Vintage slow cooker recipes: Pot roast stroganoff (1974)

Pot roast stroganoff (1974)

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Here’s a delicious vintage slow cooker recipe for Crock Pot dinners — a pot roast stroganoff!

Pot roast stroganoff (1974)

Pot roast stroganoff

Vintage slow cooker recipe: Pot roast stroganoff (1974)

Vintage slow cooker recipe: Pot roast stroganoff (1974)

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 pound beef blade or arm pot roast
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1/2 cup catsup or chili sauce
  • 4 ounces canned sliced mushrooms, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon instant minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fat or butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup dairy sour cream


  1. Heat oil in a skillet, brown beef blade or arm pot roast on both sides.
  2. In slow cooker, combine trimmed roast with boiling water, bouillon cube, catsup or chili sauce, mushrooms (undrained), Worcestershire sauce, instant minced onion, salt, caraway seed, pepper.
  3. Pour over meat.
  4. Cover and cook 8 hours or until tender.
  5. Remove meat from the platter and keep warm.
  6. Skim excess fat from juices in cooker. In a saucepan, blend fat or butter with flour.
  7. Add juices from cooker and stir over medium heat until thick and boiling.
  8. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream.
  9. Serve gravy over pot roast.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 663Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 1007mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 50g

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 For dessert, try chocolate cake.

MORE: Make a basic beef pot roast, vintage James Beard style (1964)

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  1. I am looking for a recipe in a recipe booklet that came with my crock pot, that I received as a bridal shower gift in 1977. The recipe I’m looking for is Sweet and sour pork. My crock pot is a olive green Rival, with pictures of vegetables around the base. If any one can share this it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    YOU can send it to my e-mail if you have a copy of it!

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