Beef Stroganoff with is one of those recipes that always makes me feel cozy and comfy on a cold day. It’s a perfect mix of creamy, rustic, and just absolutely delicious.
Growing up, I always thought Beef Stroganoff was super hard to make. I’m not sure why, but it seemed like a lot of work. Little did I know, it’s actually REALLY easy to make. Okay, easy to make when I turn it into a one pan meal using ground beef.
I love when a classic recipe like beef stroganoff can be made on a busy weeknight and feel special.
You could serve beef stroganoff in a lot of different ways, but my absolute favorite is over egg noodles. There is just something about the pairing of the two together that is perfect.
The other way that I would say is a close second is over rice. But you gotta have buttery rice. But if you have a choice, go with egg noodles. My German Grandma would insist.
There sure are! You can always use a plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I love the texture of sour cream in my beef stroganoff, but a greek yogurt would work great too.
While you can absolutely use good old fashioned milk instead of the heavy cream, I would be a bad food blogger if I didn’t tell you that heavy cream really makes this ground beef stroganoff super creamy and rich. Will regular milk work? Yes. It may just be a little thinner of a consistency.
Classic Beef Stroganoff recipes tend to use a sirloin but I like things to be easy and I almost always have a pound of ground beef hanging out in my freezer. I like to have a bit of fat in my ground beef because it adds a lot of flavor, so I usually use an 85/15 ground beef.
You have leftovers of Ground Beef Stroganoff?? I’m kidding. Mostly because we tend to eat the whole dang batch of this each time.
But if you do have leftovers, just put them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
This stroganoff recipe is not a good candidate for freezing and heating up later. The creamy sauce tends to separate and never ends up the same consistency as it starts with.
Gather all your ingredients before you start, here is what you need:
Since Beef Stroganoff is on the heavier side of a meal, I like to stay a little bit lighter for the sides.
A simple salad, some crusty bread, or some good old fashioned bag steamed broccoli made in the microwave. No need to get fancy with the sides.
Creamy, comforting Ground Beef Stroganoff made all in one pan. A classic recipe made in about 30 minutes.
1 Tablespoon Olive or Vegetable oil
1 lb Ground Beef
½ onion, diced
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1 cup beef broth
1 cup heavy cream
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
⅓ cup sour cream
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
In a large cast iron or regular skillet, drizzle the oil and turn heat to medium high. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add the diced onion and garlic. Stir and cook for another 3 minutes.
Add the mushrooms to the skillet and stir together then saute’ for 5 minutes until mushrooms get soft.
Add the flour to the beef mixture and stir together. Add the beef broth, heavy cream, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Stir together and turn heat to low. Simmer for another 5-7 minutes until mixture gets thicker.
Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream.
Serve over egg noodles or rice. Enjoy!