Gourmet Beef Stroganoff

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Gourmet Beef Stroganoff is one dish you and your guests will not soon forget.

We like to say: “This isn’t your mama’s beef stroganoff!” Sorry, mama…no offense, but this version is nothing short of spectacular. And it comes together in about 30 minutes!

What makes this version so delicious? The ingredients: Beef tenderloin (filet mignon), fresh mushrooms, crème fraîche, fresh dill, cognac and deeply flavorful Pacific Foods Organic Low Sodium Beef Broth.

A large skillet containing gourmet beef stroganoff on a white background.


The trick to making a beef stroganoff truly spectacular doesn’t require any special equipment or highly skilled culinary techniques.

Plan accordingly and arm yourself with the best ingredients available, and we’ll show you how easy it is to elevate this simple dish to amazing heights.

Watch us show you how simple it is to prepare Gourmet Beef Stroganoff!



The key to making this gourmet beef stroganoff stellar is in the quality of the handful of ingredients that are used. Which is why we always turn to Pacific Foods for so many of our recipes.

For this recipe, we need a deeply hearty beef broth that will complement the beef tenderloin. Pacific Foods Organic Low Sodium Beef Broth is the perfect choice because it has been simmered with onions and garlic, capturing a flavor so rich and complex, there’s no need for extra salt.

And since we know we’re going to have a deeply flavorful sauce thanks to the broth, we need to make sure we’ve got quality beef. We’re going the extra distance here and using beef tenderloin that we’ve cut into bite-sized pieces. Just a little salt and pepper is all that’s needed for this incredibly flavorful and melt-in-your-mouth tender cut of meat.

A pepper grinder being twisted over beef tenderloin for beef stroganoff


After cutting the beef tenderloin into bite-sized pieces, and then lightly salting and peppering the meat, you’ll need to give the meat a quick sear.

EXPERT TIP: Sear the meat until just browned all over then set aside. The meat will finish cooking to a gorgeous medium while it gently simmers in the sauce. Cooking the meat usually is done in a couple batches.

After you have browned the meat, pour out any excess fat that has accumulated in the pan.

A wooden spoon stirring cooked beef pieces in a large silver skillet on a stove.


We love all types of mushrooms and we love mixing things up when making this incredible dish. Try a combo of any of the following (you’ll need a total of 16 oz.)

  • Shiitake
  • Oyster
  • Cremini
  • White Button
  • Portobello
  • Porcini

When sautéing ‘shrooms, just a few twists of fresh black pepper is all that’s needed to enhance the flavor.

A pepper grinder being twisted into a pan of mushrooms on a stove.


There are so many reasons we love cooking with Pacific Foods products. Pacific Foods’ delicious, nutritious foods are inspired by traditional recipes made convenient for busy, health-conscious consumers.

We love using their Organic Low Sodium Beef Broth for this gourmet beef stroganoff because it’s just so rich and delicious. Pacific’s commitment to unmatched quality truly makes it as good as it gets.

We’re pretty sure you’re starting to see why this is considered by many to be the best beef stroganoff recipe on the planet. Right? Just wait…we’re not done yet.

Beef broth being poured into a skillet of gourmet beef stroganoff.


We are getting so close now. After adding in the crème fraîche, fresh dill and Cognac (optional), back along with the browned beef and accumulated juices, it’s time to cook the noodles.

EXPERT TIP: Crème fraîche is very similar to sour cream, however it is a little creamier with a little less tanginess. Although we call for it here in this recipe, you can certainly use sour cream and still get fantastic results. Because sour cream could curdle if simmered too long, we recommend stirring it into the sauce just before you are ready to serve.

For the ever-important noodles, we go with extra-wide egg noodles. Once cooked, we toss with a little unsalted butter for added flavor and to keep the noodles from sticking to each other.

A spoon in a large skillet of gourmet beef stroganoff.


We can’t stress enough that what takes this beef stroganoff to the highest of culinary heights is the quality of ingredients used.

This is a “special occasion” dish, no doubt. That’s why we say go with the best of the best: Beef tenderloin, fresh mushrooms, high-quality Congac (if using), fresh dill, egg noodles…and of course Pacific Foods Organic Low Sodium Beef Broth.

This is a dish that you will cherish forever and so will the lucky people you serve it to!

A white bowl of gourmet beef stroganoff with a box of beef broth in the background.

Ready to impress your loved ones with this amazing Gourmet Beef Stroganoff? Go for it!

And when you make the dish, be sure to take a picture, post it to Instagram and tag @howtofeedaloon and @PacificFoods!

Gourmet Beef Stroganoff

This Gourmet Beef Stroganoff recipe brings the old school dish to epic, modern flavors. Prepare this for a special occasion, and you will be a super star!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: Entree / Russian
Keyword: authentic beef stroganoff, beef, comfort food
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 388kcal


  • 1 2 lb beef tenderloin trimmed and cut into 1" strips
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shallots diced
  • 1 lb white button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Pacific Foods Low Sodium Beef Broth
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup Cognac optional
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream or cream fraiche, or whipping cream
  • 12 oz egg noodles


  • Pat meat dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil, preferably in a large Dutch oven, or heavy skillet, over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, add meat in a single layer and cook until just brown, then stir. Cook for a total of about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a large platter.
  • Drain pan.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of butter to the same pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add chopped shallots and saute until tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and sprinkle with pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Saute until liquid has nearly evaporated, about 15 minutes.
  • Add flour and stir until mushrooms are coated. Cook for a 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add beef stock, bay leaves, paprika, mustard, then Cognac.
  • Simmer until the liquid thickens slightly.
  • Add meat and accumulated juices from the platter.
  • Simmer over medium-low heat until meat is heated through, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon dill and all of the crème fraîche (or sour cream).
  • Season to taste with salt (1 tsp) and pepper (½ tsp).
  • Remove the bay leaves.
  • Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the egg noodles and cook until tender, drain. Place noodles back in pot.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the noodles, mix.
  • Add the buttered noodles to a large serving dish.
  • Pour the meat mixture over the noodles and stir to combine.
  • Garnish with remaining dill and a sprinkle more of smoked paprika.



Sour cream can easily be substituted for the crème fraîche.  
Sauce can be made up to 1 day in advance.  Re-heat and mix with cooked noodles just before serving. 
Finished dish can be frozen up to 1 month.  To serve, allow to thaw and then heat in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add more beef broth, if necessary. 


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • 5 stars
    I make a number of cooking adjustments to the meat and mushrooms based on personal preference but I often use recipes as a rough outline. That being said, this is a wonderful stroganoff recipe. I’ve never included the cognac but that’s just because I don’t keep it in the house, it might add something lovely! I’ve made my version of this a few times now, even a couple times using venison back straps which is also wonderful because I think venison and mushrooms are made for each other. This is a keeper for mushroom lovers!

    • Hi Caitlin! Woo hoo! This fills our hearts with joy! Sounds like you are an amazing cook! We LOVE it when home cooks take our recipes and add their own twists. That is so awesome! We are thrilled you are enjoying our beef stroganoff recipe. That is truly one of our all-time favorites! Thank you so so much for sharing and for the wonderful review. That means the world to us! Please stay in touch!!!

    • Hi Noelle!!! Woo hoo!!! That makes us sooo happy!! We are thrilled you made the stroganoff and had such wonderful success with it! That is one of our all-time favs and its just so great that everyone loved it, too! Thank you so much for sharing and for the wonderful review. That means the world to us!! Please stay in touch!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Hands down the best beef stroganoff recipe that I’ve tried. I subbed the tenderloin for chuck roast to be a bit cost contentious and it worked out great! The dill and paprika really make the dish shine. It’s sure to be an impressive crowd pleaser and also works well as comfort food on a cold day 🙂

    • Hi there!! So sorry for the delayed response! We are so so happy you made the beef stroganoff and loved it! It really is comfort food at its best (and fancy enough for an awesome dinner party!). Thank you so much for sharing and for the wonderful review. That means the world to us! Happy New Year and please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • Hey Guys,
    This is a killer recipe! I used Tri-Tip steak and had the butcher cut it into strips. It was fantastic. Thanks.

    • Hi Peter! Tri-tip is AWESOME! We are so happy you had such great success with the stroganoff! That is definitely one of our all-time favorites! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy New Year!

    • Hey Kevin! Woo hoo! So so thrilled you made the beef stroganoff and enjoyed it! We agree, the Cognac puts it over the top! Thanks for sharing and for the GREAT review! That means the world to us!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is the best ever! The smoked paprika and bay leaves make it. I did leave out the cognac and added a splash of Chardonnay. I used Angus strip steak…but was still so delicious!

    These guys know how to cook!

    • Hi Jean! We are so so thrilled you made our beef stroganoff and had such great success. Your modifications sound great! Thank you so much for sharing and for the GREAT review. That means the world to us!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Made it, and you weren’t kidding. It is a stellar gourmet recipe! Everyone loved it and using the beef tenderloin was the best. Thank you for sharing and for the laughter, loved the humor!

    • Hi Kelly!! That is amazing!! So so so glad you had such success! And thank you so much for letting us know and for the great review! That means the world to us! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is very similar to the way I make my beef stroganoff. You’ve made an interesting twist, however, with the dill and paprika, where I typically use nutmeg and tarragon. You should give that a try sometime, I’m trying your version tonight.

    Thanks guys ☺️

  • I want to make the recipe ahead of time.
    How do I reheated so the meet doesn’t overcooks?
    Also do I add the sour cream when I reheated?

    • Hi Shirley, you can make the entire sauce up to a day in advance, and then gently reheat on the stove. You may need to add in another 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of stock, if it seems a little thick, but it should be fine. Don’t stir in the cooked noodles until soon before serving. Enjoy and let us know if you have any other questions, and how it turns out! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • you forgot to mention the flour as well – We love you guys!! great youtube presentations and everything we have copied is wonderful!!

    • Thanks so much for bringing that to our attention, and so sorry about that!! Yes…you add the creme fraiche at the same time you add the dill. I also clarified a bit more when I updated the recipe, I add about 1 tablespoon of dill (along with the creme fraiche) and save the other tablespoon of dill for garnish. But, that’s a matter of taste. I really think dill really makes this dish sing. Thanks again, Jeanette!!

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