Beef Stroganoff Made Easy

This is one of my all time favorite recipes.  It is easy to put together and it taste great. To me it is comfort food.  Rich gravy made with white wine added mushrooms over rice.  Heaven on a plate!  The recipe came from my long ago friend Cile that lives in Baton Rouge where great food runs rampant.  It is one  of those dishes that you can throw together in 20 minutes and leave it alone for about an hour.  When you return to check on it the flavors are unbelievable.  Trust me if you like a nice rich gravy with tender strips of steak this is it! 

In the last couple of years I have had a really hard time finding a top and bottom round steak .  They are now sent to supermarkets as top round steak or bottom round steak.  Even at that they are cut paper-thin.  For this recipe the steak needs to be about 1 1/2 inches thick.     After much experimenting I found that round steak cut for fajitas works fantastic.  It is cut to the right thickness and in strips.  That is even better because the step of slicing while partially frozen can be skipped saving much time.  The results I think are much better.

Another reason for preparing this dish other than it is my favorite is that I received some beautiful oyster mushrooms in my CSA box last week.  I didn’t want to serve them as a side dish.  The stroganoff was just perfect.  Some of you are going to scoff at the recipe.  It is made with mushroom soup and you use a gravy enhancer, but please try it before you judge.  Both of those are time savers and the flavors are absolutely wonderful!  This freezes well also.  Another note.  I have tried making this in a slow cooker.  Don’t try it.  I’ve tried adding the wine at the beginning and at the end and it makes no difference.  It does not compare to cooking it in a cast iron skillet.  So here you go for a fast, easy and rich main dish that everyone is going to love.

Brown  diced onion in vegetable oil  and add about 1 1/2 pounds of beef cut into strips. Cook until no longer pink.  Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic salt.

 I usually add a large can of sliced mushrooms drained, but since I had fresh oyster mushrooms I sautéed them and added to the  meat as well as a small can of drained sliced mushrooms. Also add  a  can of cream of mushroom soup, 1/4 cup of white wine and enough kitchen bouquet to turn the gravy dark brown.    

Stir together and cover.  Cook on simmer for 1 1/4 hours.  Add liquid if needed.  Serve over cooked rice.

Beef Sroganoff Made Easy

  • 1 1/2 lb. Boneless round steak cut into strips
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 8 oz. can of sliced mushrooms drained
  • 1 can mushroom soup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • kitchen bouquet to make a rich brown color

Saute onion in vegetable oil add steak and brown.  Season with garlic salt.  Add mushrooms, mushroom soup, wine and enough kitchen bouquet to turn sauce a dark brown.  Simmer covered for 1 1/4 hours .  Serve over cooked rice.   Serves 6. 

Enjoy,

The Teacher Cooks

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45 responses to “Beef Stroganoff Made Easy

  1. This is comfort on a plate. So simple, this is a keeper. I have a round steak sitting in my freezer right now. I have been trying to figure out what to do it, thanks.

  2. I laughed at your mushroom soup comment! I have a wonderful old recipe that uses a can of mushroom soup in the ingredient list and I have been debating posting it because everyone makes fun of using canned soups. But sometimes they are the best! You have given me courage!
    I love beef stroganoff and usually serve mine over noodles, but frankly I like the rice idea better. Great recipe, Wanda!

  3. Nice with rice and no sour cream, I guess the soup makes up for it.

  4. I’d love to have a plate of this in front of me. It looks wonderful and I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks. This is just one more recipe that makes me love your blog.

  5. Radiance Marshall

    This looks really good!!!!! ((((:

  6. This sounds really good! I totally love your comment about the mushroom soup! I love recipes that use convenience ingredients but I swear I’m too chicken to post them on my blog! LOL!!!!

  7. this is classic comfort food. we add a bit of sour cream into the sauce to make it a little more rich and, well, creamy. :)

  8. Chelsea

    i learned a new food. ha! i didnt know this was actually a real food. who knows i might even like it.

  9. Alexis A

    I now know that you can make great recipes using canned soups and sautéed mushrooms! :)

  10. Kamryn Storey

    I did not know that you had to put wine in this recipe. My mom use to make this all the time too !

  11. Haylee W

    I learned that there are such things as oyster mushrooms. :)

  12. Rachel S.

    This looks really good!(: I learned that you can use fajita meat to make this instead of the round steak.

  13. tommie 1st period

    I learned that instead of using steak you can use fajita meat.

  14. anna 1st

    I learned that you can use oyster mushroomjs instead of canned mushrooms

  15. Danielle Rogers

    i didn’t know you put wine in the sauce to make it a darker color

  16. mike "da beast" neal

    i didnt think that oysters mixed in with it would be anywhere near delicious. good job :DD

  17. bethany bowlin

    thats cool that instead of using steak you can use fajita meat for this recipe. Thats pretty good looking:)

  18. Aaron Vantrees

    i didn’t know adding wine could make the sause darker i always though just adding regular beef stock would do the trick.

  19. Marianna

    I learned that you could use a kitchen bouquet to make a rich brown color for you stroganoff.

  20. Tatiana G 1st period

    I learn the how mushrooms are used for flavor. I used to think it was just there and do not taste well. Guess I was wrong

  21. chasity wilson

    i learned how to season and make it flavor full

  22. shalynne w

    it looks hevenly when its done, but when you are making it,it looks kind of weird

  23. Tori B

    I had did not know that adding wine made the sauce a darker shade.

  24. Naomi

    I didnt know you could add wine to beef stroganoff.

  25. cynthia I

    i learned that you used oyster mushrooms instead of regular ones.

  26. Vaida R.

    This looks amazing! It also seems simple to make.

  27. Co founder of TNT Chef Tyler D. Burnett

    I learned you can make good stroganoff without hamburger helper.

  28. erika

    this look really good i’ve never eaten this before but im thinking about trying it.

  29. Sasha

    MMMMM…..this looks delicious! i think i’ve eaten this before i don’t remember. but i looks famailiar:)

  30. Andre

    Learned that wine could give the beef a sweeter taste

  31. amber gillis

    i never even knew how to make beef stroganoff or what it was so this all was educational

  32. tania

    interesting how wine can change the color of the sauce

  33. HEATHER

    what is kitchen bouquet ?

  34. Sarah J.

    I never even thought of putting mushrooms in Beef Stroganoff?!

  35. Courtney E

    I didn’t know that you could use oyster mushrooms instead of regular ones without making the food taste different!

  36. kim s. 2nd period

    i learned what kitchen bouquet is

  37. Lexxi J

    As much as this doesn’t look appetizing, I actually want to try it.

  38. Lexxi J

    Adding the wine probably makes the taste a little different, but good.

  39. Amy w.

    i learned an easy great way to make gravy!

  40. Callie C.

    My aunt is constantly making this!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!

  41. Callie C.

    i learned you could add wine to beef stroganoff.

  42. Radiance M

    I learned that you could add wine to the gravy.

  43. I love beef stroganoff. A simplified version like this is a welcome addition to my list of recipes to try.

    Nisrine

  44. My favorite dish! Your beef stroganoff is so tempting!

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