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Slow-Cooker Ground Beef Stroganoff

My mother gave me this recipe 40 years ago. It's a wonderfully tasty dish to share around the dinner table. —Sue Mims, Macclenny, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • Hot cooked noodles


  • In a large skillet, cook beef, salt and pepper over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles, 6-8 minutes; drain. Transfer meat to a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker.
  • In same skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onions; cook and stir until onions are tender and mushrooms have released their liquid and begin to brown, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together consomme, flour and tomato paste. Pour over meat mixture; stir to combine. Cook, covered, on low until thickened, 4-6 hours. Stir in sour cream. Cook, covered, until heated through, 15-30 minutes longer. Serve with noodles.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Beef consomme is made from flavorful roasted bones, vegetables and herbs. You can purchase canned beef consomme in the soup aisle of your grocery store.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup (calculated without noodles): 357 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 802mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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    • gremaux
      Dec 9, 2020

      No comment left

    • Ashley
      May 18, 2019

      Crowd pleaser! My family eats gluten and dairy free, so I made my usually substitutions (olive oil for butter, gluten free all purpose flour, and dairy free sour cream) and they all worked perfectly in this dish. Very delicious; my children have requested that I make it regularly! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • cpmalcolm
      Feb 17, 2019

      Haven't made the recipe yet but sounds yummy! Here is my fix for the tomato paste left overs in the can. I put it in a zip-lock freezer baggie and flatten it out to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Throw in the freezer and just break some off when needed and return rest to freezer. Keeps for at least 6 months, is cheaper than tubes and I think fresher too.

    • Nan
      Feb 15, 2019

      Thank you Sue for sharing your recipe! We really enjoyed it and I will be making it often. This is a quick, easy recipe. We do not like onion or garlic, I added diced celery

    • Lana
      Feb 11, 2019

      This dish is delicious made exactly as recipe states. I noticed some thought ‘sauce’ too thick. Stovetop preparation would cook faster so moisture would be lost there, as would omitting the mushrooms or onion, as they bring moisture to the recipe. Another comment about tomato the excellent tomato paste which comes in a tube, (like toothpaste). It is thick and rich and delicious, PLUS, if you don’t use it all, just screw the top back on and keep in fridge. It lasts a long time and is so easy to use. Spinach noodles are delicious with this recipe.

    • Barbara
      Feb 11, 2019

      I have an allergy to MSG which is in canned beef consomme. Can I use boxed beef stock instead?

    • PrplMonky5
      Mar 27, 2018

      I cut this in half for me and my husband to use up the extra 1/2 can of consomme I had. Because I omitted the mushrooms, I added in some chopped green pepper as an extra veggie. I too did it all on the stove and didn't use the slow cooker. I made the beef as written, drained it and put it on a plate. Added the butter, cooked the onion and green pepper until they were starting to get tender, then added in the garlic. I put the beef back in, added in the whisked sauce, covered it and put it on low while my noodles cooked. After they were done, I added in the sour cream and cooked until heated through.I found it to be quite yummy and reminded me a bit of Swedish meatballs. I thought the "sauce" was just a tad too thick, so next time I'll add in even more consomme or add in some beef broth. Overall a good recipe and pretty easy too!

    • t
      Oct 21, 2017

      This recipe was a hit with my family! I'm allergic to mushrooms, but I just left those out and it was still amazing.

    • Grammy Debbie
      Feb 23, 2017

      Great recipe! As other reviewers commented, I cooked mine on the stovetop, too. I didn't have beef consomm?, so used a can of French onion soup that I had on hand. The mixture got really thick, so I added about a half cup of water to thin it out. Great way to use up some browned ground beef and mushrooms I had on hand Quick and easy, too!

    • dfordham
      Feb 18, 2017

      This recipe is easy and delicious! My husband said, "Do NOT lose this recipe!"