Beef Stroganoff Recipe

The most amazing Beef Stroganoff you will ever have! Golden seared juicy beef strips smothered in an incredible sour cream mushroom gravy, this Beef Stroganoff recipe is an easy 30 minute recipe.

Never suffer through dry chewy beef or bland Stroganoff sauce again – this recipe delivers!!

Beef Stroganof Juicy strips of beef smothered in a sour cream mushroom gravy – a quick dinner everyone will love!

Prep Tim: 15min

Cook Tim: 15min

Total Time: 30min

Course: Main

Cuisine: Russian, Western

 Servings: 4 – 5 people



  • 250 – 300 g / 8 – 10 oz pasta or egg noodles of choice (Note 3
  • Chopped chives , for garnish (optional


  1. Use your fist (or rolling pin or mallet) to flatten the steaks to about 3/4cm / 1/3″ thick. Slice into 5mm / 1/5″ strips (cut long ones in half), discarding excess fat
  2. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  4. Scatter half the beef in the skillet, QUICKLY spread it with tongs.
  5. Leave untouched for 30 seconds until browned. Turn beef quickly (as best you can!).
  6. Leave untouched for 30 seconds to brown. Immediately remove onto a plate.
  7. Don’t worry about pink bits and that it will be raw inside
  8. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil and repeat with remaining beef
  9. Turn heat down to medium high. Add butter, melt.
  10. Then add onions, cook for 1 minute, then add mushrooms
  11. Cook mushrooms until golden.
  12. Scrape bottom of fry pan to get all the golden bits off (this is flavour!)
  13. Add flour, cook, stirring, for 1 minute
  14. Add half the broth while stirring. Once incorporated, add remaining broth
  15. Stir, then add sour cream and mustard. Stir until incorporated (don’t worry if it looks split, sour cream will “melt” as it heats)
  16. Bring to simmer ,then reduce heat to medium low.
  17. Once it thickens to the consistency of pouring cream (3 – 5 minutes), adjust salt and pepper to taste
  18. Add beef back in (including plate juices).
  19. Simmer for 1 minute, then remove from stove immediately. (Note 4
  20. Serve over pasta or egg noodles, sprinkled with chives if desired.


1. Best cut of beef for stroganoff – use decent to good quality quick cooking cut of beef such as

boneless rib eye (aka scotch fillet

boneless sirloin, sirloin steak tip

beef tenderloi

I don’t recommend: beef round steak (aka topside), skirt, flat iron, hanger.

Pork can also be used – pork stroganoff is found in Russia too

Tenderise ECONOMICAL BEEF – if you do not have a good quality steak, highly recommend tenderising it using this easy Chinese method called “velveting”. It’s life changing! Reader the user feedback in that recipe for validation :

2. Flour – any is fine here, I use plain white flour (all purpose). Or use 1 tbsp cornstarch / cornflour (for Gluten free stroganoff sauce

3. Serving – I like serving this with short pastas, rather than long pastas. Easier to eat. It’s also great with mashed potato, rice, polenta – anything that’s suitable to slop up all that gravy

4. Sauce thickness: You can make sauce thinner with touch of water if you want, but DO NOT keep simmering to thicken once the beef is added, it will overcook the beef

5. Storage – 3 to 4 days in the fridge, also freezes fine. Thaw fully then reheat carefully, being sure not to overcook the beef

6. Nutrition per serving, assuming 5 servings (serves 4 hearty servings or 5 sensible servings), excludes pasta

Nutritional Info:

Serving: 243g | Calories: 586cal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 1035mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3.7m

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