Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Easy Beef Stroganoff
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Total time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 170 g (6 oz) button mushrooms, sliced
  • 500 g (1.1 lb) beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp plain flour
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) sour cream


  1. Heat a fry pan over medium heat until it is hot.
  2. Add the sliced beef and sear until browned.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, and mushrooms.
  4. Cook until the onion starts to go translucent.
  5. Add the plain flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Next, add the sour cream and tomato paste.
  7. Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • If you're not a fan of beef, then you can substitute it with something else like chicken. Popular stroganoff variations in Brazil often feature chicken breasts.
  • Make sure the pan is hot when you add the beef; otherwise, you will stew the beef instead of searing it.
  • As I mentioned above, since we’re not cooking the beef for a long time, try to get tender cuts of beef such as tenderloin or scotch fillet. However, if money is running low, then blade steak will be fine.
  • If you don’t have any sour cream, then this can be substituted for something like Greek yogurt. However, expect the flavor to be slightly different.
  • You can also make delicious beef stroganoff in the slow cooker. Of course, it will take a lot longer, but you can get it cooking before you head to work.

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