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Hamburger Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a favorite dish of Preacher’s.  It seems like he has a lot of favorites, right? Well, I’m always on the search for the perfect Stroganoff recipe that he had as a child. Neither Mimi nor I can seem to find it, but, while I’m still searching I want to share this recipe given to me by my friend, Debra.

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I’ve taught High School Home Economics for many years, but our Bible College had me to teach a ladies class of Home Economics 3 different times.  What a blast!!!!


One of the projects that I assigned my students was for them to make an easy, economical main dish recipe in front of the class.  This recipe was prepared by my friend, Debra, and all of us enjoyed it! Debra told us that this is a favorite, too, of her daughters, Talley and Kylee. It is so easy, yet it gives you the flavor of traditional Beef Stroganoff without all of the time and fuss involved.


Cut up a medium onion and a large green pepper.  I like to cut mine into very small pieces. Brown 2 pounds of lean ground beef, and while that starts to cook, go ahead and throw the onion and green pepper in with the hamburger.

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Now is a good time to add some seasonings.  Debra uses salt, pepper, garlic powder and Mrs. Dash. Today, I just used salt, pepper and garlic powder.  I think that next time I will add a few dashes of worcestershire sauce, too!

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Once the beef has been browned, add a family size can of cream of mushroom soup, (or 2 regular cans), (1) 12 oz. can of evaporated milk and 1 can of mushrooms. Reduce to low heat and simmer for about 20 minutes while you are cooking your egg noodles.

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Cook the noodles according to package directions.  Add 8 oz. sour cream to the sauce and heat through.  Serve the sauce over the noodles and add a veggie or two and a bread, and you have a complete meal!

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Debra says that the sauce can be prepared ahead of time.  I cooked this dish on Sunday, and what I did worked out great for me!  I used a large electric skillet and cooked the meat, onion, bell pepper and added my spices.  I then covered it, cut it off and just let it sit until I came home from church.


When I got home, I turned it on, added the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer while I cooked my egg noodles.  Wow!  What an easy and delicious Sunday dinner!


Try it!  I promise you’ll like it!

Mama Crane~

Hamburger Stroganoff
585 calories
51 g
145 g
27 g
33 g
12 g
288 g
494 g
8 g
1 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 585
Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 145mg
Sodium 494mg
Total Carbohydrates 51g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped small
  3. 1 green pepper, chopped small
  4. 1 can mushrooms, stems and pieces
  5. 1 - 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  6. 1 family-size can of cream of mushroom soup or 2 regular cans
  7. 8 oz. sour cream
  8. salt, pepper, garlic powder, a couple of splashes worcestershire sauce
  9. 16 oz. package egg noodles, cooked according to package directions.
  1. Put ground beef into electric skillet.
  2. Add onion and bell peppers and cook until meat is browned.
  3. Add seasonings to taste.
  4. Add mushrooms, soup and milk and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add sour cream and cook until heated through.
  6. In the meantime, cook noodles according to package directions.
  7. Serve sauce over noodles and enjoy!
  1. This recipe is easily cut in half.
Adapted from Debra Shaw
Adapted from Debra Shaw
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