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Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

French Onion Beef Stroganoff is ready in a little over an hour by making use of your Instant Pot, and is full of caramelized onions, mushrooms, and the most flavorful, deep sauce.

Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

It may be in the 90’s lately in Seattle, but I am seriously craving some fall-ish comfort food. Too bad I don’t get a minute to even begin to consider what to make for dinner until about – oh – 4:30 or so?

Then, of course, nothing is thawed. Shocking right, with my overall plan of NOT actually planning?

We are always really awesome about buying meat and freezing it, but not quite as awesome at actually using what we’ve frozen. I have THREE freezers, and I’m fairly certain that almost all of them are full of a LOT of meat that needs to be either eaten or thrown away.

But not today, folks.

Today, I pulled out a beautiful chuck roast I bought sometime in the last few months and dutifully tossed into the freezer.

Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

You guys know what is coming next. I’m OBSESSED with the lightning-fast results I can get with my favorite new toy, my Instant Pot. And full disclosure – I am NOT being compensated by them in any way.

I bought my Instant Pot (affiliate link) during an Amazon Prime lightning sale a few months ago with my very own money, and haven’t looked back since.

Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

First up is a quick caramelization of the onions. I use the Serious Eats Pressure Cooker Caramelized Onions recipe, and it takes a 45-minute marathon and makes it into a 5-minutes-of-hands-on-work joy. There are SO MANY caramelized onion recipes in my future, you guys.

Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

I LOVE fresh Chanterelles, and this is the perfect match for them. By the end of the cooking period they are so full of beefy, delicious flavor. YUM. I am having them again for lunch today, in fact.

If you have access to Chanterelles where you are, you’ll definitely want to pick up a bunch. Make this french onion beef stroganoff, and also my Cream of Chanterelle soup. You will not regret it.

Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

I use a sturdy “homestyle” egg noodle for this dish, but you can use any kind you’d like. Traditional egg noodles are also good, as would be a big pile of garlic mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

Want to make your own egg noodles? I have a fantastic recipe here. My Great Grandma’s Homemade Soup Noodles has been tested and retested and never fail. Fair warning though – I made those my first year of blogging and haven’t re-shot the photos yet, so if you found my blog later in its life you can see just where I started from.

Yield: 8 people

Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff

A delicious change-up to the classic beef stroganoff, this French Onion Beef Stroganoff is delicious!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Natural Pressure Release 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 1/2 teaspoon Johnny's Seasoning Salt
  • 1/3 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups Chanterelle mushrooms, whole
  • 1 large 3-4 pound beef chuck roast
  • 6 cups diced sweet onions, about 1 large Walla Walla or Vidalia
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Johnny's French Dip Au Jus Mix
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sour cream


  1. Place Instant Pot on Saute mode, and put the butter, onions, baking soda, salt, and pepper into the pot. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Put the lid on the pot and changes to manual mode. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
  3. Once the timer goes off, do a quick release and remove the lid when safe to do so.
  4. Add your mushrooms into the pot. Season the roast with the seasoning salt and garlic salt. Place on top of the mushrooms. (For more flavor, brown your roast quickly on both sides in a hot pan before pressure cooking. Mine was frozen, so I wasn't able to do it this time and it still turned out AMAZING. So this is optional. But when I work with thawed meat 99% of the time I put some color on that before slow or pressure cooking.)
  5. Mix together 2 cups water and au jus mix. Add to the pot along with the red wine.
  6. Put the pot back on saute mode to get the liquid mixture heated up to a simmer. Once it is simmering, press cancel, put the lid on the pot, and seal the lid. Set on Meat/Stew mode, and increase the time to 55 minutes.
  7. Allow to cook for the full cycle, and do a quick release of the lid. Remove the roast, remove the excess fat from the roast, and set aside.
  8. Turn the pot back to saute, allow the liquid to come to a simmer, and then mix together the cornstarch and the water. YOU MAY NOT NEED ALL OF THE SLURRY. Add about 1/2 to 3/4 of the slurry mixture, and whisk into the sauce. Stirring continuously, allow the mixture to thicken. If necessary, add the rest of the slurry depending on your specific likes/thickness preferences.
  9. Shred the roast, removing any excess fat. Mix back into the sauce.
  10. Serve over buttered egg noodles, and mix in a dollop of sour cream when serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 545mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 39g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Friday 2nd of August 2019

Has the recipe disappeared from the blog? I see all of the photos and comments, but no recipe. I've made this before and it was delightful -- would love to make it again, but need the instructions. Can you please check on this? Thank you!


Sunday 4th of August 2019

Thank you so much, Nicole! I've printed it now, as it's my husband and son's favorite stroganoff recipe. I appreciate your quick response -- making it tonight! :)

Nicole Johnson

Friday 2nd of August 2019

It did! Sorry about that, and thanks for pointing it out. I've added it back in, and I'm going to email you as well!

Daniel Shields

Monday 29th of July 2019

This looks so delicious and I bet it tastes amazing! My family will love this. I can not wait to try this at home. This is a great way of introducing healthy foods into our menu. Thank you. This is a must-try!


Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Hi, this looks fantastic and I’m about to make this for dinner tonight! Question, is it 6 cups of onions or 1 large onion? I used 1 large onion but it was only about 2 cups, so I used 2 1/2 onions=6 cups... is that right? Or was it typo?

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

It was 6 cups of onions. It takes a lot but the dish really relies on it. Hope you enjoyed!


Sunday 12th of August 2018

Anxious to try this! 1 pound large 3-4 beef chuck roast... What does the 3-4 mean? Is it 3-4 1 pound chunks?

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 12th of August 2018

Whoops! That should be 3-4 pounds. Looks like that didn't transfer over correctly to the new recipe card! I'll update now. Thanks for pointing that out!

Erin Lyle

Sunday 18th of December 2016

I'm going to make this tonight and am an IP newbie! I feel like I've read NR is better for meats, but your recipe calls for QR. Have you noticed a difference??? Also, my chuck roast is close to 2lbs. Should I increase the cooking time? Appreciate your recipe and advice!


Monday 22nd of February 2021

@Nicole Johnson, I don't see instructions for what you do with the roast after your remove it. Do I cut it into pieces at the beginning or at the end? Instructions are vague about this but I'm sure I can figure it out. It sounds wonderful!

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 18th of December 2016

I haven't noticed a significant difference, myself, but when I have the time I always do the NR. If I don't have the time, I use the QR. Either way you'll have a fantastic roast.

I'd stick with the same general cooking time, and then check it at the end. If it isn't quite tender enough, run it through another 5-10 minute cycle.

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