Chef John's Classic Beef Stroganoff

Chef John's Classic Beef Stroganoff

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"This is a fairly lean version of beef stroganoff, as most recipes call for more cream. This is something you can easily adjust to your tastes. I like a little thicker version, with just enough sauce to coat the meat and noodles."
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1 h 45 m servings 307 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.1g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 15.8 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Season beef generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat until nearly smoking. Stir in beef; cook, stirring constantly, for 6-7 minutes, until liquid evaporates and meat browns. Remove meat from the pan and set aside.
  3. Stir butter, mushrooms and onions into the pan; cook and stir over medium heat until the vegetables are lightly browned. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in flour; cook for 1-2 minutes until incorporated.
  4. Stir in wine and 1 cup of stock, scraping the bottom of the pan to release any browned bits. Bring to a simmer, cook for 3-4 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Return beef to the pan. Stir in remaining cup of stock; bring to a simmer and cook on low heat for about 1 hour with the lid on, until the beef is tender and the sauce is thick. Stir every 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in creme fraiche. Stir in chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Serving Suggestion:
  • Serve over buttered noodles.
  • Cook's Note:
  • If creme fraiche isn't available, you can substitute sour cream.


  1. 222 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I cannot afford beef chuck roast right now, I used beef stew meat instead. I also did not have creme fraiche, I used sour cream instead. You could not tell that I used beef stew meat, the meat t...

Most helpful critical review

I followed this recipe exactly and I was very disappointed. I've been making the Betty Crocker classic beef stroganoff recipe for years, but thought I whould try a more sophisticated recipe. W...

I cannot afford beef chuck roast right now, I used beef stew meat instead. I also did not have creme fraiche, I used sour cream instead. You could not tell that I used beef stew meat, the meat t...

My family loved this! I didn't have time to make creme fraiche so I used sour cream. Next time I would like to make it using the creme fraiche. Don't forget to butter your noodles. This is so...

I can't believe no one's rated this yet. I've made this a few times and I love it! I buy mushrooms with this in mind. I don't always use exact measurements, but kind of eyeball it. It is soooooo...

This is hands down one of the best beef stroganoff recipes I have had in a long time. I did use stew meat and just made sure to brown it good and let it rest a bit and simmered a little longer....

oh my gosh, i think that i have made this recipe about 4 times is a fantastic dinner and often requested by my picky husband. i usually double the shrooms and onions just because we ...

Fantastic and very easy. I bought and used the creme fraiche because I wanted to try this just as the Chef wrote it, but I think in the future I will use sour cream. I didn't like the runny con...

OMG this was to die for yes it is that good and I like medium noodles it was awesome like all your recipes I also so made your molten lava cake for after dinner well the hubby would nott stop ea...

Fabulous Recipe.. make as written you cant go wrong. Creme Fraiche seals the deal! Cant wait for company to make it again.. Thanks

Amazing! Kids loved this. Instead of letting it simmer on the stove, I browned it up & placed in the slowcooker and left for a class. When I got home, I stirred in the creme, turned on the water...

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