Beef Stroganoff {Easy One Pot Recipe}

09.15.2018

Easy Beef Stroganoff! Once you try this simple one pot recipe made with ground beef you’ll realize this homestyle dinner doesn’t require anything fancy or expensive cuts of steak. It’s rich and creamy comfort food you’ll want to make on repeat!

Beef Stroganoff Recipe in a large stainless steel saute pan set over a marble surface.

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

These delicious noodles with beef and mushrooms are all cooked together in one pot which yields a a creamy sauce and flavor in every bite, plus hello easy clean up!

It’s incredibly hearty and perfectly satisfying. Plus it’s a dinner everyone in the family can agree on (as long as you don’t have mushrooms haters, just pass me their unwanted mushrooms).

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What Ingredients go into Beef Stroganoff?

  • Olive oil
  • Veggies – mushrooms, yellow onion, garlic
  • Lean ground beef
  • Paprika
  • Low-sodium beef broth
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire
  • Dry egg noodles
  • Cornstarch
  • Sour cream
  • Parsley

Beef Stroganoff ingredients shown here. Olive oil, mushrooms, yellow onion, garlic, lean ground beef, paprika, beef broth, dijon mustard, Worcestershire, dry egg noodles, cornstarch, sour cream

How to Make Beef Stroganoff

  • Make cornstarch slurry: Whisk cornstarch with 2 Tbsp of the beef broth in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Preheat pan: Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a 12-inch saute pan with tall sides or pot over medium-high heat.
  • Saute vegetables: Add mushrooms and onions and saute, tossing only occasionally (about every 3 minutes), until nicely browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Transfer mixture to a sheet of foil or plate.

Sauteeing mushrooms and onions in a saute pan for beef stroganoff

  • Brown the ground beef: Heat remaining 1/2 Tbsp oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Break beef into 6 portions and add to skillet, season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Let beef brown on bottom, about 3 minutes then turn and start breaking up beef, and let continue to cook until just nearly cooked through, about 3 minutes longer.

Browning ground beef in saute pan for beef stroganoff.

  • Drain excess grease and season: Drain fat if needed (if you used 90% lean you shouldn’t need to) then add paprika and cook 30 seconds longer.

Cooked ground beef pictured here in saute pan.

  • Add liquids: Pour in remaining beef beef broth while scraping up browned bits from the bottom of pan. Add in dijon mustard, Worcestershire, mushroom mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook noodles: bring mixture to a simmer, add egg noodles and toss mixture, cover and reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 3 minutes.

Adding chicken broth to saute pan for beef stroganoff

  • Thicken sauce: Whisk together cornstarch with the water then pour into liquid in pan, toss mixture then cover and continue to cook until noodles are al dente, about 2 – 3 minutes longer.

Adding sour cream to beef stroganoff in saute pan

  • Finish with sour cream and garnish: Remove from heat, add in sour cream and toss. Let sit for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

Finished beef stroganoff shown here in saute pan

Tips for the Best Beef Stroganoff:

  • Brown the mushrooms and onions. We are building flavor here and this is where it all starts. Those caramelized mushrooms and onions and loads of flavor.
  • Brown the beef. When I say “brown” I don’t mean “cook through” like many recipes with beef do. I mean let the beef sear. Could you imagine eating a hamburger that was steamed? It would be gross, so don’t just layer the beef all together here and essentially steam it, spread it out in chunks and let it brown on bottom.
  • Season. The browning adds one layer of flavor then seasonings add another. The paprika adds a traditional mellowly sweet flavor, the Worcestershire adds a deep richness, and the dijon adds a bit of brightness. Don’t be skimpy with the salt, as with any recipe don’t under-season or it will lack flavor.
  • Don’t over-cook the noodles. No one wants a bowl of mush. Generally these type of egg noodles cook quickly so just keep an eye on them for doneness, and keep in mind they’ll continue to cook and absorb more liquid off heat so I like to cook just to al dente (lightly firm to the bite).
  • Adjust the sour cream to taste for desired creaminess, and use light sour cream to cut calories. You can start with 1/2 cup then go from there.
  • Don’t leave out the parsley. It may just seem like a garnish but that bit of green freshness not only makes it look more appealing but I think it adds a hint of needed flavor.

Close up overhead image of beef stroganoff in a saute pan.

Can I Use Steak in This Recipe?

Yes. If you’d prefer sirloin steak (sliced into strips or cut into cubes) could be use here instead of the hamburger (adjust time accordingly and brown in batches if needed to prevent overcrowding). If going the steak route, remove the steak from skillet after cooking (wrap to keep warm) proceed with the recipe then add steak back in at the end when adding sour cream.

Now ditch the hamburger helper from now until forever because this made from scratch recipe is 1,000 times better!

One Pot Easy Beef Stroganoff shown in a cream pasta bowl with a fork to the side. Bowl is sitting on a marble surface, parsley and a salt shaker are in the background.

What Should I Serve with It?

I just like to serve this with steamed veggies since it’s a rich main dish. Steamed broccoli, asparagus or green beans are good choices.

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Beef Stroganoff {One Pot Recipe}

4.87 from 15 votes

Easy Beef Stroganoff cooked in one pan! Made with browned ground beef and caramelized mushrooms. Hearty, satisfying and packed with flavor! It's rich and creamy comfort food you'll want to make on repeat.

Servings: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 (32 oz) carton low-sodium beef broth, divided (4 cups)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 12 oz. baby bella (cremini) mushrooms, cleaned, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (1 Tbsp)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 8 oz. dry egg noodles* (5 cups)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream,** rested at room temperature while everything cooks
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl whisk cornstarch with 2 Tbsp of the beef broth, set aside.

  2. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a 12-inch saute pan with tall sides or pot over medium-high heat.

  3. Add mushrooms and onions and saute, tossing only occasionally (about every 3 minutes), until browned, about 10 - 12 minutes.

  4. Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Transfer mixture to a sheet of foil or plate.

  5. Heat remaining 1/2 Tbsp oil in pan over medium-high heat. Break beef into 6 portions and add to skillet, season lightly with salt and pepper.

  6. Let brown on bottom, about 3 minutes then turn and start breaking up beef, and let continue to cook until just nearly cooked through, about 3 minutes longer. 

  7. Drain fat if needed (if you used 90% lean you shouldn't need to) then add paprika and cook 30 seconds longer.
  8. Pour in remaining beef beef broth while scraping up browned bits from the bottom of pan. Add in dijon mustard, Worcestershire, mushroom mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  9. Bring mixture to a simmer, add egg noodles and toss mixture, cover and reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 3 minutes.

  10. Whisk cornstarch mixture once more then pour into liquid in pan, toss mixture then cover and continue to cook until noodles are al dente, about 2 - 3 minutes longer.

  11. Remove from heat, add in sour cream and toss. Let sit for 1 minute.

  12. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

  13. Recipe source: inspired by Chow

Recipe Notes

*I recommend using American Beauty brand wide egg noodles, or one with about a 5 minute al dente cook time.

**To cut calories here light sour cream can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts
Beef Stroganoff {One Pot Recipe}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 644 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 617mg 26%
Potassium 1503mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 14.9%
Vitamin C 8.3%
Calcium 11.5%
Iron 25.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: Beef Stroganoff, Ground Beef Recipe
Calories: 644 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

36 comments

  • Christy: This recipe was a hit in my household!! Like everyone had at least 2 servings and asked for more! I added a can of cream of mushroom as well for extra flavor and creaminess!

    Thanks,

    CJ! July 10, 2019 at 5:55pm Reply

  • Elizabeth Harris: The Dijon mustard was the one ingredient I would leave out if I use the recipe again. I would also use more cornstarch or flour. It was a little watery. It was just ok not the best. July 8, 2019 at 11:05am Reply

  • Haylee: Would there be a big taste difference with no onions or mushrooms? June 25, 2019 at 8:10am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Leaving out both would change it quite a bit. You could try leeks or shallots in place of the onion. June 25, 2019 at 9:56am Reply

  • Chris: Just finished dinner. Its a great hit in our house.
    Thanks for sharing. It was yummy to say the least. June 21, 2019 at 6:26pm Reply

  • Jannell: Do you think switching to ground Turkey will be ok? May 24, 2019 at 5:11am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It should it would just be lacking that rich meaty flavor. I wouldn’t use extra lean or it would be grainy. May 24, 2019 at 10:30am Reply

  • Morgan: Eating this as I type! We love it!!! Added a little more sour cream and Worcestershire! My 1 year old is on her second helping. Great recipe! May 16, 2019 at 7:39pm Reply

  • Marie: I’m eating this right now! The recipe turned out perfectly and it has such a great flavour! I have made four different recipes from your website and every single one is a keeper ! May 2, 2019 at 2:17pm Reply

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