Wow your guests and make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff! A mouthful sensation of tender, juicy beef bathe in addictive umami sauce. Satisfying meal bursting with layers & depths of bold flavors. Sooo yummy!!

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Amazing flavors unite people without language, bring joy to the world without a sound, and create lasting memories without a word.

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What is Beef Stroganoff?

Beef Stroganoff is a well-loved Russian dish from the mid-19th century.

According to the cookbook A Taste of Russia, the original Beef Stroganoff Recipe was invented by Stroganov (the famous Russian general)’s chef. It’s known to be a derivation from a basic French mustard for seasoning beef, combined with a dollop of Russian sour cream.

Beef Stroganoff is essentially tender beef cubes or strips prepared with a sour cream sauce, served over rice or noodles.

The love for this Russian dish was first spread to China, then later brought to the US in the 1950s, while gaining popularity in Hong Kong in the late fifties.

It has now traveled around the world from UK, Australia, Sweden, Brazil, to Japan with multiple variations.

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The Umami Sauce: Ohhh yaasss!! You have to try this amazing burst of bold flavors.

Serving this Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff will surely impress the guests at your dinner party! 😀


Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff)! A satisfying mouthful sensation of tender beef in addictive umami sauce.
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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

4.97 from 27 votes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 665 kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Wow your guests and make this Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff! A satisfying mouthful sensation of tender beef in addictive umami sauce. Satisfying meal bursting with layers & depths of bold flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (937g) well marbled chuck roast
  • 1/2 pound (226g) white button mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 (253g) large onions , sliced
  • 3 cloves (11g) garlic , sliced
  • ½ cup (125ml) dry white wine (Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, or Unoaked Chardonnay)
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika , separated to ½ tsp (Optional)
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon (8g) flour
  • 1 cup (250ml) sour cream or greek yogurt , room temperature

Chicken Stock Mixture

Thickener

  • 2 tablespoons (18g) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) cold water

Noodles

  • 360 grams dry egg noodles 90g per person, cooked 10 minutes in lightly salted water

Garnish:

  • Finely chopped parsley or chives

Instructions

  1. Prep: Heat up your Instant Pot (press Sauté button, then Adjust button to Sauté More function). Ensure your pot is as hot as it can be (wait until indicator says HOT). While Instant Pot is heating up, prepare ingredients as indicated (you should have about 24 mins including the time for browning the chuck steak).
  2. Make Paprika Salt Mixture: Combine ½ tsp paprika, 4 pinches of coarse kosher salt, and black pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Brown Chuck Steak: Season one side of the chuck steak generously with Paprika Salt Mixture. Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in Instant Pot. Ensure to coat the oil over whole bottom of the pot. Carefully place the seasoned side of chuck steak in pressure cooker. Generously season the other side with Salt Mixture, then brown for 7 mins on each side without constant flipping. Remove and set aside on a chopping board.

    *Pro Tip: The chuck steak may look “blackened” or burnt. Don’t worry, it will be fine!

  4. Make Chicken Stock Mixture: While chuck steak is browning in pressure cooker, mix 1 tbsp (15ml) light soy sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, and ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock in a glass measuring cup.
  5. Sauté Mushroom: Saute ½ lb (226g) sliced white button mushrooms until slightly crisped and browned (roughly 8 minutes). The mushrooms will begin to release their moisture in roughly 3 minutes. Use the moisture to deglaze the bottom of the pot by scrubbing the flavorful brown bits with a wooden spoon.
  6. Sauté Onions & Garlic: Add in onion slices, then saute for another 2 minutes. Add in sliced garlic and saute until fragrant (~30 seconds). The Instant Pot may turn off itself after 30 minutes of sauteing (safety feature). Turn it back on if it turns off.
  7. Deglaze: Pour in ½ cup (125ml) dry white wine and completely deglaze bottom of the pot. Allow the wine to reduce for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat briefly to cut the chuck steak.
  8. Cut Chuck Steak: Cut the chuck steak into ⅛ inch thick beef slices. Since chuck roast grains run in different directions, slice it against the grain the best you can. Mix beef slices with 1 tbsp of flour (8g) in a large mixing bowl.
  9. Pressure Cook Beef Slices: Stir in ½ tsp paprika and Chicken Stock Mixture from Step 4. Place beef slices + flavorful meat juice in pressure cooker. Ensure all beef are partially submerged in the cooking liquid. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 12 minutes + 12 minutes Natural Release (wait 12 minutes then carefully release remaining pressure).

    *Note: We conducted 8+ tests with chuck roast using different cooking times in our Instant Pot to find the best cooking method for this beef stroganoff recipe. Read about Experiment + Results here.

  10. Cook Dry Egg Noodles: While Instant Pot is cooking, heat a large saucepan filled with lightly salted water and bring it to a boil. In a small mixing bowl, place 1 cup (250ml) sour cream from the fridge and bring it to room temperature. When Instant Pot is natural releasing, place dry egg noodles in boiling water and cook for about 9 - 13 minutes (see package’s direction for a more accurate cooking time).
  11. Temper & Add Sour Cream: Press Cancel Button, then Sauté Button to heat up the sauce in the pot. Slowly mix 1 cup of Sauce Mixture into the sour cream (at room temperature) to temper it. Slowly pour sour cream mixture in Instant Pot while mixing.
  12. Thicken Sauce: In a small mixing bowl, mix cornstarch with water and mix it in one third at a time until desired thickness. Taste and adjust the seasoning with kosher salt and black pepper if necessary.
  13. Serve: In a serving bowl, layer beef slices on top of cooked egg noodles. Drizzle with the yummy sauce and garnish with finely chopped parsley or chives.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Amount Per Serving
Calories 665 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 562mg 23%
Potassium 898mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 9.3%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 28.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American, Russian
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Instant Pot Chuck Roast Experiment

What we look for in a great slice of chuck roast?

  • Meat Texture: tender with a great mouthfeel
  • Meat Juice: moist and juicy (not dry)
  • Meat Flavors: have great beef flavors while absorbed the flavors from the sauce

Pressure Cooker: Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker
Altitude: close to sea level
Meat: USDA Choice Grade chuck roast/ Canada AAA Grade blade roast
Meat Thickness: roughly ⅛ inch thick
Pressure: High Pressure (10.15~11.6 psi)
Cooking Time: 1 min, 3 mins, 8 mins, 10 mins, 12 mins, 15 mins, 20 mins, 30 mins
Release Method: 12 mins Natural Release

*Note: Since pressure cooking time is mostly dependent on the meat’s thickness rather than weight, we cut the chuck roast into ⅛ inch thick slices.

We conducted 8+ tests with ⅛ inch thick chuck roast slices using different cooking times in our Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot Chuck Roast Experiment: pressure cook 1/8 inches thick beef slices

Instant Pot Chuck Roast Experiment Results

Our meat evaluation is based on 3 factors: Meat Texture, Meat Juice, and Meat Flavors.

Instant Pot Chuck Roast Experiment: pressure cook 1/8 inches thick beef slices

*Note: The chuck roast slices look drier than actual when they were right out of the pot because this photo was taken after hours of experiments. 🙂

Instant Pot Chuck Roast Experiment Results

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Instant Pot Chuck Roast Experiment Conclusion

Weighing the three factors, our desired result in cooking ⅛ inch thick chuck roast slices is Test #5. It produced the best overall texture/mouthfeel, moisture level, and flavors.

Time to make Umami Beef Stroganoff in Instant Pot!


Step-by-Step Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Cooking Guide

Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff)! A satisfying mouthful sensation of tender beef in addictive umami sauce.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff 

Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe Ingredients (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff)

Dry White Wine

Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, or Unoaked Chardonnay will work well with this Beef Stroganoff in Instant Pot.

We’ve used the Italian White Wine below – Masi Masianco’s Pinot Grigio Verduzzo Delle Venezie – to develop this recipe.

Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio Verduzzo White Wine

*Pro Tip: If you’re planning to pair the white wine as you & your guests enjoy the Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff, be sure to purchase a higher quality wine. 🙂

1

Prepare Instant Pot + Ingredients


Heat up your Instant Pot (press Sauté button and click the adjust button to go to Sauté More function).
how to use instant pot - saute more function

Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until the indicator says HOT).

While Instant Pot is heating up, prepare ingredients as indicated.

*Pro Tip: you should have about 24 mins including the time for browning the chuck steak.

2

Make Paprika Salt Mixture


Combine ½ tsp paprika, 4 pinches of coarse kosher salt, and black pepper in a small mixing bowl.

3

Brown Chuck Steak


Season one side of the chuck steak generously with Paprika Salt Mixture.

Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff): Instant Pot Chuck Roast

Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in pressure cooker. Ensure to coat the oil over whole bottom of the pot.

Carefully place the seasoned side of chuck steak in Instant Pot.

Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff): browning chuck steak in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Generously season the other side with Salt Mixture (you may not need all the Salt Mixture).

Brown for 7 mins on each side without constant flipping.

Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff): browned chuck steak

*Pro Tip: The chuck steak may look “blackened” or burnt. Don’t worry, it will be fine! 🙂

Remove and set aside on a chopping board.

4

Make Chicken Stock Mixture


While the chuck steak is browning in Instant Pot, mix 1 tbsp (15ml) light soy sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, and ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock in a glass measuring cup.

5

Sauté Mushroom


Saute ½ lb (226g) sliced white button mushrooms in Instant Pot until slightly crisped and browned (roughly 8 minutes).

Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff): saute mushrooms in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

*Pro Tip: The mushrooms will begin to release their moisture in roughly 3 minutes.

Use the moisture to deglaze bottom of the pot by scrubbing the flavorful brown bits with a wooden spoon.

6

Sauté Onions & Garlic


Add in onion slices, then saute for another 2 minutes.

Add in sliced garlic, then saute until fragrant (~30 seconds).

Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff): saute onions and garlic in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

*Pro Tip: The Instant Pot may turn off itself after 30 minutes of sauteing (safety feature). Turn it back on if it turns off.

7

Deglaze


Pour in ½ cup (125ml) dry white wine and completely deglaze bottom of the pot. Allow the wine to reduce for 2 minutes.

Turn off the heat briefly to cut the chuck steak.

8

Cut Chuck Steak


Cut the chuck steak into ⅛ inch thick beef slices.

Since chuck roast grains run in different directions, slice it against the grain the best you can.

Instant Pot Chuck Roast Experiment: pressure cook 1/8 inches thick beef slices

Mix beef slices with 1 tbsp of flour (8g) in a large mixing bowl.

9

Pressure Cook Beef Slices


Stir in ½ tsp paprika and Chicken Stock Mixture from Step 5.

Place beef slices and flavorful meat juice in Instant Pot. Make sure all beef slices are partially submerged in the cooking liquid.

Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff): pressure cook sliced chuck roast in Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Close lid and pressure cook: 

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 12 minutes, then 12 minutes Natural Release (wait 12 minutes then carefully release remaining pressure).

Turn off the heat. Open the lid.

*Note: We did 8+ tests with chuck roast using different cooking times to find the best cooking method. Read about the experiment + findings here.

10

Cook Dry Egg Noodles


While Instant Pot is cooking, heat a large saucepan filled with lightly salted water and bring it to a boil.

In a small mixing bowl, place 1 cup (250ml) sour cream from the fridge and bring it to room temperature.

When the pressure cooker is natural releasing, place dry egg noodles in boiling water and cook for about 9 – 13 minutes (see package’s direction for a more accurate cooking time).

11

Temper & Add Sour Cream


Press Cancel Button, then Sauté Button to heat up the sauce in the pot.

Slowly mix 1 cup of sauce mixture into the sour cream (at room temperature) to temper it.

Slowly pour sour cream mixture in the pressure cooker while mixing.

12

Thicken Sauce


In a small mixing bowl, mix cornstarch with water and mix it in one third at a time until desired thickness.

Make Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff): thickening umami beef stroganoff sauce in Instant Pot

Taste and adjust the seasoning with kosher salt and black pepper if necessary.

13

Serve Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff


In a serving bowl, layer beef slices on top of cooked egg noodles.

Drizzle with the yummy sauce and garnish with finely chopped parsley or chives.

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*Pro Tip: Jazz it up by pairing the Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff with the remaining dry white wine!

A sip of wine with a spoonful of Umami Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff makes a nice fine dining course at home. 😀


Cooking Tips for Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

1. Why are we browning the chuck steak as a whole before cutting it up?

  • Retain More Moisture: Browning the chuck steak as a whole retains more moisture due to less surface area.
  • Brown Faster & Better: Since maillard reaction excels in dry and high heat environment, the chuck steak will brown faster and better when compared to cubed stew.
  • Richer & Flavorful: The caramelized flavors from browning results in a richer & more flavorful dish.

2. Can I use other beef cuts for this recipe?

  • Chuck roast is one of the most suitable cuts for pressure cooking. For optimal result, choose one that is well marbled!!

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