Grandma Bye Bye’s Beef Stroganoff

Many of my fondest memories from childhood include my grandmother.  We spent hours together pouring over old cookbooks, recipe cards and discarded magazines looking for recipes and talking about cooking.

Grandma grew up in the Depression Era and to say she was frugal would be like saying the ocean is deep, a complete understatement.  Her beef stroganoff recipe uses ground beef instead of a more expensive cut of beef like sirloin.  Without a doubt this was because it was cheap!

Don’t let the fact that this dish is inexpensive to prepare fool you.  This dish has a rich flavor that would rival anything you would find in a high class joint!  It has quickly become one of my crew’s favorite meals and the minimal cooking time makes it perfect for a busy weeknight!

This week I prepared the meal over on our Facebook page live with my own mom! You can click right here to see it!

Grandma Bye Bye's Beef Stroganoff

An Americanized version of a classic dish.  

Servings 6 servings
Author Pauline Gottschalk


  • 1 LB Ground Beef 85/15%
  • 1 Medium Onion chopped
  • 8 Oz Fresh Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 Can Cream Of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sour Cream
  • 2 Cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper ground
  • 4 Cups Beef Broth
  • 1 Pkg Egg Noodles curly


  1. In a large saute pan brown ground beef.  Add chopped onion, mushrooms, salt and pepper.  Continue to cook until ground beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.  

  2. Stir in cream of mushroom soup and sour cream, be sure to combine well. Turn burner under the saute pan down to low and add 1 1/2 cups of the grated parmesan cheese. Stir well and cover pan with a lid. Allow mixture to cook until it begins to bubble in the center.

  3. Pour beef broth into a medium stock pot and bring to a boil. Add egg noodles to boiling broth and allow them to cook until they are tender. Drain noodles and place them back into the stock pot.

  4. Pour beef stroganoff mixture over noodles and stir until they are completely combined.

  5. Garnish each serving of stroganoff with remaining parmesan cheese!

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