StepsCut beef across grain into about 1 1/2×1/2-inch strips.Cook mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender; remove from skillet.Cook beef in same skillet until brown. … Stir remaining 1/2 cup broth into flour; stir into beef mixture.
Cut beef across grain into about 1 1/2×1/2-inch strips.
Cook mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender; remove from skillet.
Cook beef in same skillet until brown. …
Stir remaining 1/2 cup broth into flour; stir into beef mixture.
This easy Beef Stroganoff can be made in less than 30-minutes and is a delicious, kid-friendly meal your entire family will love!
This simple homemade stroganoff recipe takes me straight back to my childhood. Is it fancy? No. Is it gourmet? Not at all. But, is it something your family (of any age) will happily eat, and ask for seconds? YES!
Stroganoff actually originated in Russia (something I did not know!) and refers to a meal that is made by cooking beef thin strips of beef in a flavorful, sour cream based sauce. I use ground beef in my stroganoff because it’s usually what I have on hand, and it’s inexpensive and kid-friendly.
Why I LOVE this recipe:
- 30 minute meal. This is one of those classic recipes that’s perfect for busy weeknights.
- Ground beef. Different from other stroganoff recipes but SO delicious, cheap, and easy!
- Make ahead. You can make the sauce with the beef ahead of time and cook the noodles right before serving! See my make-ahead instructions below.
If you don’t want to use cream of mushroom soup I have linked to my easy homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe. I have also found that Greek yogurt is a great substitution for sour cream!
Ingredients for Beef Stroganoff
- Beef – Use steak in this recipe for great flavor and tender results. Try sirloin steak, ribeye, or beef tenderloin. Regardless of which cut of beef you choose, be sure it doesn’t overcook.
- Note: If you have leftover steak or cooked beef, slice and add it at the end—just long enough to heat through.
- Onions & Mushrooms – Onions and mushrooms not only add great flavor to this dish, but they also help stretch the stroganoff a bit further! Use either white or cremini mushrooms.
- Stroganoff Sauce – Sauce for beef stroganoff is so easy, it practically cooks itself. Broth and seasonings are thickened with a bit of flour and it’s finished off with sour cream (or swap in Greek yogurt if you’d like).
- You can swap the from-scratch sauce for a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup for an instant dish.
- Use frozen or homemade meatballs or ground beef.
- Add extra veggies, like peas, to stretch the meal further.
Serve with egg noodles, pasta, or mashed potatoes for a crowd-pleasing favorite.
How to Make Beef Stroganoff
- Sear the Beef: Cut the beef into strips and sear in a hot pan per the recipe below.
- Cook the Veggies: Cook onions & mushrooms in butter until softened.
- Make the Sauce: Stir in the flour and then add the remaining sauce ingredients and simmer.
- Stir in Sour Cream: Stir the beef back into the pan until heated through. Stir in sour cream & serve. Garnish with fresh parsley if you’d like.
To Make Tender Beef
In order to keep the meat tender, it is seared over medium-high heat just until browned. The steak should not be cooked through.
It will heat in the sauce at the end and if it’s cooked too long the steak will be well done and won’t be tender.
StepsCut beef across grain into about 1 1/2×1/2-inch strips.Cook mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender; remove from skillet.Cook beef in same skillet until brown. Stir remaining 1/2 cup broth into flour; stir into beef mixture.
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