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Simple Weeknight Beef Stroganoff

When we were doing meal planning last week, my daughter asked me to make beef stroganoff. I like to call it, my Simple Weeknight Beef Stroganoff. It’s so easy, and using one pot makes cleanup a breeze as well.

I know how important it is for us to cook meals that our entire family will eat. My daughter is picker than my son, so to get a meal that she likes, I don’t mind accommodating and making it.

I didn’t realize she liked it so much. One great thing about this is it’s all cooked in one pot. It’s so simple, and it tastes delicious.

Of course, I did a few substitutions, because remember, my daughter doesn’t like onions.

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Here are the ingredients, and instructions for this simple recipe.

Simple Beef Stroganoff

Simple Weeknight Beef Stroganoff

This one pot stroganoff meal is simple but your family will love it. Only a few ingredients that you probably have in your pantry and refridgerator already. It takes less than 30 minutes from stove top to the table.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 140 kcal


  • Large Skillet and Lid


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 16 oz White Mushroom Sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3 Cups Beef Stock
  • 8 oz Egg Noodles
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 1 cup can be used if you wish
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch used to thicken the stroganoff
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a large pan over medium high heat, heat olive oil.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms.
  • Season with your salt and pepper.
  • Next add in the chopped onion and garlic.
  • Set to the side on a plate
  • Now add in your ground beef, and brown until completely browned.
  • Add all but 2 1/2 tablespoons of the beef stock and egg noodles. 
  • Return mushrooms and onions back to pan.
  • Stir making sure the noodles get incorporated.
  • Cover pan with lid.
  • Lower heat to simmer, and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Stir just enough to make sure all noodles are incorporated and covered.
  • In a separate bowl, add in your tablespoon of cornstarch and 2 1/2 tablespoons of beef stock. Mix until the cornstarch is smooth and no more lumps.
  • Make sure your heat is on low and add in your cornstarch mixture. Next, add in the sour cream and mix together until you can no longer see the sour cream.


I like to add a little more salt at this time, to make sure it’s seasoned good. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Easy, easy dinner recipe, easy recipe
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That’s it! This is truly a simple weeknight beef stroganoff meal, and using one pot really does make cleanup a breeze, and not much prepping and planning.

A quick and easy, one-pot meal beef stroganoff your family is sure to love
Simple Weeknight Beef Stroganoff

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