Ground Beef Stroganoff (Hamburger)

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

This easy Ground Beef Stroganoff features lean hamburger and tender mushrooms cooked in a rich silky sauce.  Just like our favorite Chicken Stroganoff, this dish is served over tender egg noodles.

Loads of tender mushrooms add tons of flavor, while I most often use white mushrooms, portobello or cremini are a great addition as well.

Ground Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms on a plate with a fork with text

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 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!

ground beef stroganoff in a serving dish

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. 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!

Mushrooms:  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.


  • 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 sauce.

Flavor Boosters: 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


white plate with Ground Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms

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 stove top on low heat until warm.

ground beef stroganoff with mushrooms on white dish with fork
4.78 from 248 votes
Review Recipe

Ground Beef Stroganoff

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
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!


  • 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
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Follow Spend with Pennies on Pinterest


  • 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.

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.)

Keyword ground beef stroganoff
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Ground Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms on a plate with a fork, stroganoff in the pot
Ground Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms on a plate with a fork
About the author


pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

More Posts by Holly

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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