Hamburger Stroganoff

Creamy, savory hamburger stroganoff is a perfect weeknight dinner. It is full of flavor and comes together quickly.

This delish dish can even be made ahead of time in a crockpot for a stress-free meal time that is both hearty and nutritious. Try pairing this dish with a Caesar Salad or Roasted Green Beans to round it out. Of course you don’t want to forget dessert! How about the BEST Homemade Blondies?!

Hamburger Stroganoff served on a white plate

Stroganoff Made with Ground Beef

Stroganoff, to me, is my childhood. I remember many a night when the smell of browning beef would waft through the house. We had that tasty gravy on pasta or rice—either way it was delicious.

While my mom typically used cans of cream of mushroom, I took it up a notch with a homemade gravy. Using broth and sour cream I achieved this “from scratch” sauce that is the perfect cream to my pasta.

You will love how easy this hamburger stroganoff is to whip up, and how comforting! It’s definitely a go-to dinner recipe the whole family loves!

Making beef stroganoff with hamburger in a pan on the stove

How to Make Hamburger Stroganoff

You can either make hamburger stroganoff on the stovetop, or in the slow cooker. To make it on the stovetop…

NOODLES. Using a medium pot cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain.

BEEF. While noodles are cooking add the ground beef to a large skillet. Break up and cook it until it is no longer pink. Once the meat has browned, sprinkle the flour over the meat, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the garlic salt and beef broth. Mix and cook until hot.

SAUCE. Add the sour cream to the skillet stir until smooth. Cook the mixture for 2-3 minutes or until hot throughout. Season with garlic salt and pepper.

COMBINE. Put the cooked egg noodles in a serving bowl and pour the beef mixture over the top. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker

BROWN, COMBINE, & COOK. Brown the meat until no longer pink. Place the meat, flour, garlic salt and beef broth into the crock pot. Cook on LOW for 4 hours. Stirring occasionally. Toward the end of the 4 hours, stir in the sour cream until smooth.

NOODLES. Cook the egg noodles on the stove according to package directions. Pour the stroganoff over the noodles and serve.

Cooked noodles in a strainer

Variations and Troubleshooting

Variations: Hamburger stroganoff is a simple dish to make. It’s also easy to make changes to. Here are a few easy variations you might like to use:

  • You can use ground pork sausage, ground chicken or ground turkey
  • We also love using beef and love our beef stroganoff recipe
  • Add veggies such as peas, broccoli florets, carrots, sauteed mushrooms
  • Greek yogurt can be used instead of sour cream
  • We like to serve over egg noodles, but other noodles such as penne, bow tie, fettuccine, fusilli, rotini
  • Mashed potatoes and rice are also great to serve as a base for this dish
  • Add bit of heat with hot sauce or red chili flakes

Consistency: If you’re not happy with the consistency, you can easily adjust it.

  • Too thick: simply add water or broth
  • Too thin: scoop 1 cup of gravy into a seperate bowl. Add 1 tbsp of four and stir until smooth. Add it back into the main bowl of gravy and stir. Repeat if necessary.
Hamburger beef stroganoff on a white plate

A Great Make Ahead Meal!

You can make the gravy ahead of time and put it in the freezer to use on a busy day. I would even suggest doubling the recipe so you’ve got two meals on hand. Complete steps 2-4. Do not add the sour cream. Place the gravy in a freezer safe container, label and freeze for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to use, just thaw it overnight in the fridge. While your noodles are being cooked, heat the gravy in a separate pan over medium-low heat, or in a crock pot, stirring until smooth and warm. Add the sour cream and stir.  

STORE any leftover hamburger stroganoff in an airtight container in the fridge. It should be able to last for 3-4 days. You will notice that the noodles may continue to absorb some of the gravy, but it will still taste delicious. Reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove.

Hamburger stroganoff served over egg noodles

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Hamburger Stroganoff Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Creamy, savory hamburger stroganoff is a perfect weeknight dinner. It is full of flavor and comes together quickly.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 257 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 8 oz egg noodles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 c beef broth
  • 1 c sour cream
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Stove Top:

  • Using a medium pot, cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain.
  • While noodles are cooking, add the ground beef to a large skillet. Break up and cook it until it is no longer pink.
  • Once the meat has browned, sprinkle the flour over the meat. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the garlic salt and beef broth. Mix and cook until hot.
  • Add the sour cream to the skillet stir until smooth. Cook the mixture for 2-3 minutes or until hot throughout. Season with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Put the cooked egg noodles in a serving bowl and pour the beef mixture over the top. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker:

  • Brown the meat until no longer pink. Place the meat, flour, garlic salt and beef broth into the crock pot. Cook on LOW for 4 hours. Stirring occasionally.
  • Toward the end of the 4 hours, stir in the sour cream until smooth.
  • Cook the egg noodles on the stove according to package directions. Pour the stroganoff over the noodles and serve.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    I switch between your spaghetti & stroganoff weekly! My family loves this, especially my son, who likes to be in the kitchen helping.

  2. 5 stars
    Everyone in the family can agree on this meal! I even tried it with light sour cream, and it is still rich and creamy.

  3. 5 stars
    I have been looking for an easy recipe to add to the dinner rotation and this is PERFECT! My kiddos raved about it, thank you!