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Easy Beef Stroganoff

I wanted to lighten up my mother-in-law's wonderful stroganoff recipe and came up with this tasty spin. In our home, we call my easy beef stroganoff "special noodles." —Jennifer Riordan, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups uncooked yolk-free noodles
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the beef, mushrooms and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add broth and tomato paste. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Carefully return beef mixture to the pan. Add the sour cream, salt and pepper; cook and stir until heated through (do not boil). Drain noodles; serve with beef mixture. If desired, top with chopped parsley.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup beef mixture with 3/4 cup noodles: 333 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Gail
    Feb 4, 2021

    Made this last night. Too much onion and by putting the mushrooms in so early, they overcooked.

  • LPHJKitchen
    Apr 1, 2020

    I loved this easy recipe! I also loved that it doesn't have canned soups or a lot of processed ingredients. Made this with gluten-free flour and noodles with great success!

  • Barbara
    Jun 10, 2019

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  • Elizabeth
    Mar 25, 2019

    Ease and quickness of making I would give it a 5. I used grass fed beef so no need to drain, simply sprinkle with flour and mix, then add the broth and tomato paste. The taste was bland and had too much sour cream (should be reduced to 1/2 c.). After tasting this, I added 1-1/2 Tbsp. of sweet paprika to give it flavor.

  • Angela
    May 5, 2018

    Delicious! My husband and I both love it. The only change I made was by accident; I added the entire can of tomato paste on the first try. I was scared I had ruined it, but it was great. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • treacher
    Jan 20, 2015

    My family really enjoyed this meal, will make it again!

  • Amy the Midwife
    Sep 8, 2014

    Definitely needs salt, but good otherwise.

  • BiggusDorkus
    Apr 7, 2014

    Made it twice, slightly different the second time. Bland, boring, just not good.

  • jewlstheclassic
    Jan 15, 2014

    Just not a fan I used a London broil for personal taste forgot the tomato paste and the flower. seared the meat then cut it up & put it in the crock pot with all ingredients except sour cream and used golden mushroom soup . 15 minuets before serving used 1 whole cream cheese & a dollop of sour cream . Then boiled the noodles on the stove .

  • duffordlau
    Jul 22, 2013

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