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:
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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Originally posted: July 2011
Update and republished: April 2019
Ground Beef Stroganoff (+Video)
- 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.
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