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Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Ground Beef Stroganoff is a delicious little spin on a classic. In under 30 minutes, you will have a rich and creamy mushroom sauce that is PACKED with savory, ground beef. Yum! 

During these colder months, there is nothing more soothing than a hearty meal of beef in a cream sauce. We love Classic Beef Stroganoff and this ground beef version is even easier. 

Ground Beef Stroganoff in a serving pan with pasta

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Hi, there! This is Natalya from Momsdish. I love simple dishes that don’t use too many ingredients. That being said, I don’t like to skimp on flavor either! My Ground Beef Stroganoff is the perfect example of a dish that’s both low-maintenance and tasty. I’m so excited to bring it into your home!

I love to cook, but I don’t love cleaning up big messes. Therefore, I am a huge fan of one-pot meals. It’s also really easy to double or triple the recipe since it’s cooked in one pot. Meal-preppers rejoice!

Ground Beef Stroganoff in a serving dish with pasta

Best Ground Beef for Stroganoff

Since the base of your sauce is cream, you are going to want to use leaner ground beef so you don’t have too much fat. I recommend using 90% lean beef. If you must, you can ground beef with a higher fat content but it will release more fat. 

Tip: If your ground beef has a higher fat content, brown it first and strain out the liquid fat that cooks off before you combine it with your sauce. 

Ingredients for the Ground Beef Stroganoff

What is Stroganoff?

Beef Stroganoff has graced the tables of many over the centuries. But, who can take credit for this lusciously creamy, beefy dish? Authentic Beef Stroganoff was dreamt up in Russia in the early 1800s by the personal chef of Count Stroganoff, a dignitary in the court of Alexander III at the time. The chef then named his creation after the Count and the rest is history. 

How to Make Ground Beef Stroganoff

  1. Brown your ground beef in a dutch oven or deep skillet with olive oil. 
  2. To the ground beef add chopped onions and minced garlic. Cook until lightly browned.
  3. Add mushrooms to the skillet and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add flour, stir to combine everything together and saute for another minute.
  5. Pour in your broth and scarp any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add in your heavy whipping cream, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and bring to a simmer. 
  6. Remove from heat. While stirring constantly, add in sour cream slowly. 

Step by step image instruction to making Ground Beef Stroganoff

How to Serve Ground Beef Stroganoff

Ground Beef Stroganoff is just as versatile as the classic version. You can serve it with noodles, rice, buckwheat or my favorite, mashed potatoes. You could even slather the meat sauce over some roasted potatoes.

If you want to skip the carbs, pour your beef stroganoff on top of some roasted veggies. My roasted Brussels sprouts will do the trick. 

For a garnish, chop up some fresh parsley or dill and sprinkle it right on top. Herbs add a nice pop of color, but more importantly, a welcome contrast to the beefy flavor. 

Ground Beef Stroganoff in a cooking pan

Storing Leftover Beef Stroganoff

Refrigerate your leftovers by storing them in an airtight container for up to a week. You can reheat in a saucepan over medium heat or in the microwave. 

Freeze stroganoff in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag. Allow it to thaw overnight before serving. Reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat. 

Cook’s Tip: If you serve your stroganoff with noodles, make sure to store the pasta separately from the sauce. Noodles have a tendency to absorb liquid and will suck up your sauce overnight! 

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Ground Beef Stroganoff

5 from 20 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ground Beef Stroganoff is a delicious little spin on a classic. In under 30 minutes, you will have a rich and creamy mushroom sauce that is PACKED with savory, ground beef. Serve it with pasta, rice or grains.

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Keyword: ground beef stroganoff
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 257 kcal
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1 lb mushrooms sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper adjust to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat a heavy, deep pan over medium-high heat with olive oil. Add ground beef and stir to break down beef into tiny pieces. Add onions and pressed garlic. Saute until the onion is translucent and golden brown. 

  2. Add sliced mushrooms and saute for another 5 minutes.

  3. Add flour and stir until fully incorporated. Be sure to mix in any lumps that form.

  4. Add 1 cup beef broth, 1 cup whipping cream, 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp black pepper and bring it to a simmer. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. 

  5. Remove from the heat and add in sour cream. Stir to combine everything together and season to taste if needed. Serve over noodles, rice or potatoes.

Nutrition Facts
Ground Beef Stroganoff
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 499mg14%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 497IU10%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Natalya is a food blogger who founded Momsdish.com to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Ukraine, Natalya was inspired by the amazing dishes that were prepared using simple ingredients. Natalya is most notably known for making cooking approachable for any person.

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  • Vanessa
    July 11, 2020

    This was so delicious omg. I needed to use up some ingredients before going bad so I ended up using them all in this recipe yay! I didn’t have whipping cream so I used evaporated milk and coconut aminos rather than Worcestershire sauce. Also I used my homemade bone broth and grass fed beef…amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2020

      So nice to know that the substitutes that you used worked great too. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Kenneth J. Senopole
    July 6, 2020

    Added a can of sweet peas as the final ingredient… perfect

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2020

      That’s so awesome Kenneth! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Pam
    July 4, 2020

    Very good. I replaced the cream with half-in-half fat free to cut down the fat grams and I used lite sour cream. Also used low sodium beef broth.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 4, 2020

      Great idea! Thank you for sharing that Pam!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    July 2, 2020

    So good even my toddler will eat it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 2, 2020

      What a lovely comment, thank you Michelle!

      Reply

  • Sara
    June 29, 2020

    I doubled this recipe for our big family and it was perfect. I did add a bit of dijon mustard as a lot of reviewers suggested. I didn’t have heavy whipping cream on hand so I used equal parts whole milk and half & half. I substituted water and beef bouillon for the stock with no issues. The sauce came out perfect, not too runny and not too thick. Small dicing the mushrooms hid them well. My kids had no idea and asked for seconds Thank you for this recipe Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Sara! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Val
    June 24, 2020

    Delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Val!

      Reply

  • Dani
    June 15, 2020

    This is sooo good I make it literally once a week!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Rachel
    June 14, 2020

    Is this freezable? If so, how should I go about it?
    Can I freeze it with the noodles mixed in it already?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2020

      Freeze stroganoff in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag. Allow it to thaw overnight before serving. Reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat. If you serve your stroganoff with noodles, make sure to store the pasta separately from the sauce. Noodles have a tendency to absorb liquid and will suck up your sauce overnight!

      Reply

  • Jatasha L Begay
    May 26, 2020

    How much noodles do you need to make this recipe?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 26, 2020

      Hi Jatasha it depends on what type of noodles you are going to use but this does not have too much sauce, so you won’t be using much.

      Reply

  • Judi
    May 21, 2020

    Excellent !!! Better than Hamburger Helper by far !

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 21, 2020

      So great to hear that, thank you Judi!

      Reply

  • Matt Macy
    May 17, 2020

    Really really good. Deglaze with about 1/4 white zinfandel after adding the flour and mixing and sauteeing about 3-4 minutes. Add 2Tbs Dijon mustard at the end before serving. You’ll thank me.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2020

      Nice one! Thanks for your tip Matt.

      Reply

  • Gail
    May 15, 2020

    Can I freeze this? would it be ok?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 15, 2020

      Hi Gail, I have not tried freezing this recipe, its never lasted long enough for that. I worry the sauce may separate. If you experiment please let me know how you like this recipe.

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    • Matt
      May 17, 2020

      It’ll last in the fridge for about a week. Freezer I’d guess 2 – 3 before the flavor starts to go.

      Reply

  • Alexa
    May 11, 2020

    Yummy! My family loved this simple, savory and satisfying meal. I did add red wine to deglaze the pan since I was low on mushrooms (I didn’t want to be low on flavor.) I added extra onion to make up the bulk it was excellent.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 11, 2020

      Yum! The perfect comfort food! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Shawn
    April 18, 2020

    Great recipe. Added to the keepers collection.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      Awesome! Thanks for checking it out

      Reply

  • Julie Enlow
    April 18, 2020

    Delicious and easy meal! We loved this one over mashed potatoes. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

      • Candace
        May 2, 2020

        Could you use Zucchini noodles instead of pasta ?
        Candace

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 2, 2020

          Hello Candace, I haven’t tried using zucchini noodles yet to advise but I imagine that should work too. Please share with us how it goes if you give it a try!

          Reply

  • Felicia
    April 15, 2020

    I am all out of beef broth. Can I use beef bullion instead with some water?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2020

      Hi Felicia, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Debra
    March 31, 2020

    Hi, what can you use in place of the whipping cream?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      Hi Debra, I haven’t tested that but here is what one of our readers wrote “This was great. I added an extra tablespoon of flour and deglazed with a cup of red wine before adding the need broth. I also ommited the heavy whipping cream. Delicious.” I hope that helps – also, there are more comments with other substitutions in the comment thread.

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  • Rebecca McPherson
    March 30, 2020

    This was great. I added an extra tablespoon of flour and deglazed with a cup of red wine before adding the need broth. I also ommited the heavy whipping cream.

    Delicious.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2020

      Great to hear that you loved it, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing that with us, that is very useful information.

      Reply

  • Mary Boldine
    March 28, 2020

    So, here’s a question I wouldn’t usually ask, BUT, I’m out of fresh mushrooms and with the order in place, I’d rather not go to the store. I have canned mushrooms. How do you think they’ll work, and how much do you think I should use?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 28, 2020

      Hi Mary, I haven’t tested that with canned mushrooms but it should work.

      Reply

  • Heidi Sutton
    March 5, 2020

    Have you ever made this with a dairy free option like using full fat coconut cream instead of whipping cream? I do not NEED to be dairy free, but find my body is generally happier without it lol. I love stroganoff and this sounds fantastic!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2020

      I haven’t personally tried that to advise, Heidi. But if you do an experiment please let us know how you liked that version!

      Reply

  • Kate
    February 20, 2020

    Delicious! Another quick, easy meal that my whole family enjoyed. Will be making again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Charlotte Vyverberg
    February 20, 2020

    Just made this. Used gluten free flour since the hubbs has celiac. Turned out great!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me Charlotte!

      Reply

  • Sue
    February 9, 2020

    I’m a vegetarian and was looking for a dish that included ground beef and found this one. I substituted the ground beef with a vegetarian “ground beef” and used vegetable broth instead of beef. YUM! Thank you for an easy and very tasty recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2020

      Very Nice Sue. Great job and thank you for sharing some tips!

      Reply

  • Polina
    February 3, 2020

    Very very good! Easy and quick. Everyone loved it! Enough food for 2 days.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      You’re welcome Polina! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Marci
    January 25, 2020

    Natasha, would I be able to omit the mushrooms and still have good flavor. My boys despise mushrooms or fungus as they say. Is there something I should substitute? Please kindly advise your thoughts

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2020

      Hi Marci, we love this recipe with mushrooms & omitting them will alter the flavor. I haven’t tested this in this recipe, but in other recipes, peas were a great substitute. You are also welcome to omit the mushrooms.

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      • Marci
        January 26, 2020

        Thank you 😊

        Reply

  • Diane Hamilton
    January 23, 2020

    I just made this..So easy and good

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2020

      Isn’t it amazing! Thank you for sharing that awesome review with me, Diane!

      Reply

  • Tina
    January 22, 2020

    I made this tonight with ground turkey and doubled the recipe plus added a little Dijon mustard. Perfect!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

      I’m so glad you liked that, Tina! Thank you for that awesome review!

      Reply

  • Rachael Yerkes
    January 22, 2020

    such a great dinner!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

      Isn’t the flavor amazing! Thank you for stopping by!

      Reply

  • wilhelmina
    January 22, 2020

    This was such an easy and satisfying meal! Adding this one to the frequent flyers on our menu!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Aimee Shugarman
    January 22, 2020

    Delicious! Just like my mom always made it

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

      • Chelsea
        May 31, 2020

        This was amazing! I made it tonight and my husband said we definitely have to make it again. I did use the red wine and chicken broth because I couldn’t find beef broth where I am. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 31, 2020

          Lovely to hear that Chelsea! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

          Reply

  • Natalie
    January 21, 2020

    One of our favorite go-to dinner recipes!! Everyone in the family loves it. It’s easy, creamy, & so good!

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    • Natasha
      January 21, 2020

      Hi Natalie, I am so happy to hear that! thank you for sharing your great review!

      Reply

  • Irina
    January 21, 2020

    Quick, Easy & Delicious!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

      Isn’t that the best! Thank you for stopping by, Irina!

      Reply

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