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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!

ground beef stroganoff shown served on a round white plate with a fork holding up a small serving.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What do you serve with ground beef stroganoff?

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.

What can you use instead of sour cream in beef stroganoff?

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.

Which ground beef is best for stroganoff?

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.

How can I add flavor to beef stroganoff?

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.

How do I store leftovers?

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.

a plate of egg noodles topped with hamburger stroganoff with text on the photo that say "Ground Beef Stroganoff".

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • ground beef
  • onion
  • garlic
  • salted butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • beef broth
  • sour cream
  • cream of mushroom (or chicken) soup
  • salt and pepper
  • egg noodles
egg noodles, ground beef, garlic, cream of mushroom soup, milk, beef broth, sour cream, butter, salt and pepper

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.

browning and crumbling ground beef in a large skillet.

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.

melting butter in a skillet.

Then add flour to pan, stir and let it absorb butter.

adding flour to melted better to make a roux in a skillet.

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.

beef broth added to roux, heat turned to high to thicken in a skillet with a spoon.

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. 

sour cream and cream of mushroom soup added to brown gravy in a large skillet with a wooden spoon.

Add ground beef back to mixture. Stir and then allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. 

cooked ground beef added to cream gravy.

Serve over egg noodles.

Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff served on cooked egg noodles with a fork inserting into the egg noodles.

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Originally posted: July 2011
Update and republished: April 2019

Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe

Ground Beef Stroganoff (+Video)

This is the best Ground Beef Stroganoff. It’s a flavor-filled creamy hamburger gravy that is best served over egg noodles. Budget friendly, family friendly! 
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Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.
    browning and crumbling ground beef in a large skillet
  • 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. 
    melting butter in a skillet
  • Then add 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour to the pan, whisk and let it absorb butter.
    adding flour to melted better to make a roux
  • 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.
    beef broth added to roux, heat turned to high to thicken
  • 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.
    sour cream and cream of mushroom soup added to brown gravy in a large skillet
  • 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.
    cooked ground beef added to cream gravy
  • Serve over cooked egg noodles and enjoy!
    ground beef stroganoff shown served on a round white plate with a fork holding up a small serving.

Video

Notes

  • 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. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 30g | Sodium: 367mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“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 and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    More than embarrassing to admit this but up until making this recipe last week I had never had homemade beef stroganoff.. needless to say it was quick easy and my family loved it. My kids that don’t eat onions or mushrooms devoured it even. Making it again this evening!! So DELICIOUS

  2. 5 stars
    This is the first time I’ve made this in a long time it was so amazing my family really enjoyed it.