to hear you’ve tried some of my recipes. This one is really tasty and sure to please the boys. You’ll already know to make plenty for teenagers! Let me know how it goes 🙂

    Thanks for comment David – let me know if you give this beef stroganoff a try,

  4. Wal Heinrich says:

    In my single days I used to make beef stroganoff for myself. I wish I had your recipe then so I could make beef stroganoff in ten minutes instead of maybe ten times as long.

  5. This beef stroganoff recipe looks delicious. The one I make is fairly similar but doesn’t have paprika or dijon mustard in it. This would definately give it a great boost of flavour.

  6. Love it Jan. Living on a farm and having a whole cow in the freezer it is always refreshing to find recipes for the cheaper cuts of meat, which quite often are the tastiest. Can’t wait to give this a go. Love the apple crumble pudding recommendation, one of my favourites. Do you have any wine matching ideas to go with this as coming from Margaret River it would be a shame not to enjoy a good bottle of red with it?

  7. Thanks for comments.
    Jackie – I think you’ll like it with the paprika and dijon – let me know how you go.
    Wal – Cooking used to take me ten times as long as well. When you’re feeding a family you soon learn short cuts!
    Benji – You’re right, the cheaper cuts are often tastier. Regarding wine, how about a 2008 Killerby Shiraz from Margaret River – I have a bottle just waiting to be drank. I’ll open it next time I make beef stroganoff and we can compare notes!

  8. Deborah says:

    Hi I tried to follow this blog on networked blogs, and when I clicked the link in your side panel, a work at home blog came up. Thought you should know.

  9. Deborah – thank you so much for letting me know. The problem is now fixed.

  10. Carolyn says:

    This beef stroganoff recipe sounds delicious, can’t wait to give it a try. I’ve always cooked it on the stove, a great idea to do it in the crock pot.

  11. Christopher says:

    Another great and easy meal – Beef Stroganoff – in ten minutes, how easy! Reminds me that I might pass this recipe onto my wife…
    Thanks again Jan.

  12. Carolyn says:

    Great recipe, very tasty, will mark it as one of the favourites. The family loved it too. Thanks Jan.

  13. Thanks Christopher – let me know if your wife gives it a try.
    Thanks for your feedback Carolyn – so glad the family enjoyed it 🙂

  14. Jo Carey-Bradshaw says:

    Hi Jan,
    Mmmm -mmmm. With the weekend full of flooding rain here, this recipe is making me warm and snuggly already. Now who can I get to make this beef strogonoff for me tonight? Thanks Jan.

  15. This is one of my favourite dishes, and I have not mastered it yet, so I am going to give this one a shot. Looks great!

  16. Yes some good thoughts in here my mouth is watering. beef strogonoff is one of my favourite meals as well all b it mainly in winter time.

  17. Stacey says:

    This was fabulous! I did a stove top version that was a bit more involved than just tossing the ingredients in and hitting ‘cook!’ (sweated the onion and garlic, then browner ground beef, added the rest, simmered for 10, added mushrooms, simmer 5, add sour cream, simmer 5). It was fanTASTic. Even my toddler red-sauce junkie adored it, which is a rare sight at our dinner table.

    Thanks for the recipe, and for the happily orange-faced children!!

  18. Thanks for your comment Stacey. I too have cooked this many times on the stove top – but when you’re pushed for time give the slow cooking version a go – it’s still pretty good. Glad you all enjoyed it 🙂

  19. Karne says:

    Hi Jan
    This sounds lovely!
    If I doubled the mix to serve 8, is the timing the same? What would I need to do differently?
    Thanks, Karne

  20. Thanks for your comment Karne.
    Yes, the timing will be the same if you double the mix. No need to do anything differently.
    Let me know how you get on.

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