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Beef stroganoff might just be the world’s most comforting dish; warm, nourishing veggies and beef broth enriched with sour cream and egg noodles. What’s not to like?

For a slightly easier stroganoff recipe using ground beef, make my One Pot Rich & Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff. Or if you are looking for another great dish, try some Hungarian Goulash!

beef stroganoff on a white plate with a fork

Perfect Beef Stroganoff

Originally a dish from Eastern Europe, beef stroganoff has become something of a restaurant favorite in the west. It is simple to make, rich and nourishing, plus filled with all kinds of different complex flavors.

This recipe uses some egg noodles to help fill out the dish and provided some much-needed calories to keep you warm in the colder months, but you could easily sub them for all kinds of different sides as well.               

ingredients for beef stroganoff

Perfect Beef Stroganoff Ingredients

Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts, as there are a few fiddly ingredients here.

• Beef sirloin or tenderloin steak, partially frozen

• Salt & pepper

• White onion

• White mushrooms

• Garlic

• Beef broth

• Worcestershire sauce

• Egg noodles

• sour cream

• Cream cheese

• Salt & pepper

noodles in a skillet

How To Make Perfect Beef Stroganoff

• Thinly slice the beef across the grain into small bite-size strips.

• Season the beef with a little salt and pepper

• Heat two tablespoons of cooking oil in a very large skillet, and then add in half of the beef strips.

• Let brown, then flip and brown the other sides.

• Remove, and then quickly brown the other steak pieces and set aside

• Cook the onions until soft and translucent.

• Stir in the mushrooms, cooking until tender

• Add in the garlic, frying for two more minutes

• Stir in the beef broth, deglazing the bottom of the pan by scraping up any browned bit, and then add the Worcestershire sauce

• Submerge the egg noodles, bring to a boil and reduce to medium-low and a gentle simmer

• Simmer until the noodles are cooked, topping up with beef broth as needed

• Stir in the plated steak once the noodles are just about cooked, add in the sour cream, cream cheese, and then mix to combine

• Serve garnished with fresh parsley

beef stroganoff in a white bowl

What To Serve Your Beef Stroganoff With?

This recipe uses some fairly traditional egg noodles to help provide some backbone to the dish, as well as amp up the calories a bit. After all, meat and sauce just don’t work well if they don’t have a good carb to give it some texture, right?

However, don’t feel like you only have to stick to egg noodles used here; you could replace them pretty with anything. In the far East and in many Slavic countries as well, they tend to use rice instead. Or, in Hungary and a few other more Balkan countries, they use crisped-up pieces of potato instead.

You could also eliminate the carbs altogether if you wanted to try and make it a keto meal.

beef stroganoff in a white bowl with a wooden spoon

What Kind of Meat Should You Use In This Recipe?

This recipe calls for either beef sirloin or tenderloin steak to provide the meat for the stroganoff, and the exact choice is up to you.

Beef sirloin is the typical steak cut that is used in these kinds of recipes and provides plenty of that tasty meaty steak flavors that this recipe needs.

If you prefer to use tenderloin and can actually get your hands on some for a good price, that’ll work really well too. The tenderloin will be a lot more tender and delicate, though, and will have a bit less of that beefy flavor, so make sure that you brown it up really well.

You could also use some regular stewing meat, something like top round instead, but just remember that top round is going to be a lot less tender, plus will require a longer cooking time to help it break down any connective tissue.

Looking for more delicious Beef recipes ? Try these out:

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Guinness® Irish Stew

Flank Steak Marinade

Enjoy!


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Karlynn

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Perfect Beef Stroganoff

This one pot beef stroganoff is the perfect meal for a hungry family! Steak strips are cooked in a sour cream and mushroom sauce with egg noodles – all in ONE pan!
4.6 from 10 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
Russian
Servings
4
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound beef sirloin or tenderloin steak
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large white onion finely diced
  • 1 cup sliced white mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3-4 cups egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/ 4 cup cream cheese softened
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Thinly slice the beef across the grain into small bite-size strips. Season the beef with a little salt and pepper. Heat two tablespoons of cooking oil in a very large skillet, then add in half of the beef strips. Let brown, then flip and brown the other sides. Remove and plate, then quickly brown the other steak pieces, then place on the plate and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of cooking oil if needed and add in the onions and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Stir in the mushrooms, cook and stir until the mushrooms are tender, about 10 more minutes.
  • Add in the garlic, fry for two more minutes.
  • Stir in the beef broth, deglazing the bottom of the pan by scraping the browned bits off with a wooden spoon and then add in the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add in the egg noodles and stir to submerge completely in the mixture.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the noodles are cooked, around 20 minutes. If needed, add more beef broth to cook the noodles completely if your liquid evaporates faster than the recipe. Let simmer until you have the amount of gravy you like – we like a lot!
  • Once the noodles are almost completely cooked, stir in the plated steak and continue to cook until cooked through completely. sour cream, and cream cheese until combined into the mixture completely. Serve garnished with fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

  • You can add in more sour cream if you want it tangier

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Tony says

    Where do I start, with what is wrong with this…ground beef…NO…beef broth…NO…cream cheese…NO!
    This NOT an authentic recipe for beef-stroganoff1 star

    • Mr. Kitchen Magpie says

      Hi Tony,

      Well, I’m afraid you are incorrect. (Beef Stroganoff or Beef Stroganov (UK: /ˈstrɒɡənɒf/, US: /ˈstrɔːɡənɔːf, ˈstroʊɡ-/; Russian: бефстро́ганов, romanized: befstróganov,[1] IPA: [bʲɪfˈstroɡənəf]) is a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with smetana (sour cream). From its origins in mid-19th-century Russia, it has become popular around the world, with considerable variation from the original recipe.)

      My wife is of Russian Ukrainian heritage and is well aware of how to make it but I appreciate your valuable contribution to our comments section.

  2. Paula says

    Oh my goodness Karlynn. I haven’t made this yet, but just reading all the wonderful flavors that are in this has my mouth watering. 😁. Can’t find one thing that you’ve taken time to share with us that sounds bad. Love all of them so far. I do wish the young people would try & cook. I’ve got grandchildren & sure would to see them in the kitchen. Kids don’t know what their missing in the kitchen. A time where we all come together & learn things. We older people learn as well as young. So, keep ‘em coming sweetheart.5 stars

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