Budget Friendly Beef Stroganoff
The price of steak is outrageous so I thought I would make my Beef Stroganoff with ground beef instead of steak. The price to make it may have been cheaper but the flavor was excellent! It is made with ground beef, wide noodles, mushrooms, beef broth, onion, garlic, seasonings and sour cream.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook
the ground beef and onion until no pink
remains. Add the garlic cooking another
minute then drain the grease.
Meanwhile, cook and drain the pasta
according to the package directions.
Add the salt, pepper and paprika
to the ground beef and stir.
Add the beef broth, parsley and
mushrooms then stir. Bring to a
boil and simmer, uncovered,
for 2 minutes.
Gradually whisk in the flour
until no lumps remain.
Add the pasta to the skillet and toss.
Continue to simmer until the pasta is
hot and the sauce starts to thicken.
Add and stir in the sour cream.
Remove from the heat, cover and
let sit a few minutes then serve.
Budget Friendly Beef Stroganoff
- 1# ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 – 6.5 oz can mushrooms
- 1 tsp. salt, or to taste
- 1/2 tsp. pepper, or to taste
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 2 – 14.5 oz cans beef broth
- 8 oz wide noodles
- 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until no pink remains. Add the garlic cooking another minute then drain excess grease.
- Meanwhile, cook and drain the pasta according to the package directions.
- To the cooked ground beef add the salt, pepper and paprika then stir.
- Add the beef broth, parsley and mushrooms, stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, uncovered, then simmer for 2 minutes.
- Gradually whisk in the flour until no lumps remain.
- Add the pasta and toss. Continue to simmer until the pasta is hot and the sauce starts to thicken.
- Add and stir in the sour cream. Remove from the heat, cover and and let sit a few minutes then serve.
Categories: Broth, Ground Beef, Milk Products, Pasta, Vegetables/Slaws/Salads
I make mine with mushrooms (vegan) Diane, it’s even cheaper!
The way I love mushrooms I’m sure I would devour it that way too!
Looks delicious Diane, perfect as I’m browsing on a cold morning! Served with French bread! Maybe a salad? Might be the plan tonight. 💕C
Thank you Cheryl ❤️
Thank you so much for sharing!
My husband would love this!
My husband is already asking for it again. It really was delicious, even the next day!
Thank you and have a fantastic Monday!
Your house must really smell like home. Your recipes are so good!
Awe thank you! I am so glad you like them, I love sharing them.
We like ground beef in most things better than steak…it’s stroganoff weather!
Haha you will be glad you did! Thank you Laurel!
Diane, I haven’t thought of this recipe for years. I used to make ground meat beef stroganoff in the early days of our marriage. I forgot how delicious it can be. Thanks for the recipe to follow.
You’re welcome it was a huge hit with my husband.
It looks very tasty! Ground beef always works well for me in these kind of dishes. I never thought about using steak before for this.
And yes, I hear you on the price of beef these days. It – and groceries in general – are getting quite ridiculous.
Thankfully the rotisserie chickens over here are still reasonably priced. I took a look after you mentioned the price going up over your end at the Sam’s Clubs.
It seems like prices are going up like crazy and the quality in produce is getting so bad. Thank you Ab!
Oh, I can see that this must be delicious Diane! I would love to try beef stroganoff this way 👍🏻.
We can’t wait to have it again! Thank you ❤️
a great substitute and idea
Thank you Beth❤️
You had me at “friendly.” 🙂
Thank you my friend! Lol
OMG your Rock on went to spam! 🤣😂🤣
Diane, do you think I could thicken stroganoff with cornstarch instead of flour? I usually do with most other meals. I really miss this meal but I can’t have wheat/gluten. I can sub the pasta easy. Thanks!
Absolutely you can, it won’t make a bit of difference. Enjoy!
Thank you so much!
I used to make something like that; it was called Budget Beef Stroganoff–easy and delicious. We came home from a brief trip to the grocery store and found we had a pound of ground sirloin that we had not tried to purchase and did not get charged for. At beef prices, I guess it was a bonus. I called the store and let them know that the lady in front of us was going to be letting them know that she didn’t get her beef. I hope she realized it before she needed it.
That’s so funny you called it that. I wasn’t sure what I was going to name this and I told my husband I was going to call it Poor Man’s Beef Stroganoff. He said he didn’t like the name so that’s why I changed the name to Budget Friendly. What a score on the free meat! That was nice to at least notify the store of the mistake.
Unfortunately, beef prices are so high right now that what used to be budget friendly just isn’t anymore. I can remember when the same thing happened ages ago to peanut butter.
When I was disabled from a work accident I made sure all my meat meals always fed my family of four for $5.00 or less (meat only). Doing that today would be almost impossible. I remember when peanut butter increased as well, never understood it.
What a fabulous idea! Meat prices here are pretty high. I’ll have to try this. Thanks!
Thank you Jessica and enjoy!
I love stroganoff and haven’t had it in years – I know I can make this dish in the crockpot as I’ve seen recipes in the books I bought.
I have tried cooking pasta in the crockpot and neither one of us like all the starchiness the pasta leaves in the food. If I have a recipe with pasta, I cook it on the stove top in water and then add it to the crockpot at the end of cooking. But this is a personal choice, a lot of people love the pasta cooked in the crockpot.
I just do it because it is easier (and no stovetop). I made something in the crockpot this morning … had dinner at 9:30 a.m. as I knew I wasn’t walking due to the weather. I have been using the Barilla cauliflower, chickpea and red lentil noodles … a serving of veggies, but I don’t notice a taste any different than regular noodles. I ended up just getting regular noodles in the Fall since, due to Meijer’s remodeling and the supply shortage I couldn’t find wild rice, or the veggie noodles after trying a few times.
Sounds delicious, I have never had lentil noodles.
They have different varieties too and spaghetti noodles … I am not that advanced to make spaghetti (let alone make noodles like you do). 🙂 The cauliflower is not Barilla. I saw it is a different brand when I was in the cupboard today. I don’t get enough veggies, so it was a good idea for me.
Hi Di – this looks like it came out great and reminds me that ground beef can be a great option for many inner ideas and substitutions
This was so good even with the ground beef. I have never been a big lover of beef stroganoff until now! Thank you so much! ❤️
Thanks again Sue, I really appreciate it and you congratulations on your amazing book!