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. So grateful you shared this! I’ve been in such a recipe rut and this was the perfect easy recipe to try. My son had thirds! I doubled it and added extra better than bouillon, paprika, and Dijon as you suggested.5 stars

  2. I’m so sorry to say this, but I found this recipe pretty bland. I followed the instructions exactly, and ours was soupy and sadly lacking in flavor. We added extra sour cream, seasoned salt, garlic salt, and dill to the finished product, desperately trying to up the flavor. This was quick and easy on a weeknight, but I’ll go with a different recipe next time.2 stars

    1. The trick is to cook the mushrooms separately as they give off water so could make the dish soupy. I added some paprika and a bit of dijon mustard also a tablespoon of onion soup mix to the beef while cooking. Turned out perfect.

  3. Great recipe. Made it today. Followed the directions mostly but after reading comments I decreased the amount of beef broth by one half cup. Then I added cooked penne at the end to make it a one skillet meal rather than serving over pasta. It turned out great with just the right amount of sauce for us. A definite keeper that I will make again. Thanks.5 stars

  4. I am looking to make tonight… sounds delish and reviews look awesome. I am not a huge fan of parsley… should I just go for it or do you offer a different spice substitution?

    1. You can leave the parsley off if you don’t like it. It adds a tiny bit of freshness but won’t affect the overall dish too much. Let us know how it goes!

  5. Really delicious and so easy to make. Mine was slightly runny but the flavor was fantastic so I just lapped up the broth with a spoon. No harm done. I will definitely make this in the future! Thank you!!5 stars

  6. I didn’t have the noodles and was feeling lazy so omitted the flour and added an extra cup of broth and tossed rice in and simmered for 15 mins, removed from heat and added sour cream. Sooo good!5 stars

  7. Really liked this recipe, I did add an envelope of Lipton onion soup mix for extra flavor but other then that it was a hit with my family. Will definitely make it again, it was really easy to make.5 stars

  8. Made this as written and it was AMAZING! Even my picky toddlers wanted more. The sauce thickened beautifully and I did add some dijon mustard. Perfect!!!5 stars

  9. Sauce came out runny and bland, had to double the sour cream and add balsamic vinegar & steak sauce.3 stars

  10. I made it but had to add whipping cream to disguise sour cream. Very picky eaters and one of two love it!! Even asked for seconds. My daughter does not eat mushrooms but she did tonight!! Also added velveeta cheese to mix.5 stars

    1. It does add flavor to the dish but you can leave it out if you don’t have it (or substitute with a small dash of soy sauce).

  11. I made this for my wife. We both loved it. I added cream cheese. It made it even more rich and tasty. I have made this 3 to 4 times and I’m making it tonight. I highly recommend this to anyone, easy to follow directions.5 stars

    1. Thanks foe the idea of the cream cheese. I did not have sour cream so the cream cheese worked great.

  12. The ground beef stroganoff receipe was easy and delicious. It surprised me how good it is, because I am a terrible cook and 75 years old. Thank You Holly.5 stars