Beef Stroganoff in a bowl

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is an hearty one pot meal that can be cooked up in less than 30 minutes for an easy weeknight meal. 


  • 3 tablespoons butter optional
  • 1 pound well trimmed bite-sized strips tender beef
  • 3 cups fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cups dry cocktail sherry optional, can substitute additional broth instead
  • 3/4 cups consumme or beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt


  1. Melt butter, if using, in very hot skillet. Brown meat in skillet with mushrooms and onion. If using ground beef or turkey beef sure to stir with a fork to break up meat. Add thyme, salt and pepper.
  2. Reduce burner heat to medium. Add sherry, or half of broth/consommé, and cook down until liquid is reduced to about ¼ cup. Add consommé/broth and heat to just boiling.
  3. Mix cornstarch with water (stir with a fork until there are no lumps) and pour all at once into mixture in skillet. Stir constantly until liquid has thickened.
  4. Stir in sour cream or yogurt just before serving. Serve over rice or egg noodles.