Frozen dinners just aren’t the same as something you made at home. You could make a slow cooker beef stroganoff with French onion soup and get a more fresh-tasting dish. In fact, this recipe is not only closer to the original, more traditional version. It is also easier to make!
There are many ways to make beef stroganoff. You could pick up a frozen, pre-cooked version that will get the basic flavors on a plate. Everyone will love this homemade slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe! The French Onion soup adds to the savory flavors, making this stroganoff a great family dinner recipe.
Stroganoff is a classic Russian dish that is made with sautéed beef, a sour cream sauce, served over noodles. The dish is a classic that has traveled the world and becomes a favorite in many households. Of course, recipes are like people, they change a little with every new country they visit.
For example, this recipe takes out the sour cream sauce and uses mushroom and French onion soups for the sauce. That is what makes this slow cooker beef stroganoff so delicious. This version may not be exactly like the traditional version, but it is still delicious and easy to make.
You can even make this recipe ahead of time if you need more time. This meal prep meal would require you to make the beef ahead of time and then freeze it. You can then boil the noodles whenever you want and heat up the beef on the stove, in a crockpot, or even in a microwave if you’re short on time.
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff with French Onion Soup Ingredients
This recipe is not the traditional version. Instead of using a sour cream sauce, it uses a combination of soups. You will need golden mushroom soup, condensed beefy mushroom soup, and a can of French onion soup. Together, these soups make for a fantastic beefy, earthy flavor that pairs very well with the wide egg noodles.
You will also need beef stew meat. This type of meat is great at absorbing the flavors of the sauce it cooks in and is very tender in the end. We want our stroganoff to be as amazing as possible. That is why a crockpot is a better option than an oven.
Cooking stroganoff on the stove means we need to watch it constantly, ensuring the noodles stay separate and the beef doesn’t get too dry. The crockpot allows you to cook the beef in the juices for hours at a time. That means no watching, no waiting, no keeping your fingers crossed that the beef stays tender.
Combine soups and breadcrumbs in a slow cooker and mix well.
Add beef and make sure all beef is covered in soup mixture.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat is tender. I find that I can go up to 10 hours and the meat just falls apart.
About 40 minutes before meat will be done, boil water and cook noodles according to the directions on the package. Do not substitute the egg noodles for any other kind of noodle – they are part of the magic.
Serve noodles with beef mixture on top with a side salad for a perfect meal.
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff with French Onion Soup
Everyone will love this homemade slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe! The French Onion soup adds to the savory flavors, making this stroganoff a great family dinner recipe.
1 Can Campbell’s Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup
1 Can Campbell’s Condensed Beefy Mushroom Soup
1 Can Campbell’s Condensed French Onion Soup
1/2 Cup Seasoned Croutons, Stuffing Mix, or Bread Crumbs
2.5 Lbs Beef Stew Meat, Cut into Cubes
1 12 Oz Package of Wide Egg Noodles
- Combine soups and bread crumbs in slow cooker and mix well.
- Add beef and make sure all beef is covered in soup mixture.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat is tender. I find that I can go up to 10 hours and the meat just falls apart.
- About 40 minutes before meat will be done, boil water and cook noodles according to the directions on the package. Do not substitute the egg noodles for any other kind of noodle – they are part of the magic.
- Serve noodles with beef mixture on top with a side salad for a perfect meal.
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