Featuring flavorful ground beef and sautéed mushrooms in a creamy sauce, this Ground Beef Stroganoff makes for an easy and classic comfort food meal!
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What are the iconic recipes of your childhood? For me, chili mac, powdered sugar donuts and buttermilk biscuits all come to mind. Oh, and this Ground Beef Stroganoff. As a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan of this one due to the mushrooms. I dutifully ate it although I probably complained about it (sorry, Mom!). As an adult? I can’t get enough of this recipe!
Originally of Russian origin, Beef Stroganoff has become a comfort food favorite around the world. What’s not to love? It’s easy. It’s delicious. And, for me, the flavor reminds me of childhood. Win-win-win! This from-scratch version uses lean ground beef instead of strips of beef. While the more traditional version with strips of beef is mighty tasty, I actually prefer this version instead.
Ground Beef Stroganoff
This Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe is cooked from scratch, but don’t let that deter you. I know a bunch of those “dinner in a box” kits include beef stroganoff as an option. You don’t need that! Those versions are often bland and boring. Other versions use a can of cream of mushroom soup. You don’t need that either! This version will have you licking the bowl clean!
This easy Beef Stroganoff recipe calls for basic ingredients, and it’s a great option for weeknight meals. Plus, it’s all cooked in the same pan (well, two pans if you consider the one used for boiling the noodles).
For this recipe, put the following ingredients on your shopping list for next week:
- Ground Beef – This is a great place to use lean ground beef. I use 93/7 whenever I make this recipe. For a hamburger that won’t work too well, but for Ground Beef Stroganoff? Lean beef is the way to go!
- Onion – You might already keep onions on hand. I typically just pick up a couple of onions each week at the store so that we always have one around.
- Mushrooms – I used sliced portabella mushrooms, but any variety (or a combination of varieties) would work in this recipe. The recipe calls for 8 oz., but we often double that amount.
- Pantry Ingredients – You probably already have these basic ingredients on hand, but if not put ’em on your list. Butter, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, pepper, flour, beef broth (I always keep a container of broth concentrate in the fridge), Worcestershire sauce and sour cream.
- Egg Noodles – I’m partial to egg noodles in this recipe, but rice, pasta or even mashed potatoes would also be great options here.
- Parsley– It’s definitely optional, but I like to sprinkle some chopped Italian parsley on top of this dish before serving.
One of the best parts about this recipe is the fact that the leftovers are easy to reheat in a microwave. If possible, keep the pasta/rice/noodles separate. The next day, just reheat the beef mixture and the noodles separately. Of course, if they’re all mixed together, it’ll still work just fine!
If you’re looking for some classic comfort food, then put this easy Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe on the list. The taste is amazing! This is one of our favorite ground beef recipes, and it makes regular appearances around here. Enjoy!
Did you make this Ground Beef Stroganoff at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!
Ground Beef Stroganoff
- 16 oz. lean ground beef can use ground turkey
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- ½ cup diced yellow onions
- 8 oz. sliced cremini mushrooms
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ¾ tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1¾ cups beef broth
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- ¾ cup sour cream
- 12- oz. package egg noodles
- fresh parsley chopped
- Using a large skillet, add ground beef and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Drain any excess grease from the skillet, if necessary.
- Add butter, onions and mushrooms; stir until well combined. Continue cooking for 5-7 more minutes, stirring occasionally, or until beef is fully cooked. (Note: This would be a good time to bring a pot of water to a boil for the egg noodles.)
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Add garlic, thyme, salt and pepper; stir until well combined. Continue cooking for 1 minute.
- Sprinkle flour on top of mixture; stir until well combined. Continue cooking for 1-2 more minutes.
- Add broth and Worcestershire sauce; stir until well combined. Increase to medium high heat and bring mixture to a simmer. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes.
- Cook egg noodles for 7-9 minutes, or according to package instructions.
- Stir sour cream into beef mixture and cook for 1-2 more minutes, or until heated through.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and serve over cooked egg noodles.
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