Easy Beef Stroganoff

I am first going to apologize to my veggie lovin friends. My next 3 posts are going to be all about beef. But my carnivore friends will love them. However, have no fear veggie friends, at the end of the week I will be having a VERY generous giveaway.
I was contacted by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to help get the word out about LEAN BEEF. That’s right, not all beef is Fatty Patty Beef McFatty!
I don’t know about you but I often stare at the meat case, not knowing what meat is what.

So check out Beef Its Whats For Dinner for all of your life’s burning questions about beef and for some great recipes.
Everyone loved the dinner. My husband said it reminded him of a really good Hamburger Helper( I don’t think I have even bought Hamburger Helper in probably 10 years).

beef stroganoff

Sorry the photo is sooo BLAH. You see, me and beef have a beef. I cant seem to photograph it very well.


1 pound beef round tip steaks, cut 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
1 clove garlic, minced
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced (1/2-inch)
1 package (3/4 ounce) brown gravy mix
4 cups uncooked wide egg noodles (about 5 ounces), cooked
1/4 cup dairy sour cream
Stack beef steaks; cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1-inch wide strips. Toss with garlic.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 minute or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove. Repeat with remaining beef. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in same skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Add gravy mix and 1 cup cold water; blend well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 minute or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in beef; heat through. Serve over noodles. Pass sour cream.

*****I actually added the sour cream to the brown sauce.
Make sure to use lots of salt and peper!

Nutrition information per serving:
383 calories; 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 109 mg cholesterol; 420 mg sodium; 30 g carbohydrate; 2.0 g fiber; 31 g protein; 6.2 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.7 mg iron; 48.7 mcg selenium; 4.7 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc


  1. 1
    Shari@Whisk: a food blog says:

    I love beef stroganoof…it’s my comfort food! Looks delish!

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    Hey Les… we have a lot in common.. we both used pasta. well noodles today and our food was Beige! hahahah

    I Just love you! I showed Hubby your Easy Peasy Beef Stroganoff and he said “I’m SURE it was better than Hamburger Helper!!!” That’s my Man!!! Mr. Positive!!!


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    Calm In The Kitchen says:

    Beef Stroganof is one of my all time favorite meals! This looks wonderful.


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    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" says:

    I have stroganoff on this week’s menu! 🙂
    I don’t use gravy mix though, just cream of mushroom soup.

  5. 5

    Crazy…me and my sister-in-law were just talking about this dish last night over dinner. Now thanks to “big brother” we now have a recipe pop up on here today. Thanks!

    My best, Lynn

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    I’ve neve made this before, but my mother in law made it for me once. There’s a first time for everything, I’m trying it soon!

  7. 7

    This is one of our favorites! It looks so good, I don’t know what you’re talkin’ about the pic!

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    I’ve never made a beef stroganoff that I loved, so I’m eager to try this! It looks very comforting!

  9. 9

    Looks good. Actually I thought your photo was pretty good considering anything brown or tan is so tough to make attractive, for me anyway.

    You okay? You’ve been a bit quiet. Hope so!

  10. 10

    Lester, bring on the beef…I’ve been fasting for a week…yum-world!

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    Not Another Omnivore says:

    My friend The Fat Dietitian did a beef stroganoff post not too long ago…she’s in love with it!


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    Donna-FFW says:

    Beef stroganoff is one of my favorites. My husband makes it at our home.. he learned it from his firefighter co-workers. yours looks just perfect, the photo is great!

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    You know, I’m not a big meat fan, but I love beef stroganoff. Put “easy” in the title, and I’m totally sold. There’s something magical about the combination of nice juicy meat and creamy sour cream. Yum!

  14. 14

    Great recipe! Stroganoff rules, it’s one of the few things I’ll eat mushrooms in. I almost always use lean beef, myself. I tend to make up for the lack of fat with butter or bacon grease. 😉

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    Culinarywannabe says:

    This looks like majorly amped up hamburger helper!

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    VeggieGirl says:

    No worries!! I still love ya 😀

  17. 17

    A classic from my childhood

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    William Wilson aka William "the Clothier" says:

    Yum Yum Yum!!! I love beef stroganoff!

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    the photo is fine….beef (unless it’s a burger) is hard to photograph.
    my hubby hates stroganoff, so when I make it, it’s me and the freezer that get to enjoy it.

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    I don’t do beef, but I will still visit you because I love ya:) I have been a veggie for about 10 years…when I was little I still didn’t like beef stroganoff. I used to call them “stroggies.” I would always whine…No NOT STROGGIES!! Your post made me remember those days. I am glad some people like them:)

  21. 21

    Yeah, beef and meat in general can be REALLY hard to photograph. At least hard to photograph in an appetizing way. I’ve had problems with this too.

    Casual Kitchen

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    Bridgett says:

    This looks delicious Leslie, and the photo is just fine!! No worries! I haven’t had a good stroganoff in ages and I think we are due for a tasty one. I may just give this recipe a try!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I don’t eat beef that much, but I do love some beef stroganoff! It’s one of my favourite ways of eating beef actually, that and on fondue. Looks delicious Leslie, I like the nice fat mushrooms you’ve used!

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    noble pig says:

    Love the beef. I totally miss the Where’s The Beef commercials from way back. This dinner looks nummy.

  25. 25

    YUM! i love beef stroganoff. yours sounds delicious – i especially love the “easy” part – i’m always looking for those kind of recipes on weeknights!

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    Mrsfatface says:

    Oh I love Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff. Thanks for the recipe now I can make it myself!


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    Beef is hard to photograph and pasta can be too, depending on the shape and colors, but I think this looks great! Love that you even have the nutrition information there.

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    even easier version, a la my mammy–noodles, ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream. 🙂

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    YUM! I hate it when the dish is really delicious but photos come out blah.
    I’ve never made this at home.

  30. 30

    That looks awesome. I’ve been wanting to make a homemade stroganoff.

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    Beef stroganoff is one of my favorites!