ground beef stroganoff served over noodles on a white diner plate

The Best Ground Beef Stroganoff

The Best Ground Beef Stroganoff is such a delicious, comforting dinner, we make it as often as we can! We use ground beef in this recipe to make it easy!

If you love easy dinners like this beef stroganoff, be sure to check out our One Pot Beef Goulash recipe and our famous Beefy Tomato Soup

beef stroganoff mixed with noodles in a skillet

Beef Stroganoff With Ground Beef?

Yep, it’s a whole thing you guys. And if you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time.

What makes this The Best Ground Beef Stroganoff isn’t just using the ground beef, though. It’s also the best because it’s easy to make, and you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone that doesn’t love it.

Traditional beef stroganoff recipes are made with cubes of beef, or strips of beef if you prefer that are tossed in flour and browned. The flour helps to thicken the sauce along with a few dollops of sour cream at the end.

Even if you think you don’t like sour cream, you still need to make beef stroganoff. Because I don’t like sour cream – but I love beef stroganoff. You see where I’m going here???

ground beef stroganoff over noodles

Sour cream adds a tanginess to the sauce and also helps to thicken it up. You can swap out heavy cream or softened cream cheese but sour cream really gives beef stroganoff it’s best flavor.

A Few Tips For Making Beef Stroganoff

First of all, beef stroganoff is more than just beef. It’s really a beef and mushrooms dish so let’s talk for a minute here about the mushrooms.

mushrooms browning in a skillet with a spatula

You can use white mushrooms or brown button mushrooms – doesn’t matter. What does matter is how you cook them. For mushrooms to have their best flavor, they need to be browned properly and that does take a few minutes. Just about 10 minutes is all you’ll need to get the perfect color and flavor…

Now let’s talk about the beef. Since this is a ground beef recipe, obviously we are using ground beef. Try and grab about an 85% lean ground beef here. Not too lean but not too fatty, you can drain most of the fat off after you brown the beef but you do want some fat in there for flavor.

ground beef and mushrooms in a skillet on a wooden board

When you are browning the beef, don’t break it up really small like you might do in other ground beef recipes. We want some larger and smaller pieces her to give it some texture like you see here.

I know you’re going to ask so yes, you can substitute ground turkey, pork or chicken in this recipe if you really want to but ground beef is going to give this recipe the best flavor possible.

What Can I Serve With Beef Stroganoff?

Not that this recipe isn’t good enough all on it’s own, but we know you’ll want a side dish for sopping up all that creamy, mouth watering sauce…

Perfectly Smooth Mashed Potatoes

Spicy Mushroom Rice

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cauliflower Rice (For a low carb dinner!)

ground beef stroganoff served over noodles on a white diner plate

Any of those side dishes or just a salad or roasted vegetables will be delicious with this recipe! You can make it as mush of a comfort food recipe as you want, or a super tasty lower carb dinner!

Looking For More Ground Beef Recipes?

We have a whole list! We love cooking with ground beef so much that we made an entire collection of our favorite recipes for you to check out!



beef stroganoff collage of picture for pinterest

ground beef stroganoff served over noodles on a white diner plate

Ground Beef Stroganoff

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This beef stroganoff recipe uses ground beef to make it even easier to make! Serve with noodles or potatoes or as is for a low carb dinner!


2 tablespoons butter

10 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

2 teaspoons oil

1 cup diced onions

2 pounds ground beef

11 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (start with a teaspoon and add more in the end if needed)

Fresh black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons flour

2 cups beef broth

1/3 cup sour cream

Chopped parsley for garnish


Add the the butter to a large skillet over medium heat.

Cook the mushrooms for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned and all their water has evaporated. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet to a bowl and cover with foil.

Add the oil to the skillet along with the ground beef and onions, browning the beef while still leaving some larger pieces for texture. Once the beef is browned, drain any grease from the pan and discard.

Add the garlic, salt and pepper to the skillet. Stir and cook for 1 minute, then pour in the Worcestershire sauce.

Sprinkle in the flour, stir to mix in with the beef and let cook for 1 minute. Pour in the beef broth, bring the broth to a boil then turn the heat down to simmer for 5 minutes.

Once the sauce has thickened, turn the heat off and stir in the sour cream. Taste for seasonings and serve with chopped parsley for garnish if desired.

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