Easy Beef Stroganoff is done in 30 minutes and is a comforting classic dinner option any night of the week! Tender bites of steak, cooked in a creamy gravy mixture, this will be perfect for a busy night. Delicious served over a steaming pile of egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
Beef Stroganoff (or “frogasnoff” as my little bro used to call it) was in our dinner rotation when I was a kid and I was always super excited when my stepmom told us it was stroganoff night. It’s the best of all the dinner worlds! It is meaty, creamy, comforting, hearty and satisfying. It is the perfect homemade meal!
Making Classic Beef Stroganoff is easy! Here’s how:
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How to Make Easy Beef Stroganoff
Add a package of egg noodles to boiling water and cook till al dente; drain. Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak pieces and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove meat from pan when the centers are still pink; cover and set aside.
Add onion, garlic and mushrooms and reduce heat to medium. Cook until veggies are soft and fragrant, 3-4 minutes. Add the flour and whisk until mixed together. Add beef broth, Worcestershire, salt, pepper and sour cream. Simmer until mixture is thick, about 5 minutes (simmer longer, if needed).
Add the steak back to the pan and cook until completely heated through. Serve immediately over cooked noodles and top with sliced green onions (if desired).
What Cut of Beef is Best For Stroganoff?
Round steak or rump steak are classic options for this dish, but don’t feel limited if you have another cut on hand. Use the beef you have on hand, even if it is ground beef.
How To Make Beef Stroganoff With Ground Beef
Making beef stroganoff using ground beef is definitely an option! Use ground beef in place of steak, ensuring that you do not break the meat up into small pieces. You’ll want to keep the meat in the dish chunky, so bigger chunks of beef is better.
What To Serve With Beef Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff is typically served with pasta (egg noodles are a favorite because of their thickness), but mashed potatoes or rice are tasty options, as well!
How To Spice Up Beef Stroganoff
Add extra garlic for a spicier meal or add a few splashes of your favorite hot sauce at the end. A pinch of cayenne pepper would add great spicy addition, too!
TIPS: How to make Easy Beef Stroganoff THE BEST!
I enjoy topping beef stroganoff with sliced fresh green onions, but fresh parsley is a great topping, as well. Don’t forget one last dash of salt and pepper before diving in!
For a healthier meal, use low-sodium beef broth, replace the sour cream with Greek yogurt and serve the meat over brown rice or quinoa.
For a gluten-free meal, serve over rice and replace the flour with cornstarch. Also keep an eye on the labels for the broth and Worcestershire.
I’m sad because my leftovers are gone, so back to boring salads for me today. I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe as much as I do! Have a wonderful week!