Rich and Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff

I love ground beef stroganoff. Actually, anything with a sour cream sauce is tops in my book. But there’s just something about the combination of the beef, sour cream and seasonings that makes a symphony for the tastebuds.

Look for 75-85% ground beef – nothing higher, because the 75-85% range has better flavor than the leaner blends.

My other “secret” to getting the sauce even more flavorful is to add some mushroom base and beef base – I don’t add any other salt, except for what’s already in the mustard and the stock.

Rich and Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound ground beef 75-85% lean
  • 1 tsp freshly-cracked black pepper
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (¼-⅓" slices) button are okay, but crimini or porcini will give better flavor
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 splash dry red wine
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon or yellow mustard
  • ¼ tsp Better than Bouillon Mushroom Base
  • ¼ tsp Better than Bouillon Beef Base or Minor's Beef Base
  • ¾ cup sour cream


  • In a large skillet or wide saucepan over medium-low heat, brown the ground beef until almost completely cooked, breaking it up into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the two types of pepper and garlic, stir them in and finish cooking the beef.
  • Add the onion and mushrooms and cook for about 6-8 minutes, turning fairly frequently.
  • Add the butter and cook until melted. Add the flour and mix in well, then cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Now add the beef stock, mustard, bouillons and wine, stirring well. Simmer for about 15 minutes to let the flavors incorporate.
  • Add the sour cream and stir well. Test the sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat, cover, and let it stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve over cooked egg noodles, rotini pasta or even mashed potatoe, garnished with chopped parsley.
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Rich and Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff

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