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Ground Beef Stroganoff
with egg noodles / balsamic green beans

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

Saucy, comforting beef stroganoff is a classic cool-weather dish but can take a long time to cook. We've made this version weeknight-friendly by using quick-cooking ground beef instead of the traditional cubed beef. If you'd like to make the more traditional version, check out this one from our archives.



Ground Beef Stroganoff:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Noodles, egg - 8 oz (sub any dried pasta)
  • Sage, fresh - 4 leaves, finely chopped
  • Flour, all-purpose - 3 Tbsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Stock, beef - 1 1/4 cups (sub any type stock)
  • White wine - 1/2 cup (sub any type stock)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Beef, ground - 1 lb
  • Sour cream - 1/4 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
Balsamic Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Garlic / Green beans - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating / green beans roasting before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Noodles - Boil noodles according to package directions. If prepping ahead, toss noodles with some oil to help prevent sticking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Sage - Finely chop sage. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Prep sauce - Combine flour, paprika, and coriander in a small bowl. Combine stock and wine in another bowl.


  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Toss green beans with cooking oil (portion for beans), vinegar, red pepper flakes, and some salt and pepper. Spread on a sheet pan and roast, shaking pan halfway through cooking, until beans are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. While green beans roast, heat a large saute pan with oil (portion for stroganoff) over medium-high heat. Add beef and saute, breaking it apart, until nearly cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain off any excess oil and return beef to heat. Season with some salt and pepper.
  4. Stir garlic and sage into beef and continue cooking for 1 minute more.
  5. Add flour, paprika, and coriander and stir into beef until no dry spots remain.
  6. Pour stock and wine over beef, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer. Simmer until the sauce forms a thick gravy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Taste and add some more salt and pepper, if needed.
  8. If noodles were cooked ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  9. Remove green beans from oven and squeeze lemon juice over top.
  10. Serve beef over noodles with green beans on the side. Enjoy!

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This meal has 34 reviews

Meh, not bad. Relatively easy weeknight meal. This is simpler and overall easier than their other stroganoff recipe, which is a good thing, but the other recipe (with steak, I believe) has more nuanced depth of flavor.

By: Sam
Posted: Nov 18, 2019
Diet: Original

Subbed ground turkey for ground beef, and used chicken stock. Picky kids ate it and adults thought it was pretty good, too. Super filling. Next time adults will try on a baked potato.

By: Emily
Posted: Nov 07, 2019
Diet: Original

A bit like a deconstructed Shepard’s pie. Added a small bit of onion & mushroom to use them up & doubled arrowroot like some reviews suggested. Hubs said was like homemade hamburger helper.

By: Jessie
Posted: Nov 04, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Too bland for us

By: Kate
Posted: Oct 31, 2019
Diet: Original

Tasty! We added some Field Roast (vegan) sausage due to not having as many lentils and made sure the mushrooms were REALLY browned and cooked. It was a satisfying, hearty, rich meal for a cool evening. We used some cavatappi pasta we had in the pantry instead of egg noodles.

By: Angela
Posted: Oct 28, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

I actually wasn’t a fan on the smoked paprika in this. I think I would use regular paprika next time. It was easy to put together.

By: Lindsey
Posted: Oct 28, 2019
Diet: Original