Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe {Freezer Meal}

If you have never tried Beef Stroganoff, then this is the recipe for you! It is so easy to make in your Slow Cooker or in your Instant Pot!

Beef Stroganoff is a family favorite at our house. I love throwing it into my slow cooker in the morning, then having dinner practically ready when I come home from a long day of running kids to various activities.

I firmly believe, this recipe is the best comfort food out there. It is so creamy and filling, but hearty and delicious at the same time. It’s a win win recipe, and one I know everyone in the family will eat, including picky eaters.

You can serve it over potatoes, pasta, or rice, and everyone will rave about it. It’s the perfect dish, all year round.

Now if you are working or have a busy day, I suggest throwing this in your slow cooker, but if you have time when you get home, I would HIGHLY suggest using the Instant Pot.

It just makes the meat taste SO GOOD.

How to Make Beef Stroganoff in the Instant Pot:

  1. Making this recipe in the Instant Pot is a little different! Push Saute on your Instant Pot and pour 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in. Put your meat on the bottom of the pan so you can mix it and sear it a little bit. (About 2 minutes)
  2. Next add your garlic, mushroom, and onions and saute those also for 3 minutes.
  3. Add 3 Tablespoons of flour into the beef mixture and stir until well combined
  4. Add your Worcestershire sauce and beef broth (And ketchup and apple juice if you would like)
  5. Put the lid on your Instant Pot and cook on Manual for 12 minutes.
  6. Do a quick release, add 16 ounces of Egg Noodles into your pot and add another 1/2 cup of beef broth.
  7. Close the lid and cook on Manual for 4 minutes. Do another quick release. Mix in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of sour cream and mix it in! If it is too runny, turn the saute button on and let it cook for a little longer!

See How to Make Beef Stroganoff in the Instant Pot (Video)

So, it is time to start this week off right with a delicious slow cooked (or Instant Pot Cooked) meal that takes only a couple of minutes to prep, but tastes like you spent lots of time in the kitchen! I made this for dinner and my husband raved about it all week- definitely a keeper!

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe
If you don’t like egg noodles, then you could easily use potatoes or rice! I personally like the egg noodles, but any of those options are delicious!

Check out our other Stroganoff Recipes:

Side Dish Ideas for Beef Stroganoff:

Fresh Berry Salad
7 Layer Green Salad
Parmesan Ranch Corn

Serves: 6

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe

15 minPrep Time

9 hrCook Time

9 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 3 pounds stew meat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 7 Tablespoons apple juice
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 6 russet potatoes (baked)


  1. Place the stew meat, salt, pepper, and onion in the slow cooker. Stir to distribute the seasonings and onion.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth and ketchup. Pour over the meat.
  3. Cover and cook for 7-9 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
  4. About 30 minutes before serving, combine the flour and apple juice in a small bowl, whisking vigorously to combine well.
  5. Pour the flour mixture into the slow cooker, whisking quickly to mix in the roux with the stew meat and juices and to avoid lumps.
  6. Add the mushrooms and stir.
  7. Cook on high for 30 minutes.
  8. Stir in 1/2 cup sour cream right before serving.
  9. Serve over baked potatoes.


This also makes a great freezer meal! I store the leftovers in a freezer-safe container and then thaw in the refrigerator (usually takes about a day) and reheat over medium-low heat in a saucepan on the stove.



505 cal


22 g


61 g


14 g
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30 Responses to “Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe {Freezer Meal}”

  1. I think this recipe looks and sounds delicious! Next Saturday (March 7th) i am going to be participating in my first freezer meal swap with a few girl friends, which I believe is going to be so much fun! Anyway, I am definitely going to make and share this recipe with them! With that being said, thanks for a awesome website and for sharing your recipes with us! :-)
  2. Shelia
    The video for the Instant Pot recipe does not follow the directions in the post. Step 1. does not indicate salt and pepper as you saute meat. Also say 1/2 t garlic or clove and the written says 1/4 t garlic salt. Thanks for converting.... and looking forward to making within the next few days.
  3. Yummmm! Our third meal in our new Instant Pot was a huge and delicious success! My only deviation from the recipe was to use 8 oz of noodles instead of 16 oz (out of an abundance of caution regarding the max fill line in my pot and being unfamiliar with how to resolve problems). I have only made traditional stroganoff maybe once in 30 years of marriage, but this version will definitely be in our dinner rotation from this point. My husband really enjoyed it, and I can't wait to make it for our kids when they come for a meal!
  4. Terrilyn
    Hi! My kids are not big beef sirloin type eaters but they LOVE meatballs. What would be the instructions for a traditional meatball strogenoff, using homemade meatballs instead of frozen, in the instapot. If you already have a recipe for this, where can I find it? Thanks in advance!
  5. We watched this video last night and decided it would be tonight's dinner. While rewatching the video and following the written recipe there were quite a few measurements that didnt match up. I followed the video after cross referencing the recipe I usually use and hope it turns out well, but could you clarify? 2 or 3 tbsp of flour? 1.5 cups or 3 cups of beef broth? Thank in advance

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