Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms

Best Beef Stroganoff

Authentically Russian Beef Stroganoff cooked in creamy mushroom sauce. 
4.88 from 94 votes
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: best beef stroganoff
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Julia Frey of Vikalinka


  • 1 tbsp-oil
  • 1 tbsp-butter
  • 1- onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lbs- crimini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 lbs-beef steak cut in strips
  • 1/4 cup- brandy
  • salt
  • pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 cup-beef stock
  • 1- bay leaf
  • 1 tsp-whole grain mustard
  • 1 cup- full fat creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 3-4 sprigs-flat-leaf parsley chopped


  • Heat oil and butter in a heavy skillet and cook onions and mushrooms over medium-low heat for 7-10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Add cut steak to the same skillet and quickly fry over high heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add brandy and continue cooking until alcohol burns off, add stock, mustard, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula to release all the brown bits, they will add much flavour to the sauce.
  • Bring mushrooms and onions back to the pan and cook for 3 minutes until everything is heated through and bubbling.
  • Stir in sour cream and parsley and take off the heat.
  • Serve with mounds of mashed potatoes or rice.