This easy Beef Stroganoff with Cream of Mushroom Soup is a one pot meal you can make on a weeknight. It’s creamy, comforting, and cooks in just 30 minutes!
I love a good shortcut meal. This Beef Stroganoff with Cream of Mushroom Soup fits the bill—it makes use of both fresh and pantry ingredients (canned soup!) to make a hearty, comfort food dinner.
I typically give myself 30 minutes to make dinner. This easy Beef Stroganoff recipe clocks in at exactly 30 minutes, and I can easily boil some noodles and make a salad as it cooks.
Best of all, it’s a true crowd pleaser. The cream of mushroom soup makes a creamy sauce, so you can serve it over egg noodles or rice to soak it all up!
Top tips for making easy beef stroganoff
- This recipe uses sirloin steak (top sirloin, specifically) to make a really tender stroganoff. I’ve found that top sirloin is the most economical while still being flavorful and tender. You can also use boneless ribeye or even ground beef.
- To prevent the sour cream from curdling, we’ll stir it in right before serving.
- I love this dish over egg noodles. Rice or mashed potatoes are great for soaking up that delicious sauce, too.
Be sure to check the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and instructions!
- Top sirloin delivers a big beefy flavor while still being tender AND economical. A win all around. You can substitute ground beef, if you’d like.
- I buy the mushrooms already sliced to make this recipe even easier.
- Use your favorite brand of condensed cream of mushroom soup.
- Tomato paste adds a nice depth of flavor to the dish.
- You just need ½ cup of sour cream to make the stroganoff really rich and creamy. Use full fat sour cream for best results.
How to make Beef Stroganoff with Cream of Mushroom Soup
Start by cutting the sirloin steak into bite-sized pieces. Mine were about ¾-inch cubes.
In a large bowl, toss the beef with flour and salt.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and add the beef. Let cook, without stirring, until browned on one side.
Stir gently and cook for another 2–3 minutes, or until browned on the other side.
Remove the beef from the skillet but leave any drippings.
Add the onions and mushrooms to the skillet, and cook until soft.
Add the beef back to the pan, along with the cream of mushroom soup, water, tomato paste, and garlic powder. Stir to combine.
Let cook for 5–6 minutes, or until the beef is cooked through but still tender. Stir in the sour cream. Stirring it in as the final step prevents the sour cream from curdling.
Top with fresh parsley, if desired, and serve over egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.
Can beef stroganoff be made ahead?
Beef Stroganoff with Cream of Mushroom Soup reheats beautifully. You can make this dish up to several days in advance. Reheat it just until warm, either in the microwave or in a skillet on the stovetop.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sirloin steak is a great choice for beef stroganoff. It has a rich beefy flavor, it’s tender when not overcooked, and it’s economical. You can also use boneless ribeye, beef tenderloin, or even ground beef.
Beef stroganoff can be frozen for several months in an airtight container. Defrost it overnight in the refrigerator.
The key to tender beef sirloin is not overcooking the meat. It’s a lean cut, so it responds best to cooking just until your desired doneness is reached. For this recipe, we’ll brown the beef, then remove it from the pan so it doesn’t overcook while the mushrooms and onions cook. Then, we’ll add it back to the cream of mushroom soup mixture to finish cooking.
What to serve with beef stroganoff
- Egg noodles
- White or brown rice
- Slices of baguette
- Cheddar Garlic Biscuits
- Mashed potatoes
- A leafy green salad
- Roasted veggies such as Roasted Garlic Broccoli
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Beef Stroganoff with Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1½ lbs beef sirloin (I used top sirloin)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ medium yellow onion, chopped
- 8 oz sliced mushrooms
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 (10½ oz) can cream of mushroom soup
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- ½ cup sour cream
- To serve: cooked egg noodles
- Cut sirloin into ¾ inch pieces (bite sized). Stir the flour and salt together in a medium sized bowl. Add the beef and stir to coat.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and let cook, without stirring, until browned on the bottom (about 2–3 minutes).
- Flip and cook on the other side. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the chopped onion and mushrooms to the pan (no need to wipe the skillet first). Cook for 4–5 minutes, or until the onions are soft and the mushrooms are nearly cooked through.
- Add the beef back to the pan, along with the garlic powder, cream of mushroom soup, water, and tomato paste. Stir to combine.
- Cook until the meat is cooked through yet still tender, about 5–6 minutes. Take off the heat.
- Stir in the sour cream (doing this last prevents it from curdling).
- Serve with egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.