Beef Stroganoff

This easy Beef Stroganoff recipe can be made in about 30 minutes, it’s full of savory steak and mushrooms, and it’s absolutely delicious.  Feel free to serve over noodles, rice, polenta…you name it. 

Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Since marrying a vegetarian, I’ve had tons of people ask how we “handle” meals together with different diets.  Our answer?

“Easy!”

Before we met, I was already cooking primarily plant-based meals for myself when eating at home, with the occasional splurge once a week or so on a dish that included meat.  That rhythm has continued to be a good balance for me, and has continued to worked well even now as a couple.  It’s been great getting to introduce Barclay to so many of my vegetarian favorites (and having him as an extra-willing taste tester as I’m tinkering around with new recipes).  Then on the nights when I get a craving for some meat, we’ll do our own thing!  I’ll make it count with a dish that I really, really love (which likely means that bacon or steak will be involved).  And Barc will happily revert to his bachelor days and make himself the world’s largest green salad (his idea of a dream dinner).  So far, it’s been a pretty seamless transition for both of us, and a delicious win-win.

Anyway, this week on a chilly night, I was craving some cozy, creamy comfort food.  So I ended up cooking a batch of this throwback beef stroganoff recipe for myself.  And goodness, it was good.

I actually shared this one on the blog for the first time four years ago, but thought I would bump it back up to the top of the blog today with some updated photos and a step-by-step video.  I’ve loved it for years because it’s quick and easy to make in just 30 minutes, it’s lightened it up with a few modern updates, and it’s always so comforting and delicious.  Tons of our readers have also tried it and agreed.

I also actually have a vegetarian version of this recipe on the blog now — a mushroom stroganoff — if this happens to be a plant-based night in your home.  But if you happen to fall in the steak-loving dinner camp, this homemade beef stroganoff recipe the one you’ve gotta try.  💛

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Mushrooms for Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Ingredients:

To make this easy beef stroganoff recipe, you will need:

  • Mushrooms: I’m partial to baby bellas, but just about any variety (or combo) of mushrooms will work here.  Halve or slice them into bite-sized pieces.
  • Steak: I recommend flank steak for this recipe, but any stir-fry-friendly cut will do.
  • Sauce Ingredients: Butter, onion, garlic, white wine, beef broth, Worcestershire, flour and plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream) are the classics here.  Although if you prefer not to cook with wine, feel free to just add in a little extra beef broth instead.
  • Egg Noodles: These are traditional for serving, but rice, quinoa, polenta, zoodles or any other kind of noodles would also be delicious.
  • Garnishes: I love some chopped fresh parsley (or thyme, or chives) and lots and lots of freshly-cracked black pepper on my stroganoff.

How To Make Beef Stroganoff

How To Make Beef Stroganoff:

To make this recipe for beef stroganoff, simply…

  1. Sauté the steak. Begin by cooking the steak in a sauté pan until it is nice and browned.  Transfer the cooked steak to a separate (clean) plate.
  2. Sauté the mushrooms, onion and garlic. In the same sauté pan, cook these until they are softened and ready to go.
  3. Deglaze the pan.  Slowly add in the wine, and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pan to lift up any of those delicious brown bits.
  4. Add the remaining sauce ingredients, minus the Greek yogurt.  Then stir and simmer until thickened.
  5. Finish the sauce.  Then add in the Greek yogurt and steak, stir until combined and creamy, then….
  6. Serve!  Over noodles or whatever sounds good, garnished with any of your desired toppings.

30-Minute Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff Variations:

If you’d like to mix things up, I’m a big fan of adding in:

  • extra veggies: any stir-fry-friendly veggies will do here!
  • extra heat: if you’d like a tiny kick, try adding in some crushed red pepper flakes or sriracha to your sauce
  • different protein: if steak isn’t your thing, this recipe is also delicious with chicken, pork or tofu

And again, if you are interested in a completely vegetarian version of this recipe, Barclay and I are big fans of this mushroom stroganoff recipe as well.

The Best Beef Stroganoff Recipe

What To Serve With Beef Stroganoff:

I love serving this with:

Enjoy, everyone!

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30-Minute Beef Stroganoff

Classic beef stroganoff is cooked with an amazing creamy mushroom sauce and served over egg noodles. And it all comes together in under 30 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound wide egg noodles
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) butter, divided
  • 1.5 pounds thinly-sliced steak (I used flank steak)
  • Kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound 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 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream
  • optional garnishes: chopped fresh parsley, extra black pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook egg noodles al dente in boiling, generously-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.)
  2. Meanwhile, as your pasta water is coming to a boil, melt 2 tablespoons 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 tablespoon of butter to the pan and cook half of the steak. Then repeat with a second batch.**)
  3. Return pan to heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve over the egg noodles, garnished with parsley if desired.
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  2. This was not very flavorful , will not be making again??

    • We’re sorry to hear you didn’t care for this Erin — we hope you can find another recipe that works for you!

  3. This was excellent, I really impressed my wife from how she usually makes her stroganoff. I was the hero Dad, thanks Haley!
    I made it without the wine and yogurt, it tasted great!

    -Mike

    • Hey Mike! We’re so glad you and your wife enjoyed this! It’s actually Ali’s blog and recipe though (I just help out with comments). :)

  4. I made this Beef Stroganoff and my husband and I both loved it! Thanks for the recipe. It will become our new go-to comfort food meal!

  5. Sounds good! My Mom (who got my aunt’s recipe) always used dry sherry, for the wine, in hers & I probably will try it in yours.

    I’ll also use sour cream, instead of yogurt, for sure!

  6. Great recipe family loved!!!

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  8. Made this tonight and it was delicious!

  9. Hi! I made this dish and it was SOOO good! What I did to give it a little more flavor, was that I added about 1/2 a tsp of dried marjoram and about 1 1/2 tsp of dried parsley. The herbs were added to the broth and flour mixture before I added it to the onions and mushrooms. It was a great dinner! Thanks for the recipe. =)

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  11. Tried this and used ground beef, sour cream, and cheap sauvignon blanc. It was delicious!

  12. This recipe was delicious! I will definitely be sharing this with friends and family!

  13. WHAT ARE THE WEIGHT WATCHER POINTS?

    • Hi Paulette. We aren’t familiar with WW points and unfortunately we aren’t sure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  14. I made this tonight.  My mom used to make it years ago, but made it with ground beef since there were 9 of us, and it was more cost efficient.  I followed the recipe as written with the exception of using ground beef (like my mom’s) and cutting it in half since it’s only me.  I thought it was delicious and reminded me of my mom’s recipe, which had about the same ingredients.  It wasn’t thin or lacking flavor as some of the comments I’d read.  I thought it was perfect!  I will definitely make it again.  I can always count on good results when I follow your recipes, and since I found your website, I go right to it to search.  Thanks for sharing :)

    • Thanks for sharing with us, Debbie! We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed it, and we think that’s an excellent idea to use ground beef! :)

  15. Amazing flavor and super easy recipe! I will be making this dish for years to come. Deep flavor with a creamy texture. My family loved it! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe ?

  16. Hello!  Just wondering if I can make this earlier in the day (a couple of hours in advance) and reheat. Serving this to friends for small dinner party and I would love to not be in the kitchen coking when guests arrive.  Thank you!

    • Yes, we think that would be just fine Tina — we hope you and your guests enjoy!

  17. Update:  I cooked the meat a little underdone, and then cooked the onions, mushrooms and sauce minus the sour cream a couple of hours in advance and kept warm in the oven adding the sour cream just before serving and while the noodles cooked. Delicious!  

    • Thanks for sharing with us, Tina — we’re glad this worked for you and that you enjoyed it! :)

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  20. This was SO DELICIOUS! I’ve tried to make Beef Stroganoff many times before and never really liked the outcome, but this recipe is amazing! I will definitely make again. Thank you!

  21. This is the first time I have been stroganoff from scratch and all my family loved it.  Very easy to follow.

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  24. awful ! sauce went all gooey and thick, little flavor :(

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  27. Loved this! My picky husband and teenager did also.  I ended up using 2 cups of beef broth instead of 1 1/2  ( because I forgot to measure ) and red wine instead of white ( I didn’t have white on hand). I will be making this again! 

    • Thank you for sharing with us, Ani — we’re happy this was a hit with your family!

  28. I would like to reduce the amount of this recipe. Would it work to make the meat and mushroom sauce, freeze some, and add noodles later?

  29. By far one of the best stroganoff recipes I’ve found. I’ve filtered through a lot since this is my husbands favorite dish, and he literally could not keep silent during the meal!! Thanks so much!!

    • Wow, what a nice compliment, Becca! We’re so happy to hear you and your husband loved this so much! :)

  30. Best stroganoff recipe! My family’s preferred recipe as well. Searing the thinly sliced steak creates those tasty bits at the bottom of the pan. They eventually get stirred up. Yum!! Have made this many times. Thank you for the recipe!

  31. LOVE this recipe! I’ve made it several times now and it is a family favorite. Kid and husband approved. :) I love how easy it is! I have always used ground beef instead of steak just because I prefer it and it comes out great. Thanks so much for this!! 

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  33.  Instead of beef broth try beef consommé it’s rich and full of flavor. This was the best stroganoff recipe I’ve ever made hubby loved it thank you. 

  34. Wow great great recipe! Didn’t have wine so I wondered how that would have changed up the flavors. Lots of butter for this dish and zero complaints! Added generous amounts of pepper. Since my water was taking a long time to boil, the sauce had ample time to thicken and really release the flavors. Yum! Thanks for a great share. Will definitely be making again. 

  35. Yum! I made this tonight for dinner and it was a huge success! Only variation I made was marinating the steak in Worcestershire and wine over night. We will definitely put this one in the rotation! Thanks!

  36. the best stroganoff recipe I have ever tried. The wine took it over the top!

    Rating: 5
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  38. This is cooking now and smelling wonderful. So far the tasting I have done is delicious. Can’t wait to sit down to this meal.

  39. I used this recipe with leftover prime rib, and I used light sour cream and seasoned with rosemary and thyme. It was simple, fast, and delicious. Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  40. Great recipe! Super easy! I made it with venison and it turned out great. Even our kids gave it thumbs up!

    Rating: 4
  41. Made this for the first time, loved it. Thought the taste was great, just added a bit of Montreal steak seasoning when I browned the beef.

    Rating: 5
  42. OMG. A tsp of Worcestershire at most. OMG… the worst absolutely ruined this dish. My kids are foodies and wouldn’t even eat this because of the Worcester sauce. Gross. It was the ONLY THING yoU could taste. Major fail.

  43. Excellent!!!!!

    Rating: 5
  44. Will def give this recipe a try and BTW, I have all the Tomi Depaolo Strega Nona books. ALL of them.

  45. FABULOUS! What more can I say?

    Rating: 5
  46. My wife makes a mean beef stroganoff but after making this one we have decided to make it our family favorite.

    Rating: 5
  47. This was just fantastic! Absolutely my new go-to stroganoff recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  48. Love this recipe! It was my first time cooking with wine and I am now officially a believer, so delicious!

    Rating: 5
  49. I selected this recipe because I had the beef, mushrooms and sour cream to use up. It was easy. I did add extra pepperand a few tablespoons of heavy cream. Hubby loved it. I will make again.

    Rating: 4
    • Thanks for sharing, Mare, we’re so glad you and your husband enjoyed it!

  50. I made this for my dad’s birthday dinner and everyone’s in my family loved it-even the picky eaters! Thank you!!

    Rating: 5