Easy Beef Stroganoff

A healthier version of the classic comfort food.

Medically reviewed in April 2021

Updated on January 26, 2022

Whether you’re dining alone or with someone else, make this quick beef stroganoff to nourish body and mind. If it’s just you, there’ll be enough leftovers for a lunch or two. Or pack a serving, take it to work, and give it to a coworker. They’ll love you for it.

Some tips before you get cooking:

  • Slice the beef into strips, not too long and not too skinny.
  • I don’t like sliced mushrooms in this dish, so I rough-chop them. It’s a whole lot quicker than slicing.
  • Working in two batches, brown the meat quickly. I mean, really quickly. Takes about one or two minutes.
  • When the meat is done and waiting on the sidelines, sauté mushrooms and onions in the same skillet.
  • Take skillet off the heat when it’s time to stir in sour cream and mustard. The relatively small amount of sour cream makes this stroganoff a little indulgent without going overboard.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, sliced into strips
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 14 ounces reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 8 ounces egg noodles, cooked according to package directions

Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season meat with salt and pepper. Add half the meat to skillet and stir to brown it quickly. Remove meat from skillet and set aside. Brown the remaining meat and set it aside with the first batch.

Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to skillet. Sauté mushrooms and onion until onion is translucent. Add beef broth and bring to a boil. Allow it to boil two to three minutes to reduce it slightly. In a small bowl, mix flour with water until smooth. Pour mixture into skillet and cook and stir until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream, mustard, and beef. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve with egg noodles. Makes four servings.

This content originally appeared on Well-Being Hawaii.

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