5 Ingredient beef stroganoff is a quick and simple recipe that the whole family will love. It's a hearty meal full of flavor, even though it is made with simple ingredients.
Beef stroganoff is the ultimate comfort food that tastes like it was cooking all day long. With just five ingredients, this twist on traditional beef stroganoff keeps things uncomplicated with the same great flavor.
It's made with ground beef rather than thin strips of beef which provide a strong base. The onions and mushrooms add depth and the sour cream and wine enhance the flavors of the creamy mushroom sauce even more.
If you want a vegan take on stroganoff, try my tofu stroganoff! Even meat lovers enjoy it.
🤍Why you will love this recipe
- It's an easy recipe made with simple ingredients that packs a punch in flavor!
- It's quick to make. By using ground beef and just a few ingredients, prep time is reduced.
Here is what you will need
This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this homemade stroganoff recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.
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- Ground beef
- Fresh mushrooms
- Sour cream
- Red wine
How to make this easy beef stroganoff recipe
Prepare the ingredients: Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp rag, and slice them and the mushrooms with a sharp knife.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
Step 1. Cook the beef
Once the skillet is hot, add the ground beef to it and let it cook until it is almost cooked.
Step 2. Add onions and mushrooms
Reduce the heat to medium heat and stir in the sliced mushrooms and onions. Cook until they begin to soften.
Step 3. Add wine
Reduce the heat to medium-low heat and stir in the red wine. Turn the heat to low and cover the skillet. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Step 4. Add sour cream
Remove the cover from the skillet and stir in the sour cream. Season with sea salt and pepper or a splash of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce if desired and serve.
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Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this easy ground beef stroganoff recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.
Ground beef- for a more traditional stroganoff, you can substitute the ground beef with a good quality steak sliced into thin strips.
Sour cream - Plain Greek yogurt can be substituted with sour cream in this recipe.
Mushrooms - I like to use white button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms in stroganoff for the best results. However, feel free to use any mushroom as they will all work. White button and cremini mushrooms have a slightly meaty texture that adds to the overall taste and texture of the dish.
Wine - For an alcohol-free version, wine can be replaced with beef broth or water.
How to store leftover beef stroganoff
Leftover creamy beef stroganoff can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat leftover 5-ingredient beef stroganoff over low heat on top of the stove or in the microwave.
I do not recommend freezing leftover stroganoff as the sour cream may curdle.
Chicken stroganoff - Replace ground beef with ground chicken or sliced boneless chicken breasts.
Mushroom Medley- Use a variety of mushrooms to elevate the earthy flavors try combining cremini, shitake, and oyster mushrooms.
Sour Cream - Adds a creamy texture and can easily be replaced with plain Greek yogurt.
Change up the wine - and use white wine instead of red.
- Once you add the sour cream, simmer just until it's heated through, and remove it from the heat.
- Deglaze the pan - When adding the wine, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan for extra flavor.
- If the beef sticks to the pan, add some water or olive oil.
- If you prefer a thicker stroganoff sauce stir in a little bit of all purpose flour.
Yes! This recipe's beauty is simple, but if you want to add more flavor, you can add fresh thyme and a bay leaf during the simmering process. A dash of worcestershire or tamari sauce just before serving elevates the flavor.
You can omit onions from this recipe; however, they add a lot of flavor. They can be substituted with shallots or leeks. If you have an onion allergy, you can try replacing onion with cooked fennel or celery.
Yes, you can use any wine if it's not sweet. Remember that red wine has a rich flavor, while white wine has a milder flavor.
Unless it is super lean, adding oil to the skillet is unnecessary to brown the beef. If the beef starts sticking to the skillet, add a little oil or water while it is cooking.
Yes, this recipe can easily be converted to slow cooker beef stroganoff. Follow the recipe steps up to add the wine. Then transfer the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook for at least an hour. Add the sour cream, stir until heated through, and serve.
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- ½ pound lean ground beef
- 8 ounces mushrooms
- 1 onion small to medium
- ½ cup red wine
- ½ cup sour cream
- Prepare the ingredients: wipe 8 ounces mushrooms with a damp cloth and slice them thin. Chop 1 onion. Heat a skillet over med-high heat.
- Once the skillet is hot, add the ground beef and cook for a few minutes until it is almost cooked through.
- Reduce the heat to medium heat, add the sliced onion, and mushrooms; cook for about 3 minutes until they begin to wilt.
- Add ½ cup red wine, reduce heat to low; cover the skillet and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cover and stir in the sour cream with a spoon or whisk. Turn the heat off and serve over egg noodles.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used
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