If you are looking for the best slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe ever, look no further! So flavorful, so easy, this recipe is a keeper! Bonus: instant pot directions included as well.
If you’ve been waiting your whole life for the best beef stroganoff recipe on the planet, I’m feeling very, very excited for you today.
This amazing slow cooker beef stroganoff has been a family favorite for over a decade. It’s one of our oft-made Sunday night meals, and it never fails to be a slam dunk hit with every single person in my family every time it appears.
If it looks familiar, you might already be a fan!
I posted this recipe way back in 2008, and it has solidly stood the test of time as one of the most popular recipes on my website.
Today, I wanted to refresh this beloved slow cooker beef stroganoff for several reasons.
I couldn’t imagine a world where some of my faithful readers hadn’t made it yet because it was buried in the archives!
And it also deserved a repost because more often than not, we make it in the Instant Pot and it only seemed fair to share those simple directions as well. Not to mention the really horrific pictures on the original post. Yeah, update needed.
Equally delicious in either the slow cooker or Instant Pot, this flavorful, easy beef stroganoff recipe is one of my go-tos when serving company or needing a meal to take in to someone.
It is the epitome of comfort food. I grew up eating all sorts of variations on stroganoff, so loving the gravy-based meal is in my genes, but I tell you, this really is the best stroganoff ever.
We very often serve the tender, delicious slow cooker beef stroganoff over rice. But it’s also really tasty over baked or mashed potatoes.
And of course noodles make a great bed for the glorious meat and gravy. Egg noodles are a great choice, but any noodle would probably work just fine.
If I’m feeling super ambitious, I’ll make a batch of homemade spaetzle (those are the noodles pictured in this post). But because my ambition doesn’t always run high, that doesn’t happen as frequently as my family would like.
Any way you serve it, this ultimate beef stroganoff really is pretty darn amazing!
Onion: you can sub in 1 to 2 teaspoons onion powder for the diced onion, if desired. Freezable Meal: the leftovers of the stroganoff can be frozen. 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.
Recipe originally posted April 2008; updated with new commentary, pictures and recipe notes.
Onion: you can sub in 1 to 2 teaspoons onion powder for the diced onion, if desired.
Freezable Meal: the leftovers of the stroganoff can be frozen. 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.