What Is the Best Recipe for Beef Stroganoff?

What Is the Best Recipe for Beef Stroganoff?

What Is the Best Recipe for Beef Stroganoff?

The best recipe for beef Stroganoff is "Classic Beef Stroganoff." It involves full-fat sour cream for traditional taste and to prevent curdling.

Classic Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff originated in Russia. It is cooked around the world, with regional variations and served atop pasta, rice or other source of carbohydrates. One of the secrets to good beef Stroganoff is tender beef.

Prep Time: 20 min.

Cook Time: 45 min.

Ready in: 65 min.


  • 1 1/2 lbs. beef, top round or shell steak
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 ounces white button mushrooms
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper

Step 1: Chop the fresh chives. Slice the mushrooms and chop the onions finely. Beef for beef Stroganoff should be in 1-inch pieces. Prepare 1/4-inch slices of the beef and cut them crosswise.

Step 2: Take half of the beef strips, salt and black pepper them and fry in heated oil in a skillet for 1 minute. Move the cooked beef to a plate and repeat the process with the rest of the meat.

Step 3: Mix the butter and the oil in the skillet. In this mixture, cook the mushrooms for 5 minutes. Put in onions and stir for 3 more minutes. Sprinkle the flour on top and stir everything together for 15 seconds. Finally, add the broth, then the sour cream, making sure that the bottom of the skillet is scraped and the sauce reaches smooth consistency.

Step 4: Add the beef to the sauce and serve with cooked noodles. Garnish with the chopped chives.