When I was asking the family for some dinner ideas that would be quick and easy and that I could make in my Instant Pot, Beef Stroganoff was suggested.
However, there was one problem. We had no ground beef left in the house, and I didn’t want to run to the grocery. So I looked in my freezer to see what I could use as a substitute.
In the freezer I found plenty of frozen chicken breasts. However, as much as I love chicken recipes, I just wasn’t feeling chicken for dinner. Then I saw a package of ground turkey.
I thought that would be the perfect fit for our Instant Pot Stroganoff meal! And that is when I saw a one pound package of plant-based ground ‘meat’.
We had purchased it at the grocery a few months ago when the meat aisles were bare. And since that time we have used the plant based crumbles (their name for ground ‘meat’) in our Taco Casserole and Chili recipes. Honestly, you couldn’t tell the difference in the taste or texture.
So I decided to use it in our Stroganoff recipe! Although, to have full disclosure, I didn’t tell the picky, meat loving humans in my house that is what they were eating. And just as I suspected, they all asked for seconds!
Instant Pot Stroganoff Recipe
No matter what type of ground meat that you are using, the first step in this recipe is to cook the meat. Press the Saute function on your Instant Pot and add oil.
Once the front display reads HOT, add your ground meat and cook until no longer pink, or cooked through. Drain the grease if needed.
Next, while the pot is still on the saute mode, add your diced onions, garlic and sliced mushrooms. Continue to stir for one minute, then press Cancel.
Now add in the beef stock, flour and the can of condensed cream of mushroom soup. Of course, if you have homemade cream of mushroom soup you can use that instead for this Instant Pot Stroganoff recipe.
Stir the mixture until incorporated or until no clumps of flour remain. Then add the egg noodles and stir again. Press the noodles down into the liquid mixture and lock the lid in place.
Move the valve to the SEALING position and pressure cook/manual on HIGH pressure for 3 minutes. However, please note that if you use a different variety of noodles you will need to adjust the cooking time. Cook for half of the amount listed on the back of the noodle package.
And if there is a range of time listed on the instructions, such as 8-9 minutes, always half the lower number. Therefore, in this case your Stroganoff would cook in the Instant Pot for 4 minutes.
Once the cook time is up, carefully move the valve to the VENTING position and once the pin drops, remove the lid. Let the stroganoff cool for a few minutes. Then stir and add in the sour cream and parsley.
Continue to stir and let the mixture sit until it thickens to the desired consistency. If you would like the Stroganoff to be even thicker, turn the Instant Pot on the Saute mode and stir frequently until some of the liquid evaporates.
Serve with hot fresh dinner rolls and enjoy!
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