Sunday, August 22, 2010

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

I recently found a website that has tons of great recipes that are simple and easy to make, Tablespoon. Papa Bear asked me to search for beef shish-kebob recipes and instead this stroganoff recipe popped up. So we decided to try it....

Beef Stroganoff

2 pounds beef stew meat
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of golden mushroom soup
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of onion soup
1 jar (6 ounces) Green Giant® sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
6 cups hot cooked noodles or rice


1. In 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker, mix beef, onion, soups, mushrooms and pepper.

2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until beef is very tender.

3. Stir cream cheese into beef mixture until melted. Stir sour cream into beef mixture. Serve over noodles.

I used just plain chunks of strew meat. Since I didn't have 8 hours to let everything cook together in the slow cooker I browned the meat and onion together with a little olive oil first in the skillet.

The recipe calls for one can of onion soup. I couldn't find cream of onion so I bought French onion... it was so good! Maybe that's the one I was supposed to use!
Then I just threw everything together in the slow cooker...
And mixed really well....
After cooking about two and a half hours I added the package of cream cheese...

And again...mixed really well until all the cheese melted...
I then added the sour cream. I used light because the cream cheese was heavy and the soups were heavy. I just didn't think we could do real sour cream too!

Mix, mix, mix......
Now when I was at the grocery store buying my soups and creams, I told CC "I think I better buy a package of egg noodles. He says we have some, I don't think we do." I didn't end up buying them in the slim chance he was right....
He wasn't!!
But these noodles turned out just as well....
I dumped them in....
And mixed again...
And oh my... the beef stroganoff turned out excellent!!!!
It was heavy.. I admit it. I think the next time I make this dish I will either use half of the recommended cream cheese or try it with the light cream cheese.
I got a thumbs up from everyone here and there isn't much left overall I rate this recipe a SUCCESS!!!


Carmie, the Single Nester

I am usually not a fan of beef st. but I may have to try this.

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