This easy beef stroganoff recipe is made with the most delicious garlicky creamy mushroom sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes! Feel free to serve over any kind of noodles, rice, or polenta.
For those days when you’re craving a cozy and comforting bowl of beef and noodles…
…this classic beef stroganoff recipe is here for you, friends. ♡
It’s made with a quick sauté of tender steak (or you can opt for ground beef) and a perfectly-browned mushrooms, and tossed with the richest, savory, garlicky cream sauce (that I’ve lightened up a bit and made without heavy cream). And when served warm over a big bowl of noodles, rice or polenta, get ready for a delicious burst of nostalgia. Because this retro recipe is total comfort food and always so satisfying and delicious.
The other bonus with this particular beef stroganoff recipe is that it’s actually incredibly quick and easy to make in just about 30 minutes. So the next time you need a quick weeknight meal that’s sure to please a crowd, bring out the beef and mushrooms and let’s sauté up some stroganoff together!
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Classic Beef Stroganoff Ingredients:
First, a few quick notes about ingredients. (Amounts are included in the full recipe below.) To make the best beef stroganoff recipe, add the following to your grocery list:
Mushrooms: I’m partial to baby bella mushrooms for this recipe, but just about any variety or combination of mushrooms will work in this recipe.
Steak: I recommend flank steak, but any stir-fry-friendly cut of steak will do. Be sure to thinly-slice the steak against the grain so that it will be nice and tender. (Or you can opt to make beef stroganoff with ground beef instead, if you prefer.)
Sauce Ingredients: Butter, onion, garlic, white wine, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, flour and plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream) are the ingredients used to make classic beef stroganoff sauce. If you prefer not to cook with wine, feel free to just add in a little extra beef stock instead.
Egg Noodles: I always grew up eating stroganoff served over egg noodles, but rice, polenta, quinoa, zoodles or any other kind of noodles would also be delicious.
Garnishes: Finally, feel free to sprinkle on some chopped fresh parsley as a colorful garnish. Plus I always like to add an extra twist of black pepper too.
How To Make Beef Stroganoff:
Full instructions are included in the recipe below. But as a quick overview, to make this recipe for beef stroganoff we will simply…
Cook the noodles: First, heat the water for your pasta to cook, then cook the pasta until al dente and drain. (I recommend adding the pasta at the same that that you add in the beef stock in Step 4 for optimal timing.)
Sauté the steak: While the pasta water is heating, sauté the steak in a single layer (you may need to do this in two batches) until browned, then transfer to a clean plate.
Sauté the veggies: Next, in that same pan, sauté the onions, mushrooms and garlic until browned. Then we will add in some wine to deglaze and lift up all of those flavorful brown bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Finish the sauce: And while the wine is deglazing the pan, we’ll whisk together the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and flour. Then pour the mixture into the sauté pan and let it simmer for a bit, add in the steak and Greek yogurt, and season with salt and pepper as needed.
Serve: Then serve it up nice and hot over noodles, rice or poleta, sprinkled with a bit of parsley if you would like, and enjoy!
Beef Stroganoff Variations:
This classic beef stroganoff recipe is quite flexible, so feel free to customize the ingredients as you wish! For example, you could also…
Add extra veggies: Feel free to add any other stir-fry-friendly veggies that you love to the veggie sauté. For example, asparagus, bell peppers, or broccoli would all be delicious additions.
Add extra heat: If you would like to give the sauce a bit of a kick, add in a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
Use ground beef: You could also swap ground beef for the steak if you would like to make this a ground beef stroganoff recipe.
Use a different protein: Or if steak isn’t your thing, this recipe is would also be delicious with chicken, pork or tofu.
Make it gluten-free: To make gluten-free beef stroganoff, you can either swap a 1-to-1 gluten-free flour for the all-purpose flour. Or alternately, you can choose to thicken the sauce with a cornstarch slurry (equal parts cornstarch and cold water that have been whisked together), adding in a tablespoon at a time while the sauce is simmering until it reaches your desired level of thickness.
This classic beef stroganoff recipe is made with the most delicious garlicky creamy mushroom sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes! Feel free to serve over any kind of noodles, rice, or polenta.
1 pound uncooked wide egg noodles
1/4 cup butter, divided
1 1/2 pounds thinly-sliced steak (I recommend flank steak)
Cook the noodles: Cook egg noodles in a large stockpot of generously-salted water until they are al dente, according to package instructions, then drain. (For optimal timing, I recommend adding the egg noodles to the boiling water at the same time that you begin Step 4, listed below.)
Sauté the steak: Meanwhile, as your pasta water is coming to a boil, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large sauté 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, another 2-3 minutes. Then remove steak from pan with a slotted spoon, transfer to a clean plate, and set aside. (If your pan is not big enough to fit all of the steak in a single layer, cook half of the steak in 1 tablespoon of butter. Then repeat with a second batch.)
Sauté the veggies: Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the sauté pan. Once it has melted, add the onions and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté for an additional 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the mushrooms are cooked and the onions are soft. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Then 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.
Finish the sauce: While the wine cooks down, whisk together the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and flour until smooth in a separate bowl. Pour the beef stock mixture into the sauté pan, stir to combine, then let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the Greek yogurt (or sour cream) and cooked steak until combined. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
Serve: Serve warm over egg noodles, garnished with a sprinkle of parsley and an extra twist of black pepper, if desired.
I made this for the first time tonight, major hit with myself and the hubby. Delicious sauce. I used tagleetell pasta, bit too heavy. I mixed one can of Campbell’s cream of mushroom with roasted garlic into the beef stock. I did this instead of using the flour. It was a bit too thin, so I used the cornstarch slurry you recommended. Just the thing, perfect texture. Will definitely make this again. Great recipe.
I love stroganoff and this recipe looks great! Easy too. I always like extra gravy, so I’ll double the gravy recipe.
I really think this recipe would work with chicken thighs too.
I’m making my grocery list and I can’t wait to make this!
Thank you for a great one🙏
So easy to follow and the results were excellent — i.e., the family loved it. Thank you for sharing your recipe 🙏❤️.
It was VG. I used red wine, dried mushrooms, a pre-sliced & precooked small beef steak, tomato, ginger and a sprinkle of cayenne. The stock I made from whey w veg bouillon, a way to use the whey from my homemade strained Skyr. Loved the results. Thank you
I missed the part about the wine being white and thus mistakenly used red wine instead and, honestly, still a banger of a meal. Probably richer and darker than intended but a banger nonetheless
Delish! The husband loved it as did my picky 96 year old mother! WooHoo!
Thank you for the recipe! I appreciate how easy the step by step directions were and the flavor was also so great. The Italian husband even liked it- yay!
This was great! I used half the butter though and next time I’m going to try olive oil. I didn’t need that much noodles either. About 3/4 of a pound was enough. Thanks for sharing!
It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t that great either. Sorry, it just didn’t suit my tastes..
This was delicious! I did have to use sour cream because I had no yogurt, but otherwise I left the recipe as written. It was so flavorful and everyone loved it. FYI, it did take me significantly longer than 30 minutes. I expected that based on reading the recipe, but just for anyone else making it, plan on a longer cooking time. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
This was excellent although I added a tablespoon of tomato paste to add some body to the sauce.
I love the instructions included with this recipe as much as the dish itself. Easy and succinct and helped me bring a hot meal to the table easily. This was my first time making beef stroganoff in several years and I had somewhat forgotten what the flavor would ultimately be. I don’t think my family is big on gravy, so I may not make it exactly this way in the future BUT the prep of the meat with the butter and the vegetables, right up until the addition of the cream was an excellent tutorial for a still-learning chef. I think this would be a great start to a stir fry & will refer to it frequently in the future!
This is a great recipe. I’ve made it a few times with ground beef but today made with flank steak. Total improvement!! I increased the Worcestershire sauce a little. I also used Better Than Bullion instead of beef broth. It turned out perfect.
I followed the recipe as noted, except for maybe timing. We take our time cooking so things simmered longer than noted. It was very tasty. I doubled the sauce, but only 1 onion, 1lb sliced mushrooms. Highly recommend!!
I made this dish tonight after work, and let me say…IT WAS DELICIOUS!! My daughter lucked her plate, and there’s NONE left. Everyone is full and happy. The only thing I changed was using Pinot Grigio. Kudos!!
Turned out delicious cooked it with half of the mushrooms and wish I didn’t. Will follow that menu to a T next time
This was absolutely delicious! Took a little while to cut everything up and prepare – but well worth the effort! My husband and brother insist it’s a keeper !!
How would you change the directions to make this dish in the crockpot?
The crock pot version is never as good as the skillet version. Good stroganoff means searing meet, sautéing onions and mushroom’s in garlic and butter and fresh not soggy noodles. Nothing about this recipe needs to sit and simmer/cook long enough to use a crockpot.
The only thing I think that work efficiently in a crock pot if you wanted to take the beef to the next level would be searing it in cubes and then braising it like you would for a pot roast but leave out the mirepoix, then break the beef into smaller bite size chunks and add into the stroganoff, I’ve taken that extra time to do this at my work (I’m a cook) and it was unbelievable but as for a crock pot recipe, I wouldn’t recommend it, each ingredient needs to be cooked at a different length of time and stove top is recommended. Good luck if you decide to try. I feel like if you gave it some test runs you might be able to come up with something close but as for thickening the sauce, the roux would be the difficult part, it might thicken too much and burn in the crock pot or instant-pot. But the beef is BEST seared and braised, thinly sliced and pan fried is just too plain for me. Cheers
I wish the steak didn’t end up quite so chewy. Also, I used yogurt and it curdled when I put it in. Overall, tasty but not my favorite.
Great recipe. Made it with home made ground beef meatballs seared in the pan. Used sour cream and it was delicious.
leave the pan to cool down quite a bit before you put the yoghurt in. Also as a cheffie tip, if you put the yoghut in a bowl, then add some of the sauce to the bowl, then if it does curdle you can just throw away that bit and not the whole dish.
It’s gonna take a bit longer but I would recommend cubing the beef into 2×2 inch cubes and searing it with flour, salt and pepper, and then braising the meat in some broth and fresh herbs like you would for a pot roast. then tear the meat into manageable bites. Cook the rest of the recipe for stroganoff separately and adding the beef at the end.. trust me, it’s fabulous and the meat is SOOO tender..
Great recipe and super simple. I substituted the steak for ground beef and added chopped asparagus along with the mushrooms. This was delicious
Great dish. Love that you added mushrooms.
This was delicious only change I made was I used venison chops thinly sliced. Even my picky 2, 5 and 7 year olds ate seconds! Talk about a home run meal!
Yummy, first time to make and my whole family enjoyed it, did add other veges
This turned out absolutely delicious! However, slight bit off on the prep time noted on this recipe. Let’s just say we ate almost 1 1/4 hours after I started it. It needs to take in a consideration cutting up the meat, cutting up the mushrooms, and cutting up the onions. So I took one star off for that.
Wonderful flavors and directions to cook to perfection! I added a dash stone ground mustard to the flour mix and was a great addition. Thanks for this recipe, it’s a fall fav for my fam!
I made this tonight and it turned out great, but I did alter it quite a bit. I stirred in flour (a lot less) to the onion, mushroom, garlic mix after sauteing and then cooked that for a minute like a roux. Then I deglazed the pan with beer instead of wine (because I’m allergic to sulfites.) I put in about a 1/4 cup of Worchester sauce because I love it, then threw in about a teaspoonand a half of Hungarian paprika. Near the end, but before the sour cream, I stirred in 4 tablespoons of cream cheese until it melted and thickened the sauce. Then added the browned meat and sour cream. Turned out well!!
Yummy and fairly simple. I did use ribeye steak and savuignon blanc wine for my recipe, this dish was very rich and filling. Definitiely give it a try.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe but, we remember our mothers making Beef Stroganoff with meatballs. I’m saving the recipe but next time, meatballs! :) Great recipe!
This recipe blew my mind. So full of flavor and easy. Going in the rotatio
Is it possible to make this recipe the day before? Looks delicious 😋
VERY DELICIOUS, AND A HUGE HIT WITH MY FAMILY (ages 10, 14, 22 and 38)!!!
Made this tonight exactly as written. Served over pappardelle noodles. It is delicious! Hubby loved it.
I followed the recipe exactly. Hubby and I loved it! Will make it again.
What kind of wine?
I made this recipe using turkey…it was delicious 😋
Everyone in our family loves this recipe!
Stunning absolutely stunning , so very easy to follow and make . The taste was stunning I did add extra wine but burnt off the alcohol to get an extra taste .
Excellent! Super quick and easy, love the substitutions listed…great! I opted for light sour cream and nixed the mushrooms since my son doesn’t care for them, but the recipe is delicious! I used sirloin steak, which was yummy! Next time I will try flank steak.
Very good! We all enjoyed this recipe. I used ground beef and added English peas.
Very easy to prepare and the end product is very delicious. My family really enjoyed this recipe and appreciated their dads labor of LOVE :)
So delicious! I added kosher salt at every step and measured the wine w my heart. Definitely making again.
My husband was completely grossed out. He said it was mushroom soup nasty. I followed your recipe to the tee.. he absolutely hated it and and so did I. I can’t believe I wasted All of that food. Nasty!!!!!
Made this tonight with what I had in my pantry. Chicken stock instead of beef stock, chicken stock instead of wine and canned mushrooms. It still turned out so good! Will definitely make it again.
Best stroganoff recipe ever! I didn’t have beef stock so I used “better than bouillon “ didn’t have white wine either so subbed with the stick. Really could not have been tastier! Will definitely make again!
Love this recipe! So creamy and good!
The beef stroganoff was excellent! Follow the recipe to a T and came out better than expected. Keep the good recipes Connie.
Perfect dish for a cold and rainy evening in North Carolina.
I didn’t get a picture but we loved it! Next time I’ll add a bit more flour to the sauce. I didn’t use the white wine but it didn’t need it. We used stew meat cut thinly. Thank you for sharing this!
We made this last night as written except for adding a tiny bit of Dijon mustard for flavor and it was by far the best Stroganoff recipe we have tried and we have tried several. We had quite a bit of leftover steak from a previous steak night and it worked perfectly thinly sliced and reheated with the sauce. We will definitely be using this recipe as our “go to” stroganoff recipe from now on!