Simple Beef Stroganoff


This rich and creamy beef stroganoff recipe is made with ground beef and served with egg noodles. It's super simple to prepare, and ready to serve in under 30 minutes making it a great choice for busy weeknights. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Homemade stroganoff doesn't have to be hard! This simple ground beef stroganoff comes together in 20 minutes with just six ingredients.

What Is Beef Stroganoff?

Beef stroganoff is an iconic Russian dish that consists of beef in a creamy sauce. According to legend, it was created by chefs who worked for the Stroganov family in the 1800s. The dish is often made with mushrooms and served over rice or egg noodles.

What Makes This Recipe So 'Simple?'

Traditional beef stroganoff is made with steak, a roux-based sauce, and sauteed mushrooms. But, as the title suggests, this recipe is simplified. It relies on shortcut ingredients, such as ground beef and canned cream of mushroom soup, to keep the cook time down and to cut down on extra steps.

making beef stroganoff on the stove

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How to Make Beef Stroganoff

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what can you can expect when you make this ground beef stroganoff:

Saute ground beef until brown, then drain the fat. Add the canned soup and garlic powder. Simmer for about 10 minutes, then remove from heat. Stir cooked egg noodles and sour cream into the meat mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

What to Serve With Beef Stroganoff

Since this ground beef stroganoff is a rather heavy dish, you may not need a side dish at all. A simple side salad, though, is a great way to round out your meal and to add a pop of color.

Of course, if you want something a little different, you could leave out the egg noodles and serve the ground beef and sauce mixture over white rice or mashed potatoes.

How to Store Beef Stroganoff

Store leftover beef stroganoff in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

Top-down view of ground beef stroganoff in a blue skillet

Snacking in the Kitchen

Can You Freeze Beef Stroganoff?

Unfortunately, cooked egg noodles don't freeze well. If you'd like to freeze this ground beef stroganoff recipe, it's best to prepare it without the noodles. Freeze the beef-sauce mixture in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. Thaw on the stove and stir in cooked egg noodles before serving.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"My family loved this," says Amy Stewart. "I took a previous reviewer's suggestion and added a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix, I think this is what made it so delicious! I also threw in a small can of mushrooms. Thanks for the recipe!"

"This recipe was quick and easy," raves one Allrecipes community member. "It's a joy to be able to have a nice dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. This is one recipe that I will certainly use again and again."

"This was really good," says Stephanie LeBlanc. "I did make a few changes. I doubled the meat on this recipe and then used some beef broth with flour to cut down on the thickness. I also added a can of cream of onion soup to give it additional flavor."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 (8 ounce) package egg noodles

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can fat-free condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Overhead shot of ingredients measured and prepped for a simple beef stroganoff

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  2. Sauté ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly; 5 to 10 minutes.

    ground beef browned in a skillet with a wooden spoon

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  3. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rapid boil. Cook egg noodles at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  4. Drain and discard any fat from the cooked beef. Stir condensed soup and garlic powder into the beef. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    condensed soup, garlic powder, and ground beef simmering in a skillet.

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  5. Remove beef from the heat. Add egg noodles and stir to combine. Stir in sour cream and season with salt and pepper.

    Overhead shot of beef stroganoff being cooked and stirred in a pan

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  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

    close up view of beef stroganoff in a pan, next to a kitchen towel


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

679 Calories
41g Fat
48g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 679
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 660mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 460mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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