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Beef is slow cooked with mushrooms. Using a slow cooker makes this easy enough for any night.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

I sometimes have to laugh at myself. I said that I wasn’t going to take on anything else – including cookbook reviews – until after the baby comes, but here I am with another cookbook review!! This is one that I just couldn’t turn down, though, because it looked like such a great one!!

America's Favorite Food Cookbook | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I’m sure most of you have been on the website MyRecipes.com.  MyRecipes.com is the home of thousands of recipes from some of your favorite magazines – including Cooking Light, Real Simple, Southern Living and more.  It is a great resource for recipes.  So when you compile together the top 200 rated recipes, you know you are going to have a good cookbook on your hands!!

I first have to mention a pretty cool feature that this cookbook has.  You can download an app on your phone – called the Digimarc Discover App – and then scan pictures from the cookbook and get additional content – including videos, recipes, meal planners, and more.  I had fun playing around with it!!

This cookbook is a great collection of recipes. I know that some people complain when all of the recipes are available online, but I’m a cookbook girl and always like things in print!! But that being said, this is a collection of the most popular recipes from the website. So I’m pretty sure all of the recipes can be found online.

Number of Photos: Lots
I’m pretty sure every recipe has a photo with it. And a lot of them use the Digimarc Discover App, so you can definitely have fun looking through this cookbook!

Difficulty Level of Recipes: Easy

I didn’t run across anything that seemed very difficult at all. All of the recipes seemed pretty straight forward.

Availiability of Ingredients: easy
Again, straightforward recipes equals easy ingredients!

And here’s what I made:

Gratin of Cauliflower with Gruyere | www.tasteandtellblog.com
Gratin of Cauliflower with Gruyere

I have a special love for gruyere, so of course, the minute I saw this recipe, I had to bookmark it. I was actually surprised to see that this was a Cooking Light recipe – because it does have a cheese sauce – but when I was making it, there were ways that fat and calories were cut down. I was a little worried about it for awhile because the sauce wasn’t thickening up, but the end product ended up perfect. It was a great side dish.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Butterscotch Bits | www.tasteandtellblog.com
Peanut Butter Cookies with Butterscotch Bits

Usually when I’m cooking from a cookbook, I choose something a little more “special” than peanut butter cookies. But these are more than your typical peanut butter cookies. They have the addition of butterscotch chips, which I actually really fell in love with. I’m usually a soft cookie girl, and these are definitely more on the crispy/sandy side, but I still really liked them. In fact, my whole family did and they didn’t last very long!

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

After almost 7 years of marriage, I found out that one of my husband’s favorite meals is beef stroganoff. And in almost 7 years of marriage, I have never made it. So I thought I’d surprise my husband with this. Honestly, I didn’t even realize this was a slow cooker recipe when I first chose it. It wasn’t until I went to make dinner and I read through the recipe that I realized that my meal plan for that night was changing!! But not a big deal, I just made this the next night. (Oh, and when we went to eat dinner, I also learned that my husband has only ever had beef stroganoff with ground beef. I’ve never had it that way, but it looks like I have something else I need to add to my menu plan!!)

I’m sharing this recipe with you today because I actually made a few changes to it. I have this thing with boiling down the sauces from slow cooked meals after the food is cooked.  I included those instructions in the recipe, but it’s optional. I just like for my sauces to be a little thicker, but you do have to realize that it concentrates the flavor as well.  But we really liked the final product. Except I totally overcooked my egg noodles, but that is just me, not the recipe!! 🙂  (BTW – this is the recipe I used for my noodles – love this recipe!)

Overall, I really did like this cookbook and actually have a few more things bookmarked to make. It’s one that I know I’ll get use out of!

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Prep time
Total time
Beef is slow cooked with mushrooms. Using a slow cooker makes this easy enough for any night.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1½ lbs beef stew meat, cut into cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2-3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups beef broth
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • chopped fresh parsley
  1. Sprinkle the beef with 1 teaspoon of the paprika and season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Add the mushrooms and shallots to the skillet. Sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of paprika. Cook for 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add in the beef broth and sour cream and cook for 2 more minutes, scraping up any of the browned bits on the bottom of the skillet. Pour the mixture over the beef in the slow cooker and cook until beef is tender, about 6 hours on low.
  3. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with egg noodles.
  4. *OPTIONAL* Remove the beef with a slotted spoon. Pour the liqiud into a saucepan and cook over high heat until reduced by ⅓ to ½. Return beef and liquid to the slow cooker to serve.
  5. --------------------------
  6. adapted from MyRecipes America's Favorite Food



And guess what? I’m giving away a copy of this cookbook to one of you!!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

That’s it!! (If you want to follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, I won’t complain – but no extra entries this time. Or if you want to subscribe to my newsletter – you’ll make sure you won’t miss out on anything here on Taste and Tell!!)

**The publisher is providing the book for giveaway.  I was provided a copy for this review, but was not compensated.  All opinions are my own.  Giveaway will run until October 11th at 11:59pm MT.  Winner will be notified by email.**


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102 Responses to Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff {America’s Favorite Food Review and Giveaway}

  1. Rosa says:

    Deliciously comforting! A different way of cooking this dish.



  2. That cookbook does look awesome! I use the My Recipes website all the time and love it. I bet the cookbook is even better – I’m a “look at recipes in print” kinda gal too 🙂 Would love to win a copy!

  3. Michelle says:

    I am so going to make this weekend since it is getting cold.

  4. Valerie says:

    I can’t wait to try the Stroganoff. I’m always searching for an easy, family friendly recipe.

  5. Kelly Guerin says:

    I would love this!! 🙂

  6. Anna p. says:

    Sounds like a great book, thanks!

  7. cindi says:

    YUM! I want to try the beef stroganoff recipe! And cookbook looks fab!

  8. Brianna Palmucci says:

    I would love this 🙂

  9. Funny how it can take 7 years to find a fact such as that about our spouses. Makes you wonder what we’ll be learning 10, 20, 30 years from now!! 🙂 My husband loves beef stroganoff, too, but I don’t really have a hard and fast recipe for it – can’t wait to try this, thanks!

  10. Megan says:

    I want to make the Cauliflower au Gratin. I just made roast cauliflower last night and was wondering what to do with the other half of the head of cauliflower. 🙂

  11. Diana says:

    All three of those recipes look amazing and I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes. I’ll definitely be trying that stroganoff recipe!

  12. Kristen says:

    The recipe looks wonderful! I haven’t tried to make beef stroganoff yet, but this inspired me!

  13. Lynee says:

    I would love to win this. Me and My mom love cookbooks and I would like to surprise her with this!!!

  14. Carla says:

    I would love to win this cookbook. Going to scope it out on Amazon, for if I don’t win. Thanks for the review. 😉

  15. Loretta E says:

    This cookbook looks great and it would be so awesome to win!

  16. Elin says:

    This cookbook looks awesome!

  17. Beef stroganoff is one of our favorites! I usually always use ground beef (or turkey) because is is so inexpensive and something I always have on hand. Oh and I like cookbooks too even if I know the recipes are on line. Sometimes I feel like it is easier to ‘search’ for recipes in cookbooks. Plus I don’t have to worry about printing the recipe!

  18. kari says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win a great cookbook!

  19. Cassie says:

    I love the sound of this cookbook, except I have too many rigth now! And the stroganoff sounds amazing. I love how simple it looks!

  20. tina page says:

    i love cooking in my slow cooker…especially as the cold weather sets in.

  21. this was my favorite meal as a kid–and i haven’t had it in years! must make sometime soon 🙂

  22. Kristine says:

    I *LOVE* MyRecipes.com! I would love to see what’s in this book! Count me in 🙂 Fingers crossed for good luck!!

  23. Sherry D. says:

    I am a great fan of myrecipes.com, but I am with you….A cookbook is forever and my choice of reading material 🙂

  24. Amanda says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! All 3 dishes look amazing, and I am drooling over those cookies–pb and butterscotch are one of my favorite combos. Thanks for sharing news of this book with us 🙂

  25. Chelai says:

    I’d like to win the cookbook!

  26. Erika says:

    I love beef stroganoff. Can’t wait to try it

  27. Kristen says:

    That looks like one cookbook I’d actually use over and over again!

  28. Ray says:

    My family & I love Beef Stroganoff and I think I’ll make this tasty recipe this weekend! Sounds amazing & thanks for the giveaway!

  29. What a hearty, comforting meal! And it’s always a plus when it can be made in the slow cooker. I also really need to pickup a copy of this cookbook!

  30. jennifurla says:

    Wish I had this waiting for me when I get home!

  31. gail says:

    thanks for this giveaway!

  32. Krista says:

    I wan’t to try. I love anything slowcooker! That recipe book looks awesome

  33. trippster says:

    I would love this cookbook! (I would also love the recipe for the peanut butter cookies…hint hint) Thanks!

  34. Chels R. says:

    That looks like a great cookbook and I’m loving all of your slow-cooker meals your posting 🙂

  35. Julie says:

    I love beef stroganoff and this is a nice easy recipe!

  36. Terri says:

    It looks so good! I love beef stroganoff.

  37. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    Love this cookbook! I’m a cookbook girl too. I like everything all in a nice book up on my bookcase. Love the recipes you tried and this stroganoff looks incredible!

  38. Katie Rose says:

    I love cookbooks and this one looks very promising! 🙂

  39. Georgiana says:

    Looking for some new healthy recipes to make for my family to get more nutritious meals into their diet – And this cookbook sounds amazing – love your Beef Stroganoff recipe!
    Thanks so much!

  40. GenieWench says:

    The Beef Stroganoff looks delicious. I am new to your site and am really enjoying looking through all the posts. Thanks!

  41. Andrea D. says:

    The cookbook would be awesome to win. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  42. Jamie says:

    I get many good recipes from the Myrecipes.com site. This looks like a good all around cookbook. And who doesn’t love crockpot meals.

  43. Shanna says:

    What a great cookbook! Thanks!

  44. I would love to win this cookbook. Thanks for the chance!

  45. Barb R. says:

    I’m a huge fan f MyRecipes.com, and that stroganoff looks delicious!

  46. Renata says:

    Looks like a great healthy cookbook and a delicious beef stroganoff dinner too! thank you for sharing!

  47. Kristin T says:

    I love my slow cooker!

  48. Corisa says:

    Sounds like a great cookbook! I always see recipes on the blogs that come from the book!

  49. Jennifer says:

    Looks like my next slow-cooker meal!

  50. Mimi says:

    Those peanut butter cookies look amazing!

  51. sharon clifton says:

    I can’t believe how much I want the recipe for the cauliflower-gruyere gratin! Oh, that sounds so good!

  52. Megan says:

    I was intrigued by the beef stroganoff. It’s definitely a winter dish n our house & the slow cookeris so nice to come home to warm, yummy food! Thank you for such a great giveaway!

  53. Mary W from NJ says:

    I haven’t thought of beef stroganoff in years. Your post makes me want to to give it a try.

  54. Jenny G says:

    I have never eaten or made beef stroganoff, but it looks delicious. Thanks for the giveaway.

  55. Emily says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience with the book. It sounds like a great resource.

  56. Deb Harris says:

    Looks like a great cookbook. I use the website alot & cooking light etc. I would love the cookbook but plan on trying the Beef Stroganoff, it’s one of my favorites & I’m always looking for the perfect recipe. Making it in the slow cooker sounds good but I agree with you. I usually cook the juices down to thicken. Thanks for the chance to win.
    PS I already subscribe to newsletter & enjoy it. Thanks

  57. Sarah G says:

    The stroganoff looks great! I love slow cooker recipes!

  58. teresa says:

    awesome cookbook! love the stroganoff, we rarely make it here either, but it’s so good!

  59. My family loves beef stroganoff. I looks delicious!

  60. Tami G. says:

    Wow!!!! This stroganoff looks amazing! I would love to win this cookbook!

  61. carrian says:

    I grew up on stroganoff… it seriously makes me feel like a little kid. That cook book looks super fun too! I’m totally not surprised you just barely found out he loves it. I mean, how many people think of stroganoff when asked what they love?

  62. Darcie says:

    I have never made Beef Stroganoff but this looks like one to try!

  63. Theresa J says:

    I love new cookbooks and I love stroganoff but for some reason my kids hate it.

  64. I love any new recipe that can be made in the slow cooker. It’s that time of year!! I love those peanut butter cookies, definitely making them soon!!

  65. Julia C says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  66. I’m loving all of these slow cooker recipes I’m seeing everywhere. . Your Beef Stroganoff looks great!

  67. looks like such a yummy comfort meal 🙂

  68. Pam Hoffman says:

    I’ve been looking for a great Beef Stroganoff recipe!

    Thanks for a chance to win as well!

    Pam Hoffman

  69. Sarah H.P. says:

    This stroganoff looks heavenly!

  70. we had roasted cauliflower for dinner and the cauliflower gratin looks like a winner for my family. And those cookies, mmm I’ll keep them all for me

  71. I love a good giveaway! That cauliflower gratin sounds like it would be divine 🙂

  72. I would LOVE another cookbook!

  73. Katy K says:

    Yum! This looks delicious.Now that it’s getting cold I’m ready for more warm, cozy meals. Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. You really put me in a tailspin. First the stroganoff, one of my all time favorites, then the gruyere coated cauliflower and now the cookies. I think I’d have to go noodles first, great pix and fun giveaway.

  75. Deborah, when is that little bun in the oven set to arrive? Another cutie patuties to add to those you have already.

    You know, Mr.Sweet Butter is a huge fan of stroganoffs. I have never made it with ground beef either and prefer good beef. I like trying new ones and slow cooker recipes are perfect for my busy schedule. Love this.

  76. Amy J says:

    I haven’t made Beef Stroganoff in a.long.time. Look forward to trying out this recipe and will definitely reduce the liquid to make a creamy sauce at the end 🙂

  77. rosanne says:

    This cookbook looks amazing! i love trying new crock pot recipes! Some days I don’t have much time in the kitchen! Would love to win!

  78. Jen says:

    I’ve been craving beef stroganoff….and was looking for a slow cooker recipe ( I need to use mine more!!!!). This is going to be dinner on Sunday, it’s supposed to be cold and chilly so this will be perfect!
    Thanks for the giveaway, Good Luck Everyone!

  79. Elaine says:

    looks like a yummy cookbook!

  80. KaySue says:

    These recipes look good. Beef stroganoff has always been a family favorite.

  81. Cindy says:

    I’m a cookbook girl, too.

  82. MelodyJ says:

    This looks like a good book.


  83. Magdalena says:

    I love beef Stroganoff, I make it a little bit different (Polish style) but it’s delicious in every shape and form!

  84. Abby Raines says:

    Discovered your blog through Foodgawker and had to check out this lovely dish! I love beef stroganoff so I will try this soon. Looks so delish! Thanks for sharing!

  85. Dana says:

    yum! I wonder if I could make a non-dairy version!

  86. Shannon C says:

    Personally, I like my noodles to be really soft… so I bet i would have loved your result haha.

  87. Louis says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  88. Meryl says:


  89. Kristin says:

    Ohmigosh…I bet there are so many great recipes lurking between the cover of this cookbook!

  90. Sarah says:

    OH BOY these peanut butter cookies look addicting!

  91. Giana says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. Daniel says:

    I’m not a big stroganoff fan, but this looks easy and sounds good.

  93. Andrea says:

    Great giveaway!! And pinning your recipe!!

  94. Sarah O. says:

    Those recipes look really good, cool giveaway!

  95. Carolyn B. says:

    Those peanut butter cookies look WONDERFUL! Are you going to share that recipe?

  96. Brenda says:

    Wow, the recipes you have featured look wonderful. I’m intrigued by the cauliflower gratin. What a nice giveaway!!!

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