Classic beef Stroganoff is a Russian dish made by simmering strips of beef in a stew and swirling in velvety sour cream. Our slow-cooker version has all the flavor of the original recipe but with less fuss. Serve over whole-grain broad noodles or brown rice.
1 1/2 lb beef rump roast (aka bottom round), trimmed and thinly sliced into 2-inch strips
1 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp safflower oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup low-sodium beef broth, divided
3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
8 oz white mushrooms, sliced
2 bay leaves
1 star anise
1/2 cup sour cream (NOTE: Nonfat will not work for this use; TRY: Green Valley Organics Lactose-Free Sour Cream)
Season beef with pepper and salt, tossing to coat. Heat a large skillet on medium-high and brush with oil. Working in batches, cook beef, tossing to brown on all sides, and transfer to a 5-qt slow cooker. In the same pan, add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds more. Add onion mixture to slow cooker.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add wine. Stir with a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of broth with flour and whisk until no lumps remain. Add to skillet with remaining 1/2 cup broth and Worcestershire sauce and cook, stirring constantly until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Add sauce to slow cooker and top with mushrooms. Add bay leaves and star anise. (TIP: Make bay leaves and star anise easy to remove by wrapping them in a square of cheesecloth tied with kitchen string. When it’s time to remove them, just lift the cheesecloth out of the slow cooker.)
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, until beef is fork-tender. To serve, remove bay leaves and star anise and swirl sour cream into the sauce. Serve warm over broad noodles or brown rice.
No need to stop for Asian takeout tonight. This dish hits all the sweet, salty and tart notes you’d expect from a decadent stir-fry – you’d never know it came out of your slow cooker! Serve over brown rice.
Ditch high-sodium beef dips – they can be labor intensive and replete with artificial flavor enhancers. With just five ingredients, our all-natural sandwiches keep sodium in check, offering 32 grams of protein and letting your slow cooker do most of the work!