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Kids Make Classic Beef Stroganoff

My daughter loved helping with this dish. In fact, she dressed as Bat Man while we cooked which was quite amusing!

While your kids make beef stroganoff with you, pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: BEEF.

🐄 food groups1 🐄


    • Fruits: none
    • Veggies: mushrooms, onion, garlic, chives
    • Grains: pasta
    • Protein: sirloin
    • Dairy: sour cream

    1For information about food and health, go to

🐄 Beef 🐄

sliced meat on plate


Kids Make Classic Beef Stroganoff!

Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Classic Beef StroganoffJust hover over each image for details. And make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!


To cook the pasta, kids can:

Bring water to a boil

This teaches kids to pay attention to the stovetop and see what happens to water when it gets that hot. Yay science!

Set timer for pasta

Grownups can take this opportunity to teach kids how to set cooking times.

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🍴Veggies & Beef 🍴

To cook the veggies and beef, kids may:

Wear goggles to chop onions!

Goggles will protect little eyes from tearing up.

Rinse mushrooms

Kids can pat mushrooms dry with a paper towel

Slice and melt butter on pan

Season beef with salt and pepper

Stir veggies as they cook*

Make sure kids use a long spoon!

Add beef and flour to pan

Kids may like seeing the flour form a paste!

For chopping, our fave kids knives right now are: Opinel Knife,  Made for Me Beginner’s Knife, & Curious Chef Knife Set (pictured above).


To prepare the sauce, kids may:

Add beef base to hot water

Measure and add Worsteshire sauce to broth mixture

Measure and add smoked paprika

Fold in sour cream

Kids can stir sour cream until well blended

We used this 4-cup Pyrex Measuring Cup to measure/pour the broth.

*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous. 

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