Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe (2024)

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.

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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!

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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.

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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 scrape 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.

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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 someroasted potatoes.

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

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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

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Author: Natalya Drozhzhin

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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.


Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 25 minutes mins

Total Time: 35 minutes mins


Servings: 8 servings

  • 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


  • 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 minced garlic. Saute until the onion is translucent and golden brown.

  • Add sliced mushrooms and saute for another 5 minutes or until the mushrooms soften. If they release a lot of juice, let it evaporate.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Per Serving

257kcal Calories6g Carbs16g Protein19g Fat10g Saturated Fat81mg Cholesterol281mg Sodium499mg Potassium1g Fiber2g Sugar497IU Vitamin A2mg Vitamin C42mg Calcium2mg Iron

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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: ground beef stroganoff

Skill Level: Easy

Cost to Make: $$

Calories: 257

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