How to Make Beef Stroganoff

This Easy Beef Stroganoff recipe is simple and flavorful. Served with egg noodles, this creamy stroganoff is a classic dinner recipe perfect for enjoying any night of the week.

Whether it’s for Sunday dinner or during the week, this classic pasta dish is a family-favorite. If you like this version, I guarantee you’ll also love Hamburger Stroganoff, or even our Chicken Stroganoff!

How to Make Beef Stroganoff recipe with egg noodles on plate

quick, Easy, & Family FriendlY!

There are several recipes that I remember having ALL.THE.TIME as a kid. One of those happens to be this beef stroganoff recipe.

It’s a dinner recipe that we had all the time as a family and was changed up depending on the meat my mom used. Sometimes she used chuck roast, hamburger or steak. It didn’t matter what she used—we all loved it!

It’s a very kid-friendly recipe that was well accepted since it was basically a yummy sauce, meat and pasta… and we all know that you can’t go wrong with those ingredients. 😉 Am I right?!

If you’re like me, always looking for simple but tasty recipes the whole family loves, then I suggest trying out this stroganoff recipe. It’s so flavorful and is sure to become a new go-to comfort food recipe for the fam!

Egg noodles for beef stroganoff - in bowl

How to Make It

We love that this recipe is beyond simple. Yes, you will need to make the noodles right before serving, but it’s so easy that anyone can make it.

BROWN. Add oil to a large skillet on medium high heat. Toss meat with flour and salt and pepper to taste. Brown meat in hot oil, about 2 minutes per side. Add in broth and Worchestershire sauce and simmer for about 15 minutes.

NOODLES. Cook egg noodles according to package directions.

SAUCE. Add sour cream, whipping cream and garlic salt to meat mixture and combine right before serving. Add noodles to mixture and combine or serve gravy meat over a bed of noodles. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Slow Cooker Version

How to make Beef Stroganoff in the crock pot. It’s so easy:

  • Just add the browned meat, Worchestershire sauce and broth to the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours.
  • Add sour cream, whipped cream and garlic salt and cooked noodles right before serving.

Recipe Tips and Variations

Why do you add the sour cream last? Sour cream contains natural acids which, when heated, causes the dairy proteins to curdle at a faster rate. You can keep this from happening by adding the sour cream at the end.

Variations: While this dish is delicious as is, it is sometimes it’s nice to change things up a little. Try some of these variation ideas:

  • Sautee mushrooms and onions with the meat before adding it to the broth
  • Serve over rice or mashed potatoes
  • Garnish with chives and parsley

As mentioned above, we also change out the meat we use for the dish – sometimes it’s hamburger, sometimes it’s roast.

Meat being cooked for Beef stroganoff recipe.

Storage Tips

You can store leftover stroganoff in the fridge or in the freezer!

  • Fridge: store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3–4 days.
  • Freezer: store in an airtight freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat: If frozen, then thaw overnight. Reheat in a crockpot, stove top or in the microwave.
Homemade beef stroganoff in skillet

BEST SIDES TO SERVE

Because this is one of our go-to dinner recipes, we love to change out the sides we serve with. Here are some of the dishes we love to make with this stroganoff:

Be sure to check out all our side dishes to decide what to pair with this dish.

Easy Beef Stroganoff on plate

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Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

5 from 15 votes
This Easy Beef Stroganoff recipe is simple and flavorful. Served with egg noodles, this creamy stroganoff made in the slow cooker is a classic Sunday dinner recipe and is perfect to enjoy any night of the week.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 627 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • pounds chuck roast or sirloin steak sliced into bite-sized strips (or ground beef)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper plus more to taste
  • 2 cups full-sodium beef broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups (or 12 ounces) medium egg noodles
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Toss meat with flour, salt and pepper and cook in hot oil for about 2 minutes per side.
  • Add broth and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain when done.
  • Add sour cream, whipping cream and garlic salt to meat mixture and stir.
  • Add noodles and toss to coat, or serve meat over noodles. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley if desired and serve warm.

Video

Notes

Slow Cooker Directions: Cook meat as directed in Step 1. Add to slow cooker with broth and Worcestershire sauce and cook on low for 3–4 hours, stirring occasionally. Add sour cream and whipping cream and stir. Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles and toss into meat sauce, or divide noodles among plates and pour sauce over the noodles and toss into meat sauce, or divide noodles among plates and pour sauce over the top. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    Hello Kristyn. I just tried your recipe and I was totally surprised on how gooood this was when I tasted the beef sauce. I usually tweek recipes. The only thing I did different here was that I added onions and sweet basil and a little milk. I’m so glad I made a double batch to freezer. Thank you so much. P. S… Please don’t take this wrong but do you have healthy recipes to? I’m not a health freak but I do balance of what I eat bc I’m a cancer patient. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Enchiladas look so delicious that’s what I want. Oh also beef stroganoff.great meals I will get back after I cook them.ethelyelko

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