Ground Beef Stroganoff (+Video)
This is the best Ground Beef Stroganoff. It’s a flavor-filled creamy hamburger gravy that is delicious served over egg noodles. Budget friendly, family friendly!
ALSO KNOWN HAS HAMBURGER STROGANOFF
Beef stroganoff with ground beef is 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. Just some ground beef, seasonings, an easy gravy mix and boom – dinner is served!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I always serve ground beef stroganoff on top of egg noodles. Then I like to have a nice vegetable side dish like some Maple Glazed Carrots, or Italian Green Beans.
You can substitute with plain Greek yogurt. Or you can leave it out if you really don’t like the taste. In this recipe I use cream of mushroom soup so it is plenty creamy without the sour cream.
You want to use one that has some fat. That’s where you get good flavor. So I generally use an 85/15 ground beef. You don’t need anything fancy here. Use what is within your budget.
Garlic! Garlic and onion will add so much flavor to any stroganoff recipe. Plus, taste it as you go to make sure you have added plenty of salt and pepper. I find I usually find it needs a bit more pepper. Also, if you enjoy mushrooms, try adding some cooked (or caned) sliced mushrooms to this dish.
Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I don’t recommend freezing as sometimes the creamier ingredients tend to separate when you go to reheat it.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- ground beef
- salted butter
- all-purpose flour
- beef broth
- sour cream
- cream of mushroom (or chicken) soup
- salt and pepper
- egg noodles
HOW TO MAKE GROUND BEEF STROGANOFF:
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 along with the onions and garlic 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 over medium heat (don’t add the ground beef back in yet.) Add butter to pan and let it melt.
Then 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. If it gets too thick on you, just add a tad more beef broth.
Add ground beef back to mixture. Stir and then allow to simmer for about 5 minutes.
Serve over egg noodles.
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Ground Beef Stroganoff (+Video)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion,
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 1-2 cloves)
- 3 Tablespoons salted butter
- 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup sour cream
- 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
- salt and pepper, to taste
- cooked egg noodles (for serving, optional)
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown 1 pound ground beef along with 1/2 cup diced yellow onion, and 1 teaspoon minced garlic until thoroughly cooked and crumbled.
- Drain ground beef to remove excess grease from pan. Put pan back on stove over medium heat (don't add the ground beef back in yet.)
- Add 3 Tablespoons salted butter and allow it to melt. Then add 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour to the pan, whisk and let it absorb butter.
- Add 1 1/2 cups 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 1 cup sour cream and 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup. Stir until mixture is thoroughly incorporated.
- Add salt and pepper, to taste. Keep tasting mixture until it is seasoned the way you like. If it gets too thick, just add a tad more beef broth.
- Add ground beef back to mixture until reheated. Serve over cooked egg noodles and enjoy!
- This can be served over rice or over toast or however you enjoy it!
- We like to serve this with a salad or steamed veggies and sometimes some buttered bread.
- This can be made with ground sausage, ground chicken or ground turkey. If making with ground chicken or turkey, you may want to use chicken broth instead of beef broth.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally posted: July 2011
Update and republished: April 2019
Always a favorite of my husband’s. I add some sliced mushrooms while cooking the beef. Delicious!
Thanks so very much Joana!
I searched far and wide for a from-scratch stroganoff recipe, and this is by far my favorite! So creamy! Tonight I added 4-5 sliced small mushrooms while browning the beef. It is delicious!!!
Love hearing that Sara – thanks so much!
This recipe is delicious! My sister and youngest brother have celiac disease, so I made it with gluten-free ingredients. I doubled the recipe and also added 2 teaspoons of worcestershire sauce, which really added to the flavor. I used gluten-free fettuccine noodles that I had on hand. I’m always looking for new easy recipes. Thank you!
Thanks so much Mell! I really appreciate you mentioning the gluten free options. Sometimes people ask me and I am really not sure sometimes so having comments like yours really helps others too so thank you!
my pleasure….I probably should have mentioned where I get my ingredients. A lot of people don’t know where to get a lot of the items for gluten-free cooking. I’ve been doing this for a few years now though. I get my cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups at Wal-Mart. They have their own brand. They also started making cream of tomato, which I use in my meatloaf. I ordered the gluten-free worcestershire sauce on Amazon. you wouldn’t think something simple as that would have gluten it!
That is SO helpful – thanks again!
oh and I use king arthur gluten-free flour blend.
We were looking for a quick, tasty meal last night and found this recipe. Made almost exactly as shown in the recipe–I added a can of mushrooms to supplement the soup–and it was absolutely delicious. And on the table start to serve in about 30 mins., prep included.
We’re putting this in our regular rotation!
What a wonderful comment – thank you Mark!! I am honored you chose one of my recipes to make for dinner and I am absolutely thrilled that it made the cut for the regular meal rotation!
super tasty!!! used cream of chicken instead of mushroom and turned out great. thanks for the recipe!
Thanks so much Grant!
We don’t eat beef or pork, could I use the same recipe and use ground Turkey? Thank you
I’ve never tried it but if you give it try, I’d love to know how it goes for you!
This was so easy to make! I didn’t have beef broth so I substituted chicken broth, and it tasted delicious! Very rich sauce!
Thanks so much Michelle! So glad you loved it with the chicken broth too!!
Hands down some of the BEST beef stroganoff I’ve ever had. HIGHLY recommend.
Thanks so very much Christine!!
I love this recipe so much and will be making this again tonight. I don’t want to have to go to the store again so I will use bow tie pasta for this tonight. This is a recipe where I think you can use what ever you have on hand, and it will come out delicious. I have made this several times and my family loves every bite of it. I make roasted Brussell Sprouts with mine.
Hi Donna!! This makes me so, so happy to read!! It means so much that you would take the time and leave a comment. I truly do appreciate it!
Tasty, easy recipe. I used this with a few modifications, according to what I had available. I had only 3/4 pound of hamburger but I had half a pint of white mushrooms, so I sliced the mushrooms, browned them in butter in the hot pan before I made the sauce, then added them back in with the meat later. I also had no egg noodles, but had a package of bow tie Farfalle noodles which worked great. The surface area of the bow ties collected the sauce easily. Voted as a “will make again!” recipe now in a place of honor on the side of the refrigerator.
This is one of my go to recipes for a quick, hearty, rich delicious dinner! Normally i put it over egg noodles but i only had Penne so i used that tonight. Its seriously so good!!
I actually love the idea of using penne – that sounds delicious!
This was delicious. It is an easy recipe to make.
Wow! Perfect dinner for a rainy night and so quick. This will be added to my go-to dinners list!
I made this for supper today and we really loved it. It’s a simple recipe with ingredients most of us have on hand. I will definitely make it again Thanks for sharing.