The most amazing Beef Stroganoff you will ever have! Golden seared juicy beef strips smothered in an incredible sour cream mushroom gravy, this Beef Stroganoff recipe is an easy 30 minute recipe.

Never suffer through dry chewy beef or bland Stroganoff sauce again – this recipe delivers!!

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Beef Stroganoff in a rustic white bowl over noodles

Beef Stroganoff

If you’ve ever chewed your way through dry, overcooked beef, you’re going to LOVE this Beef Stroganoff recipe! Just two simple rules for juicy, tender beef:

  1. using the right cut; and

  2. the 30 Second Sear ( <- PS I totally made up this name)

The first rule is fairly self explanatory – for a quick cooking recipe like Beef Stroganoff, you can’t get away with using a better value tough cut like chuck beef.

Sure, you could do a slow cooker stroganoff.

But if you want to make this retro classic the way it’s intended and to experience all that Beef Stroganoff is when the beef is tender, juicy perfection, then there’s no getting around the fact that you will need a good quality steak that’s nicely marbled with fat.

Preparation of beef for Beef Stroganoff

I know, I know, you see juicy steaks like the rib eyes above and your instinct is to throw them on the barbie.

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I hear you. I have to fight the urge myself. But then I remember that sour cream mushroom gravy, and I remind myself that the only way to experience a truly great stroganoff is to use a good steak, and it’s all good. We proceed with no regrets.

And now, the 2nd secret to never suffer through dry beef in stroganoff again……

The 30 second sear

Thin strips of beef overcook in a flash. But forgoing the sear would be a blasphemy (in my books). Sear = flavour on both the beef AND in the gravy.

Therefore, there is only one way around this. A super quick sear in a smoking hot skillet. And when I say super quick, I truly mean it. 30 seconds on each side, if you miss some pink bits too bad! GET IT OUT OF THE SKILLET!!!

The beef will still be raw at this stage but don’t worry! It finishes cooking in the gravy at the end.

How to make Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff in a skilet, fresh off the stove

If you happen to have leftovers or are meal prepping, beef stroganoff will keep for 3 to 4 days in the fridge. But be very careful when reheating not to overcook the beef!

Wondering you if you can freeze beef stroganoff?

Yes you can! The sour cream won’t separate or congeal. Thaw, then reheat – be very careful not to overcook the beef when reheating.

Close up of Beef Stroganoff in a skillet, fresh off the Tove

What to serve with beef stroganoff

Serve it over noodles, pasta or mash – anything that’s a suitable vehicle to slop up all that gorgeous mushroom gravy. Try cauliflower mash for a low carb alternative!

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If using noodles or pasta, I recommend using a short pasta. It just makes it easier to eat, ensuring you get a bit of everything with plenty of that sauce in every bite!

Dinner – on the table in 30 minutes. EVERYONE WILL LOVE THIS!!! – Nagi x


Sometimes it helps to have a visual – so watch me make this Beef Stroganoff recipe!

Beef Stroganoff recipe originally published January 2018, updated March 2019 for housekeeping matters, no change to recipe (because readers love it as it is!).

More quick dinner ideas you’ll love!

  • Juicy Baked Chicken Breast

  • Quesadillas (Beef, Chicken or Veg)

  • A Mushroom Sauce for Steak, Chicken or anything!

  • Beef and Rice with Veggies (One Pot)

  • Baked Chicken and Rice


” Dozer! Catch the water!”

And so he obliged. Well, attempted to. Oh so enthusiastically!

Dozer the golden retriever dog trying to catch pool water

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