Beef Stroganoff – WITHOUT the Canned Soup

Everything into the pot!

I bought a nice beef pot roast at Costco yesterday to make beef stroganoff in my crock pot. Since I’m doing an all scratch cooking diet, that means no onion soup mix or canned cream of mushroom soup.

I looked up a few recipes online, but most had canned cream soups.  So I decided to wing it and make up my own.

Here’s what I did:

  1. Mix flour with a little salt and pepper in a gallon size zip-lock bag
  2. Cut the beef into cubes
  3. Dredge the beef in the flour and brown in a skillet with olive oil

    Sean wouldn't eat his. Luckily that meant I got a photo of the finished product.

  4. Place the beef in the crock pot
  5. Brown up sliced onion and mushrooms in the leftover drippings
  6. Add the veggies to the crock pot
  7. Add 1/2 cup of hot water mixed with 2 tsp of beef bouillon paste (Better Than Bouillon brand)
  8. Set the cooker to low for six hours.
  9. When it’s time to serve dinner, boil some wide egg noodles.
  10. Stir in 1/2 cup of sour cream to the beef just before serving.

It was creamy and good, and not too salty since there was no mushroom soup mix.  You can always add more salt at the table – that’s my philosophy.


4 thoughts on “Beef Stroganoff – WITHOUT the Canned Soup

  1. This sounds great. The crock pot makes it even better. My mom and I also add a little red wine to our strogo. Can’t wait to try your recipe. Maybe tomorrow!


  2. Just the recipe I was hoping for : ) Looking forward to preparing it tommorow!
    I too am searching, and creating dishes WITHOUT CANNED ‘ingredients’. Thank you so much for posting yours. You inspire me to eventually post my own successful *experiments* turned ~recipes. Also, wine….oh yes! I use white for chicken/pork; but considering a little splash for this dish, instead of usual red with beef, because of the sour creamy-ness that IS stroganoff.
    Thank you again!


    • Great! Let me know how it turned out for you. I make this for my family a lot in the winter. It’s hearty and satisfying on cold days!


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