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Homemade Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper Recipe (With a Twist)

Homemade Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper Recipe (With a Twist)

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Homemade Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper Recipe – A rich pot full of beef that everyone will love. This is a great recipe to put on your list if you have a busy daily life. Hamburger Helper truly saved my life 😊

It takes approximately 40 minutes to prepare this dish. The best thing is that it is way better than a boxed store-bought hamburger helper because it’s healthier and authentic soul food at its best that everyone will love.

Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper 

Stroganoff’s simple beef is made up of cream sauce, ground beef, and tender egg noodles.

This is an ideal option for busy days and nights when you have limited time but still want to feed your family well.

This recipe is a one-pot. This recipe is quick and easy, so you won’t have to spend time making other dishes.

Hamburger Helper Boxed vs. Homemade

Hamburger Helper is a favorite meal of ours, and they have many different flavors.

Although the boxed recipe may be delicious, you must admit that the home version is always way better. You know exactly what goes into each meal, like beef quality and other ingredients. 

While a boxed hamburger helper can be a bit easier to make for busy weeknights, this homemade version has more flavor and freshness. You can also control the seasonings and eliminate any preservatives by making them from scratch.

Oh! Oh! It’s well worth the effort! You can add some Velveeta to the shredded cheddar cheese for that classic hamburger helper flavor. Your secret is safe with us, I promise.

You can’t go wrong with a hearty, delicious meal if you want to make a home-cooked meal. This homemade hamburger helper is a hit with my family, and I’m sure you will enjoy it too.

Homemade Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper Recipe

Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper Recipe


  • 16 oz of ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2-1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 TBSP corn starch
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups of beef broth
  • 8-9 oz of egg noodles
  • 1/2 Cup of sour cream


  1. Brown the Beef: In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until it’s fully browned. Make sure to break the beef into small pieces as it cooks for even browning.
  2. Drain the Beef: Once the beef is browned, carefully drain off the excess grease from the skillet.
  3. Cook the Onion: Add the chopped onion to the skillet with the beef. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and becomes translucent.
  4. Season: Return the drained beef to the skillet with the onion. Sprinkle in the cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Stir well to ensure the beef and onions are evenly coated with the seasoning.
  5. Add Liquids: Pour the milk and beef broth into the skillet. Stir everything together, making sure to scrape any browned bits off the bottom of the skillet (they add great flavor!).
  6. Add Noodles: Mix in the noodles, ensuring they are submerged in the liquid.
  7. Boil: Cover the skillet with a lid and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Remember to stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  8. Simmer: Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, for about 10-12 minutes, or until the noodles are tender.
  9. Final Touch: Reduce the heat to low. Gently stir in the sour cream until well mixed. Be careful not to let the mixture boil to avoid curdling the sour cream.
  10. Serve: Once everything is heated through and the noodles are cooked to your liking, your Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper is ready to serve.

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Homemade Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper Recipe with a Twist

You can make your own twist to this beef stroganoff recipe to suit you. These are just a few suggestions to help you get started with your own twist on this classic recipe.


  • Up to 2 lbs lean ground beef (for a richer meal)
  • Beef broth (as a substitute for hot water, for more flavor)
  • Mushrooms (optional, for added texture and flavor)
  • Roasted garlic mushroom soup (optional, as a substitute for regular mushroom soup)
  • Fresh broccoli and other vegetables (for added nutrition and variety)
  • Cheese (as a substitute for sour cream, for a cheesier version)
  • Diced tomatoes (optional, for extra flavor)
  • Beef stock (as an alternative to water)
  • Dijon mustard (a few teaspoons, for enhanced sauce flavor)
  • Chopped bell pepper (to add with the noodles)


  1. Prepare the Beef: Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until fully browned. For a richer meal, you can use up to 2 lbs of beef.
  2. Drain and Set Aside: Once browned, drain the grease and set the beef aside.
  3. Cook Onion and Optional Mushrooms: In the same skillet, cook the chopped onion (and mushrooms if using) until softened.
  4. Add Liquids: Return the beef to the skillet. Substitute hot water with beef broth or beef stock for more flavor. Add the roasted garlic mushroom soup if preferred over the standard mushroom soup.
  5. Season: Add salt, pepper, and a few teaspoons of Dijon mustard for enhanced flavor.
  6. Add Vegetables: Stir in fresh broccoli, chopped bell pepper, and other desired vegetables. This is a great way to incorporate veggies into the meal discreetly.
  7. Include Noodles: Add the noodles to the skillet. If you’re using diced tomatoes, add them now.
  8. Simmer: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the noodles are cooked, stirring occasionally.
  9. Final Touch: For a cheesy twist, stir in cheese instead of sour cream. If using both, add them towards the end of cooking to melt and integrate into the sauce.
  10. Serve: Once everything is cooked through and the sauce has reached the desired consistency, your customized Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper is ready to enjoy!


Can regular cream be used instead of sour cream for stroganoff?

You can substitute the sour cream with heavy cream or even creme fraiche. You will notice a creamier consistency without the tanginess of sour cream.

Can Different Pasta Shapes be used for this Hamburger Helper recipe?

Any pasta shape can be used, so don’t worry about that. The only difference you could experience is in the texture of pasta and, therefore, the texture of the dish.  You could also substitute egg noodles or gluten-free pasta for it.

How to freeze, store, or heat the leftover Hamburger Helper Stroganoff

  • Keep it in a cool, dry place in your fridge for up to five days.
  • Freeze – Store in a container in your freezer for up to three months
  • You can heat up the dish by heating it in the microwave. Stir in some sour cream to help the pasta absorb the sauce.

What can you serve with Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff?

Because of the versatility of the dish, Hamburger Stroganoff can be paired with many different things. The most common are the beans, but you can pair it with all kinds of salads. Use your imagination, and you won’t regret it.


This quick and delicious Hamburger Helper recipe will make you forget the boxed version.

Adding fresh broccoli, beans, and other vegetables can make this a more substantial meal.

You can substitute sour cream for the cheese to make a creamy dish. Add diced tomatoes to make it even more delicious!

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