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Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms

Best Beef Stroganoff

Authentically Russian Beef Stroganoff cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce. 
4.88 from 119 votes
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: beef stroganoff, best beef stroganoff
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 467kcal


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • ½ lbs crimini mushrooms/chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 1 lbs beef steak (I used sirloin) cut in strips
  • 60ml/1/4cup brandy
  • salt
  • pepper freshly ground
  • 125ml/1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 250ml/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 over low heat to prevent the sauce from splitting. Sprinkle parsley and take off the heat.
  • Serve with mounds of mashed potatoes or rice.



  • If the sour cream taste is too strong for you, replace a half of it with heavy cream.
  • Do not use low fat sour cream as it tends to produce a thin sauce and sometimes cause the sauce to split. 


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg