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Easy Beef Stroganoff

Easy Beef Stroganoff is a hearty main dish that contains browned ground beef, tender egg noodles and onions in a delicious creamy sauce.  Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef ground chuck or ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worchestershire Sauce optional
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced I used a white (savory) onion.
  • 2 cans (10.5 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream, divided
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese optional

Instructions

  • Cook egg noodles as instructed on package until al dente (firm and not mushy).
  • In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, salt, Liquid Smoke (if using) and Worcestershire sauce (if using). Set aside.
  • Warm 1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter (not margarine) and olive oil in a 9" skillet over low-medium heat. Add chopped onion. Stir constantly until onions are semi-translucent.
  • Add beef mixture. Cook 7-10 minutes over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until meat is crumbled and brown.
  • Drain cooked ground beef on paper towels. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels. Return drained meat to skillet.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (not margarine). Turn heat up to medium-high. Stir until butter is melted.
  • Add 2 cans (10.5 ounces each) cream of mushroom. Stir occasionally. Simmer until sauce is thickened as preferred. Turn heat off.
  • Drain noodles.
  • Adding drained noodles to skillet filled with creamy beef mixture. Stir in sour cream until well combined. Make sure heat is off. If sour cream boils, it will curdle. Taste a sample. If desired, add more salt and black pepper.
  • Serve hot. Sprinkle each serving with grated Parmesan cheese (optional).