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Ground Beef Stroganoff

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Ground beef stroganoff is an easy, one pot dinner made with ground beef simmered in a creamy mushroom gravy.

Serve this ground beef stroganoff recipe over egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes with a quick caesar salad!

A plate of ground beef stroganoff on egg noodles.


What Is Stroganoff?

Stroganoff has evolved a ton over the years, but it has it’s roots in Russia. Stroganoff is made with pieces of beef simmered in a sauce made with a roux (flour and butter), broth, then topped with sour cream to add a creamy component. 

Ground beef simplifies homemade stroganoff while keeping the flavors the same. 

Stroganoff is usually served over pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice. 


Broth being poured into ground beef, onions, and mushrooms.


How To Make Ground Beef Stroganoff

To make this ground beef stroganoff:

  1. Add ground beef to a medium pot and cook until no pink remains.
  2. Add onions and garlic, and mushrooms, and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add flour, and stir until well combined. 
  4. Add broth, worcestershire, and heavy cream, cook until sauce has thickened, about 5-7 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat, and stir in sour cream before serving. 

What Wine Goes With Beef Stroganoff

We love serving white wine with beef stroganoff, as the lighter notes from a white pair perfectly with the creaminess of a homemade beef stroganoff. Try pairing beef stroganoff with a white like Pinot Grigio or even a dry Zinfandel. 

For red wine, try pairing with a lighter wine like a Merlot or a Cabernet Sauvignon. Look for something with softer tannins that won’t overpower the lighter notes of beef stroganoff. 


Ground beef stroganoff on the stove being made.


What To Do With Leftover Ground Beef Stroganoff 

Ground beef stroganoff will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat it, microwave for two minutes on high or reheat on the stovetop on medium heat for 5-10 minutes until heated through. 

Ground beef stroganoff doesn’t freeze well. 

Tips For Making Ground Beef Stroganoff

Here are some tips to ensure that the stroganoff comes out perfectly flavorful every time:

  • Extra lean ground beef works best for ground beef stroganoff. 
  • Don’t drain the fat from the ground beef. It will be absorbed by the flour to make a quick roux.
  • Ensure the mushrooms are cut to even sizes so they cook down at the same time. 
  • Using sodium beef broth will allow you to control the saltiness of the ground beef stroganoff easier!
  • This ground beef masher takes all the work out of breaking up ground beef while it cooks. We use it for everything from nachos to stroganoff!

A pot of ground beef stroganoff with a tea towel and mushrooms.

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Ground Beef Stroganoff

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Bailey
Ground beef stroganoff is made with ground beef simmered in a creamy mushroom gravy.
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  • 1 pound ground beef extra lean
  • 2 cups white mushrooms sliced, about 16
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups beef broth low sodium
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped, garnish


  • Brown ground beef in a saucepan over medium heat until no pink remains, breaking it down as it cooks.
  • Add onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until onions are translucent and mushrooms are soft. Add flour, and stir until evenly coated.
  • Add beef broth, heavy cream, and worcestershire. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream. Garnish with parsley, and serve over egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.
Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg

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Ground beef stroganoff on a plate with egg noodles.


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