Easy Beef Stroganoff, a popular dish among many……… Known as “fancy hamburger helper” around these parts……..
What makes this particular recipe easy for me to make after a long busy day is the fact that I don’t have to dredge sirloin steak pieces in flour, and then brown the steak, and blah, blah, blah. Mind you I do enjoy a good beef stroganoff with the sirloin or chuck beef pieces. But when I have had a long day, and there is still more to do, this recipe cuts my cooking time down drastically. Plus I still get the beef stroganoff dinner I was craving. And a box of processed goodness was never grabbed….. And all is well with the world……
And even though this recipe may seem as if it were taken down a notch by using ground beef, the robust flavors of the mustard and wine will knock your socks off. Take a look at the recipe below and hopefully you will get to enjoy my family’s “fancy hamburger helper – box not included”.
P.S. Here is some Budget Friendly information about this dish:
This meal cost me about $8 total (roughly)- about 1.33 per serving (6 servings). My noodles, I got on sale for 99cents. Instead of using sirloin beef- I went the cheaper route and used ground beef. The chicken broth was 50cents after using a coupon. I also used the phone app rebate for my mushrooms. Without coupons this still should only cost about $10 after tax…. That’s about $1.66 per serving, which is still cheaper than eating out…
Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff
- 1 pound ground beef
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- One 16 ounce container of mushrooms (sliced)
- 6 garlic cloves roughly chopped
- ¾ cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons deli mustard (preferably spicy deli mustard)
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup sour cream
- Salt to taste
- 2 additional tablespoons dry white wine (optional)
- Parsley dried or fresh optional for garnish
Brown the ground beef in a large sauce pan.
While the ground beef is browning, add the cornstarch to the chicken broth, stir this chicken broth mixture well, and allow the cornstarch to dissolve.
Also while waiting for the ground beef to brown, take this time to slice the mushrooms (if you have not already done so).
After the ground beef has browned, drain the excess fat off the ground beef.
Then add the chicken broth cornstarch mixture, mushrooms, garlic, ¾ cup of white wine, pepper, and deli mustard to the pan of cooked ground beef.
Stir the mixture, cover the pan with a lid, and cook the mixture on medium low heat for 20 minutes.
Occasionally stir the mixture throughout the 20 minute cooking time.
After the mixture has cooked for 20 minutes, remove the pan from the heat, then add the sour cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons of white wine.
Salt the stroganoff mixture to taste. Serve over eggs noodles or rice.
Garnish with optional parsley.
Serve the beef stroganoff over brown rice to decrease calorie intake.
Substitute the ground beef for ground turkey.