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Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff with ground beef and tender egg noodles is a quick dinner the whole family loves. A 30 minute meal perfect for busy weeknights!

homemade hamburger helper stroganoff on wooden spoon in skillet

This easy hamburger helper stroganoff recipe is a delicious budget-friendly meal that comes together quickly and is ready to eat in 30 minutes.

I grew up on the boxed recipe, but this homemade version is made from scratch using simple ingredients and without cream of mushroom soup or artificial flavors.

It’s also a family favorite, and that’s definitely a good thing because these people can be picky. And they aren’t afraid to let me know when they don’t like something!

One of the best things about easy ground beef recipes like this is that it’s a delicious way to stretch out a pound of ground beef. We have a large family and a pound of ground hamburger for 6 or 7 people is doable when you mix it in with other ingredients.

If you like one pot meals with ground beef, try my creamy shells and beef or spaghetti and meat sauce next time.

ground beef, egg noodles, sour cream, beef broth, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings


You only need a handful of ingredients for skillet ground beef stroganoff. You can find them in your grocery store or order them online.

  • Ground beef — Use lean ground beef if you can
  • Seasonings — minced onions, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper, smoked paprika
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Low sodium beef broth
  • Egg noodles 
  • Dijon mustard
  • Sour cream — for a delicious creamy sauce

When making this one pot beef stroganoff recipe, I like using a 12-inch skillet because it perfectly holds all the ingredients. A 10-inch skillet will also work though.

How to Make Hamburger Helper Stroganoff in a Skillet

First, brown your ground beef in a large skillet on medium heat. Season the beef with salt, garlic, pepper, minced onions and paprika.

Since, I use very lean ground beef, I add the seasonings while cooking since I don’t have to drain the beef.

If you need to get rid of the excess grease, you may want to add your seasonings after you drain the beef.

brown ground beef in skillet

Next, add the Worcestershire sauce, beef broth and uncooked egg noodles to the skillet.

Stir well, and cook on medium-high heat until the egg noodles are soft.

egg noodles with beef broth and ground beef in skillet

When the egg noodles are cooked, reduce the heat to medium or low heat, and stir in the sour cream and mustard.

The addition of sour cream adds traditional flavor and creaminess to stroganoff!

Let the ground beef and noodles simmer until the liquid reduces and the sauce thickens.

mix sour cream in skillet with hamburger meat and egg noodles

Before serving, I love adding some fresh parsley and an extra dollop of sour cream on top to this creamy pasta meal.

Cook Time

The cooking time is about 20 to 25 minutes. This includes time to brown the ground beef and time to cook the noodles and sauce.

Total cook time may vary with different stoves or the type of ingredients you use.

How to Store and Reheat

Store any leftover beef stroganoff hamburger helper in an airtight container or in a large bowl covered with plastic wrap.

This beef stroganoff recipe will last in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can also store it in the freezer for longer storage.

Reheat in the microwave or on the stove for best results.

ground beef stroganoff in skillet with sour cream and parsley

Substitutions and Variations

A great way to add veggies in the mix for this hearty ground beef recipe is to throw in some frozen peas or green beans at the end — I thaw them first. You can also use fresh onions, garlic cloves or fresh mushrooms.

Substitute minced onions with one teaspoon of onion powder.

Use cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup instead of sour cream. Heavy cream and cream cheese will work as well.

Don’t have egg noodles? Use your favorite kind of short pasta instead. Penne pasta and rotini or bow ties are good substitutes for egg noodles.

If you don’t have beef broth on hand, beef stock, chicken broth, or even water will work just as well.

If you have an Instant Pot, try my Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff.

4.91 from 11 votes

Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff

By: Dee
Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff with ground beef and tender egg noodles is a quick dinner the whole family loves. A 30 minute meal perfect for busy weeknights!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 4 cups egg noodles uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup sour cream
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  • In a large pot or skillet
  • In a large skillet or pot, add the grown beef, break up with a spoon, and add the dried onions, sea salt, garlic, pepper and paprika, and cook until no longer pink
  • Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, beef broth and egg noodles and cook on medium high heat until noodles are soft, stirring frequently
  • Reduce heat to medium, and stir in the sour cream and Dijon mustard
  • Let simmer until sauce reduces and thickens, then serve immediately


You can add more beef broth if you like extra sauce.
Stir in 1 cup of thawed frozen peas near the end of cooking for a complete meal.
Original recipe ingredients:
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • ½ cup diced yellow or white onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups egg noodles, uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup cream
  • ½ cup sour cream


Calories: 256kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 692mg, Potassium: 635mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 220IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 43mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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  1. Jamie says:

    I never write reviews but I definitely need to for this recipe!!
    It’s very good! Amazing actually!
    I did make two changes though- one on purpose and one by mistake… first I used steak tips that I cut into bite sized pieces. Much better than ground beef! And then I mistakenly put in WAY too much Worcestershire sauce! I was shaking the bottle, thinking I wasn’t putting as much as I actually was and ended up using about a third of the bottle! So it was very tangy, which was ok. But next time I will definitely be more careful!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Jamie. Glad it turned out fine. 🙂

  2. Abbe says:

    I made this for my parter craving HH. I hybridized the original and new recipe by using 2 shallots, 1 garlic clove, and I meant to add mushrooms, but of course I forgot to buy them. My partner LOVED it and said I should have made a double batch. I have bookmarked this recipe!5 stars

  3. Patrick says:

    How simple this is! Tastes great too! Will be making this one often!5 stars

  4. Racquel says:

    I really love the old recipe and am so sad it has changed! Is there a way you could post the one that used to be on here as well? It was a family fav!

    1. Dee says:

      Hi Raquel. I just added the original ingredients back to the recipe card. The instructions remain the same. 🙂

  5. Nicole says:

    Quick and easy! My only complaint is it was pretty bland for my family’s taste buds so I doubled all the seasonings and mustard.4 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I need to update this, since I make it a little bit different now. 🙂

  6. Deborah Burkett says:

    Easy delicious family meal.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you liked it, Deborah! Thanks!