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Beef Stroganoff doesn’t get much easier than when you make it in your pressure cooker.

Succulent, tender pieces of beef smothered in a flavorful mushroom sour cream sauce and served over noodles will satisfy anyone’s cravings! This classic recipe is quick and easy when made in the Instant Pot!

Easy beef stroganoff

Why this recipe works:

This is a favorite quick and easy beef dinner recipe in our house and I know you will love it too! 

  • The genius of using an instant pot is that you can use inexpensive cuts of meat that have to be braised. The result is the most tender bites of meat that absorb all of the flavors.
  • This recipe uses fresh ingredients like sliced mushrooms and onions to create the flavorful sauce.
  • This easy recipe came from my friend Barbara has not one, but two blogs (Barbara Bakes and Pressure Cooking Today) and is a published author!  I highly recommend you order a copy of her book, The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook
Beef Stroganoff Instant Pot recipe

Here is how to make it:

  1. First step is to sear the sliced meat and you will most likely have to do this in batches.
  2. The next step is to saute the mushrooms. I deviate slightly from Barbara’s recipe where she recommends cooking them in a separate pan. I went ahead and cooked them up in the Instant Pot where I browned the meat. If I can avoid washing a pan, I will. You then set those mushrooms aside because they don’t need to be pressure cooked.
  3. Next you’ll brown up some onions in the Instant pot.
  4. Add the seared meat back in the pressure cooker along with any juices that may have pooled on the plate. Add the beef broth along with a few other ingredients and pressure cook for about 18 minutes.
  5. The final step is to thicken the broth into a gravy and then stir in the sour cream and mushrooms. Mercy.

Cooking tips:

  • Beef recommendations: Beef round steak is recommended. You can find all sorts of round cuts including eye round, bottom round, and top round. These cuts may or may not come with a bone. Round steak is very lean and must be braised, otherwise they will be incredibly dry and chewy. 
  • Stove top variation: If you wanted to cook this recipe on the stove top, I recommend making ground beef beef stroganoff since braising isn’t required.
  • Searing the meat: One of the most important steps is to and brown the meat in oil prior to cooking. This is important because it adds an incredible depth of flavor, not to mention added texture. This is called a Maillard reaction. The flavor is not only infused into the meat, but all of those tasty bits get stuck to the bottom of your pan (or Instant Pot surface) and then into your sauce.
  • Freezing: You can make this recipe start to finish (without the noodles) and then store it in an air tight container. I recommend reusable quart sized cylinders.
  • Reheating: To reheat, be sure to thaw completely in the refrigerator if previously frozen (this may take several days) first. You can also run hot water on the outside of the container to loosen the frozen block. To reheat, just simmer on low in a covered pot. You want to keep it covered so that you don’t loose any of your moisture.
classic beef stroganoff recipe

Related recipes:

If you wondering what to serve on the side with beef stroganoff, I highly recommend egg noodles. I suppose you could serve it over mashed potatoes, but for whatever reason this recipe tastes best over al dente egg noodles.

Although this recipe uses onions and mushrooms, I always love to serve a green vegetable at dinner. Some of my favorite choices to serve with classic beef stroganoff are wilted garlic spinach, sauteed garlic asparagus, or roasted broccolini.

Recipe for beef stroganoff using the instant pot

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Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Prep20 minutes
Cook30 minutes
Total1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Beef Stroganoff doesn’t get much easier than when you make it in your pressure cooker. Succulent, tender pieces of beef smothered in a flavorful mushroom sour cream sauce and served over noodles will satisfy anyone’s cravings! This classic beef stroganoff recipe is quick and easy when made in the Instant Pot!


  • 2 pounds beef round steak cut into 1-inch pieces (I used Top Round London Broil and Eye of Round)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil I used avocado oil, divided, plus more as needed
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • cooked egg noodles for serving


  • Season the beef generously with salt and pepper. Select Browning/Saute to preheat the pressure cooking pot. When hot, add 1 tablespoon oil. Brown the meat in batches, about 3 minutes per batch, until all of the meat is browned. Add more oil as needed. Do not crowd the pot. Transfer the browned meat to a plate.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and butter to the cooking pot. When the butter melts, add the mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes until golden, stirring only to prevent burning and thus allowing the most browning. Transfer to a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Add the onion to the cooking pot. Saute for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft and beginning to brown. Add the garlic and tomato paste. Saute for 1 minute. Stir in the beef broth to deglaze the pot, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom. Add the browned beef and accumulated juices. Lock the lid in place. Select High Pressure and 18 minutes cook time.
  • When the cook time ends, turn off the pressure cooker. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and finish with a quick pressure release. When the valve drops, carefully remove the lid.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Add the slurry to the pot. Select Simmer/Saute and bring the gravy to a boil, stirring constantly until it thickens. Add the sour cream and the cooked mushrooms to the cooking pot and stir until blended. Serve over egg noodles.


Much of the flavor in this dish comes from the browning stage – don’t skip it! While it does take time to brown the beef, it adds a rich, caramelized flavor to the gravy that you just can’t get any other way.
Recipe from The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook


Calories: 333kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 382mg, Potassium: 843mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 220IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 58mg, Iron: 3.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This recipe was originally published in October 2014 and has been updated with helpful information, ingredient and process photos, as well as recipe tips. Don’t worry – the recipe hasn’t changed!

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  1. 5 stars
    Very tasty recipe!!! My 18 year old daughter even had 2 servings. Based on our tastes, next time 1/2 cup sour cream and salt/pepper in the sauce. I wasn’t paying attention and bought low sodium broth. Oops! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks! This looks like a great recipe. Have you tried taking out the onions and adding them at the last with the mushrooms? I rather like a little ‘bite’ to onions in stroganoff, but am uncertain as to whether they contribute to meat tenderness.

    1. You absolutely can add them later in the recipe. I like my onions a bit more mild so I generally cook them longer, but you’ll still have super tender meat if you add them in later.

  3. Can you cook the noodles in the same pot or do you need to make the noodles on the side? I was under the impression that I could put the noodles in the pot as well.

    1. For this particular recipe, I like to cook them separately so I can get them to the exact doneness that I like.

    1. Yep! I use my pressure cooker just like I would my slow cooker… it just takes so much more time and any time you have to brown the meat, you have to do that on the stove.

    1. Hi Lisa, I believe mine is a 6 quart. You can certainly scale this recipe up because it didn’t take up much room in the IP.

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious! I made this last night and the meat was nice and tender. I always hesitated making this with chunks of beef because I didn’t want it to be tough and usually make it with ground beef. I sprinkled the beef with salt, pepper, and flour before browning it. I loved that I was able to brown the meat in the Instant Pot before pressure cooking it. Thanks for the great recipe, it’s a keeper!

  5. In your write-up you say that Barbara recommends lightly flouring the meat before browning but the recipe has nothing about this.

    1. Hi Laurie! My mistake! I just looked at her recipe again and I wrote the recipe down correctly – there is no flour. She does discuss the importance of browning, but not with flour. I added that little tidbit based on my own experience with browning meat for things like stew. I went ahead and removed the flour reference. Ugh. I need an editor!

    1. Sounds good for the most part, but no paprika? That is usually the defining flavor of stroganoff. But, I’ll definitely use this recipe as a guide to adapting my mom’s recipe to the pressure cooker.