To all lovers of cold-weather comfort food, I’m dedicating my Homemade Beef Stroganoff in 30 Minutes recipe to you. If you think this is a complicated dish, think again! It’s super-easy…even the homemade white sauce!
Homemade Beef Stroganoff in 30 Minutes
For this recipe, forget the slow-cooker and the oven…you don’t need them. You can even use cooked beef for this recipe, or if you have uncooked beef, just slice it thin and sauté it to a lovely, medium-rare temperature in just a few minutes. You can also use ground beef for this recipe. It’s awesome either way!
I personally prefer to have one less cooking task when it’s time to throw down a busy weekday dinner. This is actually one of my secrets to make super-efficient weeknight meals.
The white sauce for this recipe is made entirely from scratch. Yeah, there are a few more steps involved in homemade white sauce, but do yourself a solid and skip the usual can of salty, mushroom soup often called for in stroganoff recipes. The homemade stuff happens fast, tastes spectacular, and is 100% worth the little effort required.
What’s also cool is that once you know how to make a basic white sauce, you’re on your way to any number of gravies, cheese sauces and creamy soups. Yum! And no, you are not required to use whole milk to make a white sauce. I always use 1% milk for mine.
Yes, we’re substituting 1% milk for heavy cream…and it rocks!
Some may balk at the substitution, and I do love decadence, but I find 1% milk to be a healthier choice for a weeknight meal and the sauce still has a thick, rich consistency if cooked properly.
That said…are you in? I hope so! Here’s my recipe for homemade Beef Stroganoff. I will love to hear how yours turns out!