1lbbeef(any cut will work, slice thinner when using tougher meats)
1cupmushrooms(sliced, we are using white mushrooms here but have also used baby portabellos)
1cupwater(to add the beef bullion cubes to)
¾cupWorcestershire sauce(seriously...I typically use half the bottle! *when using Heinz Worcestershire sauce as in this recipe, start with ⅓ c when using Lea & Perrins)
1lb/16 ozsour cream
3cupspasta(3 cups dry egg noodles - cooked, drained and rinsed)
Slice beef and mushrooms. Preheat large skillet with vegetable oil to medium high heat.
Place sliced beef in a bowl of flour and coat with flour then add to the heated oil in your skillet. Add seasoning: salt, pepper, paprika and onion powder. Cook for 1-2 minutes, long enough for the flour to be dampened by oil and the meat juices. Add sliced mushrooms and continue to cook until meat slices are browned around the edges.
While the meat is cooking, heat water with bullion cubes in the microwave for 2 minutes, stir and then heat an additional 1 minute. Stir again, then add to the skillet once meat slices are ready. Add Worcestershire sauce, and stir to combine.
Bring gravy to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat when gravy is slightly thickened and add sour cream. Stir in sour cream until evenly distributed throughout the cream sauce.
Serve Beef Stroganoff immediately, either combined with noodles or atop your cooked (and buttered, optional) noodles. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
*If your sauce is too thin after adding the sour cream, remove from burner completely and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken. **We like our stroganoff with a strong Worcestershire sauce flavor, however, when making this recipe for the first time you can start with less and add more after combining the sour cream as needed.
***Different brands of Worcestershire sauce will yield different flavor results (ie. Heinz is sweeter than Lea & Perrins. Lea & Perrins is also stronger flavored, so start with less.https://bakeitwithlove.com/easy-beef-stroganoff-recipe/