The BEST Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

The BEST Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

The BEST Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

This recipe is the BEST Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff you’ll ever taste! And even better, it’s made with fresh mushrooms and without using any cream-of-something soup, so you’ll feel good about feeding it to your family!

The BEST Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

When I met my husband, he was not an adventurous eater. He was willing to try pretty much anything, but he just hadn’t had a lot of opportunity. (Although, to be fair, he’s the one who got me to try sushi for the first time.)

So, in our time together, I’ve gotten him to try so many new things, like Goat Cheese Risotto (he actually loves goat cheese now), Totchos, Sun Dried Tomato Dip, and so many more ‘unusual’ dishes.

beef stroganoff at an angle

But his favorite dinner has always been Beef Stroganoff. Which is not my jam at all. Number 1, I don’t like red meat; and number 2, his version of this meal is made with what I ‘loving’ call cream-of-crap (cream of mushroom/celery/chicken soup). I don’t like to make dishes with those canned soups, because they’re so full of sodium and unidentifiable ingredients.

So I became determined to make him a version of Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff that he loved as much as the original, but that was made with either homemade cream-of-something soup or none at all.

And, with the help of my handy-dandy Instant Pot, I’ve done it! Andrew likes this Beef Stroganoff more than his original, and it has lots of fresh mushrooms and real ingredients. Plus, it’s easy for me to make and it makes a lot – hello, leftovers!

meat and mushrooms beef stroganoff

Prepping Your Beef Stroganoff

There are two simple steps to prep your beef stroganoff:

  1. Cut your steak into bite size pieces. Discard any fat that you cut off.
  2. Slice your mushrooms. I like to leave them as large slices, but if you’re less fond of mushrooms, slice them and then dice them into smaller pieces.

mushrooms and beef in instant pot

Making the Beef Stroganoff

Dump your steak and mushrooms into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Salt and pepper them generously.

Pour 1 1/2 cups of bone broth (or beef broth) over the meat. Close the lid, turn knob to ‘seal’ and set IP to ‘manual’ for 5 minutes.

When the timer goes off, quick release the pressure. Remove the lid and scoop out about 1/2 c. of liquid and set aside.

Turn pot to ‘saute.’ Add butter and stir until melted. Add sour cream, worcestershire, and cream cheese. Stir until melted and creamy. Add cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp of water.

Let mixture bubble, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened. If it is too thick, pour back in a little of the reserved broth.

beef stroganoff plated with potatoes

Serving the Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

The typical way to serve Beef Stroganoff is over egg noodles. You can cook egg noddles in your IP before you make the rest of the meal. Set the noodles aside (add 1-2 tsp of olive oil to keep them from getting sticky). When the gravy is done, ladle it over top of the noodles and serve.

Another way to serve your Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is over mashed potatoes. I make mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot before I make the gravy, and then just heat them back up before serving.

And lastly – here’s how my husband grew up eating his Beef Stroganoff: He layered mashed potatoes, Kraft Blue Box Mac and Cheese, and then topped it all with the gravy. To me, this sounds revolting, but he swears by it. I’ll let you decided – and it certainly won’t hurt my feelings if you say it sounds gross!



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The BEST Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Servings: 6 servings
  • 1 lb. round steak or sirloin steak, cubed
  • 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced (dice if you prefer smaller)
  • 1 1/2 c. bone broth or beef broth
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 2-3 tbsp. cornstarch, dissolved in equivalent amount of water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cube your steak and slice your mushrooms.

  2. Place steak and mushrooms in the bottom of your Instant Pot liner. Season with salt and pepper. Pour 1 1/2 c. broth over top. Close lid, turn knob to 'seal' and set to 'manual' for 5 minutes.

  3. When the timer goes off, quick release the pressure. Remove the lid. Remove 1/2 c. of liquid and set aside.

  4. Turn pot to 'saute' and add butter. Stir until it melts. Add sour cream and cream cheese and stir until melted and smooth.

  5. Add cornstarch mixed with water and stir. Let mixture bubble, stirring occasionally, until thickened to desired consistency. If it is too thick, add reserved broth in, just a couple of tablespoons at a time. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve beef stroganoff over cooked noodles or mashed potatoes.

Recipe Notes

Leftovers: Store leftovers in the fridge. Use within 3-4 days. 

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