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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is a hearty and easy one pot meal. Tender meat, creamy sauce, and quick prep make it a comforting go-to for any occasion.

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Hearty Instant Pot Stroganoff with Stew Meat

Instant Pot beef stroganoff is one of my family’s favorites when we are in the mood for some comfort food. This one pot meal brings together tender meat and a rich, creamy sauce, creating a quick and easy dish that’s loved by many.

Whether you’re a cooking novice or a seasoned pro, this dish is a reliable crowd-pleaser. An electric pressure cooker takes the guesswork out of achieving that perfect, melt-in-your-mouth beef, making it a dish that anyone can whip up with ease.

So, if you’re in the mood for a comforting, quick, and easy meal that’ll keep you coming back for more, Instant Pot beef stroganoff is the answer. It’s a timeless classic that’s sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.

I made this recipe using my Instant Pot 6-Quart Duo Nova. It’s the perfect size for my family of four and makes releasing the steam so much easier than the standard Instant Pot.

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Ingredients for Beef Stroganoff in the Instant Pot

  • Olive oil
  • Beef stew meat
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Baby bella mushrooms
  • Flour
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Beef broth
  • Sour creaam
  • Egg noodles — uncooked (optional)

How to Make Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Turn the Instant Pot to saute and pour the olive oil in.

STEP TWO: Place the stew meat in and brown the beef for 2 mins on all sides, in batches if needed, seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate.

STEP THREE: Melt the butter in pot. Add the onions and saute them for 2-3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and cook for 2-3 more minutes until they begin to brown and release their liquid. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds, then press cancel.

STEP FOUR: Return the beef to the pot. Add flour and stir to coat. Add Worcestershire sauce and broth, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir well.

STEP FIVE: Secure and seal the lid. Cook on Manual High for 15 minutes, allowing a 5 minute natural pressure release.

STEP SIX: Carefully remove the lid. Remove 3 tablespoons of broth from the pot and whisk it into the sour cream to temper it, then stir the mixture back into the pot.

STEP SEVEN (optional): Add the uncooked egg noodles and stir them into the stroganoff. Close the Instant Pot lid and let the noodles cook for 10 minutes with the residual heat.

STEP SEVEN: Turn your Instant Pot to Saute and add in the sour cream and cooked mushrooms and mix. Add in your egg noodles and cover completely in the mushroom gravy mixture.

Tips for the Best Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

  • If you don’t have minced garlic, you can use garlic powder as an alternative. 
  • Use a natural release instead of a quick release for this recipe.
  • Thicken watery sauce with a cornstarch slurry. It’s a mixture of cornstarch and water — 1 tablespoon of each. 
  • If your ground beef stroganoff sauce is too thick, you can add more beef broth to thin it out. 

What to Serve with Beef Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff pairs great with a side of roasted veggies and garlic bread. You can also pair it with brussels sprouts, potatoes, or carrots.

Variations to Making Beef Stroganoff with Stew Meat

  • For a spicy twist, add Cajun seasoning while browning your beef. 
  • You can swap the beef broth in this Instant Pot stroganoff for chicken broth, if you prefer. Or, use beef stock for a higher protein option.
  • If you’re in a crunch and don’t have stew meat, try chuck roast cut or even top sirloin. It will still need to be cut into 1-inch cubes. 
  • You can also make Instant Pot stroganoff with lean ground beef or hamburger. For an even leaner alternative, substitute ground turkey or extra lean ground beef.
  • Though it’s best to use sour cream, you can substitute cream cheese, heavy cream, or buttermilk just use half the amount. Alternatively, you can use cream of mushroom soup. 
  • If you’re looking to add flavor, Dijon mustard is a great compliment to the complex flavors of pressure cooker beef stroganoff. 
  • Garnish with fresh parsley to add another layer of flavor to beef stroganoff with stew meat. 
  • If you prefer Instant Pot beef stroganoff without noodles, you can serve it with rice or mashed potatoes. 

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How Long to Cook Beef Stroganoff in the Instant Pot

Altogether, I’d allow around 35 minutes to create your masterpiece. 

Browning the beef takes around 3 minutes and sauteing the vegetables takes about 5-7 minutes. Then, pressure cooking takes about 15 minutes, with time for the IP to come to pressure and a 5-minute natural release. 

Leftovers and Reheating

One of the best parts of pressure cooker beef stroganoff is that it’s super easy to store leftovers — and they taste great too! Just grab an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for 3-5 days. 

To reheat beef stroganoff, gently warm it in a microwave or on the stove over low heat, stirring occasionally until it’s heated through.

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Beef Stroganoff in a bowl with a fork served with egg noodles

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Samantha Erb
Instant Pot beef stroganoff lets you enjoy both tender meat and creamy goodness for an effortless meal that’s perfect for any occasion.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Pressure and Natural Release 15 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Course Instant Pot
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 454 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces egg noodles, uncooked optional

Instructions
 

  • Turn the Instant Pot to Saute and add the oil.
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Brown beef for 2 mins on all sides, in batches if needed, seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate.
    2 pounds beef stew meat, Salt and pepper
    Stew meat being seared in instant pot
  • Melt the butter in the pot. Add the onions and saute them for 2-3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and cook for 2-3 more minutes until they begin to brown and release their liquid. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds, then press cancel.
    1 tablespoon butter, 1 medium onion, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms
    Mushrooms being cooked in the Instant Pot for the stroganoff.
  • Return beef to the pot. Add flour and stir to coat. Add Worcestershire sauce and broth, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir well.
    3 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • Secure and seal the lid. Cook on Manual High for 15 minutes, allowing a 5 minute natural pressure release.
  • Carefully remove the lid. Remove 3 tablespoons of broth from the pot and whisk it into the sour cream to temper it, then stir the mixture back into the pot.
    ⅓ cup sour cream
    Beef stroganoff with mushrooms with a ladle in the Instant pot.
  • Optional: Add in the egg noodles, mix, then close your Instant Pot lid for about 10 minutes, letting them cook in the sauce on residual heat. Spoon into bowls and enjoy!
    8 ounces egg noodles, uncooked
    Egg noodles added to the Instant pot on top of the stroganoff sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 54gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 549mgPotassium: 1141mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 210IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 6mg
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1 thought on “Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff”

  1. Hi Becky, I appreciate your feedback. I have added the tomato paste into the directions as it should be added in when the beef broth gets added.

    I have also clarified the instructions to include that this recipe calls for a natural release to allow for the ingredients to blend together longer and how to do this on an Instant Pot, which is why the dish wasn’t as flavorful as you may have wished with a quick-release.

    I appreciate you

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