Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff


I had a wicked craving for beef this week and came across this recipe on the one and only, Pinterest.  The first time I try a recipe, I like to follow the directions exactly.  Unless something just doesn’t make any sense.  So that is what I did with this one.  The flavor was warm, hearty, and delicious, but I think it could be kicked up a notch.  It satisfied my craving, and that was all I needed it to do.  I’m thinking about adding a packet of onion soup mix, a bay leaf, or something. The stroganoff was a little too liquidy, so next time, I will only use half the amount of broth…maybe.  But, when I asked the chef if he liked it and if I should keep the leftovers, he said “Yep.” 

Oh yea, speaking of him.  I may have mentioned before that he HATES the crock pot.  It really grinds his gears.  His argument is, any dish you prepare in a crock pot, he can make taste so much better using a pot or a pan. While he is right, he can make anything taste better, he is missing the beauty of the crock pot.  The convenience factor outweighs the lack of flavor and texture.  I’ve already had a premature “I told you so” moment.  I told him, I was willing to bet, once this baby is on the outside of my womb, he will think the crock pot is a lifesaver.  He thinks not, I am sure so.  Mark. My. Words.

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff


Ingredients
1-2 lbs cub steak, cut into one-inch pieces; or 1-2 lbs stew beef, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cans condensed golden mushroom soup (no substitutes!)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 14 oz can beef broth
8 oz fresh mushrooms, cleaned & sliced
salt and pepper to taste
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
 Directions
Add the following ingredients to the crock pot and stir together: meat, soup, onion, worcestershire sauce, mushrooms, salt, pepper, and beef broth.
Cook on low for 5-6 hours -or- on high for 3 hours.
When you have 30 minutes left to go, stir in the cream cheese and sour cream.  Stir every 10 minutes until finishing cooking.

Serve over egg noodles, rice, or orzo.

I was so excited about my noticeable (to me) bump that I had to show Nate.  He poked the top of my belly and asked “Whoa, what is that?!” and my response…”Beef Stroganoff.”

15 thoughts on “Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

  1. Beef Stroganoff sounds good but I have to agree with your Hubby about the Crock Pot. I only used mine 4 times and then gave it away because we didn't like the outcome. I do agree, though, that the practicality of a crockpot will on certain days outweigh the taste and texture of the food. Congrats on your pregnancy.

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  3. Oh yes, after that precious baby comes, your husband will come to love the crockpot! I've got 2 now under the age of 4 and it's truly been a lifesaver. This recipe has been added to our must try list! Love that you guys are waiting to find out your baby's sex:) We did that with both pregnancies and I promise you, it's the BEST surprise ever. Congrats to you:)

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