Homemade Hamburger Helper

Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

I have to admit that during my college years, Hamburger Helper saved my life.

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

All I had to do was buy a pound of ground beef. That’s it.

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

And then I was able to cook a “homemade” meal. From a box of course.

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

It was cheap, quick and easy.

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

But guess what? This homemade creamy mushroom stroganoff version is also cheap, quick and easy.

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

And it’s also made completely, 100% from scratch. In a single pan in 30 minutes or less.

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

It’s a win-win situation.

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Beef stroganoff made completely from scratch in ONE POT in less than 30 min. And it tastes 10000x better than the boxed stuff!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup sour cream*
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  • Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain excess fat.
  • Stir in mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in tomato paste until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in beef broth and egg noodles. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until noodles are cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Stir in sour cream and Dijon mustard until well combined.
  • Serve immediately, garnished parsley, if desired.

*Plain Greek yogurt can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 524.5 Calories from Fat 197.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.9g 34%
Saturated Fat 7.8g 39%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 108.5mg 36%
Sodium 202.8mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 40.4g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 33.0g 66%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.