Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is a comfort food staple that your whole family will love. Using your Instant Pot makes it easy to get fork-tender beef and a rich savory sauce in a fraction of the time.

A bowl full of beef stroganoff topped with sour cream and parsley

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff, to me at least, is the perfect comfort food. With fork-tender beef, savory mushroom sauce, and the creamy but tangy addition of sour cream – I just can’t get enough! I’ve had great results cooking beef in the Instant Pot before, so I wanted to try this recipe. I am so happy with how it turned out!

Beef Stroganoff in an Instant Pot

Can I Cook the Egg Noodles in the Instant Pot?

When I was researching how to make Beef Stroganoff in the Instant Pot, I came across a lot of recipes that suggested cooking the egg noodles in the Instant Pot with the sauce. I have cooked noodles in the Instant Pot before and I have found that they come out a little on the soft side. My family prefers noodles more al dente, so I like to cook them separately. If you want to cook the noodles with the sauce, follow steps 1-8 below and then add the egg noodles to the pot. Set the Instant Pot to ‘Manual’ and cook on high for 5 minutes. Do a natural release for 5 minutes, and then a quick release. You shouldn’t have to follow the optional thickening instructions, since the pasta will release some starch into the sauce while cooking.

Egg noodles, beef, and sauce in a bowl topped with sour cream and parsley

A Very Important Tip for Cooking Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

The best tip I have for this recipe is to deglaze the Instant Pot after cooking the meat and vegetables. Deglazing is when you add a liquid (in this case, beef broth) to the pot and scrape the cooked bits of food off the bottom of the pot. This is a VERY important step because if you leave cooked bits of food at the bottom, it will create hot spots in your pot and your food won’t cook as evenly as it should. Your Instant Pot might even display the BURN notice. So, make sure you don’t skip deglazing!

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How to Make Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

An Instant Pot filled with beef stroganoff

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

4.67 from 6 votes
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is a comfort food staple that your whole family will love. Using your Instant Pot makes it easy to get fork-tender beef and a rich, savory sauce in a fraction of the time.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Russian
Servings 8

Equipment

  • 6-Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (See Instant Pot Note Below)

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to 'Saute' mode and add olive oil. Once oil is hot, add beef in a single layer to the Instant Pot. You may have to do multiple batches. Brown the beef on all sides. The beef does not have to be cooked through at this stage. Once the beef is brown on all sides, remove it from the pot and set aside.
    Beef Cooking in Instant Pot
  • Add onions, mushrooms, and garlic to the pot and cook until tender. About 3-4 minutes.
    Cooking chopped veggies in Instant Pot
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and flour to the pot. Stir until combined. Add beef broth to the pot. Stir to combine and make sure that you scrape up any bits that have cooked on to the bottom of the pot.
    Pouring Beef Broth into Instant Pot
  • Add the beef back into the pot and cover with the lid. Set the valve to 'Sealing' and cook on 'Manual' at high pressure for 10 minutes.
    Adding Beef Back into Broth and Veggies
  • While the beef is cooking, prepare the egg noodles according to package directions.
    Boiling Stoganoff Noodles
  • Once the timer goes off, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes. Then do a quick release by moving the valve to 'Venting'. (If the sauce isn't thick enough, you can make a cornstarch slurry by mixing water and cornstarch in a small bowl and then pour into the pot. Cook on 'Saute' mode until the sauce thickens to the desired consistency.)
    Putting lid on Instant Pot
  • Add sour cream to the pot and stir until combined. Stir in egg noodles and serve.
    Adding Noodles to Beef Stroganoff

Video

Notes

Instant Pot Note: We use a 6-quart Instant Pot brand pressure cooker that we bought in 2016. Different or newer versions may be more sensitive to the “BURN” notice. If you are concerned about the burn notice, please refer to the Instant Pot webpage about Overheat Protection, found HERE.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1gCalories: 496kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 36gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 1058mgPotassium: 711mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 256IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 4mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    hank you so much for sharing this amazing beef stroganoff recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

  2. 3 stars
    Note to future cooks, use thyme leaves NOT ground thyme. I couldn’t understand why it was 1 tblsp of ground thyme until after I made it. I clicked on the link and only then realized my mistake. Too bad. 🙁

  3. 5 stars
    Beef stroganoff is totally my comfort food growing up. I didn’t realize that I could easily make this in an Instant Pot. I’m seriously starting to believe that anything can be made in an Instant Pot! Thank you for the deglazing tip. It really does make a difference and I was wondering why I was getting that “burn”. Love!

  4. 5 stars
    A perfect comfort food! It came out to tasty and tender, we enjoyed. Thank you so much for the easy to follow recipes.