Beef Stroganoff Recipe | Budget-Friendly Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Recipe | Budget-Friendly Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Recipe
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Beef stroganoff is a great dish to make during the week. It’s fairly quick and easy! The kids approve of the beef and noodles, maybe not so much of the mushrooms, but they can pick around those.

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

I love recipes that are fairly quick and easy to make. When you’re raising kids and working, it can be hard to find the time to cook a real meal, much less wash the dishes. Every family needs a list of quick and easy recipes in their arsenal! The kiddos are only going to get bigger and eat more and more each year. Believe me, I know what I’m talking about!

I’m raising three teenage boys! They quite literally eat me out of the house! Last night we had a rotisserie chicken with 6 cups, yes 6 WHOLE CUPS of RICE, plus a salad that I made using fresh garden veggies. There were no leftovers!

How it is possible? As a boy mom, sometimes I really just would like to have some leftovers for once. Ya know? Like some chicken for a chicken sandwich today would have been nice for lunch. Or maybe some rice? Lol. It’s so rare that we have leftovers of anything.

I usually make this beef stroganoff with ground beef. It’s typically made with steak. However, with three teenage boys, you really have to be frugal. Using the cheapest cuts of meat is necessary in order to stay within budget. You might think it’s not all that great with ground beef. However, my boys and husband love it. Subsequently, they are used to eating those cheaper cuts of meat.

I wrote the recipe so that you can use either ground beef or steak tips. Whichever cut of meat that fits nicely into your budget.

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This recipe is a quick and easy weeknight meal! Kid-approved, alright well except for maybe the mushrooms. You got me there!


  • 16 oz egg noodles (cooked)
  • 1 onion
  • 16 oz button mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or steak tips
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Brown ground beef or steak tips, onion, and mushrooms in a large skillet.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When the beef is thoroughly cooked, mix water and cornstarch together. Then, add it to the beef mixture.
  4. Slowly stir in the beef broth, a little a time.
  5. Continuously stir until sauce has thickened.
  6. Add noodles to beef and onion mixture. Mix well.
  7. Serve and enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 562Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 147mgSodium 570mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 44g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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8 thoughts on “Beef Stroganoff Recipe | Budget-Friendly Stroganoff”

    1. The mushrooms… Leave whole or slice? Do you saute them with the meat & onions? I think you need to check the recipe, it seems incomplete.

      1. Hey J.L. You are right, there were some things missing. Thank you for pointing that out! I updated the recipe. Hopefully, it is better now. To answer your questions, I slice the mushrooms and I do cook them with the ground beef. I do not add sour cream but I am sure adding a dollop won’t hurt. I used to add in a little bit of cream or milk to the broth, but I decided I like it better without.

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