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The Best Beef Stroganoff ~ tender beef simmered in a delicious sour cream/mushroom sauce with fresh herbs and a hint of Dijon mustard all over egg noodles.
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Best Beef Stroganoff

Best Beef Stroganoff ~ tender sliced beef simmered in a rich, sour cream-mushroom sauce served over egg noodles.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: European
Keyword: beef stroganoff
Servings: 4


  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds top sirloin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup red wine Cabernet or other dry red
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups of beef stock divided
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream full fat
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 8-10 ounce packaged egg noodles


  • Clean and slice the mushrooms then trim and slice the beef.
  • Add the olive oil and butter to a large pot over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the mushrooms and onions. Season with salt and pepper and sauté several minutes until the onions have softened and the mushrooms are cooked then transfer everything to a bowl.
  • Add the beef in a single layer to the same pot working in batches if needed so you don’t overcrowd the beef. Increase the heat to medium-high, season generously with salt and pepper then sear on both sides. The beef will still be pink inside when you’re finished searing.
  • Remove the beef then deglaze the pot with the red wine, cooking 2 minutes to let the wine reduce.
  • Add the Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce then simmer 5 minutes over medium to medium low heat.
  • Add 2 cups of the beef stock, scraping any brown/flavor bits off the bottom of the pot then return the beef to the pot.
  • Lay the thyme sprigs on the top then cover and  simmer over low heat 45 minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs and return the mushrooms and onions to the pot. Cover and cook 15 more minutes or until the beef is fork-tender.
  • In a small bowl whisk the remaining 1/2 cup of beef stock and the flour together then fold into the sauce, simmering over low heat as it thickens.
  • Temper the sour cream (see body of post for how to temper) then slowly add it along with the chopped parsley to the sauce stirring to completely blend. Optional: garnish with extra parsley.
  • Cook the egg noodles according to package directions. Serve the stroganoff over the noodles.