Easy Stovetop Ground Beef Stroganoff

Easy beef stroganoff recipe

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

  • Total: 24 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
562 Calories
34g Fat
26g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 562
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1031mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 38g
Calcium 139mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a simple stovetop beef stroganoff made with ground beef. A small amount of ketchup is added to the classic sour cream sauce to deepen the flavor. 

This is the perfect meal for a busy day. Put some noodles or potatoes on to cook while you cook the ground beef, or use the easy microwave "Ready Rice." You'll have a delicious meal in less than 30 minutes!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup beef broth, chicken broth, or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup/8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ketchup (to taste)
  • Egg noodles, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for ground beef stroganoff
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  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring, until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms are golden brown.

    Mushrooms in pan
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  3. Remove the onions and mushrooms to a plate and set aside.

    Remove the onions
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  4. Add the ground beef to the same skillet and cook, breaking up and stirring, until the beef is no longer pink.

    Beef in pan
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  5. Add the flour and continue cooking, stirring, for 2 minutes.

    Add the flour
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  6. Add the broth or water and stir to blend. Add salt and then stir in the sour cream.

    Stir in sour cream
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  7. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of ketchup, or to taste. Heat until hot, but do not boil.

    Beef in pan
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  8. Serve the stroganoff with hot cooked rice, egg noodles, or potatoes. 

    Mix in herbs
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  9. Enjoy!

    Beef stroganoff
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