The BEST recipe for Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff, everything you need to know about making beef stroganoff in a slow cooker or instant pot.
It’s time!!! It’s time for the holidays and I’m so excited I just can’t hide it!!
Oh my goodness, I’m totally kidding. I’m dreading the holidays this year and I need a serious attitude adjustment so I decided to do what any good blogger would do and write about it.
We are so tired. We have a lot on our plates with this site lately and it’s making me miss out on the excitement of preparing for the holidays. It’s really been bugging me, but as I’m writing this I’m realizing, maybe this is a good thing. Being aware that things aren’t balanced can be an opportunity for me to ditch the unimportant and go after a magical holiday with our family. No need for stuff, just memories together.
In fact, one of our favorite bloggers, LeighAnne Wilkes has a new Holiday Slow Cooker Cookbook and I turned a classic slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe into an easy instant pot beef stroganoff to see if I could make it for those days when you find out family is coming to dinner in 1 hour and it totally worked! Don’t worry, I’ll give you instructions for both ways.
The Holiday Slow Cooker cookbook is just what I needed to remember to make each holiday about the people around my table and it’s all super simple. Check out her POST and the pretty behind the scenes pictures.
That’s my goal this year, to look around my table more and just be. I’m going to use this cookbook to make each holiday be about us. Want to join us? The cookbook is on sale on Amazon right now!! I’m trying that chili next!!
The recipes have been awesome but the photos are just as important. They are beautiful!!! Can’t wait to hear your stories around the table and make sure you scroll past the recipe for all answers about beef stroganoff that you might have!
How to Make Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
It’s all about the browning. Start with your instant pot on browning and get that meat caramelized. It will give soooo much more flavor to the dish.
After you’ve browned the meat just set it to high heat for 20 minutes, add the remaining ingredients except the sour cream and stir to combine.
Once it’s done cooking, stir in the sour cream and serve over noodles!
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Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
- 1/3 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 Pounds Stew Meat
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
- 1 1/4 Cups Beef Broth
- 2 Teaspoons Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme or 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 8 Ounces Crimini Mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- Fresh Parsley for Garnish
- Fettucini Pasta for serving or egg noodles
- In a large ziploc bag, add the flour, paprika, and garlic powder.
- Add the stew meat and seal the bag, then shake to evenly coat.
- Set the instant pot to browning and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the meat and onions, turning the meat occasionally until browned, about 3-4 minutes.
- Turn the instant pot to high heat and add the remaining ingredients except the sour cream. Add the lid, making sure it's set to seal and set the time for 20 minutes.
- Either quick release the pressure or wait 15 minutes until the pressure has released and stir in the sour cream.
- Serve over noodles with fresh parsley.
Where Did Beef Stroganoff Come From
Beef Stroganoff is a dish originating from Russia. It started out as a dish with braised juices and sour cream mixed together, but when it finally hit American cookbooks less than 100 years ago we’ve all been changing it ever since.
Which Beef is Best for Beef Stroganoff
My mom made it with ground beef, but I’m a big fan of it made with Wagyu beef or Stew Meat.
Really, whatever you have on hand will work in a pinch, but obviously the better the meat the better the flavor.
What to Eat Beef Stroganoff With
Traditionally Beef Stroganoff is served with egg noodles, but we chose Fettucini this time which I actually prefered. A slightly smaller noodle felt a little less heavy and the meat really got to be the star of the show.
It would be perfectly delicious to serve beef stroganoff with rice or mashed potatoes as well. I think it’s a great dish for a budget.
How to Make Beef Stroganoff in a Crock Pot or Slow Cooker
Low and slow is the way to go so ignore that high heat button on your slow cooker. If you’re looking to quickly cook the meat, grab an instant pot otherwise you really do need about 8 hours in a slow cooker. Make sure you brown the meat in a pan to start things off.
Contrary to popular belief, browning meat is NOT to seal in the juices, it’s actually to caramelize the outside of the meat and give more flavor.
Tender, juicy whole chicken and it’s all made in a slow cooker!