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5 Ingredient Beef Stroganoff

It doesn’t get any easier than this 5 Ingredient Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff. It’s a quick and tasty meal any family will enjoy! Plus it makes a perfect (and my favorite) freezer meal! A perfect Sunday dinner recipe!

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Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff
Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff
Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff
Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff


A few years ago, a co-worker gave me her recipe for Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff.

She told me it had only a few ingredients and turned out great every time!

It sounded so easy that I had to try it that next Sunday!

We are big lovers of crock pot meals on Sundays.

I love tossing everything in and then going to church.

When we get home, the house smells AMAZING and dinner is practically done!



Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff



We instantly fell in love with this recipe and now use it regularly for our Sunday dinner.

It’s just too easy not to try!

With only 5 ingredient, and 5 minutes, you can prepare this Beef Stroganoff and it’s practically fail proof!

Plus, I promise you’ll have it memorized after your first time making it.

Why will you have it memorized?

Well it’s incredibly simple and you’ll be making it again and again.



Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff



This is one of those must know recipes for any college student or anyone who can’t cook.

ANYONE can make this Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff!

We’ve made this for Christmas dinner and for Sunday dinner as well as when we’ve had company over.

I also love this meal as I’ve made it as a freezer meal before too!

Just toss all the raw ingredients, with the exception of the sour cream, into a freezer bag and freeze.

When ready to make, toss the frozen ingredients into your crock pot and go!

I am also a avid freezer meal gal, especially for when I have a new baby.



Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff



I literally go nuts on freezer meals and stocking us up so that I can still cook with a foggy, sleep deprived brain.

And this recipe for Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff is at the top of my list for freezer meals!

Easy peasy and a meal that is kid friendly and husband approved!  Sure to become a favorite of yours too!



5 Ingredient Beef Stroganoff

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 pound of stew meat
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can of cream of onion soup (if you can't find cream of onion soup, then use 1 packet of Lipton dry onion soup mix and an extra can of cream of mushroom soup)
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can of cream of mushroom soup (if you don't like cream of mushroom, cream of chicken works great too!)
  • 8 ounces of egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream


  1. In a crock pot toss in stew meat, cream of onion soup and can of mushroom soup.
  2. Place lid on crock pot and cook on low for 3- 4 hours, depending on your crock pot. (Mine cooks hot so 2 - 3 hours is plenty for me, however most readers tell me it needs 3 - 4 hours for their crock pots).
  3. After 3 - 4 hours, when meat is cooked through, stir well and turn off crock pot.
  4. Prepare egg noodles according to package directions.
  5. Add sour cream to meat mixture just before serving.
  6. Serve immediately.


If you are doing this as a freezer meal, place stew meat, cream of onions soup and cream of mushroom soup in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to make, toss frozen ingredients into a crock pot and cook for 4 hours or until meat is cooked through. Follow normal cooking directions from here.

You can add extra sliced mushrooms if you wish.




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41 thoughts on “5 Ingredient Beef Stroganoff

  1. Beef Stroganoff reminds me of my childhood. My mom made it often. Such a great comfort food. However, I don’t think she ever made it in the crockpot. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

    • Kelly,

      If you have a Super Target in your town, call them and ask if they carry it. I’ve had good luck finding it there. If you don’t, have your local grocery store special order it for you. I’ve done that for several items and never had an issue. Or if really can’t find it, use dry onion soup mix with 1 can of milk. It wont be as good (I’ve done it this way too) but it will get you by in a pinch. Best of luck! It’s worth it!

      • So in the directions it says use the dry onion soup mix with an extra can of mushroom soup do I still mix the onion mix with milk and use the extra mushroom soup???

        • Nope. Just the dry onion soup mix. Don’t follow the directions on the package. Just add the dry soup mix with an extra can of mushroom (or chicken) soup. 🙂 No milk.

  2. I cooked this for supper last night and it was so good. I use the cream of chicken soup to and added a little beef broth. I will be fixing this again. Thank you

    • Hi Donna! You’ve made my day with your comment! We ate this Tuesday night – great minds think alike! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! We often make it with cream of chicken soup! I hope you’ll try a few of our other recipes too! Thank you for your comment!

    • I’ve done it both ways! For the fastest method just toss the raw meat into your crock pot. However if you have time to brown it, give it a good sear but not cook it, then you’ll get more flavor from your meat. So it’s really what you have time for.

  3. I was looking for something to make for my sister and brother-in-law’s visit. She’s a great cook and I wanted to impress. This did it! I used cream of chicken soup, fresh onions and mushrooms. They raved about it for hours and asked for my recipe. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • JoAnne, if ever a compliment could be given, you’ve just done it! Thank you! I’m so glad everyone enjoyed it and that it was a complete success! I hope you’ll try a few of my other recipes too!

  4. This recipe sounds amazing! Does I HAVE to cook on low for 2-3 hours or can it cook for 6? I’m looking for recipes I can have cooking while I’m at work from 12-6. Thanks!

    • You can cook it for 6 but you’ll want to add more meat. Though as with all stew meat if it’s over cooked it will get tough. I’ve never cooked it that long so I can’t tell you 100% for certain.

    • Hi Beth. For this recipe I don’t usually. However you can. By searing the meat first it adds quite a bit of extra flavor which is never a bad idea! However it turns out great even if you don’t take the time to sear the meat!

  5. Does it take a total of 2-3 hours or a total of 3-4 hours. Just a little confused by steps 2 and 3. Sounds good. I definitely want to try it! Thanks!

    • Hi Karin! Thanks for pointing this out! I just fixed it. For me it takes 2-3 hours, but most of my readers tell me that’s not long enough for them. My crock pot does cook hotter than most I’ve learned so I’ve adjusted the recipe to 3-4 hours based on everyone’s recommendations. Hope that helps!

  6. Hi!! So I am making a bigger batch I am adding 3 lbs of meet and 3 cans of cream of mushroom. Should I turn it to high for half of the cook then turn it down??

    • Great question. Turning it to high isn’t a bad idea for half the time, but know cook time varies based on how much meat and how thick your pieces are cut. So plan extra cook time just in case.

  7. Hi! I’m excited to try this. I only have a 2 qt crock pot ( it’s just me most of the time). Should I just cut that ingredients in half? Thanks!

  8. I have some sirloin steak I need to use up but want something creamy like this. Can I use sirloin or does it have to be stew beef?

    • Once you prepare the egg noodles according to the package directions and they are cooked, you can add them to your already cooked beef mixture, or separately. Your choice!

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