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Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

This easy beef stroganoff recipe is the perfect comfort meal that’ll be ready and on your table in just 35 minutes! Enjoy the juicy mushrooms and tender chunks of browned beef tossed in a rich and creamy gravy. Just add your favorite egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes to complete the meal!

easy beef stroganoff with mushrooms served over egg noodles on a white plate with a fork beside it

Why You’ll Love this Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Comfort food doesn’t get much better than this creamy beef stroganoff! Not only will this decadent dish satisfy your tastebuds – it will also shock you how quick and easy it is to make.  

My family loves recipes like beef stew and kharcho soup, especially over the fall seasons, so I had to make sure I perfected an easy beef stroganoff recipe to streamline our weeknight dinners.

All you have to do is sear the beef, make a sour cream and mushroom-based roux, and then allow the beef to continue cooking in the flavorful gravy. In just 35 minutes you’ll have a hearty dish to serve over your egg noodles! 

Ingredients to Make Creamy Beef Stroganoff 

This simple beef stroganoff is made with common and wholesome ingredients. Start with the beef tenderloin filet and brown mushrooms – then go from there and add loads of flavor! 

the ingredients for beef stroganoff including beef bouillon, olive oil, mushrooms, sour cream, onion, wine, dijon mustard, green onion, garlic, flour, worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, butter, and beef
  • Beef tenderloin filet
  • Brown mushrooms – sliced
  • Red dry wine
  • Beef bouillon
  • Onion
  • Garlic – minced
  • Toppings – chopped green onion or parsley

The remaining ingredients consist of household pantry items that you probably already have at home!

  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Black pepper and salt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Sour cream

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How To Make Beef Stroganoff

Step 1: Slice and Coat Beef

Cut the meat against the grain into thin strips (about ⅕  inch thin) and then place them in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp of flour to the meat and mix it with a spoon or your hands until the meat strips are evenly covered.

slices of beef coated in flour in a bowl

Step 2: Sear Beef Strips

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat – I recommend using a nonstick skillet. Add beef strips and cook for about 90 sec until meat browns. Don’t stir too often, just once should be enough. Remove the browned beef to the plate and set aside.

Note: If your skillet is too small it’s better to brown beef in two batches, if the pan is overcrowded meat will rather steam than brown.

beef slices sauteed in a sauce pan

Step 3: Saute Onions and Garlic

Turn the heat to medium and add the butter and sliced onions to the pan. Add salt and sauté for about 4 minutes, stirring. The onion should be soft and translucent. Then, add minced garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.

the onions sauteeing in the pan that seared the beef, but the beef is no longer in the pan

Step 4: Add Mushrooms

Add sliced mushrooms and black pepper, and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring from time to time. Add red wine and cook for 30 more seconds.

mushrooms and onions in the sauce pan

Step 5: Combine Meat and Additional Flavorings

Transfer the meat back into the pan, add bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard. Mix and bring it to a simmer. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

the beef strips added back into the bowl with the onions and mushrooms, along with the sauces and flavorings

Step 66: Mix Sour Cream

Add the remaining 2 tbsp of flour to sour cream and mix it until no lumps remain. To make it easier you can add 2 tbs of cooking liquid from the pan.

a dollop of sour cream added to the beef stroganoff pan

Step 7: Add Cream Mixture to Sauce

Add the sour cream and flour mixture to the pan, stir, and cook until the sauce thickens. Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.

Step 8: Serve

Serve with your favorite egg noodles and chopped green onions or parsley on top.

FAQs and Tips

What is the sauce in beef stroganoff made of?

The beef stroganoff sauce – or gravy – is made by sauteeing mushrooms, onion, and garlic in the beef skillet. Then you add dijon, Worscestershire sauce, and bouillon. Finally, thicken it with the sour cream and flour mixture. 

What cut of meat should i use for beef stroganoff?

I recommend using something tender and fast cooking like a tenderloin or boneless rib eye, but you can also use steak tips. Chuck beef is another option, just keep in mind that it will be a little drier because that cut of beef lends itself best to slow cooking.

How can you add sour cream to beef stroganoff without curdling?

You can do a few things to reduce the possibility of sour cream curdling in beef stroganoff. The most important thing is to not let the mixture boil! Keep the temperature on a medium heat so it cooks through without scorching the dairy. Another thing you can do is slowly add some of the hot sauce to the sour cream before throwing it all in there. 

Is greek yogurt a good substitute for sour cream in beef stroganoff?

Yes, you can use greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream. It won’t alter the flavor too much and it’s a healthier alternative.

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Leftover Beef Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff is such a great recipe to make ahead of time! I love to make a big bath to enjoy for dinner and then freeze some of it to enjoy in a few weeks. You can freeze it in an airtight container for about 3-4 months and then let it defrost in the fridge overnight before reheating it on the stove while stirring frequently. 

If you have leftovers that you’d like to enjoy the following day, just store it in the fridge in an airtight container. It’ll keep for about 4 days and you can reheat it on the stove or in the microwave. 

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beef stroganoff with creamy sauce over egg noodles

Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

This easy beef stroganoff recipe is the perfect comfort meal that’ll be ready and on your table in just 35 minutes! Enjoy the juicy mushrooms and tender chunks of browned beef tossed in a rich and creamy gravy. Just add your favorite egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes to complete the meal!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Russian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings4 servings
Calories: 609kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef tenderloin filet
  • 3 tbsp flour divided
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion medium, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ pounds brown mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups beef bouillon
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • cup sour cream
  • chopped green onion or parsley for serving

Instructions

  • Cut the meat against the grain into thin strips (about ⅕ inch thin) and place them in a bowl.
    1 pound beef tenderloin filet
  • Add 1 tbsp of flour to the meat and mix with a spoon or hands until meat strips are evenly covered.
    3 tbsp flour
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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat, I recommend using a nonstick skillet.
    3 tbsp olive oil
  • Add beef strips and cook for about 90 seconds until meat browns. Don't stir too often, just once should be enough. If the pan is overcrowded, the meat will steam rather than brown.
    beef bites sauted 1000x668
  • Remove browned beef to the plate and set aside.
  • Turn the heat to medium and add butter and sliced onions to the pan. Add salt and sauté for about 4 minutes, stirring. Onion should be soft and translucent.
    2 tbsp butter, 1 onion, ½ tsp salt
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  • Add minced garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.
    2 cloves garlic
  • Add sliced mushrooms and black pepper, cook for 5 more minutes, stirring from time to time. Add red wine and cook for 30 more seconds.
    ¾ pounds brown mushrooms, ¼ tsp black pepper, ¼ cup dry red wine
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  • Transfer meat back into the pan, add bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard. Mix, bring to a simmer and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
    2 cups beef bouillon, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp dijon mustard
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  • Add remaining 2 tbsp of flour to sour cream and mix until no lumps remain. To make it easier you can add 2 tbs of cooking liquid from the pan.
    3 tbsp flour, ⅔ cup sour cream
  • Add sour cream and flour mixture to the pan, stir, and cook until the sauce thickens. Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.
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  • Serve with your favorite egg noodles and chopped green onions or parsley on top.
    chopped green onion or parsley

Notes

Beef stroganoff is such a great recipe to make ahead of time! I love to make a big bath to enjoy for dinner and then freeze some of it to enjoy in a few weeks. You can freeze it in an airtight container for about 3-4 months and then let it defrost in the fridge overnight before reheating it on the stove while stirring frequently. 
If you have leftovers that you’d like to enjoy the following day, just store it in the fridge in an airtight container. It’ll keep for about 4 days and you can reheat it on the stove or in the microwave. 

Nutrition

Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 953mg | Potassium: 938mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 4mg
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