Ground Beef Stroganoff (Hamburger)

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This easy Ground Beef Stroganoff features lean hamburger and tender mushrooms cooked in a rich silky sauce.  It’s quick and delicious, making it the perfect weeknight meal!

This easy Ground Beef Stroganoff uses lean hamburger and tender mushrooms cooked in a rich silky sauce. It's quick and delicious, making it the perfect weeknight 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 short list 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!


This Ground Beef Stroganoff brings lean hamburger and tender mushrooms together in a rich sauce. It's easy and delicious, making it the perfect weeknight meal!

This recipe can be slightly tweaked based on the ingredients you have on hand. I find 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!

Of course fresh mushrooms are best and while this recipe calls for white mushrooms, I’ve used a combination of white, cremini or portobello all with great results. In a pinch, you can use canned mushrooms as well.

This Ground Beef Stroganoff combines lean hamburger and tender mushrooms together in a delicious sauce. It makes it the perfect weeknight meal!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. If you don’t have sour cream on hand, Greek yogurt is a good substitute (or if you just prefer it).

We typically serve this over egg noodles but it’s great over rice, 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!

Ground Beef Stroganoff

This easy Ground Beef Stroganoff features lean hamburger and tender mushrooms cooked in a rich silky sauce.  It’s quick and delicious, making it the perfect weeknight meal!

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  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 3/4 lb fresh mushrooms , sliced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley


  1. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic (trying not to break it up too much) in a pan until no pink remains. Drain fat.
  2. Add sliced mushrooms and cook 2-3 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 more minute.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove beef mixture from the heat, stir in sour cream and parsley.
  5. Serve over egg noodles.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size:

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 274 Calories

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

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This easy Ground Beef Stroganoff features lean hamburger and tender mushrooms cooked in a rich silky sauce.  It's quick and delicious, making it the perfect weeknight meal!
This easy Ground Beef Stroganoff features lean hamburger and tender mushrooms cooked in a rich silky sauce.  It's quick and delicious, making it the perfect weeknight meal!

How to Make Ground Beef Stroganoff (Hamburger)

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111 comments on “Ground Beef Stroganoff (Hamburger)”

  1. Love your recipes!!! Send more!!!

  2. Going to try this tonite will let you know how it comes out!! Plus do you have any new ideas for chicken drumsticks? Would appreciate some different and very picky kid friendly. Lol Thank you

  3. Can we have more recipes but with out cheese
    Thank you

  4. I am making the (ground)beef stroganoff Weill comment on how it turnes out

  5. Have made this tonight for my hungry “crew”, it smells amazing, can’t wait to tuck in! Having rice instead of noodles though! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • I hope your hungry crew enjoyed the recipe! I think rice sounds like a yummy alternative, I will have to try it that way myself!

  6. My easy beef stroganoff 2 cans mushrooms soup, 2cans milk, mushrooms, onion , flour butter, hamburger, egg noddles, salt, pepper,garlic, powder, pour o we noodles yummy

    • It is always yummy & easy for anyone to use canned cream soups if no cares about the “extremely” high Sodium, fat and calorie. Some people look for more healthy ways of cooking if they have restricted health issues or wish to avoid future health issues. I have to look for lower sodium Recipes and am glad to find them far & few in between but know yours would be yummy also.

    • I have to adjust recipes for gluten and dairy, so typically “processed” foods are not ones that I can use.

  7. Looks fantastic, will have to give it a go.

  8. Love this recipe.
    We added some jalapeño slices to give it just a little kick!

  9. It’s what’s for dinner at my house! It smells amazing!

  10. This was good, but very dry. I think I’ll add mushroom soup mix and milk next time. Other than that it was good. :)

  11. I use this on baked mashed potatoes instead of noodles. Just boil your potatoes mash with butter and spread them in a baking pan bake at 350 till top is golden brown. when your waiting on the potatoes make this toping and just poor it on the potatoes when done let cool for 15 min. and enjoy.

  12. this recipie is wonderful and so quick. Added it to the bestest dishes yet. Thanks

  13. Hope this isn’t a repeat of someone else’s comment. Tip for adding sour cream: stir a few tablespoonsful of your hot mixture into the sour cream and THEN add back into hot mixture. Helps to keep the sour cream from separating. I do it this way all the time and never have a problem.

  14. Looks delicious. Would love to see more recipes

  15. How many egg noodles would this recipe use?

  16. Made this tonight with ground venison and it came out great thanks for the recipe.

    Rating: 5
  17. I really liked this recipe!

    For the lazy like me, I added the dry pasta in pan (covered) with an extra 1/2 cup beef broth and cooked it 2 minutes over pasta cook time.

    Prior to that, I added 1 tsp Better than Bouillion starter (for beefier flavor others noted was missing), tsp smoked paprika, 2 tsp umami powder.

    It was flavorful & EZ!

    Wouid totally make this again!

  18. What kind of flour for the ground beef stroganoff? Corn flour or just plain flour?

  19. What kind of fresh mushrooms are used in this recipe?! Can’t wait to make this meal very soon!!

  20. If you’re a person who likes bland food, this recipe is for you. My family and I were underwhelmed by the flavour as we tend to enjoy adventurous new favours

    Rating: 2
  21. LOVE this! so good, came out perfectly, my bf loved it too! thank you!

    Rating: 5
  22. Great recipe! All four of my boys (bf included) and myself really enjoyed this. I forgot to add the worstershire which I think would have been even better but I did add some frozen green peas before the sour cream. Thanks for the new dish.

    Rating: 5
  23. omg!!!! so good me and my family enjoyed this very much

    Rating: 4
  24. Please be careful when printing this recipe, it printed off 10 pages before the actual recipe! What a waste of paper! And there was still more to come ,  why do you feel the need to send all of this information, tasting the recipe is enough to tell us wether or not we like it not the whole of  the UK Very angry at the waste.

  25. Made this tonight for dinner and my family loved it! Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe, Holly! :)

    Rating: 4
  26. Followed the recipe and it turned out wonderful! Definitely makes plenty.

    Rating: 5
  27. I am aways looking for recipes with ground beef and this recipe was not only easy to make but very good!  Family loved it!  I will make this again.  I added brocoli, any other vegetable would be fine.  I also served it with rice and it was perfect!  This is a keeper!  

    Rating: 5
  28. I was making your recipe for ground beef stroganoff while making a lemon zest salad dressing. I accidentally put 1 tablespoon lemon juice in by mistake. Figured, “what the heck?” and tasted the resulting sauce. WOW! Gave my wife a taste. WOW! Your recipe is so easy and tastes great. I’d rate it at 5 stars – but try finishing with the lemon juice addition for extra credit! Thanks for taking the time to publish this great recipe!

    Rating: 5
  29. I loved this! I did do two things differently. 1. I used whole wheat noodles and they were excellent in this dish as the flavors are strong enough to compensate for the flavor of the wheat noodles. 2. I added 1/4 cup of sherry to it after the flour stage, i.e. deglazed the pan with the sherry. This gave the dish a truly authentic stroganoff flavor!

    Rating: 5
  30. Was very easy to make and taste awesome

  31. I have put together Chinese toys wrapped in wax paper with instructions that were more clear than this.  Wow.

    • Which part are you having trouble with? The basics are brown your beef, cook your mushrooms and add flour. Stir in your sauce. Enjoy. There is a video to help with any other questions you may have!

  32. Super happy with this meal! Thank you. Now if you have any ideas for salmon….. I have a freezer full!

  33. I made this tonight and took a few reviews into consideration regarding the bland flavor others have mentioned.

    I followed everything directly except two things:

    1. I took a reviewer’s advice and I deglazed with pan with 1/4 cup sherry (plus an additional splash) after the flour step and before the beef broth

    2. I tasted it before adding the sour cream and it WAS a little bland for my taste. I added a few sprinkles of Onion Powder to taste and it was exactly what it was missing.

    I was good, two thumbs up from my husband. Thank you for the recipe and the comments/reviews! We were in need of something new!

  34. Very tasty and easy. Don’t add salt till end. The flavor was excellent!

  35. My husband and I love this recipe. Quick and very creamy. Will definitely make again.

    Rating: 5
  36. This is a quick go to meal, it’s perfect the way  it is, don’t change a thing!

  37. Made it just as recipe said, came out delicious!! Saving recipe for future use. Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  38. Great recipe!! I loved and so did my hubby! Thanks for sharing it!

    Rating: 5
  39. This was a delicious and simple recipe, thank you. Since I made a few modifications based on what I had in the house, I was pleasantly surprised. :) I don’t like mushrooms, so I skipped them. I only had dehydrated onion and soy sauce, not worcestershire, but the flavor was still delicious. Oh, and it was served over brown rice instead of noodles. My husband requested that it be added to our dinner rotation.

    Rating: 5
  40. So, my wife is on a weird diet due to alternative cancer treatments. Currently cannot have any wheat flour, and no dairy. So I have some chickpea noodles and grass-fed hamburger. Also have organic broth. Trying to think of how to make this tasty. We can use coconut and almond flour. Any suggestions.

    • Any kind of flour should work as it is just a thickener, but you could also use some cornstarch (possibly in lesser quantities, not sure about that part, did not do any research). Also check your Worcestershire sauce ingredients as some of them have wheat and some do not. There are some non-dairy yogurt options on the market, not sure about sour cream, but I think those often have soy products which she probably should not be eating either. I’ve heard of people making these types of things by blending up raw cashews, so you could try looking into that option. I’m not dairy-free and have not personally tried it, but Google will probably give you more info than you ever wanted to know!

      I hope this works for you, and I definitely hope your wife’s treatments are successful.

  41. Made this tonight and it was excellent! I used ground sirloin and 1 tsp of bacon grease…always have some handy…did not drain. I used baby portobellos and 1 tbsp of Worcester sauce. used 3 beef bouillon cubes instead of 2 to up the beef flavor. I will make this again and again. Served w egg noodles and roasted brussel sprouts.

  42. It came out so good , family loved it

  43. Great recipe. I made some modifications. Used 2 cloves of garlic instead of one, subbed fresh dill for the parsely, and subbed dairy free sour cream instead of regular sour cream. Used 8oz mushrooms instead of measuring them out. I used Spelt flour instead of regular wheat flour. Served it on gluten free pasta, tossed with Kerry Gold butter and more fresh dill. (That’s how the egg noodles had been served to me, with beef stroganoff, in a Russian restaurant.) It turned out delicious. The flavors were even tastier the following day. 

  44. Made it this evening for supper, went over really well! Made a few modifications which I was happy with:
    – used 5 cloves fresh garlic (love garlic)
    – added 1/2 tsp paprika
    – used 1.5 cups homemade chicken broth then added 1 cube beef bullion to 1/2 cup boiling water. Mixed together for the broth.
    – Am gluten-intolerant so used 3 tbsp brown rice flour in place of regular flour. Also used GF linguine noodles and GF Worcestershire sauce.
    – added 1 tbsp tamari sauce.
    – added handful of frozen green peas as started to boil.
    – Only used around 1/3 cup sour cream (mixed with hot liquid prior to adding to pan).
    Thanks for the recipe – love that there are real ingredients and no can soup! Will definitely make again!

    Rating: 5
  45. Love this made it in the pass, quick meal to make when you get home from work. I will be making  it  again some time

    Rating: 5
  46. It’s a keeper…
    I  needed something quick for dinner.
    This was a great recipe so tasty.
    Thanks for sharing!!!

    Rating: 5
  47. Wonderful recipe! Definitely quick and easy, flavored just right. I have made this twice and would just like to say, although not as healthy, use regular sour cream. The light cream that I used the second time, did not give me the smoothness it consistency I liked before. I will definitively keep making and add to my menu rotation. 

    Rating: 5
  48. I made it.  It was good the first day and great the second day!!!

    Rating: 5
  49. I have a stroganoff recipe I have made for quick meals for YEARS but never liked the thick consistency of the cream of mushroom soup based sauce. I am so thankful I finally looked up this recipe- very good and the guys liked it! I wanted it a bit thicker – will work on that next time. Thank you for the great recipe!

  50. I made this for my husband tonight. He gave it an A+ and said his father would have given it two thumbs up. They are from Michigan, but we live in Louisiana, and this is comfort food for them. He grew up eating Beef Stroganoff. 

    Rating: 5
  51. Quick and easy very flavorful. Would make it again and not change a thing!

    Rating: 5
  52. Really like this. Trying to lower our salt intake so I made it with no salt beef broth and added my own salt & pepper. Only used 1/2 cup of sour cream. What I liked most is that it tastes fresh instead of the artificial tastes you get when you use cream of whatever soups.

    Rating: 5
  53. Very good quick an easy loved it

    Rating: 5
  54. Made this tonight, followed the recipe, no changes, no substitutions. Came out absolutely delicious, my husband went wild over it, so did I! Served over egg noodles, will make again & again! Thanks for sharing, Holly!

    Rating: 5
  55. I’ve made this to the letter every time and everyone I’ve ever made it for absolutely loves it. My sister won’t eat food that’s white in color or even slightly. So I actually only use about 2 tablespoons. What’s great about this recipe is the texture of the sauce. It’s light and not overwhelming. Very clean flavors. Just love it. Thanks for the recipe. Oh and the use of beef broth gives it a nice bold flavor.

    Rating: 5
  56. This was pretty terrific, especially for how easy and quick it was to prepare. I used proportions that varied a bit from the original, such as more onion and garlic, more Worcestershire, plus I had to use chicken stock, so I added a generous tablespoon or so of “Better than Bouillion” in beef flavor (so did not add any other salt) I felt it all took a bit longer than the stated times, by perhaps an extra 10-20 minutes or so. But still, it was fast enough and easy, and I happened to have thin spaghetti noodles, so that’s what I served it over. We all loved it and wanted more…alas…

    Rating: 5
  57. Easy to make but WAY to bland..I added a little extra spice but the sauce had no flavor. Not a keeper.

    Rating: 2
  58. My husband liked it, he gave it three (3) stars. I did not care for it. The only taste that stuck out was the worchestershire sauce. That’s the only thing I tasted besides that, I thought it to be quite bland. I made it as directed but used greek yogurt as the recipe stated it could be substituted. Peoples taste are different so the thing to do is try it. My husband gets the leftovers. I doubled the receipt.

    Rating: 1
  59. Just now made. So good. I am impressed.

    Rating: 5
  60. My (almost) 10 year old wanted to make dinner and chose this recipe. Delicious, except I would use WAY LESS worcestershire sauce. It monopolized and that was all you could taste, so I had to add more sour cream. Will try again with less, and I’m certain it will be incredible. Thank you for this recipe! 

    Rating: 4
  61. I made this for my husband and I… we loved it. I left out the mushrooms and it was still yummy!

    Rating: 4
  62. Great stroganoff recipe but I only used half of the sour cream. three quarters of a cup is overwhelming. I had the same problem with another stroganoff recipe there was way too much sour cream. Much better with less.

    Rating: 4
  63. I just made this tonight! And it turned out very runny! I was hoping to be a bit more creamy. Smells amazing though! 

    Rating: 3
  64. Awesome recipe!

    Rating: 5
  65. Horrible.  Don’t do this one! I threw it out.

    Rating: 1

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