Ground Beef Stroganoff (Hamburger)

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This easy Ground Beef Stroganoff is a super fast weeknight meal great served over mashed potatoes or noodles.

Lean ground beef (hamburger) is cooked with onion and mushrooms in a silky beef broth and sour cream sauce. 

Serve over pasta with a side salad and some crusty bread for a great 30 minute meal.

Ground Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms on a plate with a fork

A Quick Comfort Meal

Ground beef stroganoff is one of those comforting meals that is quick and easy to make, plus it can feed your whole family with a shortlist of ingredients! How about a hearty meal of beef stroganoff in less than 25 minutes? Count me in, this is perfect for a busy weeknight!

This easy Ground beef stroganoff recipe is made from scratch with fresh ingredients (and without cream of mushroom soup). I love dishes that come together so quickly (like Cabbage and Noodles or 20 Minute Fajitas) and even more so when everyone at the table wants seconds!

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Ingredients in Ground Beef Stroganoff

Lean ground beef is our choice in this recipe. It’s got a little bit of fat for flavor but not too much! If you choose another ground meat (such as chicken or turkey) you’ll need to add some extra seasonings and a bouillon cube for flavor.

Mushrooms stretch the meal a bit and add some earthy flavor. I prefer brown or cremini mushrooms for flavor but any mushrooms you have will work in this recipe!

The sauce in this recipe is super simple with just a few ingredients. Be sure you do not use low sodium beef broth or the recipe won’t have enough flavor. This is a beef stroganoff without mushroom soup but of course, you can add a can of condensed soup or up to 4 oz of cream cheese if you’d like.

Seasonings are simple with salt, pepper, onion and garlic. Add your favorites, we love fresh thyme and/or a pinch of poultry seasoning!

How to Make Ground Beef Stroganoff

You truly will not believe how crazy easy this is!  You’re literally just  minutes away from getting this beef stroganoff on the table!

  1. Brown beef, onions and garlic.
  2. Add mushrooms, sauce & seasonings.  Simmer a few minutes.
  3. Start your egg noodles cooking!
  4. Stir in sour cream and serve over egg noodles.

Beef Stroganoff Tips

Beef: This recipe can be slightly tweaked based on the ingredients you have on hand. Ground beef gives the best flavor but you can certainly substitute another type of ground meat such as ground turkey or pork.  If using something other than beef, you’ll likely want to add some extra beef bouillon for a richer flavor! I highly suggest using the condensed beef broth in a can (instead of the box) for the best flavor!

Mushrooms:  Of course, fresh mushrooms are best, use any combination of white, cremini, or portobello all with great results. In a pinch, you can use canned mushrooms as well.

Sauce:

  • Keep in mind that sour cream may curdle if it boils so the sauce is thickened and removed from the heat before it is added.
  • No sour cream? Greek yogurt is a good substitute (or if you just prefer it).
  • To Thicken Sauce: You can add a little bit of extra cornstarch slurry to reach desired consistency. Mix equal parts cornstarch and cold water and pour a little bit at a time while stirring the sauce.

Variations

We love this stroganoff exactly as written but if you’d like to spice it up a bit, add one of the following:

  • Stir in a teaspoon or so of dijon mustard
  • Add a sprig or two of fresh thyme (or 1/4 teaspoon of dried)
  • Add a couple of slices of chopped raw bacon along with the onion & beef
  • Add a small dash of smoked paprika and a dash of hot sauce

 

Ground Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms on a plate with a fork

We typically serve this over egg noodles but it’s great over mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or even spooned into a roll sloppy joe style!  Add a side salad and a loaf of crusty bread (to sop up any sauce left on your plate) for a great meal in under 30 minutes!

Got Leftovers?

Refrigerate leftovers in a sealed container 3-4 days.

Freeze: If freezing this ground stroganoff, leave out the noodles or potatoes and freeze just the stroganoff itself.

Reheat: If frozen, defrost leftovers in the fridge overnight. Drain off any liquid that has separated from the sauce (the cornstarch can sometimes cause separation). Heat in the microwave or on the stovetop on low heat until warm.

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Ground Beef Stroganoff (Hamburger)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
This easy Ground Beef Stroganoff is quick and delicious, making it the perfect weeknight meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¾ pound fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups beef broth *see note
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

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Instructions

  • Brown ground beef, onion and garlic (trying not to break it up too much) in a pan until no pink remains. Drain fat.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and cook 2-3 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 more minute.
  • Add broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, & pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low 10 minutes. Cook egg noodles according to package directions.
  • Remove beef mixture from the heat, stir in sour cream and parsley.
  • Serve over egg noodles.

Recipe Notes

*Do not use low sodium beef broth. You can use boxed broth or condensed broth, canned condensed broth has more flavor.
Ground beef gives the best flavor. If you substitute another type of ground meat such as ground turkey or pork add some extra beef bouillon for a richer flavor!
Fresh mushrooms are best, use any combination of white, cremini, or portobello all with great results. In a pinch, you can use canned mushrooms as well.
Sour cream can curdle if it boils so remove thickened sauce from the heat before stirring in sour cream. No sour cream? Greek yogurt is a good substitute (or if you just prefer it).
For a thicker sauce combine equal parts cornstarch and cold water. Pour a little bit at a time into the sauce while stirring the sauce.
Variations
  • Stir in a teaspoon or so of dijon mustard
  • Add a sprig or two of fresh thyme (or 1/4 teaspoon of dried)
  • Add a couple of slices of chopped raw bacon along with the onion & beef
  • Add a small dash of smoked paprika and a dash of hot sauce

Nutrition Information

Calories: 389, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 365mg, Potassium: 981mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 435IU, Vitamin C: 7.5mg, Calcium: 79mg, Iron: 3.5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Beef, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
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  1. Followed the recipe and it was delicious. I always go to your site when looking for a recipe and haven’t been disappointed by anything I’ve made yet!5 stars

  2. I enjoy your recipes so very much and this one is no exception. However, due to health reasons, I don’t understand why you advise not to use low sodium beef broth (?). I recently made it, adding a little extra Worcestershire sauce and a touch of Dijon mustard and was very pleased with the results. Please explain why the recommendation, as I am curious to know the reasons. And please keep up with the posts, I enjoy trying many of them….even when I have to adjust or substitute for reasons of health or taste.4 stars

    1. I find that a lower sodium broth doesn’t have as much flavor in this recipe (as there aren’t a lot of other seasonings and spices). If you follow a low sodium lifestyle the recipe will still work with reduced sodium, the flavor might change a little bit. Enjoy!

  3. Hi! I haven’t tried the Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe yet but do you think I could use Miracle Noodles instead of egg noodles? Just a thought. I have never used Miracle Noodles but this might be the time. Thanks!

    1. This stroganoff can be served over any type of noodle (or rice/pasta), even cauliflower rice if you’d like. If you’ve never had Miracle Noodles they can have a very strong flavor on their own (even rinsed) so I would suggest you taste them before adding them to this sauce.

    1. Oh no, sorry to hear that Danielle. You can definitely increase the spices to meet your flavor preferences.

  4. Will definitely try this recipe again with one of the flavor boosters. I did sauteed the mushrooms prior to cooking meat in the same pan then followed the instructions as stated. I also added Italian seasoning spices. Easy and delicious.4 stars

  5. This was DELICIOUS!!! I subbed plain Greek yogurt for sour cream and used 97% lean beef so didn’t have to strain any grease. It was SOOOOoooo good and SOOOoooo easy for busy folks. Will definitely make again.5 stars

  6. I don’t usually leave comments on recipes, but this recipe has become a family favorite and we make it all the time! It’s absolutely delicious exactly as written with no modifications needed, but it’s also plenty adaptable if you want to change or add anything. Thanks for a great meal!!5 stars

  7. I wanted this to work but it failed on so many levels. Draining fat on lean ground beef just doesn’t need to happen anymore, there isn’t enough fat. A small onion and 1 clove of garlic for a full lb of beef is just not enough for flavour. The Worcestershire needs to be increased also as did the beef stock as it was thick and pasty with only 2 cups of stock. So… with some adjusting, this became edible but the recipe as written I don’t think was tested.2 stars

    1. Hi Jacquie, we have tested and enjoyed this recipe as written. Your adjustments sound great too, hope you enjoyed it!

  8. I love this recipe and use it quite often. Today I was thinking of making it without the ground beef and just lots of mushrooms. Do you think that would work or will it be bland?5 stars

    1. While the flavor would change, I think it’d still be delicious MaryBeth! Let us know if you try it!

  9. This recipe is excellent. I usually add my own spin on recipes but I didn’t have time with this one, and it turned out I did not have to. I needed something tummy friendly asap. Wow, it turned out even better than I imagined. Thank you.5 stars

  10. Absolutely delicious our entire family loved it! Used bone broth powder to increase protein/ nutrition in the sauce. So yummy thanks for a great recipe.5 stars

  11. Hello. This recipe is the Bomb Digity Bomb. What I did was add an envelope of dry French onion soup as the recipe as follows is too bland for our taste so the French onion elevates & adds nice flavor without ruining the dish with salt also while sautéing beef I added a 1/4 cup of red or any on hand wine. I always keep red & white wine on hand in garage refrigerator for ALL my sauces. You’d be surprised at ALL the recipes I have that either call or NEED that pick up in recipes

  12. I had extra ground beef to use and found this recipe. We loved it! I made a double batch and 2 days later baked some biscuits and served it ala biscuits and gravy style. Delicious! Will definitely make this again.

    I used whole baby Portobello mushrooms. (HINT: do not wash mushrooms with water to limit the amount of water they release into your dish. I use a Mushroom Brush to clean mushrooms.)5 stars

  13. I cooked mushrooms separately as they give off extra water then added to dish. Also fried the beef with some onion soup mix for added flavor with dijon mustard and little paprika. Mine turned out perfect not at all soupy. Always adjust quantities to suit.5 stars

    1. (HINT: do not wash mushrooms with water to limit the amount of water they release into your dish. I use my Mushroom Brush to clean mushtooms.)5 stars