Easy + AMAZING Ground Beef Stroganoff

Ground Beef Stroganoff is a delicious, quick and easy version of the classic, loaded with garlicky mushrooms and finished off with a silky sour cream sauce!

Ground Beef Stroganoff with text overlay.


 

Y'all...it's finally feeling like FALL! Would you just listen to the sound of all those Texas ladies whipping out their UGGs -- ha (or not really). At any rate, bring on the comfort food recipes...like this scrumptious Ground Beef Stroganoff!

I must have known the dipping temps were coming. Because last week -- when it was still in the 100s, mind you -- I was already craving Beef Stroganoff. But I didn't have any steak to put it together, and I didn't have time to run to the grocery store.

Aerial view of pot containing beef stroganoff with ground beef.

Beef Stroganoff with Ground Beef

However, what do I always have on hand??? Ground beef! So based on the popularity of another classic recipe that I adapted to use ground beef -- Ground Beef and Broccoli -- I decided to give stroganoff with ground beef a whirl.

And oh my goodness, y'all...this Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe turned out sooooo good! Seriously. Loaded with yummy ground beef and oodles of mushrooms, it's both hearty and filling. But in addition to being a stick-to-your-ribs kind of dinner, the creamy sauce is good enough to drink and the overall flavor of the dish is out of this world.

My mushroom-averse kids even ate the mushrooms, if that tells you anything.

Close-up of Beef Stroganoff recipe over egg noodles.

Ingredients

You'll love that this Ground Beef Stroganoff comes together with ingredients you're likely to already have on hand!

  • Ground Beef. While traditional stroganoff is made with thinly sliced beef of the steak variety, ground beef makes this recipe both readily accessible and budget-friendly.
  • Butter + Olive Oil. I like to use a combo of the two for flavor + higher smoke point. However, you can skip the butter and sauté the veggies in 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil instead.
  • Mushrooms. I actually use a full 16 ounces of mushrooms when I make this recipe because I love 'em. Or you could use just 8 ounces if you prefer fewer mushrooms. Just remember that you may need to adjust the sautéing time for the mushrooms should you decide to use more or less. As for what kind of mushrooms to use, rest assured that humble white button mushrooms end up developing amazing flavor in this recipe. So it's really not necessary to splurge on something "fancier." That being said, feel free to use your favorite variety of mushrooms -- cremini would be great -- if you like.
  • Garlic. Don't skimp on it! Also, I don't personally add onion to my stroganoff, but if you wish to include it, thinly slice a medium onion and cook it at the same time as the mushrooms.
  • Worcestershire Sauce. I think it just makes beef taste "beefier."
  • Beef Broth. In place of actual beef broth, I often just use water plus Organic Better Than Bouillon Beef Base. But since it's salty, I always taste the recipe and stir in additional salt at the end only if needed (rather than adding a pre-measured amount of salt while the dish is cooking).
  • Sour Cream. The key to that silky, luxurious gravy!
  • Parsley. You can leave it out if you don't have any, but I just love the bright flavor and color that fresh parsley adds to this recipe.
Aerial hamburger stroganoff on plate.

How to Make Ground Beef Stroganoff

And have I mentioned how easy it is to make? I've said it before and I'll say it again...recipes that start with a pound of ground beef are one of my go-tos on busy weeknights! I always have ground beef in the fridge or freezer, meaning I can almost always throw together a dinner in 30 minutes or less. This one is no exception.

You could make this recipe in a big skillet, but I actually prefer cooking it in a deep pot or Dutch oven instead because it reduces splatters and is just less messy overall.

So how to make beef stroganoff with hamburger?

(The below steps are intended to give a helpful overview, but please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post for FULL DIRECTIONS.)

  1. You'll actually start out by cooking the mushrooms before the beef. Sauté them along with your garlic until the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are tender and golden brown.
  2. Once cooked, transfer the mushrooms to a plate and add the ground beef to the same pot.
  3. Brown the beef, add all of the seasonings, stir in some flour, and then pour in the beef broth.
  4. Simmer for about 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. Stir in the sour cream, the fresh parsley, and the previously cooked mushrooms.
  5. Spoon your Ground Beef Stroganoff over hot egg noodles and enjoy!

Seriously, y'all...how easy is that?!

Beef stroganoff with hamburger over noodles.

A Note About the Noodles

Served over golden egg noodles and sprinkled with more fresh parsley, this Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe is the epitome of simple, scrumptious comfort food.

  • If you prefer to turn this into a complete one-pot recipe, you can cook your egg noodles directly in your stroganoff instead of boiling them in a separate pot. Just double the amount of beef broth and stir in 6 ounces (about one-third of a 16-ounce bag) of egg noodles. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes (stirring occasionally), until the noodles are tender and the sauce is thickened. Watch the liquid and add a bit more broth if the noodles absorb all of it before they're finished cooking. After the noodles are done, proceed with the recipe by stirring in the mushrooms, sour cream, and parsley.
  • Keep in mind that if you end up with leftovers, however, separately boiled noodles will retain a better texture when reheating later. Noodles cooked into the hamburger stroganoff have a tendency to absorb all of the extra sauce when it comes to leftovers.
Aerial view of Ground Beef Stroganoff in pot.

This hearty Ground Beef Stroganoff makes a perfect family dinner, but it's also delicious enough to serve to guests. I guarantee that everyone will be fighting over the leftovers...if you're lucky enough to end up with any!

It ain't pretty but boy is it tasty, and I feel certain that you're going to love it as much as we do. 🙂

Ground Beef Stroganoff (AKA, beef stroganoff recipe with hamburger) on plate.

More Easy Ground Beef Dinners

Ground Beef Stroganoff over egg noodles on plate.

Easy + AMAZING Ground Beef Stroganoff

Ground Beef Stroganoff is a delicious, quick and easy version of the classic, loaded with garlicky mushrooms and finished off with a silky sour cream sauce. Making beef stroganoff with ground beef is a delicious shortcut for busy nights!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Russian
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 213kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 ounces fresh white mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley, divided
  • Cooked egg noodles, for serving

Instructions

  • Set a large pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and butter until melted; swirl the pan. Add the mushrooms and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 8 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and transfer to a bowl or plate; set aside.
  • Return the pot to the heat and add the ground beef. Cook until no longer pink, breaking apart and stirring as the meat cooks; drain the grease. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle the flour over the beef and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Add the beef broth to the pot, stir to combine, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes or until thickened. Add the mushrooms back to the pot along with the sour cream and half of the parsley. Stir to combine, adjust the salt and pepper to taste, and cook for a few more minutes until heated through.
  • Serve over hot egg noodles garnished with additional chopped parsley.

Equipment Needed

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Notes

  • You may skip the butter and sauté the veggies in 2 tablespoons of EVOO instead.
  • Feel free to use more or less mushrooms to your liking (anywhere from 8 to 16 ounces). However, keep in mind that doing so may require you to adjust the sautéing time for the mushrooms.
  • If you wish, you can add a thinly-sliced medium onion to this recipe, cooking it at the same time as the mushrooms.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg
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Post originally published on September 27, 2018, and updated on August 15, 2021, and September 12, 2023.

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21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is the EASIEST, quick stroganoff I've made in years. I was asked, very last minute, to make stroganoff for dinner. So, I did a quick search and found this full flavored, simple, no cut onions recipe..THANK you! We added peas and, something I've never done before, added mozzarella! Yes, we made stroganoff mac and cheese..it was brilliant! LOL!

  2. 5 stars
    This reminds me of the ground beef stroganoff my Mom would make when I was a kid! I added a splash of red wine to this and the whole family devoured it!

  3. 5 stars
    very good and easy. I hesitated because i usually use steak or stew meat. The hamburger makes it so easy and I actually like it better this way. No tough cuts etc..

  4. 5 stars
    You will never find a more delicious ground beef stroganoff! It was rich, creamy and incredibly scrumptious. Thank you!!!

  5. I want to make this tonight. Im the type of mom that likes things a little saucer. Based on the picture it’s not saucy enough for me do you have any pointers on how to do so?

    1. Hi Kelsey! To make this recipe saucier, I'd simply increase the sauce ingredients (starting at the garlic powder) times 1 1/2. Or you could even double the sauce ingredients if you want a LOT of sauce! (Sorry for my delayed reply but I hope you figured it out!) 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Addicting. So good. We all ate more than we should have. Lol thank you.
    I did add a wee bit extra ingredients… chopped onions, some sherry and a tbsp or two of brown sauce Gravy mix.

    1. Hmmm...I just went to correct the link, Jana, and it's already correct. So I'm not sure what happened, but it seems to be okay now. 🙂

  7. 4 stars
    Recipe was quick and easy. It does need something to kick it up a notch. I will make it again,but I will add parmesan and I like the idea of a little Dijon..Over all I liked it.

  8. 5 stars
    This is my new go-to! I even use it for the traditional steak version or with leftover steak. Only trouble I have is getting it to thicken up sometimes but I just play around with the flour (or even better, cornstarch). Thank you for sharing!

  9. 5 stars
    This Recipe appears to be real delicious! I have been making Beef/or Ground Beef (Try Ground Sirloin) for many years for the family. It is one of their favorite meals. One Trick I discovered, from the Classic Beef Strips Stroganoff recipe, was to use Campbell's Golden Mushroom soup, It has the mushrooms, wine, and tomato sauce, etc. already in it! If I have fresh sliced mushrooms, One can still add it. Also, a secret ingredient that I discovered was Cumin... Oh my! it is not only good for you, but kicks in some flavor! Start with a 1 Tsp. first and go from there, to taste.
    (I have discovered it is excellent also in spaghetti sauce)

    1. 5 stars
      This is such an excellent recipe.....a fabulous go to for a quick and easy dinner that is loaded with absolute deliciousness! Making it for the second time tonight and looking forward to eating it!

  10. Tried it for lunch. Needed a little more flavor so added 2 table spoons of ketchup and a 1/4 cup red cooking wine.

  11. 5 stars
    Great recipie! I added some grated parmesan cheese and it was a great addition! Make this! You wont regret it!

  12. 5 stars
    I love stroganoff ,and I used to make it with the packets you can buy at the store, never again.
    I made this last night and it was supper easy and fantastic . Thanks so much for the killer recipe !!!!!!!