Delicious Ground Beef Stroganoff is a budget-friendly weeknight dinner that can be made in 30 minutes. The easy beef stroganoff recipe starts with a rich beef gravy that coats the savory ground beef and tender egg noddles to create the most delicious dinner.
Growing up, I always loved beef stroganoff. The kind that is cooked low and slow and makes the whole house smell delicious, This recipe is a great way to enjoy the flavors of stroganoff, without having wait for a long time to enjoy.
Hamburger stroganoff is one of my favorite pasta dinners. A great alternative if you are eating low-carb is Beef and Green Bean Dinner. It's another one of my families favorite recipes.
Another favorite pasta recipe you don't want to miss is my Sausage Manicotti!
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
- It's quick and easy to make on busy weeknights and the whole family will love it.
- The creamy sauce is made without using any cream soup.
- Most of the ingredients you can find in the pantry at any given time.
- If you like comfort food, this recipe is for you!
WHAT GOES WITH STROGANOFF?
I will most likely serve this beef stroganoff with a simple green salad, a side of steamed vegetables or garlic toast. It's very hearty with the ground beef and the creamy noodles making it a dish you can even serve on it's own.
- Because this recipe has a cream base, I use lean ground beef and don't usually have to drain any grease from the pan. If you are using a ground beef with a higher fat content, be sure to strain off the fat before adding more ingredients. Ground turkey can be substituted for the beef, but I think there is so much more flavor when using juicy ground beef.
- Any type of pasta will work with this recipe, but do not use over 6 ounces or there won't be enough liquid to coat the noodles. My preference is wide egg noodles.
- Either full fat or lite sour cream will be delicious in this recipe. Greek yogurt can be substituted in place of the sour cream.
- This recipe does not call for mushrooms, but they would be delicious addition. You should not add more than ½ cup of fresh mushrooms. White mushrooms are a great option.
HOW TO MAKE GROUND BEEF STROGANOFF FROM SCRATCH
Bring a pot of water to boil and cook noodles according to package directions. Start sauce while noodles are cooking.
In a large skillet, brown one pound ground beef until all the pink is removed, drain and set aside.
In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and stir constantly for about 2 minutes. Don't skip this step, just two minutes to insure the flour taste goes away. For tips on making all kinds of different sauces check out my blog post How to Make Bechamel Sauce.
Add beef broth to the paste and whisk continuously to remove any lumps. Continue to stir until the sauce starts to thicken.
Slowly whisk in milk and continue to simmer over medium heat until sauce once again thickens.
Stir in salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the sauce.
Reduce heat to low and stir in the noodles and ground beef.
Stir sour cream into the beef mixture until everything is incorporated.
Serve with your favorite vegetable or garlic toast.
STORING BEEF STROGANOFF
Store any leftover pasta in an airtight container for up to four days in the fridge. At my house it doesn't make it past the next day!
This ground beef version of a traditional beef stroganoff is good in the freezer for up to three months. Store in an airtight container and slow thaw in the fridge before warming in the microwave. I often add a touch of milk to bring the stroganoff sauce back to life.
GROUND BEEF STROGANOFF
Ground Beef Stroganoff
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 6 oz Egg Noodles
- ¼ c Butter
- ¼ c Flour
- 1 c Beef Broth
- 1 ¼ c Milk
- ¼ c Sour Cream
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Pepper
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- Bring a pot of water to boil and cook noodles according to package directions. Once cooked, set a side for later.
- In a large skillet, brown ground beef until all the pink is removed, drain and set aside.
- In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.
- Add beef broth to the paste and whisk continuously to remove any lumps. Continue to stir until the sauce starts to thicken.
- Slowly whisk in milk and continue to simmer over medium until sauce once again thickens.
- Stir in salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the sauce.
- Reduce heat to low. Stir in the egg noodles and ground beef.
- Stir in sour cream and mix until everything is incorporated.
- Serve with your favorite vegetable or garlic toast.
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