I love this Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff with Cream of Mushroom Soup simply because it is a comforting meal that is easy to make and can feed your entire family with just a short list of ingredients.
It is a hearty meal made from scratch with fresh ingredients which are quite healthy and the best thing about it is how quickly it comes together.
I love dishes that don’t require me to spend so much time in the kitchen, especially on weeknights when my days are busy so this ground beef stroganoff is definitely a winner.
The recipe also inspired another recipe, the Popeyes Mashed Potatoes Recipe on this site.
All he could say was ‘Strog..’ and it would end there. I would be so tickled😃, little did I know he would study culinary science in college! When I told him the story, he loved the dish the most and would rarely let me make it.
He made it during a cooking contest and became the proud owner of the coveted trophy. Ground beef stroganoff is absolutely a favorite meal in our home.
What makes this recipe stand out is the type of ingredients used. The combination of all those flavors rounds up to a rich, well-balanced meal, a treat for your tastebuds.
So how do we make the ground beef stroganoff, do not be intimidated by the name, with a few tricks found in our family recipe you will be good to go!
How To Make Ground Beef Stroganoff
In a heavy based saucepan, add the ground beef, breaking it into smaller chunks with a wooden spoon. Add the salt and thyme and stir, add chopped onions, and stir till the onions turn translucent in color.
Stir the meat until it begins to turn brown and stick to the pan. Scrap off the meat sticking on the pan and add the chopped mushroom. Keep stirring until the mushrooms reduce in size. Add the flour and keep stirring for about three minutes.
Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and spice. Cover and let it simmer over low heat while covered. Prepare the egg noodles as directed in the package and set aside.
Let the meatballs simmer for 12 minutes. freshly chopped parsley. Stir for 2 minutes, and put off the fire. Serve this delicacy on a bed of egg noodles.
This will become your family staple, trust me.
INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Ground beef is rich in protein and has an intense meaty flavor, ‘hello all the meat lovers in the house’.
Ground meat cooks faster than meat chunks, making this version great for a weekday dinner. Ground turkey, chicken, or pork can be used to substitute the ground beef.
I love things ‘homemade’. Beef broth adds a rich and intense meaty flavor to the stroganoff. My freezer has lots of beef broth that I usually prepare ahead of time.
You can buy low-sodium beef broth if you do not have beef broth at hand. Do not be tempted to add water, the results will NOT be the same. Heed my counsel dear.
Onions have a strong aromatic flavor that pairs perfectly with meat. Onions play a big role in the overall flavor of the dish. I know the tears will flow a little as you chop onions, don't worry it will be worth the effort.
I love mushrooms! Back in the day before air pollution destroyed most of nature's abundance, we would collect button mushrooms in a forest near our home, and our garden too.
Oh, their taste was authentic, woody, and fresh. Sadly, they just won't grow anymore. I have to pick my back from the grocery store. The tastes are worlds apart but I am grateful, it is better than having no mushrooms.
Add freshly chopped mushrooms to the stroganoff and your dish will taste delightful.
Sour cream introduces a distinct lactic and tangy flavor. It contributes to the thickness of the stroganoff and blends well with the meat.
Cream of Mushroom Soup
This ingredient works so well for this recipe. It adds a great flavor to the recipe.
I love adding this thin brown sauce to my savory dishes. The powerful tang and umami flavor elevates a common dish to a higher level of deliciousness.
Mustard is a beautiful addition to the stroganoff, it introduces a tangy flavor that is very distinct. The honey sweetens the sauce, balancing out the acidity of the sour cream and mustard.
Garlic and meat are great friends. Garlic will make a notable difference in the dish. Garlic powder is a suitable substitute though fresh is always good.
Flour acts as a thickening agent, giving the soup a gravy-like appearance. You can substitute flour with cornstarch.
Parsley adds a sweet and almost minty flavor to the stroganoff. Add these herbs when the dish is cooked, the dish tastes amazing when they are still raw.
FAQ Ground Meat Stroganoff
Why is my ground meat stroganoff sour?
Your ground beef stroganoff can be sour because of the acidic ingredients. Such as sour cream and mustard.
Consider adding honey or brown sugar, a tablespoon of brown sugar is enough to balance out the acidity in this recipe.
How do I keep my ground beef stroganoff from curdling?
The trick is to add the sour cream when you have removed the saucepan from the fire.
You can also temper the sour cream by adding a little of the gravy on the sour cream before pouring it into the beef stroganoff. This will keep Stroganoff from curdling.
Always use fresh white mushrooms to get the best results. If you are unable to get them, you can use Cremini or Portobello since they work just as well. I don’t recommend canned mushrooms for this recipe.
Always use ground beef for the best flavor. If you intend to substitute it with anything else like ground turkey or ground pork, add some extra beef bouillon to get that super-rich flavor.
Do not add the sour cream to the beef mixture while it is still on heat because it may curdle. Add the sour cream once you have removed it from the fire. You could also warm the sour cream in a water bath before adding it to the ground beef stroganoff.
Take your time to fry the ground meat before adding the beef broth. Ensure the flour has browned, sticking to the bottom of the pan. Your stroganoff will be rich in flavor.
Brown your onion, garlic, and ground in a pot.
Add sliced mushrooms to the ground beef and cook for 3 minutes.
Adding sliced mushrooms to the ground beef & cooking for 3mins.
Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper & boil for 10 mins.
I love my ground beef stroganoff served with egg noodles but it can also go well with mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes.
Serve it with a side of salad and a loaf of fresh crusty bread to sop up the rich sauce left on your plate.
What to do with leftovers
Refrigerate in a sealed airtight container for 3-4 days or freeze it if you want it to last longer. To reheat, simply put it in your microwave or a stovetop on low heat until it is warm.
This ground beef stroganoff features tender mushrooms and lean hamburger cooked in a rich sauce. It is easy to make and is always ready in just a few minutes (approximately 40 minutes), making it the ultimate weeknight meal.
This recipe can serve up to 5 people, if you need to serve more, simply increase the portions of the ingredients.
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Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff with Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Heavy based Skillet
- Wooden spoon
- Chopping Board
- Mortar and pestle/ garlic mincer
- 1 lb. Ground Beef
- 2 cups Beef Broth
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 lb. Fresh sliced mushrooms
- 1 small Diced Onion.
- 1 clove minced of garlic
- 3 tablespoons Flour
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons Fresh parsley
- In a pan, brown your onion, garlic, and ground beef without breaking it up too much. After it turns brown, drain the fat.
- Add your sliced mushrooms to the ground beef and cook for approximately 3 minutes.
- Stir in your 3 tablespoons of flour and cook until the flour browns.
- Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, and then bring it to a boil. Once it boils, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat.
- As it simmers, cook your egg noodles according to your preference.
- Remove the saucepan from the fire and stir in the sour cream.
- Remove the beef mixture from heat then add your sour cream, cream of mushroom soup and parsley.
- Serve it over your already-cooked egg noodles and enjoy!