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The Best Crock Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe

For fall comfort food the whole family will fall for, you’ve got to make the best Crock Pot ground beef stroganoff recipe.

Creamy beef stroganoff is made with a mushroom and sour cream sauce base, giving it a luscious texture and rich flavor.

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Beef stroganoff on a plate with egg noodles. There's a red and purple kitchen towel underneath and a couple of forks sitting on the towel.

My easy beef stroganoff recipe uses ground beef, and even better, it’s made in the slow cooker. You just add it all in and let your Crock Pot do the rest for an easy dinner any time!

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe: A Family Favorite Hearty Meal

Traditional beef stroganoff features sirloin steak in a creamy mushroom sauce, but for Crock Pot meals, adding ground beef is another way to make a meal the whole family loves.

Beef stroganoff on top of egg noodles on a green plate. There are two forks next to the plate and a kitchen towel with red and purple next to the plate, as well.

This is one of my favorite recipes because it’s so simple to make, and the flavors taste like you spent hours in the kitchen.

It reminds me of when my mom would make this for us in the fall. She’d call us in from playing in the leaves out in the yard, the chill still on my cheeks. There was nothing better than sitting at the table to dig into her beef stroganoff. 

Now my entire family cheers when I announce I’m making this recipe, and to be honest, I’m lucky if there’s anything left over the next day.

In fact, I often double the recipe for freezer meals and meal prep to make sure I’ve got what I need.

It’s a great recipe to serve to guests, too, and goes great with a side of green beans. If you’re in the mood for something creamy, soothing, and comforting, you’ve simply got to try it!

Ingredients For The Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

  • Ground beef
  • Dried and minced onion seasoning
  • Beef broth
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Cooked egg noodles
  • Cornstarch and water (optional)

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make Beef Stroganoff In The Crock Pot

One of the things I love about this recipe is that you can add raw meat to the slow cooker. That’s one less step you have to take, which makes this such an easy recipe.

  1. Add the ground beef, onion seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper to the Crock Pot. Mix the ingredients a little bit.
  2. Next, pour in the beef broth and cream of mushroom soup and mix up the ingredients.
  3. Place the lid on top and cook on the low setting for seven hours.
  4. After seven hours, chop up the meat a little and add the sour cream and chunks of cream cheese. Mix and replace the lid for about one more hour.
  5. Remove the lid and give everything a stir to make sure the cream cheese has melted. Pour the stroganoff sauce over the cooked egg noodles and serve.
Beef stroganoff on a plate in front of a Crock Pot.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Raw ground beef in a slow cooker.

Add the ground beef to the Crock Pot.

My meat was mostly thawed out. You don’t want to stick totally frozen meat in the cooker, or it will take longer to cook.

Ground beef and diced onion seasoning in the slow cooker.

Next, add the minced and dried onion seasoning.

You can add fresh diced onions if you have some, but I used the seasoning. Either one will work great.

Raw meat with onion seasoning and minced garlic in a slow cooker.

Add the minced garlic, salt, and pepper to the cooker.

Pouring the beef broth into the Crock Pot over raw beef.

Pour the beef broth over the meat.

A can of mushroom soup on top of raw meat in a slow cooker.

Add the mushroom soup to the slow cooker and mix the ingredients. Place the lid on top and cook on the low setting for seven hours.

Cream cheese in a slow cooker with cooked ground beef.

After seven hours, remove the lid and chop up the meat a little. Add the cubed cream cheese.

Sour cream and cream cheese in a slow cooker with cooked ground beef.

Next, add the sour cream and mix the ingredients. Some of the cheese will melt.

Replace the lid and cook for another hour or so.

Cooke beef stroganoff in a slow cooker.

Mix all of the ingredients until the cheese is totally melted. Scoop up the beef stroganoff and pour it over the egg noodles and serve!

Classic Beef Stroganoff Recipe With Ground Beef

My slow cooker ground beef stroganoff comes together with just a few simple ingredients. No need to brown ground beef. Like I mentioned before, I just add it to the Crock Pot raw with the other ingredients.

You’ll need both minced and dried onion, minced garlic, beef broth, a can of cream of mushroom soup, cream cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper. 

When it’s done, you’ll serve it on a bed of egg noodles. The creamy sauce is a match for adding fresh mushrooms, too, if you’d like. This delicious meal also looks beautiful when you garnish each plate with fresh parsley.

Ground beef stroganoff on a bed of egg noodles.

How To Store The Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe

You can store the recipe in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated.

More Slow Cooker Recipes

When you know you have busy nights ahead, plan on making the best beef stroganoff recipe. This easy recipe is ideal for meal prep, and any leftover beef stroganoff can easily become part of your freezer meals.

It’s hearty, comforting, and utterly delicious. While we love it on chilly nights, it’s great for any weeknight, so you can be sure you’ve got bellies full of love when you feed your family.

Beef stroganoff on a plate with egg noodles. There's a red and purple kitchen towel underneath and a couple of forks sitting on the towel.

The Best Crock Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Ground beef stroganoff is a simple recipe that cooks all day while you're doing something else. The ingredients list is a small one, but it cooks up a meal full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons minced and dried onion seasoning
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 16 ounces egg noodles, cooked

Instructions

  1. Add the raw ground beef, onion seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper to a slow cooker.
  2. Next, pour the beef broth in and add the cream of mushroom. Mix the ingredients.
  3. Place the lid on top and cook the meat on low for seven hours.
  4. After seven hours, remove the lid and chop up the meat. Add the sour cream and cubed cream cheese and stir.
  5. Replace the lid and cook another hour on low.
  6. After one hour, stir the ingredients again, making sure it is combined.
  7. Serve the beef stroganoff over cooked noodles.
  8. Cook the noodles according to the package directions.

Notes

Cutting the cream cheese into smaller pieces will help it melt faster.

Some people don't like cream of mushroom soup, so you can replace it with cream of chicken. It will taste a little different but still be delicious.

If your beef stroganoff is not thick enough, you can mix up a tablespoon of cornstarch and water and add it to the Crock Pot. But you will need to give it at least 30 minutes to thicken.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 679Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 965mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 49g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Linda

Saturday 20th of January 2024

Is onion seasoning liptions onion soup mix

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 21st of January 2024

No, it’s the minced dried onions that you get in the seasoning aisle. I hope you love it! We made it earlier this week.

Denise

Monday 18th of September 2023

I will have to think about making it this way. Mine is fixed in a skillet and there has never been cream cheese added. I would think that this makes it even creamier. Thank you for an interesting idea.

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 20th of September 2023

You're welcome! Hope you love it.

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