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Beef Stroganoff for Instant Pot

Beef Stroganoff for Instant Pot

Are you a fan of hearty and delicious meals but short on time? Look no further than Beef Stroganoff made in an Instant Pot! This classic dish of tender beef, savory mushrooms, and a creamy sauce is a crowd-pleaser that can be cooked in a fraction of the time thanks to the magic of pressure cooking.

The Instant Pot Advantage

Using an Instant Pot to make Beef Stroganoff has several advantages. First and foremost, it significantly reduces the cooking time without compromising on flavor. The pressure cooking function of the Instant Pot helps to tenderize the beef, making it incredibly succulent and fork-tender.

Additionally, the Instant Pot allows you to sauté the ingredients directly in the pot before pressure cooking, saving you the hassle of using multiple pans and cutting down on the cleanup. This means that you can brown the beef and mushrooms to develop deep flavors, and then simply add the remaining ingredients for a quick and easy one-pot meal.

A Burst of Flavor

When it comes to flavor, Beef Stroganoff doesn’t disappoint. The combination of tender beef, earthy mushrooms, and a creamy sauce creates a harmonious balance that is both satisfying and comforting.

Imagine sinking your fork into a piece of melt-in-your-mouth beef coated in a rich and velvety sauce, accompanied by the earthy and slightly nutty flavors of sautéed mushrooms. Each bite is a burst of flavor that will have you coming back for more.

The Creamy Sauce

No Beef Stroganoff is complete without a luscious and creamy sauce. Traditional recipes often call for sour cream, but you can also use Greek yogurt or even cream cheese for a slightly tangier version.

The sauce is made by combining the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard with the sour cream (or Greek yogurt/cream cheese). This mixture is then added to the Instant Pot along with the beef and mushrooms, creating a deliciously rich and creamy sauce that coats every strand of pasta or rice perfectly.


Q: Can I use a different type of meat?

A: Absolutely! While beef is traditional, you can also use chicken, pork, or even tofu as a vegetarian option. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q: Can I freeze Beef Stroganoff?

A: Yes, Beef Stroganoff freezes well. Simply transfer the leftovers to an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Q: Can I use canned mushrooms?

A: While fresh mushrooms are preferred for their flavor and texture, you can use canned mushrooms in a pinch. Just make sure to drain them well before adding them to the Instant Pot.

Q: Can I make Beef Stroganoff without an Instant Pot?

A: Absolutely! While the Instant Pot speeds up the cooking process, you can still make delicious Beef Stroganoff on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. The key is to simmer the beef and mushrooms in the sauce until tender.

Q: Can I add vegetables to Beef Stroganoff?

A: Of course! Feel free to add vegetables like peas, carrots, or bell peppers to your Beef Stroganoff for added color and nutrition. Simply sauté them along with the mushrooms before pressure cooking.

Q: Can I make Beef Stroganoff with dairy-free alternatives?

A: Absolutely! Use dairy-free options like coconut milk or cashew cream in place of the sour cream or Greek yogurt. The result will be a creamy and delicious dairy-free Beef Stroganoff.

Q: Can I use a different type of pasta or rice?

A: Yes, you can use any type of pasta or rice that you prefer. Egg noodles are traditional, but feel free to experiment with different shapes and varieties. Rice, mashed potatoes, or even cauliflower rice make excellent alternatives as well.

Q: Can I double the recipe?

A: Absolutely! The Instant Pot can easily accommodate a double batch of Beef Stroganoff. Just make sure not to exceed the maximum fill line and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

In Conclusion

Beef Stroganoff made in an Instant Pot is a game-changer for busy cooks who crave a hearty and delicious meal. The pressure cooking function of the Instant Pot ensures tender and flavorful beef, while the one-pot cooking method saves time and effort.

Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or simply want to indulge in a comforting meal, Beef Stroganoff in the Instant Pot is a recipe that delivers on both taste and convenience. So why not give it a try and experience the magic of this classic dish in a whole new way?

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Beef Stroganoff for Instant Pot

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 tbsp of canola oil
  • ½ onion , diced
  • 2 tsp of salt , divided
  • 2 lbs of beef stew meat , cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic , minced
  • ½ tsp of dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 3 cups of chopped mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 package (16 oz) of wide egg noodles
  • ¾ cup of sour cream , or adjust to taste


  • Turn on the multi-functional pressure cooker (e.g., Instant Pot) and choose the Sauté function. Heat the oil for 1 minute.
  • Add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the pot. Cook and stir until the onion starts to soften, which should take around 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the beef with 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Add the beef to the pot and cook while stirring until it is evenly browned, which usually takes about 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and thyme, and cook until they become fragrant, which should take around 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the soy sauce. Stir in the mushrooms. Incorporate the flour by stirring it in. Finally, add the chicken broth and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker. Set it to high pressure following the manufacturer's instructions, and cook for 10 minutes. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes for the pressure to build.
  • Carefully release the pressure using the quick-release method.
  • Open the pressure cooker and stir in the egg noodles. Close and lock the lid again. Set it to high pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes, following the manufacturer's instructions. Then, release the remaining pressure using the quick-release method.
  • 10
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