We have this rule in our house. I make it, he eats it. No questions asked. However, there are times that I am super busy, with a lot on my mind, and I will say "Do you, by any chance, have a hankering for something?" I can almost guarantee that it will be Beef Stroganoff every time! This is my Studhub's favorite meal and I can't wait to share it with you! Normally, when you see this on other websites, you will see it made with canned cream of mushroom soup. I like to make as much as I can from scratch, so after a little tinkering, I was able to come up with this alternative. The best part, you can serve a family of 4-6 people this meal for around $7! That is a little under $2 a person!
Let's get started!
- Chef's knife
- Stock pot
Before you begin working on your stroganoff, you will want to get a pot of water on to boil.
Make sure you add the salt to your water. It is the only chance you have to add flavor to the pasta.
Pre-heat your skillet over medium high heat and add butter.
Next, add the diced onions and cook until soft and translucent.
Once the onions are translucent, add the garlic.
Cook the garlic until you can smell it coming from the pan.
When the garlic is wafting, add your ground beef and brown.
After the meat has browned, you will add the flour.
You will want to stir the flour into the meat and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
This will remove any raw flour taste that may want to permeate into your meat.
Once you have allowed the flour taste to cook out, add the milk.
Whisk until smooth, drop the heat till mixture is at a simmer and let cook until it thickens.
While your stroganoff is simmering, the water should be boiling.
You will add the noodles to the pot and cook according to the directions on the package.
After the stroganoff has thickened, you will add the sour cream.
Whisk it into the stroganoff until smooth.
Now you will add the Worcestershire sauce.
Whisk that in as well, and taste for seasoning.
Add any salt and pepper it may need.
There you have it! A beautiful, easy, and made from scratch beef stroganoff.
Serve over the egg noodles and plate it up with your favorite vegetable and there you go! DELICIOUS! I will say that I did not add mushrooms to this because we are not a fan of them, but if you are, by all means add it! This is a quick, easy, flavorful, and inexpensive meal you can be proud to serve your family on any weeknight!
Vegetarian? I have a friend who uses Morning Star crumbles, almond milk, and a vegan sour "cream" to make this and says it is wonderful!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and it becomes a family favorite of yours as well!
And as always...
Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~
Poor Man's Beef Stroganoff:
*Prep Time: 5 minutes *Cook Time: 20 minutes *Difficulty: Easy *Servings: 4-6
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 1/2 c. milk
- 1 c. sour cream
- 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
- 4 tbsp. butter or oil
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bag of egg noodles
- Chef's knife
- Stock pot
- Fill your stock pot 3/4 full with water and add salt.
- Put on high heat and bring to a boil.
- Add egg noodles and cook according to the package directions.
- Strain and return to pot.
- Add a little oil to keep moist until serving.
- Heat skillet over medium high heat.
- Add butter.
- Add diced onion and cook till soft and translucent.
- Add garlic and cook till you smell it.
- Add ground beef.
- Cook until brown.
- Add flour.
- Stir into meat and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add milk and whisk until smooth.
- Lower heat and bring to a simmer.
- Allow sauce to thicken.
- When thick, add sour cream.
- Stir in until smooth.
- Add Worcestershire sauce.
- Stir and taste for seasoning.
- Add any salt and pepper needed.
- Serve over egg noodles.
**Because I am not a fan of mushrooms there are none in this recipe. Of course, if you like them, they can always be added.**