Homemade Ground Beef Stroganoff

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Quick and easy Homemade Ground Beef Stroganoff is an easy dinner that the whole family will love, made with ground beef, mushrooms, and sour cream, and done in less than 30 minutes.

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I love me a hearty, savory dish that comes together in no time. Stroganoff might look or seem like a complicated dish to make, but this recipe is a quickie that’s ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.

Creamy and rich, but not over the top, it’s a family-friendly meal that I love whipping up on a packed-to-the-brim weeknight. Between after-school activities, shuttling the kiddos around, and helping with homework, dinner shouldn’t be another obstacle to figure out on crazy evenings.

egg noddles on a white plate with ground beef and white sauce on top with green parsley and forks next to it with white bowls and red pan in background.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This recipe is a quick meal that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
  • It is a family-friendly meal that’s so creamy and flavorful that even the kids will love it.
  • An easy meal to prepare with basic ingredients, and leftovers are yummy, too!

Recipe Ingredients

  • Ground beef
  • Onion – any type of onion will do
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms – fresh is much tastier than canned in this recipe
  • Flour – just a bit to thicken the sauce
  • Beef broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Sour cream – plain Greek yogurt or cream cheese can be substituted for the sour cream
  • Parsley – I like using fresh, but dried will work in a pinch
  • Hot cooked egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes for serving

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

egg noddles on a white plate with ground beef and white sauce on top with green parsley and forks next to it with white bowls and red pan in background.

How to Make Homemade Ground Beef Stroganoff

  1. Cook the ground beef, onion, garlic, and mushrooms until browned.
  2. Add the flour, and then add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce
  3. Cook until slightly thickened.
  4. Stir in the sour cream and parsley and add seasonings.

Recipe FAQs

What is stroganoff sauce made of?

Traditionally, stroganoff is made with beef cubes or strips and sour cream. Over time, people have modified and modernized it to include onions, mushrooms, and other ingredients to add some more dimension of flavor and texture.

I love using ground beef because it’s easy to manipulate and cook in one big pot with everything else, and the consistency is great for everyone to enjoy (especially young ones who may need their meat cut into small pieces).

How long is stroganoff good for?

Because of the meat and sour cream, stroganoff will only be good for 3 to 4 days. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Can Homemade Ground Beef Stroganoff be frozen?

This is a wonderful dish to prep and freeze for future meals. It thaws out nicely for leftovers when you’re in a pinch for an easy dinner! It will keep best in the freezer for 3 to 4 months.

egg noddles on a white plate with ground beef and white sauce on top with green parsley and forks next to it with white bowls and red pan in background.

Expert Tips

  • Stroganoff has the simplicity of coming together similar to a casserole, but you get to select what it’s served on—hot cooked egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or a heap of rice all go well with stroganoff.
  • This is a great make-ahead meal that will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge or up to 4 months in the freezer.
  • I like using ground beef for stroganoff because it’s more affordable and easier for little ones to eat with the smaller pieces.
egg noddles on a white plate with ground beef and white sauce on top with green parsley and forks next to it with white bowls and red pan in background.

Delicious Side Dishes to Serve With Stroganoff

With the mushrooms, onions, and garlic in this Homemade Ground Beef Stroganoff, you really don’t have to serve a side dish! But if you want to get those veggies into the family, here are some yummy options.

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Quick and easy Homemade Ground Beef Stroganoff is an easy dinner that the whole family will love, made with ground beef, mushrooms, and sour cream, and done in less than 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes

Homemade Ground Beef Stroganoff

Quick and easy Homemade Ground Beef Stroganoff is an easy dinner that the whole family will love, made with ground beef, mushrooms, and sour cream, and done in less than 30 minutes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot cooked egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes for serving
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Instructions 

  • In a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, but don't be afraid to let it brown up nicely on the bottom before stirring.
  • When the ground beef is cooked through, add the salt and mushrooms. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the flour, and cook for 1 minute, stirring often.
  • Add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, and stir to combine. Let the mixture cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the sour cream and parsley. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve right away on hot cooked egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.

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Notes

  • You can use white button mushrooms, but if you can find them, I recommend getting “baby bella” mushrooms. They have a great texture and taste.
  • Stroganoff pairs well with hot cooked egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or a heap of rice.
  • This is a great make-ahead meal that will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge or up to 4 months in the freezer.
  • I like using ground beef for stroganoff because it’s easier for little ones to eat with the smaller pieces.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 of 6 servings (excluding noodles, rice, or potatoes for serving), Calories: 273kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 704mg, Potassium: 757mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 354IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 4mg
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2 Comments

  1. Candice says:

    5 stars
    This is so tasty that it has made it into the regular rotation. Everyone loves it! Awesome weeknight meal!

  2. Jo Thrasher • Jo Eats says:

    5 stars
    We grew up on stroganoff but ground beef makes this so much easier! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try!