Beef Stroganoff

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Get this family-favorite Beef Stroganoff Recipe that will make you never need another recipe for this tasty dinner again. Juicy strips of beef, creamy sour cream mushroom gravy all served over egg noodles and ready to eat in 30 minutes. It is the ultimate weeknight dinner.

Friends! I am carrying on with my basic recipe series and man oh man, did I forget how delicious this classic Beef Stroganoff is. Originally posted from 2013, this one truly never gets old.

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Beef Stroganoff Recipe

This Beef Stroganoff recipe calls for a handful of basic ingredients and only 30 minutes of time start to finish. I love recipes like this! It’s a bit of a retro recipe, having been around for years and years, but there’s a reason it’s withstood the test of time. That creamy mushroom gravy paired with that beef and humble egg noodle is what my dreams are made of. Here’s what you’ll need for Classic Beef Stroganoff:

  • Olive Oil – we cook the beef with high heat so we need a non-stick cooking method that can withstand that without burning. The healthy choice, of course, is olive oil.
  • Salt and Pepper – these two are used throughout the recipe, season to taste.
  • Sirloin Steak – more about this below.
  • Onion and Garlic – a great base to this recipe filled with delicious flavor.
  • Baby Bella Mushrooms – cleaned and sliced thin.
  • Butter and Flour – these are used to make a roux for the sauce.
  • Beef Broth – to thin out the roux and to add more flavor.
  • Thyme Leaves – for its gentle earthy flavors.
  • Dijon Mustard – some spice and some tang.
  • Sour Cream and Heavy Cream – I don’t like my beef stroganoff too tangy, like at all, so I added equal parts sour cream and heavy cream. I love the creamy gravy in this, but only if it’s not too tangy. If you like things tangy, simply replace the heavy cream for the sour cream 1:1. Just be sure to keep your stroganoff on low heat until you’re ready to serve to prevent curdling.

More quick meals to check out! Shrimp ScampiFish TacosSmothered Baked Pork Chops, and Chicken Piccata Recipe.

What cut of beef to use for Beef Stroganoff

In this recipe, I call for a one-pound sirloin steak, cut across the grain because it’s easy to find and stays mostly tender while cooking. If you don’t have sirloin, try:

  • a boneless ribeye steak
  • tri-tips, cut into strips
  • beef tenderloin cut into strips
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How to make Beef Stroganoff

You are only a few steps away from making this tasty dinner of your dreams. Using this simple recipe, you will have beef stroganoff success!

  1. Heat deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add in olive oil. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper to taste and brown 30 seconds to 1 minute stirring as you go. Remove steak from the pan and set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. In remaining grease, stir in onions and sprinkle with a little salt. Cook until they start to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and garlic and cook another 2-3 minutes until all veggies are soft. Remove from pan.
  3. Melt butter into the pan and sprinkle in flour to create a roux. Cook 1 minute. Whisk in beef broth and scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan. The mixture should thicken after 1-2 minutes.
  4. Whisk in thyme leaves, dijon mustard, sour cream, heavy cream and a little more salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low. Add in veggies and meat. Stir to coat in sauce, cover and cook on low for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve over egg noodles.

What to serve with Beef Stroganoff

The classic thing to serve with Beef Stroganoff is egg noodles. Simple, inexpensive, delicious. If you can’t find egg noodles or don’t like egg noodles, try a different short cut pasta, rice or simple boiled or mashed potatoes.

A nice big salad on the side or even some roasted veggies would be super good with this recipe too!

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Leftovers

Lucky for you, if you have any leftovers, this beef stroganoff recipe is perfect to keep for the next couple of days. Simply cover in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Eat it the next day for lunch or as an easy make-ahead dinner.

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5 from 10 votes

Beef Stroganoff

Get this family-favorite Beef Stroganoff Recipe that will make you never need another recipe for this tasty dinner again. Juicy strips of beef, creamy sour cream mushroom gravy all served over egg noodles and ready to eat in 30 minutes.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pound sirloin steak cut across the grain into strips or pieces
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 pound baby bella mushrooms cleaned and sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme leaves removed
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Heat deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add in olive oil. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper to taste and brown 30 seconds to 1 minute stirring as you go. Remove steak from the pan and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium. In remaining grease, stir in onions and sprinkle with a little salt. Cook until they start to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and garlic and cook another 2-3 minutes until all veggies are soft. Remove from pan.
  • Melt butter into the pan and sprinkle in flour to create a roux. Cook 1 minute. Whisk in beef broth and scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan. The mixture should thicken after 1-2 minutes.
  • Whisk in thyme leaves, dijon mustard, sour cream, heavy cream and a little more salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low. Add in veggies and meat. Stir to coat in sauce, cover and cook on low for 10 minutes.
  • Serve over egg noodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 1016mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef stroganoff, beef stroganoff recipe, easy beef stroganoff
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31 Responses
  1. Emily @ Life on Food

    Hello Dinner! This looks marvelous. I don’t have kids but I am just as bad. Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, West Elm. So many pretty things!! My list keeps growing.

  2. SuperCutePetContest

    I haven’t had beef stroganoff in such a long time, so thanks for the reminder! Your recipe is really close to the way I make it too.

  3. Stephanie @ PlainChicken

    I’ve never made beef stroganoff. My husband loves it. Your recipe looks fantastic! I am adding it to my list.

  4. Karen Lynch

    Your recipe is similar to the one I make (handed down from my mom). Except the seasonings, hers has caraway seeds, and a little nutmeg. Will have to give yours a try. I have been swapping out the sour great for Greek yogurt or a half and half combo of yogurt and sour cream.

  5. Meghan

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  6. Chels R.

    We have the same dark, rainy weather in Oregon City and I can’t seem to get the amount of light that you did in these pics. No fair! Totally moving in with you for my foodie pics!

  7. Jenny @ BAKE

    I love beef stroganoff in the winter, I can’t wait to try your healthier recipe! good luck with your Christmas shopping, i am so behind this year, so I’m feeling your pain!

  8. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen

    Yum, so absolutely yum. It’s just about dinner time here and I’m ready for this. I love the creamy style of stroganoff but I’m definitely not in need of the extra fat and calories right now so loving this one, Lauren!

  9. Christina

    5 stars
    I made this last night and it was delicious! I do like my stroganoff tangy, so thank you for mentioning that you don’t. I added the extra 1/4 c. of sour cream and just a little bit of brown mustard. It came out great and my husband kept telling me so all through dinner. LOL Thanks for the recipe!

  10. KarenJ

    “I quite enjoy the tomato kind but couldn’t for the life of me remember that recipe,”
    ———————————
    I think if you look for recipes for “Hungarian goulash”, you might find what you remember. This recipe is a good example: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/hungarian_beef_goulash.html

    1. Lauren

      From how my Mom makes Hungarian goulash to Tomato based stroganoff, they’re both really different. Both tomato based, but still different. Bah!! Thanks for the link 🙂

  11. kelly hannon

    5 stars
    I made this recipe last night. I made a few substitutions just so I didn’t have to go to the store and use what I had on hand (flank steak, carrots instead of mushrooms, and skim milk instead of 1/2 & 1/2). This recipe was GREAT. So yummy. Can’t wait until lunch to eat my leftovers.

  12. emilyn

    5 stars
    Tried this out today and it was delish!! I added some red pepper flakes in with the spices because my husband loves spice and it was awesome. Thanks!

  13. Gail MCMurray

    I’m definitely going to have to pin this, sounds good. I will be adding a little dry white wine to it. Can’t wait to test it out. Thank you.

  14. Alice Hilt

    I am going to try this with spaghetti squash in place of the egg noodles. That should lower the calories form me and I can eat MORE of it. Thank you for the recipe!

  15. Helen Sophie

    5 stars
    I found this recipe on Pinterest and now it’s one of my go-to dinner meals. My 6 year old, 1 year old and husband all love it! Thanks!

  16. Shelly Thompson

    5 stars
    I have made this several times. One of our favorite dishes! The thyme and dill really bring out the flavor. I would have never thought to add dill! We love this! Thanks Lauren for yet another GREAT recipe! Love your blog and recipes and love seeing pictures of your beautiful family!

  17. Sabrina M Layton

    5 stars
    This was great! Honestly I didn’t really make the recipe as is, I just kinda used what I had. It was a great base to go off of though. One thing I did add that I thought was really good was frozen peas. Sneaks some more veggies in there and gives it a bit of color. I just added them in when the beef was almost cooked and it turned out great.

  18. gloria Hunt

    I love good STROGANOFF! It is that time of year to be making a hearty warm meal. This is on my grocery list for this weekend. If Lauren says it’s good then it is a sure bet it is. You haven’t failed me yet!

  19. Nicolette Turner

    5 stars
    I LOVE stroganoff & you’re right this is THE recipe! Since I made it the first time, it’s been the go to stroganoff recipe. There is no other way! Love to make for guests, always a winner and lets be real; I get lots of compliments and feel fancy! Haha so thank you!!!

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