Beef Stroganoff

February 26, 2014 by Ali

This 30-minute easy beef stroganoff recipe is comfort food at its best!

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Man, I must be in a nostalgic food mood lately, because all I seem to be craving are classic comfort food dishes from my childhood. I’ll get back to coming up with more creative recipes soon, I promise. But for today, it’s beef and noodles, baby.

Beef stroganoff was a definitely a staple in our house when I was a kid, which I loved partly because I am hopelessly huge fan of anything involving steak. (I know, it seems like everyone around me is going vegan, but I still get giddy over a good sirloin.) I think I have always secretly loved this dish, though, because the name reminds me of one of my favorite books as a kid — Strega Nona.

Did you ever read this book?!

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Strega Nona was one of the books that our family checked out from the library again and again. Basically it’s the story of this elderly woman who is responsible for making pasta to feed her entire village in Italy. But then one day her assistant tries to take over and cast the spell to make the pasta while Strega Nona is away and…well…you’ll have to read the entire book to find out the answer.

Strega Nona

But the thought of getting to spend day after day cooking up delicious pasta to serve to friends in my community? Yep, Strega Nona was kind of living out my dream. Feeding friends just about any kind of food is the best. :)

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So yesterday I decided to whip up a batch for myself and take it around to give to my neighbors, Strega Nona-style. And they all agreed — this dish will always be comfort food at its best.

Bonus? I also lightened it up a bit with less butter and Greek yogurt, and it can be ready to go in 30. Here’s how to make it:

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We begin with a very important ingredient – mushrooms!!

I admit, I was extremely anti-mushroom as a kid. But times have changed and now I can’t get enough of ‘em! If you have any mushroom-wary members of your family, though, feel free to puree the sauce once it’s cooked if you’d like to sneak them in! :)

But if you want to make it the traditional way, slice those babies up.

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Then comes the other main ingredient — mmmmbeef. It’s what’s for dinner.

I used a top sirloin steak for this recipe, but feel free to use any beef you’d like. Ground beef will even work.

Start by browning it in the pan and giving it a good sear over high heat. Then remove the beef with a slotted spoon and transfer it to a separate plate.

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Then back in the pan, saute up some onions, garlic, and all of those mushrooms until they are nice and cooked. Follow the instructions to add in the remaining ingredients, including some beef broth, a hint of worcestershire, and Greek yogurt (my healthier substitution, but you can use sour cream)…

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…then stir the beef back in, and you’re ready to go!

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Ladle the sauce over some egg noodles if you want to go traditional. Or this would also be great over quinoa or other cooked grains. Then sprinkle with a little fresh parsley for some color, and dive in!

This is the perfect quick weeknight dish to make for your family, make for your friends, or even share with your neighbors. ;)

Enjoy, friends!

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30-Minute Beef Stroganoff

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. wide egg noodles
  • 4 Tbsp. (1/4 cup) butter, divided
  • 1.5 lbs. thinly-sliced steak (I used top sirloin, but just about any will work)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 white or yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. sliced mushrooms (I used a mix of button and baby bella mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (or you can substitute in more beef broth)
  • 1.5 cups beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream
  • (optional garnish) chopped fresh parsley

Method

Cook egg noodles al dente in boiling salted water according to package instructions. (For optimal timing, I recommend actually adding the egg noodles to the boiling water at the same time that the beef broth is added to the stroganoff.)

Meanwhile, as your pasta water is coming to a boil, melt the butter in a large saute pan** over medium-high heat. Add the steak in a single layer, seasoned with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper, and let it cook undisturbed for about 3 minutes to get a good sear. Flip the steak, and cook on the other side until browned, about another 3 minutes. Then remove steak from pan with a slotted spoon, and transfer to a separate plate. Set aside.

(**If your pan is not big enough to fit all of the steak in a single layer, then add just 1 Tbsp. of butter to the pan and cook half of the steak. Then repeat with a second batch.**)

Return pan to heat and add the remaining 2 Tbsp. butter. Once it has melted, add the onions and saute for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms, and stir to combine. Continue sauteing for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the mushrooms are cooked and the onions are soft. Add the white wine, and deglaze the pan by using your cooking spoon to scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Let the mixture cook down for an additional 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the beef broth, worcestershire sauce and flour until smooth. Pour the beef broth mixture into the pan, and stir to combine. Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then stir in the Greek yogurt (or sour cream) until combined, and then stir the cooked steak back in. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

Serve over the egg noodles, garnished with parsley if desired.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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31 thoughts on “Beef Stroganoff

  1. I made this for my family tonight and oh my it was delicious!

    - Kelli

  2. Totally delicious & it is easy to make. I made it for company & everyone loved it. Love!

    - Erin

  3. I am def going to make this tonight still!! thanks

    - Thalia

  4. Made this for dinner last night. It was DELICIOUS! My family loved it. Thanks for another great recipe!

    - Traci

  5. I am so ready to dive into this! So delicious, I love beef stroganoff :)

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  6. I had forgotten about stroganoff….it sounds simply delicious! I have got to put that on the menu soon.

    - Clever Hen

  7. Can’t wait to try the recipe. I haven’t made beef stroganoff in ages and your recipe looks mighty yummy! Also, I couldn’t resist buying the book, too. Looking forward to reading it to my grandchildren! Thanks for both!

    - jimmye

  8. Wow, I had forgotten about that book! I loved it (popular in New Zealand, too), though I think I found it a little scary for some reason. Out of control pasta!! This recipe is going on the menu for next week – thanks!

    - Jennifer

  9. Dying. For. This.

    - bev @ bevcooks

  10. Such a classic……that I finally need to make! Looks so good, Ali!

    - Tieghan

  11. Love this great classic dish. Will have to check out Strega Nona:)

    - cheri

  12. Classic comfort food! So delicious!

    - Meredith

  13. Your mention of Strega Nona brought back so many wonderful childhood memories. I remember checking it out at the library all the time when I was a kid. Anyway, this stroganoff looks delicious– I’m amazed with all the things you can do with Greek yogurt!

    - Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living

  14. I love the Greek yogurt substitution, Ali! I haven’t had stroganoff in years….definitely time to bring it back.

    - Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

  15. Strega Nona is everything!!! oh my god I want to internet hug you just for bringing the wonderful memory of that book back into my life, what a classic!!

    - Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

  16. This is my kinda food too! Classic and comforting! I have beef stew in the slow cooker now…and I LOVE how you added yogurt..I think I’ll do that to my bowl to cream things up a bit!

    - Samantha @FerraroKitchen

  17. Strega Nona is the best! Always makes me so hungry for pasta. And this beef stroganoff looks amazing, making me hungry too! I love how you used a lot of mushrooms :)

    - Kendra @ Prepping Parties

  18. Strega Nona! It’s been years since I’ve even thought of this book. I bet my boys would love this story. I’ve added to our library list!

    Beef stroganoff totally reminds me of my childhood, too. It’s just so comforting. I can’t get over all those mushrooms. Definitely the best part. Besides the beef. And the sauce. And the noodles. :)

    - Ashley @ My Midwest Table

  19. Made healthier with Greek yogurt is a great idea! I love Beef Stroganoff, but have avoided it as I got older because of the need for healthier choices. This looks delicious and is made healthier, so I can finally have it again. Thanks for sharing!

    - Jodee Weiland

  20. Beef stroganoff is my husband’s absolute favorite meal. I have to try this lighter, quicker version soon!

    - Marie @ Little Kitchie

  21. Yum – its been a while since Ive made stroganoff. This sounds so easy and delicious!

    - danielle

  22. I LOVED Strega Nona! A countryside covered in noodles? Sounds like my idea of heaven :)

    In addition to Worcestershire, I love adding a splash or two of low sodium soy in lieu of salting the dish – adds that little “what is that flavor??” without being too much. It really compliments the mushrooms and beef beautifully. Now I’m hungry!

    - The Chardonnay Kitchen

  23. I could literally eat mushrooms every day! They are so good. Love this beef stroganoff recipe! It looks wonderful, Ali!

    - Angie | Big Bear's Wife

  24. Now this is my kind of dinner! Quick and mouthwatering! :)

    - Jenny Flake

  25. I was literally just saying to my husband that we should make beef stroganoff!! Looks incredible and I love that you healthified it!

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

  26. This looks amazing! The Mr. would totally be all over this in a heartbeat, or more, in 30 minutes!

    - Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

  27. Ah! Here’s the insta mushrooms!
    Love that this is only 30 minutes and will totally make my hubbies belly happy (and mine too!)
    Pinned!

    - Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness