Beef stroganoff is the original family favorite skillet meal. It’s easy to make and you can easily switch up the type of meat you used based on what you have or what is on sale. This recipe is so decadent and delicious, you won’t believe it’s such an easy 30-minute meal!

Beef stroganoff with sliced mushrooms on egg noodles stirred with a wooden spoon, parsley in background

Why should beef stroganoff come from a box, when it is so quick and easy to make from scratch? With so much thick, creamy sauce and savory beef, no one can deny that beef stroganoff is the ultimate comfort food. Even the picky, mushroom haters in the house will be coming back for seconds!

We know and love this recipe with egg noodles, however, beef stroganoff was traditionally served with potatoes, and across the world has also been known to pair with rice. We’re particularly fond of egg noodles, but with so many possible varieties, there’s something for everyone!

I don’t have Worcestershire sauce on hand. Can I substitute with anything else? 

We always recommend sticking with the original recipe, as that will produce the best results. However, soy sauce is a 1:1 substitute, and the closest and most recommended substitute for Worcestershire sauce.

What type of mushrooms should I use?

You are welcome to experiment with various types of mushrooms in this recipe! White Button mushrooms are milder in flavor, and would work well in beef stroganoff. Crimini are more flavorful but can be used interchangeably with white button mushrooms. Portobello mushrooms are much richer in flavor but could work well here as well. Fun fact: Crimini mushrooms are simply young, small Portobellos!

Can I use any other cuts of steak? 

The secret to making the best beef stroganoff is the cut and quality of meat used. Look for a cut with a nice amount of marbled fat throughout. Boneless ribeye and beef tenderloin are two great cuts of meat if you want to experiment with something other than beef sirloin steak. 

Can I use ground beef instead of steak?

To replace steak with ground beef, simply brown in a skillet until cooked through, then drain the excess fat. Add in the flour and cook until dissolved, about 2 minutes, before proceeding with the rest of the recipe.

What should I serve with beef stroganoff?

Not everyone loves egg noodles, and that’s okay! Your favorite type of pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice would work well. Looking for a healthier option? Try zucchini noodles or mashed cauliflower.

Beef stroganoff served over egg noodles on a white plate

Storage and Reheating Instructions: 

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat single-serving portions in the microwave in 30-second increments until warmed through. 

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