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Easy Beef Stroganoff

This rich and creamy Easy Beef Stroganoff is comfort food at its best!! It’s full of flavor and perfect for a busy weeknight meal. It only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Russian
Keyword beef, dinner, easy, STROGANOFF
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories per serving 526 kcal
Author Oriana Romero


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 lb beef tenderloin, sliced into 2-inch-long strips
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb Cremini mushroom, sliced 1/2 inch thick (can substitute with white mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook, tossing frequently, until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer to bowl.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and heat the remaining oil and butter in the same skillet. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, and cook, tossing often, until mushrooms are golden brown and tender, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add broth, cream, Worcestershire sauce, and bay leaf; mix to combine and bring to a simmer. Cook until reduced, about 6 minutes. Return beef to skillet; cook over medium-low heat until sauce is thick and creamy, 8–10 minutes (see notes). Taste and adjust season with salt and pepper, if necessary. Turn off the heat and whisk in sour cream and mustard; mix until well combined. 

  4. Serve immediately, garnished with chopped parsley, if desired.

Recipe Notes

How do you thicken stroganoff sauce?

If you notice that the sauce isn't thick enough to your liking you can add one tablespoon cornstarch mixed with one tablespoon cold water. Be sure to mix well to prevent lumps. Add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce (step 3).



What is best meat for beef stroganoff?

To make beef stroganoff is best to use lean cuts, such as top sirloin, tenderloin or boneless ribeye, cut thin into 1-inch wide long strips.



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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Beef Stroganoff
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 476mg20%
Potassium 716mg20%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 875IU18%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.