Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

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One of my favorite recipes is stroganoff. I love the creamy sauce with the mushrooms! Plus it is super easy to make and very filling. Although I am calling this beef stroganoff, you can also use chicken or venison. All three versions come out fantastic!

Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 pound of top sirloin, cut thin (or use leftover meat or chicken!)
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped shallots or onions
  • ½ pound mushrooms (fancy variety or just white)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  1. Melt 3 Tbsp. of butter over medium-high heat. Add steak, season with pepper and salt. Cook until browned. Remove steak and keep warm. (If using leftover meat, just skip this step!)
  2. Add shallots or onions, mushrooms and remaining butter to pan drippings and cook until tender over medium heat. Add a dash of nutmeg.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add sour cream. Mix sour cream in thoroughly and then take off heat. Do not boil the sour cream as it will curdle. Add the beef back in. Serve over egg noodles.


beef Stroganoff


  • This is a very easy work night recipe. You could serve over rice too.
  • If you don’t have mushrooms on hand, use a can of cream of mushroom soup. It makes a thicker gravy so you may need to add some water.

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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    • Thanks Debi! Quick question, does the paprika make it spicy? Thanks!

      • I have absolutely NO tolorance at all for spicy food and I love this and my Chicken Paprikash also. I’ve made it for new moms and they’ve all agreed that they liked it and it wasn’t weird spicy.
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