Easy Beef Stroganoff

This week, I set out to make an easy beef stroganoff (is there any other kind?). My friend Jen came over and we cooked up 15 batches. Nothing like cooking with a friend! This recipe is simple and a crowd pleaser.  The kids gobbled it right up.  Victory!

I love cooking with friends. My friend, Jen, is a cook-in-the-making and I love to cook with her. Of course, we’d have fun just doing dishes together! We both have crazy strong work ethics, so when we cook…we cook! Here’s us before we cranked out 15 batches of easy beef stroganoff (in just 2 hours!)

Jen and I cooking Beef Stroganoff

Easy Beef Stroganoff with Jen

We started by baking up beef tenderloin.  I had about 9 packages of tenderized round steak.  Jen cooked hers at home and brought it over.  We sat and cut the steak into bite-sized pieces.

Next, we added butter, onions, mushrooms, beef broth and a little brandy into four sauce pans.

Here’s the mushrooms freshly added to the pans.

Beef Stroganoff Mushrooms

My kids and hubby love mushrooms.  Once, these cook down, this is what they look like…

Beef stroganoff cooked down mushrooms

My mouth is watering just looking at them!  Sooooo good.

Finally, we transfer this mixture to our cut-up beef.  We finish by adding cream, mustard and chopped fresh dill!

Here’s our lovely batches ready for freezing.

Beef Stroganoff for Freezer


Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

2-3 lbs beef tenderloin or tenderized round steak

1/2 – 3/4 stick butter

1 pkg fresh sliced mushrooms

1 c. beef broth

2-3 T brandy

1 small carton whipping cream

1 T dijon or regular mustard

1 T fresh chopped dill


Serve over egg noodles. This one’s a keeper!

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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