Homemade Beef Stroganoff Recipe. Juicy thin slices of beef seared and smothered in a rich mushroom gravy sauce. This EASY one-pan dish is ready in just 30 minutes and is a fancier version of our beef and noodles recipe.

Beef stroganoff on top of egg noodles on a black plate with a spoon topped with fresh greens.

Okay, we LOVE beef recipes. Whether in a Philly cheese sandwich, or a quick beef stir-fry (and my personal favorite ground beef kabobs), beef really is a family favorite for protein. 

What is Beef Stroganoff?

Tender beef strips in flavor-packed beef gravy with sautéed mushrooms and onion.

Beef stroganoff in a skillet loaded with mushrooms, onions and a creamy and rich sauce.

What’s the best cut of meat for beef stroganoff?

Since the beef is quickly seared and you don’t want to overcook the meat, we highly recommend getting good quality tender marbled meat. Here are the options to go with:

  • Ribeye steak
  • Sirloin steak
  • Beef tenderloin
  • Flank steak
Chef’s TIP: Freeze the meat for 15 minutes so it is easiest to cut the thin slices.
Beef slices, onions, and mushrooms in a creamy gravy topped with fresh greens.

How to make Beef Stroganoff?

This quick recipe is so easy to make. Be sure to have your side ready, so you aren’t waiting for it to cool as the beef cools.


  • In a skillet, heat the oil. Once hot, cook the beef in two batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan. You’ll need to sear the meat for about 2 minutes, flipping once. Lightly season with salt and pepper, cook just until lightly browned.
  • Remove beef from the skillet, and cover to keep warm.
  • Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring as needed. Add the mushrooms and cook until lightly browned.
How to make homemade beef stroganoff with beef, onions, mushrooms and gravy.


  • Add the butter and garlic. Once the butter melts, add the flour and stir.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the broth, sour cream, and mustard. Continuously stirring, pour into the skillets.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer and add the beef strips back into the skillet. Cook until the meat is reheated and the gravy sauce thickens. 
  • Serve over your favorite side.
  • Enjoy, friends.
Easy beef stroganoff in a white skillet topped with fresh chopped greens.

FAQ’s and TIPS for Beef Stroganoff:

  • How long with the Beef Stroganoff keep? Store the Beef Stroganoff in the refrigerator 3-4 days.
  • What goes well with Beef Stroganoff? Serve the beef in mushroom gravy over creamy mashed potatoes, buttered egg noodles, or fluffy white rice.
  • Can I leave out the onion? If you don’t like thick slices of onion, leave them out completely or just chop them fine (once sauteed, the texture of the onion won’t be noticed).

I hope you love this classic Russian Beef Stroganoff recipe as much as we do. The flavor-packed mushroom gravy with beef makes for a tremendous one-pan dinner.

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Author: Valentina
4.72 from 7 votes
Homemade Beef Stroganoff Recipe. Juicy thinly sliced beef cooked and then smothered in a rich mushroom gravy. This EASY one-pan dish is ready in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • lbs beef sirloin, thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil (canola or olive oil)
  • 1 small onion, sliced or diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 oz mushrooms, sliced

stroganoff sauce-

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups regular beef broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • tsp dijon mustard


Cook meat & veggies-

  • In a skillet, heat oil. Once hot, sear the beef strips for 2 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Lightly season with salt and pepper (Cook in two batches.) Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.
  • Add the onions to the same skillet and cook until tender. Add mushrooms and continue cook until golden.

Cook sauce-

  • Add the butter and garlic to the skillet. Once melted, quickly stir in the flour.
  • In a small bowl, combine beef broth, sour cream and dijon mustard. Add to the skillet, stirring. Bring sauce to simmer.
  • Add the beef back into the skillet and cook until meat it reheated.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.


-Serve the Beef Stroganoff over egg noodles or mashed potatoes. 


291kcal Calories6g Carbs29g Protein17g Fat7g Saturated Fat87mg Cholesterol394mg Sodium652mg Potassium1g Fiber2g Sugar238IU Vitamin A3mg Vitamin C57mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Beef Stroganoff Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 394mg17%
Potassium 652mg19%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 238IU5%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)