Simple Hamburger Stroganoff
This Simple Hamburger Stroganoff is quick and easy for when you don’t feel like doing much in the kitchen. Perfect for weeknight dinners. This cooks up in 30 minutes, from stove to table.
(Post modified with new photos on 6/6/22.)
It reminds me of the easy Stove Top dinners that come in a box. Only so much better. And really, it’s just as easy. I always try to keep a few canned creamed soups in my pantry as well as dried egg noodles, for such a time as this–ie: when I don’t feel like cooking.
Ingredients Needed to Make Simple Hamburger Stroganoff
See full recipe in it’s entirety at the bottom of this post.
- lean ground burger
- sweet onion
- clove garlic
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- cream of mushroom soup
- dried egg noodles
- cream cheese
- sour cream
Instructions for Making this Recipe
Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
Mince the onion using a chef’s knife and cutting board. Mince the garlic.
If desired, you may use instead 2 tablespoons dried minced onion. Also, feel free to use 1 tablespoon of canned minced garlic.
In a large skillet, brown hamburger. I like to use a lean burger with at least 80/20. Once the meat has browned, stir in the prepared minced onion, garlic powder, onion salt, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
Add cream of mushroom soup and mix well. Stir in egg noodles and add water as needed, 1 can at a time. You want the water to just barely cover the noodles. As it cooks, the water will turn into a nice, lovely gravy.
I like to use Amish Homestyle Egg Noodles for this recipe. They are the next-to-best thing to making your own. Choose medium to wide.
Cover and cook on low heat until noodles are tender, approximately 8-12 minutes (depending on what noodles you use). Add more water as needed, up to one more soup can. Stir frequently to prevent noodles from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Right before serving, add in the cream cheese and sour cream. Stir until smooth and creamy.
This recipe will serve 4-6 people.
This Recipe Pleases All Ages–Young and Old
Our grandchildren love this dish, just as much or more than our children did when they were young. So, this recipe pleases all ages, from young to old.
I like to serve Hamburger Stroganoff with Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes and green beans.
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Simple Hamburger Stroganoff
- 1 pound lean hamburger 80/20
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion salt
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 10 oz cream of mushroom soup
- 8 oz dried egg noodles like Amish Noodles
- 2 cans water
- 3 oz. cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Gather your ingredients so that everything is close at hand on the counter or table.
- Using a Chef's knife and cutting board, chop the onion. Mince the garlic.
- In a large skillet, brown the ground burger. (If necessary, drain off excess grease.) Once the burger has browned, stir in the chopped, minced garlic, garlic powder, onion salt, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Add cream of mushroom soup and mix well. Stir in egg noodles and add one soup can of water to begin. I like to just barely cover the noodles in water, stirring to combine. As this cooks, the water will turn into a yummy gravy.
- Cook on low heat until noodles are tender, approximately 12-18 minutes. Add more water as needed, up to another soup can.
- When ready to serve, add cream cheese and sour cream. Stir until smooth and creamy.
- If desired, serve over mashed potatoes. Serves 4-6.
12 thoughts on “Simple Hamburger Stroganoff”
Do you drain the hamburger?
Hi Ashley, If your browned burger is very greasy, then yes, feel free to drain it off as desired. I always try to use lean burger, so normally, that is not a problem. Thanks for asking.
Directions say to add minced garlic, but that is the ONLY mention of minced garlic; it’s not on the list of ingredients, but just suddenly appears in the directions. Also, why oh why would one serve a noodle-based dish “over mashed potatoes”? Apart from those nit-picky things, I love this easy, delicious recipe!
Thanks for stopping by, Bethany. We love this dish over mashed potatoes. Give it a try…I dare you. 🙂
My family loved it. Thanks
Hi Shannon, I’m so glad that you and your family loved the recipe! May you be blessed this holiday season!
I’m so glad. Thank you for stopping by!
My husband just devoured two helpings of this recipe and both of my picky girls ate it without complaint. So win- win in my house.
We had left over hamburgers from a BBQ over the weekend that I used for the meat. I also used heavy cream and water for the noodles to cook in but followed the ingredient list on everything else. I just had about a cup of cream that was left over from another recipe which is why I substituted. This dish is going into my recipe book as a favorite!! Thank you!
P.S. This was the fourth beef stroganoff recipe I’ve tried and my family didn’t like the others.
Hi Jenn, I’m delighted that you gave this recipe a try. And yes, it’s good that you opted for ingredients from your fridge in this recipe. I do that, too. Use what you have and that needs used. Our grandkids love this easy dish. I’m glad it worked for your family! Thanks for sharing your experience with me!
Really good stroganoff!
Thanks so much for sharing! Glad you enjoyed the recipe.