Slow-Cooked Beef Stroganoff + Giveaway
Using a slow cooker to make the classic beef stroganoff is easy and produces very tender and flavorful meat.
- 1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions or chopped yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme crushed
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika or paprika
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1/3 cup dry sherry
- 8 oz sour cream
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp snipped fresh dill plus more for garnish
- 1 lb Cooked egg noodles to serve
Cut up any large pieces of stew meat. Heat oil in a large skillet over med/high heat. Brown meat in 2 batches in the hot oil. Drain off fat.
In a 3 1/2 or 4 qt slow cooker, combine mushrooms, onions, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika, and 1 bay leaf. Add browned meat then pour beef broth and sherry over all.
Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-5 hours. Meat will be tender. Remove and discard bay leaf.
(If using low heat setting, turn heat to high) In a medium bowl, whisk together 8 oz sour cream, 1/3 cup flour, and 1/4 cup water until smooth then stir in about 1 cup hot liquid form the slow cooker. Return to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook for another 30 min on high until thickened and bubbly.
Just before serving, stir in fresh dill. Serve over warm egg noodles and sprinkle with additional snipped fresh dill.