Classic Beef Stroganoff with tender strips of beef and mushrooms in an indulgent creamy Stroganoff sauce, served over noodles. Don’t be intimidated by the name because this is an easy, one-pan, 30-minute recipe!

We love one pot beef dinners like our filet mignon, beef stir fry, or beef stew. If you haven’t tried beef stroganoff, you are in for a treat!

Beef Stroganoff in a pan garnished with chives

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Beef Stroganoff Recipe

There are 2 critical factors for beef stroganoff: (1) quick searing of high quality beef and (2) the right proportions of sauce ingredients for a balanced sauce that makes the beef really shine.

Beef stroganoff recipe up close in pan

What is the Best Beef for Stroganoff?

This recipe relies on a quick sear (1 minute per side) so a high quality, tender steak is critical for best results. A poor quality steak will be chewy and tough. My old Russian Cookbook (circa 1990) recommends a filet mignon but it also works very well with:

  • Top Sirloin (be sure it says “TOP sirloin”)
  • Boneless Ribeye steak
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Filet Mignon tips
  • If you are looking for a less expensive alternative, some have reported good results using ground chuck beef.

Top sirloin steak beef thinly sliced

What is Stroganoff Sauce Made of?

Although this recipe calls for a high quality steak, stroganoff sauce has humble ingredients that produce rich and memorable flavor. The original sauce has been modified as it has traveled the world. Some have added wine (like this slow cooker stroganoff) and a variety of seasonings, but the base of a good stroganoff sauce is simple:

  • Broth (we use beef broth)
  • Whipping Cream
  • Sour Cream
  • Mustard

Ingredients for stroganoff with beef, mushrooms, broth, mustard, sour cream, whiping cream

How to Serve Beef Stroganoff:

Beef stroganoff is packed with flavor from it’s creamy mushroom sauce so pair it with simple grains or starches that won’t compete with the sauce, such as:

Beef stroganoff with serving spoon garnished with chives

Who Invented Beef Stroganoff?

Beef Stroganoff was invented in Russia in the early 1800’s. Count Stroganoff was a dignitary in the court of Alexander III. Count Stroganoff’s chef (who was likely French), created the dish and named it after Stroganoff. I found a picture of Count Pavel Stroganoff, but wish I could find the chef as well! The earliest known recorded recipe was published in this Russian cookbook published in 1871.

Beef and mushrooms in creamy stroganoff sauce garnished with green onion

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How to Make Beef Stroganoff:

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Beef Stroganoff Recipe

4.99 from 1543 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Beef stroganoff recipe in pan
Classic Beef Stroganoff with tender strips of beef in an indulgent creamy mushroom sauce, served over noodles.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 as a main course

For the Beef Stroganoff:

To Serve:

  • 1 Tbsp green onion, to garnish
  • 8-12 oz egg noodles, to serve

Instructions

  • Place a large deep pan or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tbsp oil and once oil is very hot, add thinly sliced beef strips in a single layer, cooking 1 minute per side without stirring. Cook until just browned and no longer red. Sear beef in 2 batches so you don't overcrowd the pan. Remove beef to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Add 2 Tbsp butter, chopped onion and sliced mushrooms. Sautee 6-8 minutes or until liquid has evaporated and onions and mushrooms are soft and lightly browned.
  • Add 1 minced garlic clove and sautee 1 minute until fragrant. Add 1 Tbsp flour and sautee another minute stirring constantly.
  • Pour in 1 cups beef broth, scraping any bits from the bottom of the pan then add 3/4 cup whipping cream and simmer another 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. 
  • Stir a few Tablespoons of the sauce into 1/4 cup of sour cream to temper it so the sour cream doesn’t curdle then add it to the pan while stirring constantly.
  • Stir in 1 Tbsp Worcestershire, 1/2 tsp dijon mustard, and season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, or season to taste and continue simmering until sauce is creamy. Add beef with any accumulated juices back to the pan and bring just to a simmer or until beef is heated through.

Notes

For best results, be sure your meat is either: Top Sirloin, Boneless Ribeye steak, Beef Tenderloin (Filet Mignon), or Filet Mignon tips. 

Nutrition Per Serving

689kcal Calories48g Carbs37g Protein38g Fat18g Saturated Fat198mg Cholesterol608mg Sodium1025mg Potassium2g Fiber3g Sugar960IU Vitamin A2.1mg Vitamin C108mg Calcium3.4mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Beef Stroganoff Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
689
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
38
g
58
%
Saturated Fat
 
18
g
113
%
Cholesterol
 
198
mg
66
%
Sodium
 
608
mg
26
%
Potassium
 
1025
mg
29
%
Carbohydrates
 
48
g
16
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
37
g
74
%
Vitamin A
 
960
IU
19
%
Vitamin C
 
2.1
mg
3
%
Calcium
 
108
mg
11
%
Iron
 
3.4
mg
19
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Russian
Keyword: beef stroganoff
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 689
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  • Bev Hunt
    June 18, 2024

    I love all your recipes! Had the beef stroganoff today and it is absolutely fantastic!! Thank you for everything!

    Reply

  • Mellissa Terry
    June 17, 2024

    My husband and I made this recipe and it was soo good and flavorful!! We put it on top of penne and rotini mix!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 17, 2024

      That’s great, Mellissa! I’m glad it was enjoyed.

      Reply

  • Roger Devry
    June 16, 2024

    this is an easy to make meal I thought was quite delicious. Only addition when it was served was quality, crisp dill pickle chopped up added when served. Try it sometime.

    Reply

  • Keith
    June 13, 2024

    Top sirloin was very tough cooked this way. If it were to boil in the broth for 30 minutes, it would have been tender. A little sweet, I prefer 100% sour cream. The rest was on Q.

    Reply

  • Lucia
    June 6, 2024

    This looks delicious. I’ve been craving Beef Stroganoff so I will definitely try this recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 6, 2024

      I hope you love it, Lucia!

      Reply

  • Annie
    June 3, 2024

    This is spectacular! Everytime I make it, it’s a hit! I just ordered your cookbook so I can try more of your recipes!

    Reply

  • Emily
    May 28, 2024

    This was incredible. First time making and delectable

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  • Donna Whitehead
    May 25, 2024

    Ohhhhhh my gosh. Unbelievable. I put in less Heavy Whipping Cream because I wasn’t sure if it would be sweet. My Hubby & Son are going to go bonkers. I love all your recipes that I have tried. Thank you so very much.

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    • Penny
      June 16, 2024

      Heavy Whipping Cream is not sweet until you add sugar to it and vanilla to make whipped cream for desserts. Otherwise it is just heavy cream as opposed to half-n-half.

      Reply

  • Elisa
    May 21, 2024

    I made this for the second time tonight for dinner and it was a huge success. Even my Preschooler, who isn’t as picky as some his age but can be hit-or-miss, really enjoyed it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2024

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make, especially the picky ones? That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Shereena Williams
    May 17, 2024

    This recipe is sooooo delicious!!! This is my new favorite!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 17, 2024

      I’m so happy you found a favorite on my blog, Shereena! Thank you for your wonderful feedback!

      Reply

  • Jo
    May 10, 2024

    Oh my word!!! First time ever I made beef stroganoff. I LOVED it. My boyfriend even more. He asked me if im working from a recipe – i said no (i lied, but wanted him to think im great in the kitchen, which im not! 😂
    Now he wants to marry me! 😂’
    Thank you soo much!
    From South Africa

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2024

      Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

      Reply

  • Tena
    May 6, 2024

    Absolutely delicious!!!!!! My whole family loved it! I followed this recipe exactly as it says pretty much. It was packed with flavor!!! I will for sure be making this again!!! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!! ♥️ Tena

    Reply

  • Stacie
    May 1, 2024

    Delicious recipe 😋 I definitely recommend. I made it with egg noodles. Recipe took me about 40 minutes from start to finish but that’s including cutting meat and boiling noodles. My family loved it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2024

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Stacie! I’m happy to know that your family loved this too!

      Reply

  • KB
    April 30, 2024

    The sauce has a good flavor but there are so many thickeners the sauce is absorbed quickly

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 2, 2024

      Hi KB, It should be creamy but not too thick. Are you changing any of the proportions?

      Reply

  • Warren Mayes
    April 29, 2024

    Made this excellent dish for dinner guests – used boneless rib steak – 35 minutes to prepare. Served with egg noodles and seasoned baby sweet peas. All very pleased.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 30, 2024

      Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

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