BEST Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

BEST Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff will be a favorite in your home with all the classic flavors and creamy texture of traditional beef stroganoff, made super quick and easy in your pressure cooker!

Instant pot is the ultimate time saver! Try Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin, Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms, and Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

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BEST Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff will be a favorite in your home with all the classic flavors and creamy texture of traditional beef stroganoff, made super quick and easy in your pressure cooker!

I have had a really hectic winter. No real reason, just one of those winters. Maybe it’s the weather, forcing all of us to be inside more than we want to be. I don’t know about you but I’m itching to do all the outside things. But, for now, I’ve been pacifying myself with my favorite kitchen appliance — the Instant Pot. It really fascinates me with how quickly it can get dinner ready. No matter how many recipes I’ve created or cooked I always have a bit of doubt that it’s going to be cooked through or that it’s going to taste good. Luckily, I’m always proven wrong!

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You might remember my Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon recipe (which many of you already commented that you loved, so thank you!) from a couple weeks ago. It’s that fall-apart-meat that you all love so much — and the simplicity of taking a recipe you probably never thought you could make in a short amount of time and making it work that keeps me wanting to make more.

It is with that recipe in mind that I tackled Beef Stroganoff. It’s another one of those classic beef entrees we all grew up with but made easier. Just as delicious — less steps. Dinner will be ready for you and your family faster than you ever thought possible.

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WHAT IS BEEF STROGANOFF?

As you might imagine, beef stroganoff originates from Russia. The first time we see this recipe is 1871, in a cookbook called “The Gift to Young Housewives.”

While not so much a gift to housewives anymore (but thank you to the author of the cookbook for first introducing the West to different ways to prepare beef recipes), this recipe has gone through many iterations over the years. It also is made differently from country to country as well. As recipes go, it all depends on what kinds of meat and spices you have available. A lot is owed to the creativity of cooks everywhere for transforming recipes over the years into something delicious and creative and new.

Regardless of origins or how it has changed over the years, the basis for beef stroganoff is the same: meat + mushrooms + onions + spices + sour cream sauce = melt-in-your-mouth, beefy goodness, all over noodles, of course.

CAN I MAKE THIS IN THE SLOW COOKER?

Yes! If you do not have an Instant Pot, no worries there. In fact, I first adapted this recipe for the slow cooker before I re-adapted it for the Instant Pot. You all loved the slow cooker version so much that I decided to see if I could make it even easier for you. So if you are in the mood for this Americanized comfort food on these last days of cold weather (please, please, please, let the spring come ASAP, for real) then you have options. Slow cooker or Instant Pot, both so good, both sure to be hits with you and yours.

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WHAT KIND OF MEAT GOES BEST WITH BEEF STROGANOFF?

You’ll notice in the ingredients list I suggest getting “stew meat.” Generally when you purchase this, it’s already cubed or cut for you and ready to go. That’s one less step when you’re in a hurry to get dinner done.

But if you have beef in your freezer or you can’t find stew meat or just prefer to cut it yourself, then the best kind to buy is a beef that is more tender. If you have tender meat, then that means you don’t have to cook it as long. (Ahem Instant-Pot worthy). These types of cuts include sirloin, steak tips, flank, tenderloin, or rib eye.

If you don’t purchase your beef pre-cut, then you’ll want to cut it into small chunks or thin strips.

WHAT IS STROGANOFF SAUCE MADE OF?

Mmmm sauce. I’m a saucy gal. I love the meat, I love the carbs but what good are the two if there isn’t a nice sauce tying them all together?

For this dish, the sauce really comes together from all of the ingredients. From the beef drippings and the mushrooms, garlic, and butter all cooking down together to the broth, worcestershire, and sour cream added at the end, all of these things make the sauce happen. And it makes them so finger-licking-good too!

Other recipes might call for paprika, white or red wine, or fresh herbs. Others might ask you to add onion, Dijon mustard, or milk. Those are all fine to add as well to suit your own tastes. My suggestion is to start with a recipe as instructed, then embellish it as you see fit. That’s how all the best recipes come about anyway, right?

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What people are saying about this BEST Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff 

“Wow! I didn’t expect the meat to be so tender! This was a great recipe! I added a 1/2 cup of white COOKing wine! My husband was very skeptical and was over my shoulder driving me crazy because recipe doesn’t call to have the meat browned. But I made him a believer!” – Dizzblnd

“This is amazing!! It was the best beef stroganoff EVER!! I made this while in the mountains camping. I didn’t have sour cream but whipped a half cup cream cheese with lemon juice to sour it. It worked perfectly. This was SOOO good I will be making this easy dish to keep up my reputation as a gourmet chef!” – Debbie

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BEST Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

BEST Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff will be a favorite in your home with all the classic flavors and creamy texture of traditional beef stroganoff, made super quick and easy in your pressure cooker!
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds stew meat
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 10 ounces egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch + 1/4 cup beef broth or cold water optional

Instructions

  • Set pressure cooker to SAUTE. Add butter, garlic, and mushrooms. Once butter is completely melted, sprinkle in flour and stir to coat the mushrooms. 
  • Add 3 cups beef broth, worcestershire sauce, and the stew meat. Cover, turn steam valve to the sealed position,  and set to PRESSURE COOK (or MANUAL) for 15 minutes. 
  • Do a quick release (turn to VENTING position and remove lid once float valve drops). Stir in egg noodles and set to PRESSURE COOK (or MANUAL) for 3 minutes. Do another quick release. 
  • Stir in sour cream, taste, and add salt and pepper as needed. Serve OR for a thicker stroganoff sauce, set pressure cooker to SOUP setting, whisk together 1/4 cup broth and corn starch, and stir into the stroganoff. Once sauce comes to a boil and has thickened, serve. 

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5 stars
Wow! I didn’t expect the meat to be so tender! This was a great recipe! I added a 1/2 cup of white COOKing wine!
My husband was very skeptical and was over my shoulder driving me crazy because recipe doesn’t call to have the meat browned. But I made him a believer!

    Fantastic job!!! Sounds like a great addition. Way to prove the hubby wrong! 😉

If im
Using about 1 pounD of stew meat do i neEd to adjust thr cooking time?

    no, you should not have to! Likely, the time it takes to get up to pressure will be a tad shorter.

Do you boil the noodles before adding them to the instapot?

How many people does feed?

5 stars
Really sorry to be picky, Tiffie, but Stroganoff is Russian. My hubby taught in Russia for a year at the Embassy School and was up north in the middle of nowhere on a train and had the best Strogie of his life. He asked for the recipe there at the train station and it turned out the chef was the daughter of the Tsar’s chef and it was “Our little Father’s favorite.” She did not share the recipe.

Can i subStitute greek yogurt for the sour cream.

    Sure! It could potentially alter how creamy your dish comes out but I don’t think you’ll really notice 🙂

5 stars
THis is amazing!!

It was thE best beef stroganoff Ever!!

I made this while in the mountainS campinG. Didn’t have sour cream but Whipped Half cup cream cheese with lemon juice to sour it. It worked perfectly.

This was Soo good I will be making this easy dish to Keep up my reputation as a Gourmet chef!

    Goodness- this is quite the meal for camping! I want to camp with you in the future 😉 Thanks for your feedback, Debbi!

4 stars
The noodles were a little al dente and there WASN’T much sauce left at the end to thickEn.
But, the PRep was easy, with a little tweaking this could easily be in our rotation.

    Thanks for your input, Joe!

Can i do this in the slow cooker? If so, how long?

5 stars
This recipe is one of the simplest and yummiest that I have ever done!! Family asked me to add this to our favourite supper list.
I was not expecting this!!!

    Family approved- alright! 😉 Happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed this recipe, Lucia!

If you double The recipe do you double tHe cooking time? (Idk why typing in all caps)

    You shouldn’t need to double it. The instant pot will play catch up in the amount of time it takes to come to full pressure! Be sure to not go past the max fill line!

Noodles not even al dente. I had to totally re work the recipe. One should always brown meat 1st and foremost for moisture and flavour. I wish I would have just used the Amy + Jackie RECIPE and cooked noodles outside the Instant Pot

Could I use little pieces of steak? If so would I have to adjust cooking time?

    Hi Michele! Steak pieces can be used with this recipe- I suggest cuts that include sirloin, steak tips, flank, tenderloin, or rib eye. If you have tender meat, then that means you don’t have to cook it as long!

5 stars
Its going to be del i already know thanks

Outstanding!
great flavor & SO easy. came out perfectly. a favorite.Will definitely be making again!

    Hi Diane! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe- thanks for your feedback!

Is this recipe 15 min on high?

    Correct 🙂

5 stars
Perfect cold weather meal for a cozy night in! I added in onions and doubled the sour cream! I used lean stEw beef and full fat sour cream for an extra thick and rich sauce!

    Sounds super delicious!!

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