Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

My mom made this beef stroganoff weekly when I was younger. I don't have the same metabolism I did then, but it's still the best $%#&* beef stroganoff I have ever had. I just want to thank everyone for all the wonderful reviews and ideas, I too now add a splash of Worcestershire sauce! Thanks again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté onion and garlic in butter over medium heat.
  2. Stir in ground beef and brown stir in flour, salt, mushrooms, and pepper cook 5 minutes, then stir in soup. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in sour cream until heated. Serve over noodles.


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I read many of the reviews before working on this recipe and it has certainly helped.
I modified the recipe using a couple of suggestions from different people who have also reviewed this recipe.
Below are the simple modifications and some tips to make the best beef stroganoff you've ever had.
Use only 1/3 cup of sour cream. (1 cup is simply too much!)
Use 3 cloves of garlic instead of just one. (Adds more flavor. One is not enough.)
Add 1 and 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce before adding the soup (Adds more flavor.)
Use 1 teaspoon of black pepper instead of just 1/4 teaspoon. (Adds more flavor.)
Use fresh mushrooms (chopped thinly) instead of canned mushrooms. I used about half of an 8 oz package (the kind in the blue styrofoam.) Saute the mushrooms with the onion and garlic until browned. The fresh mushrooms add a buttery taste to the stroganoff.
I used 85% lean 15% fat ground beef.
I used a red onion. I don't think the type of onion matters but the important thing is mincing the onion and garlic really well!
For the cream of mushroom soup, I used "Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup with Garlic."
I added about 1/3 cup of milk and 1/3 cup of water after step 3 to help unthicken the soup.
The finished product should be amazing and flavorful! If you can see onions without looking closely for them, that means you probably did not mince them well enough.
Follow these tips and you won't have to worry about this recipe tasting bland like homemade hamburger helper.

Jimmy801 October 26, 2012

Very good! I did make some changes though after reading other reviews in order to add a bit more flavor. I used 3 cloves garlic, only 1/3 c sour cream and added 1 tablespoon worchestershire, and some frozen peas for the extra nutrition. Also needed to add a bit of water after adding the soup to thin it out. Will make this again.

shlee111 March 31, 2009

I've made this so many times that I can't believe I never took the time to review it. This is a great, easy recipe and very tasty. I usually skip the canned mushrooms because I never have them on hand (although I do sometimes saute fresh mushrooms in butter and spoon them over the top of each dish), plus I add about a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and about a 1/4 cup of beef broth for flavor and a thinner consistency. This is a HUGE hit in my house. DH requests it on a weekly basis.

AltoRose January 29, 2011

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