Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff


A Culinary Masterpiece Unveiled: Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff – Timeless Elegance in Every Bite


Embark on a culinary journey that fuses the robust simplicity of a slow-cooked pot roast with the sophisticated flavors of Beef Stroganoff. Our Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff is a harmonious marriage of tender beef, rich mushroom sauce, and velvety sour cream. Join us as we delve into the art of creating a dish that brings together the best of both worlds, promising a dining experience that is nothing short of exquisite.


For the Pot Roast:

  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

For the Stroganoff Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Preparing the Pot Roast:

  1. Season the beef chuck roast generously with salt and black pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the beef on all sides until browned.
  3. Transfer the seared beef to the slow cooker.
  4. In the same skillet, sauté diced onions and minced garlic until softened. Deglaze the skillet with beef broth, scraping up any browned bits.
  5. Pour the onion and broth mixture over the beef in the slow cooker. Add red wine (if using), tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, dried thyme, and dried rosemary.
  6. Place chunks of carrots and potatoes around the beef in the slow cooker.
  7. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the beef is fork-tender and the vegetables are cooked through.

Preparing the Stroganoff Sauce:

  1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Sauté sliced cremini mushrooms until they release their moisture and become golden brown.
  2. Add finely chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the onions are translucent.
  3. Sprinkle flour over the mushroom mixture and stir well to create a roux.
  4. Gradually pour in beef broth, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
  5. Transfer the mushroom sauce to the slow cooker with the pot roast.
  6. Gently stir in sour cream, ensuring it’s well incorporated into the sauce.
  7. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Baking the Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff:

  1. Continue cooking on low for an additional 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  3. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Garnishing and Serving:

  1. Serve the Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff over a bed of egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.
  2. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.

Cooking Notes:

  • For added depth of flavor, you can use a combination of beef broth and red wine.
  • Allow the slow cooker to do its magic, as the long cooking time ensures the beef becomes tender and infused with the rich flavors of the broth.
  • Adjust the thickness of the Stroganoff sauce by adding more or less flour, depending on your preference.


Mushroom Medley Extravaganza: Enhance the Stroganoff sauce by incorporating a mix of wild mushrooms, such as shiitake or oyster mushrooms.

Creamy Dijon Twist: Stir in a tablespoon of Dijon mustard to the Stroganoff sauce for a tangy and savory kick.

Fresh Herb Infusion: Add a handful of chopped fresh dill or tarragon to the Stroganoff sauce for a burst of herbal freshness.

Keto and Low-Carb Versions:

Keto Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff:

  • Replace potatoes with cauliflower chunks in the slow cooker for a low-carb alternative.
  • Use almond flour or xanthan gum instead of all-purpose flour to thicken the Stroganoff sauce.
  • Serve over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles to keep it keto-friendly.

Low-Carb Creamy Delight:

  • Opt for turnips or radishes instead of potatoes in the slow cooker.
  • Use a low-carb thickening agent like guar gum or arrowroot powder in the Stroganoff sauce.
  • Enjoy the dish on its own or over a bed of sautéed spinach for a low-carb option.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff is more than a meal; it’s a culinary celebration of timeless elegance and comforting flavors. Whether you follow the classic recipe, venture into tempting variations, or opt for keto and low-carb adaptations, this dish is a testament to the versatility of slow cooking.

So, let the aroma of slow-cooked perfection fill your kitchen, and indulge in the joy of creating a meal that brings together the heartiness of pot roast and the sophistication of Beef Stroganoff. Share this exquisite creation with loved ones, and let the Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff become a staple in your repertoire of unforgettable dishes. This recipe is more than a feast; it’s an ode to the art of combining simplicity with sophistication in every delectable bite.



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