Classic Beef Stroganoff


A twist on a classic! This beef stroganoff is cooked in a slow cooker and served over zucchini noodles with onions and mushrooms in a mouthwatering gravy.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 ¼ pounds beef stew meat

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 2 ½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup sliced green onions (4) or chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 ½ cups 50% less sodium beef broth

  • ¼ cup dry sherry

  • 1 (8 ounce) carton light sour cream

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup water

  • Sauteed zucchini "noodles" or hot cooked whole-wheat pasta

  • 1 sprig Snipped fresh parsley or basil


  1. Cut up any large pieces of meat. In a large nonstick skillet cook half of the meat in hot oil over medium-high heat until brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove meat from skillet. Repeat with the remaining meat. Drain off fat. Set meat aside.

  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine mushrooms, green onions, bay leaf, garlic, oregano, salt, thyme, and pepper. Add meat. Pour broth and sherry over mixture in cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf.

  4. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. In a medium bowl stir together sour cream, flour, and the water until smooth. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot broth into sour cream mixture. Return sour cream mixture to cooker; stir to combine. Cover and cook about 30 minutes more or until thickened and bubbly. Serve over sauteed zucchini and, if desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
10g Fat
14g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g 52%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Vitamin A 414IU 8%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Folate 63mcg 16%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 50mg 12%
Potassium 853mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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