sous vide beef stroganoff

Sous Vide Short Rib Beef Stroganoff from #anovafoodnerd Jeff Akin


I grew up on a very simple (and cheap) version of Beef Stroganoff made with ground beef and canned mushroom soup. I still have a nostalgic fondness for that undeniably satisfying budget recipe, though I think when prepared with higher-quality fresh ingredients (crimini mushrooms, rich homemade beef stock, and tender strips of beef tenderloin), Beef Stroganoff is quintessential cold-weather comfort food.

With the Anova Sous Vide Precision® Cooker, you can take Beef Stroganoff to an entirely new level. For this recipe, we are using well-marbled boneless beef short ribs cooked sous vide for 48 hours with mushrooms, stock, and onions, resulting in perfectly tender meat and an intensely flavored cooking liquid.

To finish, we reduce the cooking liquid and add a dash of heavy cream to round out the flavor. The result is the best Beef Stroganoff we've ever had. It doesn’t even need the dollop of sour cream, though we add it anyway. Because that’s how we were raised.

Sous Vide Short Rib Beef Stroganoff

What you'll need:

  • 2 pounds boneless beef short ribs, cut into ½-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound quartered mushrooms (white button or cremini)

  • 1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup (trust us on this one)

  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 1 quart low-sodium beef stock

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Sour cream for serving


1. Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 132°F (55.5°C).
Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker

2. Season the beef liberally with salt. In a large non-stick pan or cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and sear beef on all sides until golden brown.

seasoned beef sous vide

3. Set meat aside, add mushrooms and onions to pan and saute until softened and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.

vegetables sous vide

4. Add wine, mustard, Worcestershire, ketchup, thyme, and beef stock and remove from the heat.

vegetables sous vide

5. Add beef and cooking liquid to a vacuum or Ziploc plastic bag, seal, and cook for 48 hours.

sous vide Beef Stroganoff

Finishing Steps:

1. Remove beef from the cooking liquid and set aside. In a large pan, reduce cooking liquid over medium-high heat until reduced by two-thirds and coating the back of a spoon.
simmering vegetables
2. Add cream and meat to pan and simmer for one minute.
sous vide Beef Stroganoff
3. Season with salt and pepper as needed and serve warm over buttered egg noodles. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and minced fresh thyme.
sous vide Beef Stroganoff

Time to Cook!

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