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Mom’s Beef Stroganoff

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There are many variations of Beef Stroganoff recipes out there and chances are your favorite recipe is the one you grew up eating it as a child. Some like it with or without mushrooms, peas, wine, tomato sauce, etc.

This is the recipe I grew up eating (lightened up a bit). Now, I don’t usually make recipes with canned soup, but I’ve always enjoyed this as a kid, so I thought I would share Mom’s recipe. It’s been years since I’ve eaten this, and this was my family’s first time tasting it, so they were the deciding factor if this would get posted or not. Two thumbs up from my picky daughter! She loved it, even ate the mushrooms to our surprise!

Growing up we ate this over egg noodles but to lower the points, why not serve this over spaghetti squash?

Mom's Lightened Beef Stroganoff 

4.34 from 6 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 3 /4 cup


  • 1-1/2 lbs lean tri-tip sirlion steak, trimmed of all fat, cut in thin 1/4" x 2" strips
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 10 oz of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can of Campbell's tomato soup
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 small fresh bay leaf
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup of light sour cream


  • In a heavy saucepan, heat pan over high heat.
  • When pan is hot, spray with oil and add steak.
  • Brown meat until cooked.
  • Remove meat from pan.
  • Lower heat, melt butter, then add onions.
  • Cook about 2-3 minutes until translucent, add garlic and mushrooms and sauté about 2-3 more minutes until cooked.
  • Add a can of tomato soup, steak, water, bay leaf, and worcestershire sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low about 40 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf and mix in sour cream.
  • Serve over noodles or rice.

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Serving: 3 /4 cup, Calories: 251.9 kcal, Carbohydrates: 12.7 g, Protein: 28.1 g, Fat: 9.3 g, Sodium: 281.2 mg, Fiber: 1.2 g, Sugar: 6.2 g


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65 comments on “Mom’s Beef Stroganoff”

  1. My mom used to make this for me growing up! She dredged the meat and fried it first. This is much better and healthier. I did add a lot more worchestire because I love its flavor.

  2. Delicious! I used sirloin tip and cremini mushrooms.served it on rice, next time on pasta. Loved that it’s a recipe from your mom! Also, I have 1 recipe that calls for canned soup that I don’t try and change! Cooked on my stove in a cast iron skillet, would be faster in my pressure cooker. Love so many of your recipes!

  3. This recipe brings me so much joy! It tastes exactly like the recipe I grew up eating and tastes like pure comfort food. My daughter, who typically is not a huge fan of mushrooms, practically licked her plate and went back for another portion. I made this on Sunday while meal prepping for the week up to the sour cream step and refrigerated until ready to eat later in the week. The flavors were even better and I added the sour cream after reheating. Made for a quick weeknight meal! Yum!!!!

  4. I made this tonight. Used full fat sour cream and half the amount of water. Holy smokes that was the best stroganoff I’ve ever eaten!!!! I actually gave up stroganoff until I found this recipe. My daughter doesn’t have enough teeth yet to eat the steak but she ate every mushroom on her plate. Thank you!!!!

  5. This is first stroganoff recipe I’ve seen that uses tomato soup. As we didn’t really like the flavor too much I won’t make again.

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  7. I used 96% ground beef, it was very good! I didn’t need to use butter to cook down the onions or mushrooms as the ground beef leaves a very tiny amount of grease. I will make this again.

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    Kristen Frank

    What is the SAturated fat per serving? I'm trying to calculate the Smart Points. Thanks 🙂

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    I cooked mine in the crockpot tonight and it was WONDERFUL! I just found your website a week ago and visit 3-4 times a day for ideas. For those who may be looking for tips on crockpot, this is what I did. I first emptied tomato soup and worcestshire into crock on Low. While that was warming, I cut my onions, mushrooms (portabello), and garlic. I then began browning my meat. While that was browning, I sauteed the mushrooms, garlic and onion together. Poured it into crock. Finished meat and poured in with the rest of base in crock. My cut of meat wasn't the best, but I was so happy that it still turned out great (Angus Stew Meat–Pork Roast). I let this all simmer together for 4 hours on Low. I did not add the sour cream until the last hour. As far as the water question—my cooking method was different but I added 1/3 can water (from soup can) and the flavor and texture/consistency was amazing. Also, I tried yellow squash and zucchini noodles for the first time tonight and Oh my heavens, I'm never going back to grain. They were so light and smooth and a wonderful compliment to this Stroganoff. Thank you Gina! Keep 'em coming! I have found my inspiration!!!

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    Melissa and Chris

    Hi! I just found your site and am excited to try your recipes! Working on a grocery list now. : ) I am a WW member and am curious, are the points listed just counting the stroganoff? I am assuming the egg noodles would be calculated separately?

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    I wonder if anyone has had any success making this in the crockpot. I want to try it, but wanted to see if anyone had done it and what adjustments they might have made.

  12. I had the same watery problem–I should have read through the comments first! The flavor was really great though, so I'll definitely be making this again without adding any water 🙂

  13. Turned out really good! Thanks for another great one Gina, it's perfect for my shoe – string in grad school budget!

  14. Mine was really watery too. I don't think you need the water at all. Then I tried to burn off some of the liquid and overcooked the meat.. eeks. I will definitely try again though.

  15. I made this tonight and it was very tasty. Mine was also very watery so I put noodles in it toward the end of cooking to absorb some of the liquid. Will probably reduce the amount of water I add next time. YUMMY!!!

  16. Absolutely stunning, made for dinner tomorrow and must have had a portion just nibbling. Really wasn't sure I'd like something made with tinned soup!!!!! But it is gorgeous. Another success Gina x

  17. This was really delicious. Very flavorful. Although it was SUPER watery? Like way more watery than the picture. Wonder what I did wrong? Seems like I should have omitted the cup of water entirely.

  18. Made this last night, no substitutions. It was a huge hit with the family. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for another great recipe, Gina.

  19. I didnt see where it had the Pts + value. Is it 7 for both programs, old and +?
    Thanks so much, cant wait to try it! Hoping my picky daughter will eat the mushrooms as well 🙂

  20. I just tried the "miracle noodles" and they would be GREAT with this recipe without adding any points at all.

  21. Thanks for sharing this recipe! We tried it tonight and it really made a delicious dish. This week all of our recipes came from your site! 🙂

  22. I made this for supper tonight………it was sooooooo good! I 'cut' the recipe – to make only one portion – and it's a good thing – because I'd have eaten 2 portions, if I'd had them! 🙂

    1. i make my stroganoff in the crock pot all the time – just cut the meat in bigger pieces if you are going to cook it all day. also add the mushrooms at the end.

  23. This was fantastic! Didn't have steak in the freezer so I used beef country ribs and cut them as described in the recipe. It worked just as well – great tasting and tender. My hubby took leftovers today and said that this recipe is a keeper. Thanks, Gina, for a great recipe. (Noreen from PA)

  24. Is the 7pt+ with or without the rice/pasta…I assume it is without, but I wanted to make sure!

  25. can you subsitute can of tomato sauce for the tomato soup or cream of mushroom? i don't have this in my kitchen and i want to make it tomorrow.

  26. This was delicious! I subbed in carrots because my husband and I hate mushrooms, and it worked really well.

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Glad you liked it, this actually got my daughter to eat mushrooms, which she normally doesn't like. I don't think she even noticed them!

  28. Made this tonight it was FANTASTIC! I usually use a different recipe but this one is better. My husband agreed and told me to to use this one from now on….not so much left over. Thanks!

  29. When I make beef stroganoff I substitute plain greek yogurt for sour cream, my picky husband never notices and I get reduced calories and tons more protein per serving

  30. I tried this recipe last night and it is delicious. Not sure what i did wrong though because the steak didn't come out very tender like i expected. i might try a different cut of meat next time. Overall I will definitely make this again!!!

  31. Dreamfield's pasta is good to and only 3 pts per serving. Only has 5 carbs per serving as well. For my fellow Texan, you can find it at Krogers. Black Box.

  32. Looks great!! I love the Fiber Gourmet pasta too..I find it at our local health food store..or you can order it online. Love your recipes Gina!

  33. I must be missing something. In the directions I see where you remove the meat after cooking but I don't see anything about when you add it back in. Assuming when you put the tomato soup, water etc in would be correct.Is that right?

  34. This is almost the same recipe my grandma has made every Christmas since I was a kid! The only difference is she adds chopped green peppers- adds good flavor and some more color. Thanks for bringing back the yummy memories 🙂

  35. Not sure why there's an extra dot there but nothing is missing.

    I linked to the Fiber Gourmet website, you can buy it online. Not sure where else you can find it?

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    Narlie's lady

    Would love a recipe for pulled pork, chicken, or beef. I have some but would like a lower pt. value recipe. Thanks

  37. What a great version of Beef Stroganoff…

    I have an award for you over on my blog, A Dash Of Flavour ( I hope you will come and pick it up.

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    Michaela @ CupcakesToCarrotSticks

    That looks yummy and I am so glad you liked the Fiber Gourmet Pasta! I absolutely love it!!

  39. Looks great! I will have to try this really soon. Where did you find the pasta? If you say Trader Joe's I'm going to cry! There isn't one in TX. Also there is an empty dot in the recipe is something missing? By reading the recipe I don't think there is but I thought I would ask.