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Papa’s Beef Stroganoff

This beef stroganoff recipe happens to be one of my favorites.  Most likely that is because it is the first meal my husband (aka Papa) cooked for me when we started dating.  I finally had him pinpoint exact amounts for this post because he is one of those cooks that doesn’t measure anything.  My only addition to the recipe was adding the sauteed zucchini on top. We had some leftover in the fridge, and it was a great way to add a few veggies to the meal.

Papa’s Beef Stroganoff


Katie @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 0.75 cups onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 10 ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • 7 ounces beef broth
  • 0.25 teaspoons salt
  • 0.5 teaspoons black pepper
  • 16 ounces macaroni noodles


Fill a large pot with water and place over high heat to boil.  In a separate saucepan, brown ground beef and onions.  Cook for 5-10 minutes until ground beef is cooked through and onions have softened.  Stir in sour cream, soup, beef broth, salt, and black pepper.  Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.  Once water begins to boil, pour in pasta noodles.  Cook according to the package directions until just al dente.  Drain noodles and then stir in sauce.

Freezing Directions:

After preparing as directed above, allow to cool.  Place into quart or gallon sized freezer bags.  Label and freeze.  To serve: reheat in microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Servings: 4


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann


2 Responses to “Papa’s Beef Stroganoff”

  1. Nikki says:

    We do this, too! Except instead of beef broth, I use brown gravy! It makes it a thicker “sauce” with the meat mixture. We eat it with peas and corn.

  2. Nicole says:

    I make one like this except I cook it in the crockpot after browning the hamburger. Great for days you want dinner ready when you get home! Just make the pasta and you are done!

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