Simple Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a classic, comforting dish the whole family loves. Make this simple beef stroganoff recipe that is ready in 30 minutes.

 

When it gets cold outside, I immediately start thinking of rich, hearty, comforting meals I can make for dinner. Like my grandmother’s southern chicken and dumplings or beef bourguignon. I’d planned on making an elaborate beef stroganoff for dinner last night, but as usual with the daily rush, I was a bit behind. I arrived back home later than expected and my family was ready for dinner. Right then.

Does your day ever work out like that? You have big plans for an amazing meal for supper that isn’t a quick-fix sort of meal. In your mind you imagine how delicious it will smell cooking all afternoon, how beautiful it will be when it is cooked, and how much everyone will love it when they take that first bite. No arguments from your children on wanting something different for this meal. In your mind, everyone is agreeable and the evening goes off without a hitch. If I didn’t think it would carry my dreaming too far, I might even imagine soft music playing in the background and my hair and makeup being perfectly fixed as I look 15 pounds skinnier. Hey, if you can dream, dream big, right?

Anyway, that’s not how my day wound up. That’s when my mind cues the sound of the needle scratching across a record on the record player. Do you remember that sound? You do, don’t you? Please tell me I’m not the only one.

Again, my day took a slight detour.

Simple Beef Stroganoff

So, I strayed from the original way that I make beef stroganoff and came up with something quick, simple, and delicious. You would have thought I had been in the kitchen cooking for hours with the resulting full-flavored meal. To me, that’s what cooking is all about. Now, back to my imagination. Maybe they’ll tell me I look skinnier by bedtime!

How to Make Beef Stroganoff

To make my Simple Beef Stroganoff, I begin by slicing my beef roast into 1/4″ slices and set aside.

Then I heat olive oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Then add in onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 3 minutes and then add the sliced beef. Cook until all beef has been lightly browned.

Next, add in cream of mushroom soup and milk. Stir until well-combined. Sprinkle in thyme, stir and then cover with lid. Continue to cook a few more minutes over medium heat until mixture is bubbling.

Meanwhile, cook your egg noodles according to the directions on the package, then drain.
Spoon the beef stroganoff over the egg noodles. Salt and pepper to taste.
This dish is so simple, quick and delicious that I think you’ll love serving it as much as I do!

Here’s how I make my Simple Beef Stroganoff. I think you’ll love it.

Simple Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a classic, comforting dish the whole family loves. Make this simple recipe for beef stroganoff that is ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stroganoff, beef stroganoff over egg noodles, beef stroganoff recipe, easy beef stroganoff, how to make beef stroganoff, simple beef stroganoff
Servings: 6
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion cut into thin slices
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 package egg noodles cooked according to package directions

Instructions

  • Slice beef roast into 1/4" slices and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add in onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 3 minutes and then add sliced beef. Cook until all beef has been lightly browned.
  • Add in cream of mushroom soup and milk. Stir until well-combined. Sprinkle in thyme, stir and then cover with lid.
  • Drain and serve egg noodles topped with beef stroganoff.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

 

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

18 comments on “Simple Beef Stroganoff”

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  2. Man oh man! I love comfort foods and this has comfort smothered all over it! 🙂

  3. I’ve wanted to make beef stroganoff for awhile now, but hadn’t taken the time to look for a recipe. And here you are right when I need you! Love that this is a quick and easy weeknight meal 🙂

  4. This sounds great and is one of my hubby’s requests. We don’t eat a lot of beef, but he does ask for this from time to time. I need to make your easier version and maybe we would have it more often. 😉 PS – On my neglected food blog there’s a beef stew recipe that is OUT OF THIS WORLD good (my friend Ammie’s recipe) – you should check it out.

  5. This is a staple meal in our house… but I cant wait ti try your recipe!! It looks beautiful and I am betting tastes even better!

  6. This is one of my Matt’s favorite meals. I can’t wait to try your recipe. I love that it’s fast and easy!

  7. Seriously, headed to your house!

  8. Oh how I adore beef stroganoff. Yum!

  9. mouthwatering Robyn – oh dear lawd in heaven, my mouth is watering!!! love me some beef stroganoff, oh yes i do!!!

  10. Yummy!!! I love Beef Stroganoff and can’t wait to try this recipe. I saved to OneNote to make later this week.

  11. I haven’t made beef stroganoff forever!!! Well guess what? After seeing this recipe, I think I know what we’re having for dinner tonight!!! Thanks Miss Robyn!

  12. I am the same way with cold weather foods…I always crave homemade comforting meals and this looks like winter perfection!

  13. If only my husband hadn’t decided not to eat beef anymore (darn it) I’d be all over this delicious recipe! Beef Stronganoff used to be one of our favorites, and your version makes such an excellent, quick week night approach to this classic dish.

  14. Can’t or won’t eat beef, simply substitute thin-sliced eggplant. Hard to tell any difference in the taste.

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