|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||13%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This beef stroganoff recipe is a cinch to prepare because it starts with leftover cooked roast beef, pot roast, brisket, or even store-bought roast beef from the deli counter. You can even use leftover steak; you don't even have to worry about whether or not it's tough or overcooked. When using cooked beef in this way, a stroganoff brings the beef back to life. So all you have to do is make the sauce. To save time, look for presliced mushrooms if you like.
This recipe is also easy because it incorporates a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup. If you'd like to upgrade the recipe a bit, some stores and brands, such as Trader Joe's and Pacific Natural Foods, respectively, sell versions of condensed cream of mushroom soup made with all-natural ingredients. You can even make your own condensed cream soup if you like.
Serve this stroganoff with hot cooked egg noodles and a green salad. It tends to be a kid's kind of stroganoff because of the noodles and the creamy nature of the beef. You can also try it with rice, cauliflower rice, or mashed potatoes.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup diced onions
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 tablespoons sour cream
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups shredded cooked leftover beef, such as roast beef, pot roast, beef brisket, or deli roast beef
Cooked egg noodles, for serving
Chopped fresh parsley, optional garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and mushrooms, and cook until softened.
Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables, and stir until the flour is well coated with the fat and drippings in the pan.
Add the broth, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Add the cream of mushroom soup and sour cream, and season with salt and pepper.
Mix in the cooked beef, and cook a few minutes until heated through.
Serve the stroganoff over hot cooked egg noodles and garnish with chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy.
If you want to brown the mushrooms, which is a good idea because it will deepen the flavor of the stroganoff, simply cook the onions separately first.
- When they are translucent, remove the onions from the skillet, and add a little more butter if the skillet is dry.
- Add about half the mushrooms in a single layer. Don't crowd them, because they will steam instead of brown.
- Cook, without stirring, until the mushrooms are golden brown with a slight crust on the bottom. Turn, and cook a few minutes on the other side (the second side won't take as long).
- Repeat with the remaining mushrooms. Then return both the onions and all of the mushrooms to the pan and proceed with the recipe as directed.
You can use plain yogurt instead of sour cream if you like. You can also use thinned-out cream cheese, too, which will make the sauce a little thicker.
Feel free to use a little bit of dried or fresh thyme when cooking the mushrooms if you like the savory combination of thyme and mushrooms.
How to Store and Freeze Beef Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff will keep for three to four days in the fridge if it's in an airtight sealed container. You can also freeze beef stroganoff for up to three months if it's in a sealed container, but that's best done if you leave out the egg noodles and just freeze the stroganoff itself. Noodles in a sauce tend to become mushy when defrosted. Reheat the stroganoff gently in the microwave or over low heat on the stovetop.