They say “Good thing take time”. This recipe for an all day, slow cooked beef stroganoff is a good example. It’s a dish that is happy to take all the time it need in the slow cooker. It will develop rich meaty flavours. The time at such a low heat also allows the meat and connective tissue to get that fabulous “melt in the mouth texture”.
You can rush the dish along a little by cooking it on high. It will then take a mere 5 hours in the slow cooker. Personally I like to give the meat all day so that when I return home, the house is filled with the most wonderful rich aromas.
Happy Winter everyone!
Winter has arrived in my part of the world which is why I’m cooking some warming comfort food. My slow cooked beef stroganoff has been adapted from one of the first proper recipes I ever learned to cook in home economics class. So I have been cooking this recipe for about 30 years! It’s definitely a favourite of mine and the family seem to like it too.
The kids aren’t that fussed about the mushrooms, but any dish that’s served with pasta and garlic bread is a win for them. If I let them pick out the mushrooms everyones happy. Especially me, because cooking this dinner, and the clean up is a cinch. I can start the slow cooker as I walk out of the house at 8.00am and when I return at 6.00pm a delicious dinner is waiting.
Can you tell I’m in love with my slow cooker? Each winter it becomes my most prized possession. This winter I am partnering with Russel Hobbs to bring you a delicious slow cooked recipe each week. Every Sunday morning you will find a new slow cooker recipe featured on the website. I’m hoping this will give you time to shop for the ingredients and set the slow cooker up for Monday nights dinner.
But, what if you don’t have a Slow Cooker? Gourmet Getaways and Russel Hobbs is also featuring a slow cooker GIVEAWAY as part of the series. Just read through to the bottom of the story for more information about this great prize. Make sure you enter your details for a chance to win.
As I said, I like to serve my Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff with thick pappardelle pasta and garnished with fresh chopped parsley. Everyone loves dipping garlic bread in the sauce. I feel it qualifies as a comfort dish as it has two delicious sources of carbohydrates and a nice serving of sour cream.
If you were trying to trim some calories you could serve the dish without the sour cream and just allow the cornflour and wine to make the sauce. My family would not be happy with the option as the cream makes the sauce extra rich.
All my recipes for the slow cooker series have been tested using the Russell Hobbs 6 litre family slow cooker.
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So I hope you enjoy the Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff recipe. For a “slow cooked meal” I find it’s a FAST way to get a winter warming dish on the table.