Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff is a quick and easy dinner idea to throw together! With fall-apart tender beef and a delicious rich creamy gravy - your family will LOVE it. Bonus: you can easily make this a low carb and keto beef stroganoff!
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This crock pot beef stroganoff recipe is the perfect dinner idea! All ingredients (except the dairy) are dumped into the crockpot and cooked all day. Come back later and add the dairy ingredients. Very little effort - but it tastes AMAZING.
Since slow cooker beef stroganoff is so easy to make - and tastes so good - it’s also perfect for perfect for serving a crowd. You can easily double or triple the recipe so you’ll have enough to serve everyone.
What makes this slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe so tasty? The creamy gravy. It's addicting, for sure. There is no denying that this crockpot beef stroganoff is scrumptious. The sauce if my favorite part! 😉
Because I am the only one on a ketogenic diet in my house, it's great to have a recipe that everyone will enjoy. I serve mine with packed frozen riced cauliflower and, for the rest of the family, cooked egg noodles.
This slow cooker beef stroganoff has been one of my most requested recipes throughout the years. The family gets so excited when I make it!
Keto Beef Stroganoff
This low carb and keto beef stroganoff recipe is truly delicious, and the fact that it can be thrown together and enjoyed with minimal fuss makes it even better. Use canned soup or make your own.
If more healthy fat is needed add some olive oil.
With 26.2g of fat and 7g of net carbs, this recipe fits well into a low carb and keto diet.
fat 26.2g | net carbs 7g | protein 39.4g
Ingredients For Beef Stroganoff Crock Pot Recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this crockpot beef stroganoff recipe:
- Beef Stew Meat - buying already cubed beef, will save you some time. If you can't find it, buy a chuck roast, bottom round, eye of round, or rump roast and cut it into bite-sized pieces.
- Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup - make this homemade version or use a store-bought variety. Substitute any condensed soup like onion or golden mushroom, etc.
- Dried Onion Soup Mix - french onion soup mix could also be used. Adjust salt pepper if needed.
- Fresh Mushrooms - use fresh sliced mushrooms or canned mushrooms that have been drained.
- Sour Cream - keto followers should use full fat, but fat free can also be used if you want to lower the fat.
- Cream Cheese - it is very important that it is very soft. Full-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free can be used.
- Salt and Black Pepper
- Optional - fresh parsley or thyme.
- Xanthan Gum or Cornstarch- an optional thickener. Xanthan gum is the low carb alternative thickener. Corn starch can also be used if not following keto.
How To Make Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff
This slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe is super easy to make. Here are the step-by-step instructions for making it:
Prep and Assemble
Spray the slow cooker with nonstick spray.
Prepare all the ingredients.
Add Ingredients To Crock Pot
Add the beef, cream of mushroom soup, dried onion soup mix, and fresh mushrooms to the slow cooker.
Stir until combined.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high for 4 to 6 hours.
Add Dairy Ingredients
About 30 minutes before serving, add cream cheese that has been brought to room temperature and cut into cubes. Allow it to melt, stirring occasionally.
Add sour cream, then salt and pepper to taste.
Tip: if stroganoff is too runny, keep the lid off after adding the dairy ingredients to allow moisture to evaporate. You can also whisk in ½ tsp of xanthan gum or 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into to the sauce and allow it to thicken as well.
How Long To Cook Beef Stroganoff in a Slow Cooker?
Cook beef stroganoff in your slow cooker until the meat is very tender using the following guideline:
- Low: 6 to 8 hours
- High: 4 to 6 hours
How To Serve It
Here's how to serve your slow cooker beef stroganoff:
Serve over riced cauliflower or mashed cauliflower if you're on a low carb or keto diet; otherwise, it's delicious over egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.
Sprinkle with fresh parsley or thyme. That's it! Super simple.
Meal idea! serve this crock pot beef stroganoff with steamed or air fried broccoli.
Here are a few ways you can customize this crock pot beef stroganoff:
- Make this recipe spicy by adding chili pepper flakes or a little hot sauce.
- Add fresh herbs such as parsley or thyme.
- Add onion and garlic. Chop and add with the beef.
- Season with a little garlic powder or even paprika.
- Use cube steaks as a substitute for the stew meat. Reduce slow cooker time slightly. Do not cut the cube steaks.
- Add a little Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard to give it some tang.
- Make chicken stroganoff by substituting boneless chicken breasts or thighs and using cream of chicken soup. Reduce the cooking time.
- Use canned, drained mushrooms instead of fresh.
- For even more flavor, sear the beef cubes in a skillet before adding to the slow cooker beef stroganoff. It's delicious, but it is time-consuming and not necessary.
- Cut cream cheese into cubes and let it, and the sour cream, come to room temperature before adding to the slow cooker.
- You can substitute different kinds of cream soups to change the taste. The BEST tasting and lowest in carbs is to make your own keto condensed mushroom soup. It's not difficult, you can make a bunch at a time and save some for future in the freezer!
- If the stroganoff is too runny, keep the lid off the slow cooker after adding cheese and sour cream to allow moisture to evaporate. You can also dissolve ½ tsp of xanthan gum in 1 tsp olive oil as a low carb thickener. Add mixture to the crockpot juices and mix. Allow to sit until thickened.
You can lower the fat in this recipe by substituting fat-free or low-fat dairy and cream of mushroom soup.
Keep in mind that using lower fat ingredients may cause your keto beef stroganoff to be runnier.
Beef stew meat or a beef chuck roast is my favorite cut of beef for slow cooker beef stroganoff. Bottom round, eye round, rump roast, and top round are also good choices.
Your slow cooker beef stroganoff is done when the meat is tender and breaks apart easily with a fork.
A package of onion soup mix only has 4 g of carbs with less than 1 g of net carbs. A serving size in one package is 8. That is only 0.5g of carbs per serving.
This keto beef stroganoff recipe serves 10, of the total carbs in this recipe coming from the onion soup mix are only 0.4g. I consider that a low-carb onion soup mix!
Yes, you have two options. One, you can add everything to the crockpot, except the dairy (which is added after cooking), cover it, then store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Or, you can cook it all, store it in the fridge and reheat it when you want to serve it.
To make Instant Pot beef stroganoff: add 1 cup beef broth to the bottom of the pot, then add the beef, the dried onion soup mix, and mushrooms, then top with the canned soup. Pressure cook for 10 to 15 minutes, and then use the quick release once it's finished. Add the dairy ingredients. Stir until it is melted. If it is too runny, thicken with a little cornstarch or xanthan gum. See recipe card notes.
Another option, if you have the time at the start, you can season the meat with a little salt and pepper at the beginning and brown the meat before layering in the other ingredients. It adds great flavor, but if you're in a hurry I'd skip that step.
✔️ More Slow Cooker Beef Recipes
Here are a few more low carb and keto crock pot meals using beef:
- Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
- Texas Style No Bean Chili Recipe Slow Cooker
- Best Crockpot Corned Beef
- Crock Pot Cube Steak - couldn't be any easier in your slow cooker!
- Crockpot Birria De Res - the best slow cooker beef stew!
Not a slow cooker recipe but could be adapted:
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
- 2½ pounds beef stew meat
- 10.5 ounces condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 recipe or packet onion soup mix (our homemade recipe is easy!)
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced (or, 8 oz canned mushrooms, drained)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- salt and black pepper to taste
- optional garnish: fresh parsley or thyme
- optional thickener: ½ teaspoon or 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Spray crockpot with nonstick spray. Add beef stew meat, cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix, and sliced mushrooms. Stir until combined.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
- About 30 minutes before serving, add very soft cream cheese and stir to melt until incorporated. Add sour cream and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve over riced cauliflower (keto and low carb option), egg noodles, or rice. Sprinkle with parsley or thyme.
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- TO THICKEN THE SAUCE before serving: Xanthan Gum (low carb option): dissolve 1/2 tsp xanthan gum with 1 tsp olive oil then add to sauce at the end. Stir in and allow to thicken before serving. Cornstarch: 1 tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved in a ladle full of the stroganoff sauce. Leave the lid off of the crock pot and continue to cook on low until the sauce thickens.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve over rice or egg noodles, with a fresh side salad or steamed broccoli or beans. Low carb keto followers serve over riced cauliflower or zoodles.
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Keto beef stroganoff slow cooker recipe is the easiest and most delicious low carb recipe you can make! Loaded with beef, mushrooms, and a rich creamy gravy that is drool-worthy. A quick and easy recipe for weeknight dinners that you'll love. This slow cooker beef stroganoff is a true dump and go crockpot recipe!
This was delicious and super easy!
Thanks Debbie! It is a family favorite of ours, and all of our friends too. I love that you can just dump everything into the crock pot and forget about it until dinner!
I loved this..super easy and yummy..going to make it again..!!
Thank you so much! I have this crockpot beef stroganoff on my menu this weekend! 🙂
This is now one of my "go-to" recipes. I put it on in the morning before work and it's pretty much done when I get home. LOVE IT!
Thanks Margie! Glad you love it. This low carb slow cooker beef stroganoff is a perfect solution if you work full time or have a busy week!
Hi!! My family and I LOVE this recipe but I am short on time today, have you done it using an instapot? Thanks for sharing!!
Hope I'm getting this back to you in time! Yes, I have done it in the instant pot! I would add 1 cup of beef broth to the bottom of the pot, then add the beef, the dried onion soup mix, the mushrooms, then top with the canned soup. I would then pressure cook for 10 to 15 minutes and then use the quick release once it's finished. From there you can stir it all up, add the sour cream and cream cheese. If it is too runny I'd thicken with a little cornstarch, xanthan gum, or flour. One other thing, if you have the time at the start, you can season the meat with a little salt and pepper at the beginning and brown the meat before layering in the other ingredients. It adds great flavor, but if you'r in a hurry I'd skip that step. 🙂
I forgot! Thank you for trying out this slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe! Super happy you and your family love it 🙂
Sara k Borman says
Hi there! This looks delicious. What do you think would be a good alternative to the cream of mushroom soup?
Hello Sara! If you don't like the taste of mushroom soup, use condensed onion is a good substitute. If you use cream of onion, make sure to only use half of the onion soup mix or it will be salty. If you are avoiding all cream of "anything" soups, you could try 1 cup of cream or sour cream (light is fine too). You could even try 1 cup beef gravy (homemade or from a jar). If your stroganoff becomes too runny in the end, just use a thickener or take the lid off and let it evaporate some. Honestly, I've been short ingredients before and have made substitutions as needed. Somehow it always comes out delicious! 🙂
Can you cook it on high for less time?
Yep! You can cook on slow cooker beef stroganoff on High for approximately 4 hours or until meat is tender! 🙂 Some crockpots cook hotter then others so it's hard to be exact. Hope you like it!
I added in the sour cream & cream cheese with everything else and now it’s cooking. Do you think that’s ok??
Hi Savannah! It is highly possible your dairy could separate and curdle. I sent an email to your gmail address, with some options! Hope I'm not too late 🙂
I make crack chicken with cream cheese and it cooks fine 🙂
Sounds great! 🙂 Thank you!
Amanda Tenney says
Can I make this in an Instant Pot?
Yes, it can! Please see the notes in the FAQ's section for instructions on how to make pressure cooker beef stroganoff.
Don’t add the water to can soup , correct ... ? Making and just checking.. thanks having tonight 👍
You are correct! 🙂
Can't wait to make this tomorrow I love stroganoff, sounds like a great keto addition to my meal planning. The only question I have is how much is each setving. So many recipes State how many servings but I would love to have the measurements
. Can't wait to try some of your other menus.
About 3/4 cup for each serving of crock pot beef stroganoff.
I accidentally put in the sour cream with everything thing morning, except the cream cheese. Will it be spoiled? It’s very watery right now. I’m hoping I don’t have to throw it away. It’s been 7 hours now. Do you think the cream cheese will thicken it when added?
Hi! The liquid will naturally build up in a slow cooker anyway, and the cheese will help it chicken as the stroganoff cools. Also, you could remove the lid about 30 minutes (or more) prior to serving to let some of the liquid evaporate. The sour cream added early means that it could curdle, unfortunately. I follow a low carb diet so I use 1/2 tsp xanthan gum to thicken soups and stews if needed. If you are not following a low carb diet you could use some flour mixed with some of the stroganoff as a thickener.
Allison R says
Can you brown the meat before you put it in the crockpot?
Hi Allison, you sure can!
Can this be cooked in an instant pot?
Yes, it can! Please see the notes in the FAQ's section for instructions on how to make instant pot beef stroganoff.
I see the macros for this but what are the calories per serving ?
Hi Stacey, 284 calories per serving. The nutritional analysis is back in the post again! Enjoy!
Made this for dinner tonight according to recipe. Was delicious! My husband and I both loved it. I did not add xantham but did leave lid off for about 45 mins and it was plenty thick. Great recipe!
Can you use Strognoff seasoning from McCormick instead of the dried onion soup mix?
I haven't used their seasoning mix, but I don't see why you couldn't though. Double-check how much meat you need for their seasoning per pound not the quantity of the onion soup mix. You may also need to adjust salt and pepper at the end too. Let me know how it turns out I'm super curious!! 🙂
Can I put in the meat frozen? Or has to be thawed?
Hi! So I will say that I have cooked meat in the crockpot from frozen in the past with no issues. However, according to the USDA the crockpot can't heat the food up fast enough to kill off the bacteria. To be on the safe side I would recommend defrosting in your microwave then tossing the meat in. There seems to be some debate on this across the internet, but here is a link to their info:
Is this something that would freeze well?
Yes, I have frozen it before!
Could I use ground beef? I would brown it first.
Yes, I'm sure. Let me know how it turns out. I thought about making it that way too. You won't need to cook very long in a crockpot if beef is already cooked. 🙂
Sorry to be silly.... is it one can of cream of mushroom or two? Info is conflicted in the top of the article versus the recipe. Itself
It should be 1 can of soup, thanks Cate!
How many people does this feed?
8 to 10 servings
What do you say a serving is?
Around 3/4 cup.
Does this call for 2 one half lbs of beef stew meat or 2 1/2 lbs? 🙂
2 1/2 lbs 🙂 That totally looked weird and confusing! Thanks for noticing - I changed it. Enjoy!
Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it!
Can I use chicken breast?
I believe you could! I haven't tried that yet but let me know how it turns out. It sounds like a great idea!
I only have a 1 1/2 lbs of beef stew meat, so I was thinking to sub the other lb with chicken... we’ll see what happens!
Let me know! I love experimenting with ingredients you never know will come of it 🙂
Hi, is dried French onion mix okay to use?
Yes, definitely! Hope you enjoy it!
Can you use corn starch and water as the thickener?
Yes, you sure can!
Fawn Munos says
Has anyone made this in an instant pot?
Hi I can’t find fried onion soup mix I live in England is there an alternative or will it bobok without ???
Hello! Do you have dried onion and beef beef bouillon granules or cubes? For the onion you could use around 1/4 cup dried onion or substitute 1 small onion diced. For beef bouillon granules use about 2 to 3 tablespoons. If you have cubes I'd start with 3 and add more later if you think it needs a beefier taste. I would then use a little onion powder, some parsley or other favorite herb, then maybe 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Hope this helps! 🙂 You've inspired me to create a new recipe to sub the dried soup so that it's healthier too!
Perfect thank you I’m trying it out today
Approximately how many cups is a serving? I know it serves 10 but if I was to put it in a measuring cup what would that approximately be ?do you have any idea? Thank you
It is about 1 to 1 1/2 cups for each serving 🙂
Loved it in the slow cooker. Can this be made on the stove?
You can cook it on the stove covered in a heavy stockpot on low/simmer until the meat is tender - but I have found the crockpot WAY easier. It's fuss-free and hands off.
Wess Tobler says
this became an instant family favorite! I did make a slight change though. We used a tri-tip because a chuck wasn’t immediately available (don’t ask why). I aggressively SPG’ed it and seared it off in a pan to add a little extra depth of flavor then used about 1.5 cups of water to deglaze. Reduced the beef stock down by at least 1/2 and tossed that in before putting the lid on the crockpot. It’s definitely extra work but SO worth it!
Just a tip for anyone that doesn’t mind the extra prep time.
Love your ideas! No doubt it resulted in amazing flavor 🙂 This would work great for those who have an Instant Pot (or similar) too!
is the COM soup a small 10.5 oz can or 1 LG can?
10.5 oz 🙂 enjoy!
I made this exactly according to your recipe last night and my entire family (husband, preschooler and toddler) LOVED it! We ate it over egg noodles. My kids not only asked for 2nds, but they asked for 3rds! That never happens.
Oh, that makes me so happy! Thank you so much. 🙂 Super happy they all loved it. I have mentioned this before but I have been making this recipe for YEARS - for family, friends, and even my son's football teams. It is literally the most requested recipe from everyone. LOL 🙂 It's addicting.
Amber Parkinson says
How is this m al keto? A can of cream of mushroom soup has 25 grams of carbs in it!
Hello 🙂 There are 10 servings in this recipe and each serving has only 7 net carbs. A whole can of cream of mushroom soup has 25 grams of total carbs (not net carbs), and this is divided between 10 servings so that is only 2.5 of total carbs per servings from the soup. For anyone concerned about preservatives or less than natural ingredients in the soup I created a homemade natural recipe version of the Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup on the site.
Hey I saw xanthan gum on the list but I didn’t see where to add it? Either way it looks awesome abs I never added it 😂
It's really an optional thickener so it's not needed. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it, this is a family favorite recipe in our house!
Made this tonight for supper and was amazing! Will definitely be in the dinner rotation. It came out perfectly!! Made it with some egg noodles for my husband and I and our son had it plain. 🙂
Thank you so much!! I'm super happy you loved this recipe. It's something I've been making for my family for years and years! I'm glad you made it work for everyone in your family. Sounds much like I have to do in my own house 🙂
Hi! How would I go about freezing this? Thanks so much.
After cooking, let it cool then store in a freezer-proof air-tight container up to 3 months. If you used riced cauliflower, rice, or noodles you could mix that in as well, or just freeze the meat mixture by itself. When ready to eat, thaw slowly in the fridge. Because of the dairy in this recipe some of the fats may separate but you can overcome this by adding a little extra sour cream, cream cheese, or even some heavy cream when you go to reheat. Reheat in a microwave or on slowly your stovetop. Hope this answers your question! 🙂
This is currently cooking in my crock pot and it starving me to death! I didn't have the total amount of beef, so I added extra mushrooms. Hopefully this doesn't backfire on me! LOL
If you don't have as much beef, it's okay. You will have extra gravy which is really good over riced cauliflower, rice, pasta, mashed potatoes. You've inspired me to add this recipe to my menu this week! 🙂
Brandie Benson says
Made this for dinner tonight used fit and active cream of mushrooms soup and neufchatel cheese also added garlic powder and onion powder to the meat we love it and I will make it again
So glad you loved the recipe! 🙂 Love your ideas for lightening it up
Savannah Collins says
About how long does this recipe keep in the fridge after cooking?
Hi, I'd say 3 to 4 days! Hope you enjoyed it!
How big are the serving sizes?
Hello! About 1 to 1 1/2 cups. Enjoy!
Hi, about 1 to 1 1/2 cups! Enjoy!
The recipe sounds good! If I wanted to use a rump roast instead of the stew meat, how would I prepare the meat? Cut it into cubes before adding it into the crock pot?
Hello, thank you! Yes, cut the meat into cubes before adding. I hope you enjoy!
Provada Gust says
Can I can this?
This recipe cannot be canned, enjoy!
Thank you, I'm excited to make it for Sunday lunch with my family.
You are welcome! Enjoy a wonderful lunch with your family 🙂
Love this recipe! It was so quick and easy. Very tasty and will be made again soon.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!