Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Side view of Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff.

This Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe results in the most tender beef, in a saucy, creamy gravy. The egg noodles even cook in the same pot making for easy cleanup and a no-fuss meal.

When I was growing up, Hamburger Helper was definitely one of my best friends. While my Nana and Nanu were great cooks, my mom wasn’t. And one of my favorite Hamburger Helper varieties was Stroganoff.

I promise this Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff tastes nothing like Hamburger Helper.

While it still cooks up quickly and easily, in one pot, the flavors are superior, by far.

Tender beef cubes.

A rich, creamy gravy.

A sprinkling of parsley, to brighten everything up.

And egg noodles that cook right in the Instant Pot.

How to Make Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

My key for making this Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff extra delicious is by spiking it with brandy and red wine. Of course, I always have red wine on hand, so it was easy for me to add some in this recipe. And, we seem to have a bottle of brandy in the cupboard that lives there indefinitely. I just use a little here and there, mostly for cooking.

But, if you don’t have red wine or brandy on hand, you can definitely swap it out… Use all red wine (no brandy). Or use sherry in place of the red wine and brandy…

If you’re planning on drinking white wine with your meal (see my suggestions below) you can add that in here… Or you can leave the alcohol out entirely. In that case, you could maybe add in a few glugs of Worcestershire sauce. Any of these will add a bit of extra flavor… a nose of umami and a bit of acidity. The perfect balance to the rich, creamy sauce that’s made that way from the addition of sour cream.

Overhead shot of large bowl of stroganoff

While my original stovetop Beef Stroganoff recipe takes over two hours, this Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff will be on your dinner table in under an hour, and most of the cooking process is entirely hands off… leaving you free to open up a bottle of wine and chill for a bit.

Rick and I both prefer different styles of wine with our beef stroganoff.

I’m always more of a white wine girl, and he prefers reds. So, sometimes, I’ll open up a couple bottles to pair with dinner.

Overhead shot of three bowls of stroganoff.

Tonight we opened up a couple of bottles from Geyser Peak in Sonoma County. They both come in at under $30 and are such a great quality for the value.

For Rick, it was the Geyser Peak Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon. Its fruit-forward, dark berry notes complimented the earthy mushrooms and the rich beef perfectly. And while it was the perfect pairing for this stroganoff, I can also imaging enjoying this Cabernet with a roasted steak or these braised short ribs.

In particular, notes of black olive and smoked meat, make the Geyser Peak Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon such a hearty wine. It’s perfect for the upcoming cooler months, and you don’t even need to enjoy it with food. It’s also perfect paired with some cozy PJs and a night on the sofa.

For me, since I’m more of a white wine drinker, it was their Geyser Peak River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a super versatile and food-friendly wine, and with this beef stroganoff, it was an amazing pairing because its bright acidity balanced out the richness of the cream sauce.

Which wine would you choose to pair with this beef stroganoff – the Geyser Peak Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon or the Geyser Peak River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc? Let me know in the comments below! 

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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Side view of Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff.

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: beef stroganoff, instant pot, stroganoff
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Time for pressure to build: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 561 kcal
Author: Erin
This Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe results in the most tender beef, in a saucy, creamy gravy. The egg noodles even cook in the same pot making for easy cleanup and a no-fuss meal.
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 pounds chuck roast or stew meat cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 12-ounce package wide egg noodles
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and nutmeg. Pat beef dry with paper towels and add to the flour mixture in the bowl; toss to coat.
  2. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE, add vegetable oil and brown the meat on all sides. Meat will not be cooked through. (Be sure not to crowd the pot - you will have to work in batches. I work in 3 batches). Transfer browned meat onto a plate. 

  3. Add onion and mushrooms, cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Stir in brandy and red wine, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Stir in beef broth and return beef to Instant Pot.
  6. Cover and seal the lid - turn the vent to sealing. Hit CANCEL then press the MANUAL (high pressure) button and set the timer to 12 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes for Instant Pot to come to full pressure, then the display will show a countdown timer.
  7. When finished, quick-release the pressure before removing the lid.
  8. Add the egg noodles. Cover and seal the lid - turn the vent to sealing. Hit CANCEL then press the MANUAL (high pressure) button and set the timer to 5 minutes.  When finished, quick-release the pressure.
  9. Stir in sour cream and parsley and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Amount Per Serving
Calories 561 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 1123mg49%
Potassium 905mg26%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I teamed up with Geyser Peak to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Wine Pairings with Beef Stroganoff:

  • To balance the rich flavors of the dish, choose a rich, fruity wine such as Cabernet or Grenache
  • Sauvignon Blanc – The acidity will balance out the richness of this dish perfectly.

 

38 comments

  1. Martha Stewart

    4 stars
    it would be great if we didnt have to read a novel before we see the recipe.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Martha Stewart! I understand. Unfortunately as bloggers, we have to insert a lot of text for SEO purposes. I totally get it if you don’t want to read the whole thing! That’s why there’s a “JUMP TO RECIPE” button at the top of the page. I hope that helps!

      Reply

    2. Jas

      You know what’s great? Scrolling! And it’s easy too!

      Reply

    3. Merri

      I somewhat agree but that was rude.

      Reply

  2. Kmaguet

    If subbing out the alcohol for Worcestershire sauce, is it the same measurements?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I would just add in a splash.

      Reply

  3. Paula

    5 stars
    Best Stroganoff I have ever made! I was really leery of cooking noodles in IP, but they were perfect…tender but not at all mushy. Beef was fork tender. Sauce was excellent. I cut recipe in half, since there’s just 2 of us. Used 2 cups of bone broth instead of 3 and just 2 cups of dry noodles. Perfect!

    Reply

  4. Lauren

    How would you suggest going about doubling the recipe to serve a large group? The trickiest part with pressure cooking for me is always the liquids…

    Would you recommend keeping the amount of liquid the same or increasing it? (The recipe calls for 1/4 cup brandy, 1/4 cup red wine, 3 cups beef broth)

    Reply

  5. Lauren

    How would you recommend adjusting the amount of liquid (brandy, red wine, and broth) if you are doubling the recipe from 6 to 12 servings?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Lauren – I would go ahead and just double everything. Hope that helps!

      Reply

  6. Pam McCoin

    5 stars
    Excellent! Everyone loved it and it was really easy to put together. One thing I looked for and couldn’t locate is the serving size. I’ve had bariatric surgery and need to measure my food out. If you could provide the serving size that corresponds to the calorie count I would be most appreciative!

    Reply

  7. Nicole

    My husband and I cannot eat mushrooms… what could I use instead? We are used to the typical hamburger helper style and I’m trying to be better about actually cooking.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Nicole – You can leave them out entirely if you don’t like them!

      Reply

  8. Ila

    If I need to omit the red wine and brandy bc I don’t have any in hand… what measurement of sherry do I use?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Ila – I would just use 1/4 cup sherry in place of the wine and brandy. Hope that helps!

      Reply

  9. Nicole

    Does my meat need to be completely thawed?

    Reply

  10. PamperHour

    5 stars
    Great recipe. I did add 3 tbsp of Worchestershire sauce and 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard with the sour cream to up the flavor.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Those sound like yummy additions!

      Reply

  11. Tracy

    If I’m not adding noodles would I reduce the amount of broth?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Tracy – You could probably reduce the amount of liquid to 2 cups (maybe even 1 cup).

      Reply

  12. nkb

    5 stars
    Thumbs up for making the noodles in the instant pot. I recommend doubling the mushrooms if you’re a mushroom fiend like me. Brandy is a perfect addition.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it Nancy!

      Reply

  13. Patti Hardie

    5 stars
    Everyone in my family loved it! My noodles did come out a little “mushy” though. Any tips for that?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Patti – I would cut down the cook time on the noodles to maybe 3 or 4 minutes instead. Hope that helps!

      Reply

  14. Kristin

    I am looking forward to making this recipe to tonight. But beforehand, I did personally enjoy reading the “novel” before the recipe. I always appreciate suggestions for ingredient swaps or substitutions! I can imagine a lot of time goes into writing these posts and perfecting recipes, so thank you. And I just so happen to be a white wine gal myself!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thank you SO MUCH for this Kristin! Blog posts do take quite a bit of time to write and I am so happy to hear that the information was helpful. Thanks for stopping by and cheers!

      Reply

  15. Susan P

    5 stars
    Made this last night for dinner and I have to say it’s amazing. So much flavor. My husband said it was the best stroganoff ever! Next time, however, I think I’ll add the 4th cup of beef broth leftover from the 32 oz carton when I add the noodles, as the noddles absorbed all the liquid. Cooking the noodles in the Instant Pot created a velvet gravy. Thank you so much for this great recipe.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I’m so glad you liked it Susan!

      Reply

  16. Kiki B

    5 stars
    I made this for my family and my super picky dad loved every bit. He’s asked me to make it at least 3 more times since that first one. Needless to say, this one’s a hit.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      That’s awesome to hear – Thanks Kiki!

      Reply

  17. Carrie

    5 stars
    Looking for an easy dish that included ingredients I had on hand, aside from the beef, and came across this. It was enought to feed my family of four with plenty leftover. My husband liked it so much he had four helpings! Great meal. Thank you!

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    1. Erin

      I’m so happy you liked it Carrie!

      Reply

  18. Genny

    5 stars
    We loved this recipe! It’s very tasty!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I’m so glad you liked it Genny!

      Reply

  19. Jennifer

    5 stars
    This has become a regular menu item in our family. Enjoyed by all

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I’m so glad you enjoy it Jennifer!

      Reply

  20. Bianca

    Will this recipe fit in the instant pot mini?? Or would it need to be cut in half? It looks delicious!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I think you’ll need to cut the recipe in half for the smaller Instant Pot Bianca.

      Reply

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