Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ground Beef Stroganoff

Ahhh, Beef Stroganoff. Definitely a comfort food dish.   For me, it's up on the list near fried chicken and okra.   I love the humble roots of stroganoff. It isn't pretentious, it uses simple ingredients and it is a cheap dish that can easily feed your entire family.   Well, unless you're the Duggars, then you may have to quadruple this recipe.  Over the years, I've sort of tweaked and twisted this recipe.  This really is a combination of a few recipes combined into one and I think the result is yummy, filling and it can all be made on the stovetop. So it's not only a comforting dish for the winter months but for summer as well.  Also, this dish comes together fairly quickly. You could probably have dinner on the table within 25 minutes. 
Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1/2 yellow onion, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1 teaspoon garlic, minced (about 1-2 cloves)
2-3 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 cup sour cream
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup 
Handful of mushrooms, (about 8 oz.)roughly chopped (optional)
3 tbsp. flour
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Egg Noodles, cooked according to package directions


Directions:
Bring a pot of water to boil and begin to cook egg noodles according to package directions.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef until thoroughly cooked. 
I like to leave chunks of ground beef and not break it up too small.

 Drain ground beef to remove excess grease from pan.

Put pan back on stove (setting aside the ground beef), add 2-3 tbsp butter and also the chopped onions and mushrooms (if using). Saute the onions and mushrooms, over medium heat, until onions are soft and then add garlic.   Only cook for another 1-2 minutes so garlic doesn't burn.

Add flour to pan, stir and let it absorb butter. Now add beef broth and whisk vigorously to remove any lumps, turning the heat up to high, bringing it to a boil for 2-3 minutes until you see it thicken slightly.  Bring temperature down to medium and whisk in sour cream and 
cream of mushroom soup. Stir until mixture is thoroughly incorporated.

Add salt & pepper. Keep tasting mixture until it is seasoned the way you like. I probably use a good teaspoon and half or more of salt and pepper (and sometimes a bit of garlic powder, for good measure). If it gets too thick on you, just add a tad more beef broth.

Add ground beef back to mixture until reheated.  Serve over egg noodles.
Enjoy!

67 comments:

Mama J said...

Love the Duggars comment. :)
This is a great recipe, my husband and I used to eat this a lot- delicious.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I've never made beef stroganoff with ground beef, however this looks delicious; I can't wait to make it. I love how you grew your own mushrooms too, my husband would love that!

Holly said...

I'm a big fan of beeg stroganoff. I have a recipe similar to yours! I love how easy and yummy it is. I'm like you too Bran, Im not a mushroom eater, so I make my stroganoff without them as well : )

Holly said...

*beef not beeg! ha ha

Ang said...

This recipe takes me right back to my childhood during the weeknights. My mom could pull this together in no time and we would gobble it all up. :)

carolinaheartstrings said...

Wow does this recipe looks terrific. I am going to try your version. This is just such a great all around family friendly food.

Lizzy said...

Mmmmmm, one of my childhood favorites, too! And I can make it for my family and keep all the mushrooms for myself...yum!

Muriel Miller said...

Yum I love beef stroganoff! The hubs would love this!

Muriel Miller said...

By the way I made your spasagna again! It's a hit in our house!

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

How did you read my mind, Brandie? Just like that - I want some! Please.

thetravellingchopsticks said...

I know what you mean in regards to beef stoganoff being comforting - I love it! Although I have never made it with minced beef before, I usually use strips of beef - but this looks far easier! X

Christine's Pantry said...

Yum I love beef stroganoff!

Kristen said...

I will NEVER purchase the box stuff again!!!!!

Julie said...

Oh Yummy! I cannot wait to try this. I've only ever made Stroganoff with cut up beef. Ground beef will be SO much easier! I just bought several pounds too so I think I'll add this to my menu this week! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Sarah E. said...

Yummy! This sounds just like my mother-in-law's recipe - can't wait to try it :)

Elizabeth said...

I made this last weekend and my husband and I nibbled on it several days. I did substitute light sour cream and reduced fat soups but it is an amazingly easy comfort food! Definitely staying in the from of my recipe binder!
;>}

Beverly S. said...

I Make a stroganoff very much like this but I use cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup and my family loves it.

Casey said...

We had this for dinner tonight.... my husband claims he doesn't like stroganoff, but said he would try it because he has only had it with the chunks of beef (stew meat).... he really like it!! I served mine over rice instead of the noodles for something different and we really enjoyed it:) I haven't made one thing from your site that we haven't liked. Thank you so much for the great recipes!!

The Country Cook said...

Hi Casey! Thank you SO much!! I always appreciate feedback and I'm so happy this was a winner for you. You made my day! Thank you!

Dina said...

This was soo good! Thanks for the recipe. Stumbled on it on pinterest while looking to make something with ground beef. Is there any way I could get the nutritional info for this recipe?

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The Country Cook said...

Hi Dina! So glad you enjoyed it!!! I'm not really sure how to get the nutritional information for this. Maybe there is some sort of website or application that can be used?

MarkRupperts said...

Ground Beef Stroganoff is indeed a comfort food for me as well. I'll take note of the recipe and will make this later. Thanks for sharing.

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gale said...

I used to serve this with some wine australia for dinner since my hubby loves this.

Anonymous said...

This is delicious!!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Made it tonight ,used some nice steak tips. THE BOOM ! Add a little crush pepper on top , gives a nice little kick to it

Anonymous said...

My bad,I ment the bomb!

The Country Cook said...

Thank you so much!! Glad you enjoyed this one!! Thank you for taking the time to let me know! :)

Cynthia said...

I made this last night for dinner....halfway through realizing I had no flour. So I just cooked in an extra 10 minutes and it was thick enough! = There were no leftovers! My daughter (who doesn't eat meat normally) ate a bowl of it, and my 6 year old asked if he could have it again tonight! Thank you for making happy tummies everywhere!

Emily F. said...

I made this last week, everyone loved it! Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

This was delicious!! Easy, fast and soo good! Hubby loved it!!

Anonymous said...

Made this on Thursday and it was so good! A fast meal for a weeknight.

Deb said...

Made this last night and it was Delish !!!! Quick, easy and family loved it ;)

Jocelyn Stoufer said...

I loved this dish! I made some crescent rolls to go with and Hubby and I finished everything off.. YUM!

Anonymous said...

This recipe was so good! I felt bad when I made it because we had hamburger helper stroganoff sitting in the cupboard and now I feel even worse because I might never get around to making it after having this. Thanks so much!

Debi Clark said...

Made it. Ate it. Loved it.

Thanks!

groanygirl said...

I just made this, and even though I had to use chicken broth instead of beef, it turned out really yummy. I added a little parsley when I was sauteeing the onions and mushrooms, too.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I had never had beef stroganoff (I know!). Anxious to try it after reading this recipe, I made it and REALLY enjoyed it! I served it with a salad and french bread which was an awesome combination! I did use fat free sour cream and the (almost) fat free cream of mushroom and it turned out great! Thanks so much for broadening my horizons with this recipe! ;)

Miss Beverly said...

Just had this for dinner and it was marvelous. I prefer it over traditional stroganoff because I don't enjoy the big chunks of meat, the ground beef is just perfect. Lots of flavor in this and it's going to be great reheated for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for two great recipes in one weekend, Brandie! The Southern Pecan Praline cake from yesterday is great reheated, as well. You cook the way I like to eat. :)

Pamela Burns said...

I just made this tonight for dinner. I LOVE beef stroganoff but wanted a recipe that was more made from scratch. I just substituted organic cream of mushroom soup (i can't have MSG) and added some Worcestershire sauce at the end. My husband and I LOVED it!

Melissa Miller said...

I'll be making this tonight! It's a go-to recipe! I might add in some of my Country Bob's Sauce!

Melissa Miller said...

I got in touch with Back to the Roots thanks to your post! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I am 44 years old and I've been eating this for as long as I can remember. It's been a family favorite and a hit with my own children as well.

Maopa Lutui said...

I'm excited to make this for dinner tomorrow!! Thank you for sharing :)

Renee said...

I didn't have the cream of mushroom soup and it turned out PERFECTLY! Thank you for sharing. I added a bit of horseradish and upped the sour cream. Returned to this for leftovers (I hate leftovers). Love your site!

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite last minute go to meals, but we've always called it, " Poor Man's Stroganoff".

Dana Rowan said...

So.....I didn't have all the ingredients for this, so I improvised! I used cream cheese in place of the sour cream and added a little heavy cream with chicken broth instead of beef (that's all I had at home). I left out the mushrooms but added about 1 Tablespoon of cooking sherry. It was yummy! Served it over mashed potatoes, and sent hubby to the store for egg noodles so I can serve it over those for tomorrow's lunch.

Amber Billman said...

I just made this tonight for dinner. It is amazing. I was not sure if I would like it or not,but I am trying new recipes out. My family loved it.

Saundra Moore said...

Made this twice...love it with the ground beef. Instead of crumbling the ground beef, I made meatballs and added 2 teaspoons of brown gravy seasoning...Delicious!!

Brandy Thatcher said...

Made this for dinner tonight, had the meat but wasn't sure what I was going to make. Found the recipe on Pinterest. I have made what I thought was the quick version before, meat, noodles, cream of mushroom soup and that's it. Don't think I will be making it "my way" anymore. This recipe only took a few more minutes (sauté onions and mushrooms) and was much more tasty. Thanks!

jamie charlson said...

Must I use sour cream?

Yes, Anastasia said...

This was AMAZING. Used cream of mushroom soup with garlic. Yum, yum, yum.

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight and it turned out very, very well -- my wife and I loved it. I was surprised how quick and simple it was, too!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Jon Hurt said...

Just made this recipe tonight for myself and a friend. My friend has NEVER liked beef stroganoff, but this recipe surprised them. They LOVED it! Thanks for sharing the recipe, it was really great!

Jon Hurt said...

Hmm, well for some reason it said posted anonymously. I'm not anonymous (hehe). Thanks again.

Jon Hurt said...

When I made it, I used 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt and 1/4 cup sour cream to cut down on the sour cream taste that my friend dislikes. We both think it turned out wonderfully.

Bonnie Snyder said...

I have made this for over 30 years.... brown hamburger - onions etc. - add one can of mushroom soup and a can of beefy mushroom soup and a can of boiling water. Add 1 cup of sour cream - (all this is done in one skillet) add salt pepper. Once stirred - add 2T of kitchen bouquet (to darken the stroganoff) While browning hamburger and onions - cook dumpling style egg noodles. For something different you can add mexican corn to the mix!

Janna said...

I have made this many times over the years, and my recipe was very similar (I guess great minds really do think alike?!) I love it, and the more mushrooms, the better! No one else here, though, likes mushrooms, they say, so I chop them really finely and they never know they're eating them. Sometimes I use strips of beef, but this is usually one of my low-cost meals, and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. This is a great quick and easy, low cost dinner. Thanks for making it more mainstream!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to make this for my in-laws tonight!! Sounds delish! Maybe I'll make some biscuits to go with it!!!

Thanks for the idea!!

pandiej said...

I made this meal today for my family. They love it. I will be making it again!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you:) hubby and I enjoyed it

Anonymous said...

My mom's old Betty Crocker cookbook has a similar recipe. I add about 1/4 cup of sherry. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

I am a lover of ground beef stroganoff . Researched several recipes and yours' was the most appealing. Directions were easy and simple to follow. Felt like I was cooking beside you. The end product was AMAZING!! Looking forward to viewing more of your recipes.

Heather Jones said...

My mom's stroganoff NEVER tasted like this! This was wonderful! Perfect as written, no changes necessary! Thank-you!

miss dig. said...

I got home late for dinner tonight && everyone had already eaten. We had some ground beef already defrosted && came upon this recipe on pintrest. It was quick, easy && I know my house will indulge in leftovers tomorrow! Absolutely delicious. (I too am not a mushroom fan so left those out but the cream of mushroom soup was perfect!)

Anonymous said...

This is the 4th recipe I've made off your site and I have yet to be disappointed! Was very yummy! I added 1/8 tsp paprika and a sprinkle of parsley. Thanks for sharing!

Elaine Sebring said...

Love this recipe but surprised you do not add a small amount of Worchestershire sauce if you are calling it stroganoff. I've made this recipe as is but add 1 can of drained yellow wax beans and serve over mashed potatoes. No fancy name, just called it creamed hamburger.

rebecca blair said...

I grew up with this recipe. There was
10 people in our family and this was a good way to stretch a penny. Delicious! Thanks !