Simple & Tasty Beef Stroganoff

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 1 skillet




  • I have changed this recipe just a bit. I used to buy beef stew meat and noticed that I would end up with inconsistently cooked beef due to the fact that I never knew what type of meat was being added to the stew mixture. Any given day my stroganoff would be butter tender or chewy and often both in the same pan. So, now I buy london broil or top round and cut it into cubes myself. Not only is it cheaper, but I get consistently tender stroganoff with no fat or gristle.
  • The other thing I changed is that I no longer brown the meat or saute the onions. Honestly, in this recipe you won't taste the difference so save yourself some time and do it the way I've listed below. If you want to brown the meat and saute the onions, be my guest but you don't have to for scrumptious beef stroganoff.
  • Add beef cubes, onions to large skillet.
  • Fill skillet with water to just about covering beef cubes & onions.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Heat until boiling and add sliced mushrooms making sure they get submerged under the liquid -- just keep stirring and pressing. Boil for 30 minutes then turn down the heat and simmer on low/medium for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until beef is fall-apart tender and there is only about 1/4 inch of liquid left in the skillet.
  • Add more water an necessary if the beef isn't tender yet. The goal is to have tender beef and about 1/4 inch of broth in the skillet. Too much broth and your stroganoff will be too thin -- there is no thickener used in this recipe, only sour cream.
  • Add sour cream to beef mixture and stir until well mixed.
  • Continue mixing until sour cream mixture is hot but not boiling.
  • Serve over cooked egg noodles and garnish with fresh parsley.
  • NOTE: If you are eating Primal (i.e. no grains) then use zucchini noodles instead of egg noodles.
  • Enjoy!