Poor Man’s Stroganoff

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  • Published Aug 20th
  • Ready In30m
  • Servings4
  • Calories810
This is a recipe I came up with when I was helping to raise 6 kids. Every penny counted. You can add onions if desired.

Poor Man’s Stroganoff Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Poor Man’s Stroganoff for 4 servings:

  • 1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning (such as Cavender's®)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (16 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 pint sour cream

Poor Man’s Stroganoff Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Poor Man’s Stroganoff, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Poor Man’s Stroganoff is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Poor Man’s Stroganoff within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Poor Man’s Stroganoff easily:

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes; drain.
  2. 2 Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Season beef with Greek seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  3. 3 Heat vegetable oil in a separate skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir mushrooms in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes; add to ground beef.
  4. 4 Stir sour cream into ground beef mixture; cook and stir until hot, about 5 minutes. Serve over egg noodles.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 810 calories; 43.1 grams of fat; 68.8 grams of carbohydrates; 38.2 grams of protein; 192 milligrams of cholesterol; 268 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 16th 2019

    I liked it and easy to do for a quick supper

  2. Dec 11th 2018

    Love that Richard shared making this dinner for 6 kids. I have a large family to feed and this recipe saved time! Thank you.

  3. Oct 8th 2018

    I liked it. Unfortunately hubby did not. No accounting for taste! ??

  4. Feb 13th 2017

    Loved this!! I didn't have enough sour cream, so I substituted some half and half to make up for it. It gave it a nice, creamy texture and the sauce to go over the noodles. I added 1/2 a tea ...

  5. Dec 18th 2016

    Great recipe. I added a bit of garlic, a couple tablespoons of milk, slow simmered, and added the onions close to the end because I like my onions on the crunchy side for a bit more texture. ...

  6. Feb 2nd 2016

    Average flavour profile, but a good quick and easy meal. I actually added a teaspoon of McCormick Mild Curry Spice. It gave it a wonderful savory depth. Nice crisp peppers and steamed green ...

  7. Dec 16th 2015

    I made this without the noodles, so basically just the beef... also added sauteed eggplant. It's a simple recipe but delicious, and easy to make with little ingredients. I changed a bit, but ...

  8. Dec 10th 2013

    I've seen many recipes for "ground beef" stroganoff over the years, but this is the first time I've made one. The one thing that I didn't like was that the sour cream totally liquified once ...

  9. Oct 6th 2013

    I did add one large onion and a tablespoon of worchestershire sauce. This was a little thick, I did add a little canned milk to thin it out just a touch. Very rich, very good. NO LEFTOVERS. ...