Mushroom-Free Beef Stroganoff Recipe

I know, it’s blasphemous!  But, when you have family who despises mushrooms, you learn to just deal and re-work your recipes to do without. You will not miss the mushrooms, much.

This has become one of the more popular recipes on this site. I shouldn’t be surprised, if my husband doesn’t like mushrooms, I’m sure there are others out there with the same affliction. Either way, I’m glad you are all enjoying this recipe. It is one of my go-to recipes for many reasons, but mostly because it is so darn delicious (even without the mushrooms).

For those mushroom lovers, just add mushrooms when you add the onions. 🙂


Mushroom-Free Beef Stroganoff

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
By author Dish Ditty
I know, it's blasphemous! But, when you have family who despises mushrooms, you learn to just deal and re-work your recipes to do without. You will not miss the mushrooms in this dish, well not much. I still wish I had them, but the flavor of this stroganoff is not affected by the lack of mushrooms.


  • 1.5lb Beef (Sliced thin)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1-2 cup Yellow Onions (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Beef Broth (or 1 Tbl Better Than Bouillon Beef + 1/2 cup water)
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • 2 cups Sour Cream


I know, it's blasphemous!  But, when you have family who despises mushrooms, you learn to just deal and re-work your recipes to do without. You will not miss the mushrooms, much.


Step 1
Combine together beef, garlic salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce and flour.
Step 2
In large pan, heat oil. Add Beef and cook on high until beef is browned. Reduce heat to medium, add the onions and cook until onions are translucent.
Step 3
Add dry mustard, paprika, beef broth and red wine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
Step 4
Cook on low, simmer, for 10-20 minutes. Usually I let this simmer while I wait for the noodles to cook.
Step 5
Remove from heat and add sour cream. Serve immediately over noodles.

Mushroom-Free Beef Stroganoff by Dish Ditty Recipes

Mushroom-Free Beef Stroganoff

20 Replies to "Mushroom-Free Beef Stroganoff Recipe"

  • comment-avatar
    Kate September 29, 2014 (12:05 pm)

    My husband is allergic to mushrooms and this recipe is the best mushroom free recipe I’ve had!

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      Dish Ditty September 29, 2014 (1:05 pm)

      I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

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    sheryl October 5, 2014 (7:32 pm)

    You have a lot of onion listed in the ingredients, what do you do with that? Duh. Good recipe but you left that out.

    • comment-avatar
      Dish Ditty October 9, 2014 (9:15 pm)

      Thanks for your edit Sheryl! I updated the recipe.

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    bah January 11, 2015 (9:10 pm)

    Bah – the original recipe has no mushrooms, or onions!

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    Denise November 18, 2015 (9:48 pm)

    Why dry mustard? I plan to use your recipe to make a vegetarian stroganoff with not-meat crumbles. I hate mushrooms so thank you. 🙂

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      Dish Ditty November 18, 2015 (10:17 pm)

      Dry mustard enhances the flavor. Why? Hmmm. Not sure but it does make the sauce a little tangier. You can omit it if you don’t have it, but if you do i suggest you try it at least once.

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    Maia December 1, 2016 (7:16 pm)

    It’s not bad. But it ain’t no stroganoff.

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    Mike April 11, 2017 (9:25 am)

    Thank you for this recipe. I’m actually allergic to mushrooms so this make me happy

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      JOSEPH KALINOWSKI December 22, 2020 (3:57 pm)

      I am allergic to mushrooms as well. Will be cooking this tonight for the wife hopefully its everything I am hoping for. Also substituting the the onions for onion powder to have the flavor but no actually onions. Fingers crossed.

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    Sarah Hooven August 26, 2018 (1:05 pm)

    I am deathly allergic to mushrooms and was craving stroganoff! This was amazing ! I substituted onion for minced onion because some of my family doesnt care for onion and also mixed onion powder with the meat ^_^! Thank you so much for this recipe

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      Dish Ditty October 5, 2018 (5:46 pm)

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

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    Cen June 14, 2020 (10:56 pm)

    The flavor was good but seemed too much sour cream was a bit overpowering.

    • comment-avatar
      Dish Ditty June 26, 2020 (8:18 am)

      Probably a matter of taste. I think I prefer more sour cream, just cut back on it next time.

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    Sarah June 30, 2020 (4:11 pm)

    I love this recipe! I tweaked it to make it in my instant pot but used all the same ingredients. My husband Loves it! I think the dry mustard is the secret weapon. So, so good!

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    Lynda Jackson July 17, 2020 (2:56 pm)

    Yummy. My go to recipe. Thanks

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    NENolan October 24, 2020 (5:56 am)

    I have got to try this as I’m also allergic. Thank you so much for posting!

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    JOSEPH KALINOWSKI December 22, 2020 (9:36 pm)

    Definitely cut the sour cream by half. Then tweak your own recipe from there. Wow way too much sour cream. Do you want some Stroganoff with your sour cream.

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      Dish Ditty January 2, 2021 (7:18 pm)

      I guess it’s a matter of taste. I think I’m a sour cream fan for sure! Definitely can be adjusted to taste.

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    Sarah February 2, 2021 (3:57 pm)

    I’ve made this several times and it’s delicious! My hubby and I are shroom haters but love this recipe. I think it’s the mustard and paprika – IDK but it works for us. I brown the meat and throw the rest of the seasoning and liquid in the crock pot and thicken it with a flour slurry made with some of the cooking liquid at the very end and then add the sour cream last.

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