Feb 19, 2014

Delicious Beef Stroganoff

Delicious Beef Stroganoff | by Life Tastes Good uses lots of fresh ingredients for maximum flavor! #noodles #homemade Delicious Beef Stroganoff Yes you can make this yourself! And it's pretty easy too! Be sure to use fresh ingredients! No mushrooms from a can or a jar!! We are using fresh mushrooms in this recipe and taking advantage of all their wonderful flavor!!

In addition to fresh mushrooms, I like to use beef base instead of broth. Because it is not possible for me to always have homemade stock on hand, I use Better Than Bouillon Bases in place of broth and stock in all my dishes! I love the stuff and keep many different flavors on hand. The beef base contributes a richer and more natural flavor to my Beef Stroganoff. I cannot achieve this using a store bought beef stock or broth.

It also takes up much less room in the fridge, and I don't have to worry about any unused portions going to waste! I like that! I use just what I need and pop the cap back on for next time!

Delicious Beef Stroganoff | by Life Tastes Good uses lots of fresh ingredients for maximum flavor! #noodles #homemade

Delicious Beef Stroganoff

Life Tastes Good
Published 02/19/2014
Delicious Beef Stroganoff


  • 1.5 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 8 ounce package fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced (white part only. Dice the green part and save for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine (I use Sake, because I like the flavor it imparts in cooking)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces wide egg noodles, cooked according to directions on package


  1. When purchasing your chuck roast, look for a well marbled piece of meat. I purchased a 3 lb chuck roast and cut it into bite sized pieces. I froze half of it for later use. When cutting it up, you can trim any excess fat and try to keep the pieces uniform in size.
  2. Season the meat with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Heat a large skillet over mid high heat and melt 1 stick of butter and brown the meat. It won't take long as you are not trying to fully cook the meat. You just want to brown it. Remove the meat and reserve (leave the liquid in the pan).
  4. Add chopped onions, 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic, and mushrooms to the skillet and enjoy the wonderful aroma!! Cook over medium heat until the mushrooms soften.
  5. Heat 1 1/4 cups water and stir in 1 teaspoon beef base and 2 tablespoons flour until dissolved. Return the beef to the skillet and add the beef base liquid. Stir constantly and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and let simmer for an hour or until the meat is tender.
  6. About 15 minutes before the beef/mushroom mixture is ready to go, prepare your noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside until ready to use.
  7. Dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 1/2 cup white wine and add it to the beef/mushroom mixture along with 1/3 cup sour cream and stir to combine (only use the cornstarch if you would like the sauce to be thicker). Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly for a couple minutes. Give it a taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Serve over noodles. Garnish with diced green onions and enjoy!!
Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook time: 01:15

I received product samples from Better Than Bouillon, and Better Than Bouillon supplied products to the winners of the giveaway. I have been using Better Than Bouillon products for years, and all of the opinions expressed here are my own from my experiences with the products.

recipe inspired by: allrecipes.com Beef Stroganoff III


  1. Yay for a giveaway! What a great way to start the morning--by the way, beef stroganoff is one of my favorites! :)

  2. This looks amazing and I LOVE BTB products!!! Great recipe and great giveaway!!!

  3. This looks delicious! I have heard about Better than Bouillon but have never tried it. I would love to win it.

  4. I've tried BTB before, and it is better then bouillon cubes. Your stroganoff looks great. :)

  5. I love beef stroganoff! Chuck roast just went on sale, so, I think I will make your recipe this weekend. It looks wonderful!

  6. Looks scrumptious. I love using bases to make amazing meals but some are really salty.

    Momofmultiples29 at Gmail dot com.

  7. Looks scrumptious. I love using bases to make amazing meals but some are really salty.

    Momofmultiples29 at Gmail dot com.

  8. I've used BTB for years and I love it! Love the stroganoff :)

  9. thank you for this awesome giveaway!~jadelogan@bellsouth.net

  10. I love Beef Stroganoff and cant wait to try it made with BTB!!

  11. sounds delicious

  12. BTB products are great!
    ceriehl at gmail dot com

  13. This recipe looks so good :) Thanks for the chance to win
    est4679 at gmail dot com

  14. I love Better Than Bouillon and have been using it for years tho' I have just recently discovered the other flavors besides beef and chicken. I always use the ham base for my ham gravy and it really enhances the flavor. I didn't know about the clam base but I have been using the lobster base for my clam chowder. Perfect! terigoulart@yahoo.com

  15. I can't wait to try this!

  16. Love BTB bases! Your stroganoff looks divine Marion!

  17. Your recipe sounds delicious. I also have been using BTB for a whike. It makeseverything taste delicious and with less sodium too.

  18. This looks great! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the chance at the giveaway! dsquilts02@yahoo.com

  19. I love Better than Bouillon! I hope I win! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  20. I love, love Better than Bouillon!
    Here is my email: floatingpyramids@gmail.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. This looks so good! I actually saw it on StumbleUpon a few days ago. Pinning!!!

    - Brooke -

  22. I absolutely LOVE Better than Boullion. I use it for everything and have several jars (even a lobster base!) in my fridge at all times. :) Your stroganoff looks absolutely delicious!


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