If you’re transitioning (or on) a vegan diet, but you yearn for the recipes of the past, I’ve got some good news for you. This Easy Vegan Beef Stroganoff recipe is all that and more, because it tastes amazing and is ready in thirty minutes. Perfect for busy people! If you’re into easy vegan recipes ready in thirty minutes or less, check out my Vegan Spaghetti Pie recipe or my Vegan Penne Pasta and Sausage recipe. You’ll be glad you did!
I had someone ask me once why vegans felt the need to recreate vegan versions of traditional meat-based recipes.
My mind flashed back to a favorite Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. The one where Calvin is hammering nails into the living room coffee table and his mom walks in and screams, “CALVIN! What are you doing to the coffee table!” And he responds, “Is this a trick question or what?”
So when this animal-flesh eating fella asked me that question, I had the same thought run through my brain. Is this a trick question or what?
Just because I don’t eat animals doesn’t mean I don’t crave the dishes I grew up eating.
Are you with me?
If you liked a good stroganoff as a meat-eater, who’s to say you can’t enjoy the same flavors as a vegan!
I started making beef stroganoff for my mom when I was a teenager. Except we didn’t have the budget for beef so I used hamburger. I used to enjoy having dinner ready for my mom when she got home from work.
Wow, did she miss me when I went off to college. 🙂
Of course, my mom can cook for herself, but it was just fun to treat her and to try different recipes.
Why You’ll Love Easy Vegan Beef Stroganoff
I took the basic foundation of a beef stroganoff and turned it vegan. And I wanted to make sure it fit in the “easy” category of recipes – one that can be ready in 30 minutes and has minimal, accessible ingredients.
I started with the eggless noodles. I’ve done a little research and here are some options for eggless wide noodle products:
- Our local grocer store is Price Chopper and they carry Best Value-branded ingredients. Best Value just happens to have an eggless wide noodle product. Be sure to look at your store brand’s products to see if they offer this as well.
- I’ve since learned that Walmart also offers an eggless wide noodle product under its store brand name, Great Value.
- DeBoles offers an eggless wide noodle product too
You’ll also want to find the Gardein Beefless Tips I used for this recipe. I can find these at a Target, but they’re also available at our local Natural Grocers store. I haven’t been able to find them at Sprouts or the health food section of my local grocery store…yet! I’m hoping their distribution will expand soon. They’re pretty tasty and we use them a lot so I highly recommend them.
You can change up the flavors of this Easy Vegan Beef Stroganoff by using the following adaptions:
- Add sliced mushrooms
- Use veggie meatballs instead of the beefless tips
- Use cooked cauliflower florets instead of beefless tips
Also, now that we’ve got the taste buds ready to go, one of the best things about this Easy Vegan Beef Stroganoff recipe is that it’s so easy. I mean, who wants to spend hours in the kitchen anyway?!
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- 10 ounces egg-free wide noodles*
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 10 oz package Gardein Beefless Tips thawed**
- ¼ minced onion
- 1-2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons No Beef Better Than Bouillon ***
- 1 tablespoon white wine optional
- 1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup vegan sour cream or vegan plain yogurt not vanilla
Cook the noodles according to package directions.
Pour the half of the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegan beefless tips in a single layer and cook until browned on one side. Flip pieces and cook on the other side. Place the cooked pieces on a paper towel. Set aside.
Add the remaining half of the the vegetable oil to the skillet and add the minced onions and cook for about 1 minute before adding the garlic and cooking until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Sprinkle the cooked onions and garlic with the flour and stir it to coat the onions/garlic mixture. It's supposed to be dry and crumbly at this point.
In a separate bowl add the no beef bouillon, the white wine, vegan Worcestershire sauce. Add 1 cup of water and stir to combine.
Add half of the broth to the onion mixture. Use a spatula to stir and scrape the bits on the skillet. Add the remaining half of the broth and stir to combine. Cook the sauce over medium heat another 5 minutes or so until it thickens.
Stir in the vegan sour cream or vegan plain yogurt and cook for another minute or so to allow the sauce to thicken further. Add the vegan beefless tips back into the skillet. Stir to combine.
Serve over egg-free noodles. Garnish with parsley or cilantro leaves.
* We buy Best Value Egg Free Wide Noodles. Another option is Great Value Egg Free Wide Noodles (available at Walmart). **Gardein products are sold in the health food sections of grocery stores, health food stores like Natural Grocers, and I've even found them at Target ***I have not been able to find No Beef Bouillon Base locally, but I did buy some at Amazon. Here's the link: http://amzn.to/2btdDTV
If you’re into vegan stroganoff recipes, then you’ll love these:
- Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff by One Ingredient Chef
- Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff by The Full Helping
- Gluten-Free Vegan Stroganoff by Simply Gluten Free
- Also, check out the Vegan Beefless Stew published right here!
Whatever meat-free casserole, stew or stroganoff you’re chomping on, enjoy!