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This easy dinner is the perfect weeknight meal: Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff, done in just 30 minutes! I’ve changed up this classic recipe into a faster and easier dinner – it’s one of my favorite 30 minute ground beef recipes! Plus, it’s picky-eater approved. 

mushrooms and meat on pasta in a white plate

30 minute Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Growing up, we ate beef stroganoff often because it was one of my dad’s favorite meals, and it was the first one my mom ever cooked for him when they were dating (I’ve heard that story a loooot, lol.)

I love the traditional version my mom made with sliced steak in the creamy sauce with egg noodles, but I changed it up once I started making it for my family. Instead of using steak, I came up with this recipe for ground beef stroganoff, and it’s so much easier but just as delicious. I love 30 minute meals with ground beef, and this one is always a family favorite.

The one thing I’ve found about making traditional beef stroganoff recipes is that the meat can get chewy if it’s not cut right or overcooked. That’s why I like making hamburger stroganoff because the meat is always cooked just right. Plus it’s done in 30 minutes!

mushrooms and meat on pasta in a white plate

Ingredients Needed

  • Egg noodles: Optional – use any kind of pasta or even rice
  • Ground beef – I use 90-93% lean, or you can use 80% lean and drain off the excess fat before you make the sauce. You can also use ground turkey in this recipe. You can also use ground chicken or even ground pork.
  • Sliced mushrooms: Also optional but I love mushrooms! You can use cremini mushrooms or white button mushrooms.
  • Minced garlic: Mince it yourself or save time and buy one of the tubes in the produce section.
  • All-purpose flour: For thickening
  • Beef stock or broth: Or chicken broth (I always use low sodium)
  • Tomato paste: For some extra flavor
  • Sour cream -regular or reduced-fat are fine, but I would avoid nonfat.
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

How to Make Ground Beef Stroganoff

  • Boil the package egg noodles following the package instructions. While they cook, you can prepare the beef and sauce.
  • Place the ground beef, mushrooms, and onions in a large skillet on the stove top. Cook them over medium heat until the meat is cooked through. Add the garlic and cook it with the beef and mushroom mixture for about a minute. Drain any excess fat, then transfer the ground beef mixture to a bowl.
  • Melt the butter in the same pan and then whisk in the flour until a smooth paste forms. Slowly add the beef stock while whisking. Once the mixture is smooth, stir in the tomato paste.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil and simmer it for about two minutes or until thickened. Add the cooked beef mixture to the sauce and stir to combine. Mix in the sour cream, salt, and pepper and stir until the stroganoff is heated through.
  • Drain the egg noodles and serve them with the creamy mushroom gravy. Garnish with fresh parsley and extra salt and pepper to taste.
mushrooms and meat on pasta in a white plate

Tip From Dorothy

Expert Tips

  • We love this stroganoff with ground beef over egg noodles! You can also serve it over cooked rice, mashed potatoes, or pasta like penne.
  • For side dishes, some crusty bread is perfect for soaking up all the sauce. Or add a tossed salad or cooked vegetable on the side like broccoli or green beans.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
easy ground beef stroganoff on noodles

Ground Beef Stroganoff

5 from 38 votes
Ground Beef Stroganoff is an easy 30 minute meal with ground beef or ground turkey and mushrooms! It’s a delicious twist on a classic dinner recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 pound lean ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large onion halved and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 14 ½ ounce can beef stock or broth or about 1 3/4 cup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup sour cream reduced fat is fine
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper plus more to taste
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  • Cook noodles according to package directions in a large pot of boiling water.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the beef, mushrooms and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Drain and remove from pan; keep warm.
  • Melt the butter in the same pan. Whisk in the flour until smooth then slowly add the beef broth, whisking until no lumps remain. Stir in the tomato paste.
  • Bring the liquid to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Return the beef mixture to the pan. Add the sour cream, salt and pepper and cook and stir until heated through.
  • Drain the noodles. Serve beef mixture over noodles.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 877mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 591IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff is a 30 minute meal that’s the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. This is such a great ground beef recipe!

Last Updated on January 2, 2024

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Wow….this is an amazing recipe till now…and looks soo yummy & more delicious as well…i will trying to making it….Thanks for sharing…..!