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This beef stroganoff recipe is the ultimate weeknight comfort food that’s ready in 30 minutes. With delicious egg noodles, creamy sauce, and tender beef, this recipe is a hearty classic that the whole family will gobble up.
Beef Stroganoff Ingredients
If you’re a fan of comfort food or a hearty meal, then you must try beef stroganoff! This dish is traditionally made with tender strips of beef, sour cream, and mushrooms.
But what really sets this meal apart is the rich and savory flavor. The combination of the beef and sour cream creates a creamy and tangy sauce that perfectly complements the earthy flavors of the mushrooms.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 pound of top sirloin, cut into thin strips
- salt and pepper, to season the steak
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- ⅓ cup of chopped onion
- ¾ pound of mushrooms, sliced thick
- 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1½ cups of beef broth
- 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
- ½ tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup of sour cream
- 12 ounces egg noodles, cooked according to package directions
Substitutions And Additions
MUSHROOMS: You can use fresh or canned mushrooms for this easy recipe. You can also change up the variety of mushrooms you use. White mushrooms work fine but what about cremini mushrooms? If you are not a fan of mushrooms, you can certainly leave them out.
Use a clean, damp, soft cloth or a dampened paper towel and gently wipe the dirt off of the mushrooms. Don’t rinse mushrooms under running water.
NOODLES: If you want to skip the egg noodles, you can also serve this over creamy mashed potatoes or rice.
BEEF: This recipe calls for top sirloin steak cut into thin strips. We’ve found this to be the best cut of meat because it’s easy to lock in its juicy flavor with a quick sear. The beef in this recipe sears for about a minute, so you’ll want a cut of steak that’s thin and quick to cook.
Other similar cuts of meat that are still tasty include boneless ribeye, beef tenderloin, or Filet Mignon tips.
SOUR CREAM: Greek yogurt would work just as well as the sour cream in this delicious recipe.
How To Make This Beef Stroganoff Recipe
Once you cook the beef, the creamy sauce comes together in the same pan to take advantage of all the leftover flavored oil. Let’s get cooking.
STEP ONE: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the beef strips with salt and pepper. Once the oil is heated, add the strips of steak and cook beef for less than a minute on each side just to get a quick sear.
Do this in batches to not crowd the skillet. Remove the meat to a platter and cover it with foil to keep the meat warm.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Searing the beef first helps to lock in moisture and flavor, giving you tender, juicy meat for your dish.
STEP TWO: Reduce the heat in the skillet to medium. Add the butter to the skillet, then sauté the onions, mushrooms, and garlic until tender.
STEP THREE: Sprinkle the flour over the bottom of the pan and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
STEP FOUR: Gradually add the beef broth.
STEP FIVE: Stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and sour cream until blended. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 5 to 7 minutes to thicken the sauce.
If you find your sauce is too thick, you can add a splash of water to thin it out a little bit.
STEP SIX: Return the beef to the skillet along with all the juices on the plate and simmer for one minute. Remove from the heat and serve over cooked egg noodles.
How To Serve This Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe
Storing Homemade Beef Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff is a great dish to have as leftovers. Here is how you will store them.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store your leftovers in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
IN THE FREEZER: Store in your freezer for 2 to 3 months. When it’s time to defrost your leftovers, reheat them in a skillet on your stove.
REHEATING: To reheat frozen beef stroganoff, cook on medium heat for about 30 minutes, until heated through. For refrigerated leftovers, reheat on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
MAKE-AHEAD: This recipe is easy to make ahead of time if you want to make a second batch for later. The key is to keep your sauce and noodles separate.
Cook the beef and sauce according to the recipe. Refrigerate (or freeze) the sauce in an airtight container. When ready to serve, reheat your sauce in a skillet on the stovetop.
Cook the egg noodles separately according to the package instructions. Serve the beef and sauce over egg noodles.
Store your stroganoff sauce and noodles separately to help preserve their texture and flavor.
Try this beef stroganoff once, and it will be a meal that your whole family craves. The tender beef and creamy sauce make this recipe the ultimate comfort food.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can absolutely turn this recipe into a slow cooker stroganoff. After you cook your beef and onions, add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker, except the noodles. Simmer on low, covered, for 8-9 hours and stir occasionally. Cook your egg noodles separately and stir them into your crockpot when you’re ready to eat.
This classic recipe freezes well. We would recommend storing the beefy sauce and the noodles separately to preserve the texture of this dish.
Serve beef stroganoff on top of egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice for a delicious meal.
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- 12 ounces egg noodles, cooked
- 1 pound top sirloin, cut into thin strips
- salt and pepper, for seasoning the steak
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¾ pound mushrooms, sliced thick
- ⅓ cup onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1½ cups beef broth
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup sour cream
- Cook the pasta per package directions, drain and keep warm.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium/high heat. Once the oil is heated, add the strips of steak seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook for less than a minute on each side just to get a quick sear. Do this in batches to not crowd the skillet.
- Remove the meat to a platter and keep it warm (cover with foil). Reduce the heat in the skillet to medium.
- Add the butter to the skillet then saute the onions, mushrooms, and garlic until tender.
- Sprinkle the flour over the pan and cook for one minute stirring constantly.
- Gradually add the beef broth.
- Stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and sour cream until blended. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 5 to 7 minutes to thicken the sauce.
- Return the beef to the skillet along with all the juices on the plate and simmer for one minute. Remove from heat and serve over egg noodles.
- Searing the beef first helps to lock in moisture and flavor giving you tender, juicy meat for your dish.
- If you find your sauce is too thick, you can add a splash of water to thin it out a little bit.
- Store your stroganoff sauce and noodles separately to help preserve their texture and flavor.
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