One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe

One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Classic Beef Stroganoff made easy… one pot meal!

When I was a kid I used to crave Hamburger Helper. I love my mother however, she was never the best cook growing up. But for some reason she could make a mean hamburger helper! Whenever I make my homemade One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe I think of her, thankful for all the meals we shared together…good or bad! LOL.

While you are putting together your meal plan this week add something that reminds you of a loved ones, maybe yours will be this recipe! Not only is this an easy recipe but it is a great for meal prep, it reheats SO well! Additionally, there simple ways to adjust the recipe if you are counting macros…check out my notes below!

Are you ready to make this Classic One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe?

Equipment:

  • Deep Saute Pan with Lid

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¾ cup Yellow Onion, diced, (about 125 grams, or 1 onion)
  • 2 cloves Fresh Garlic, diced, (about 10 grams)
  • 2 cups White Mushrooms, sliced, (about 175 grams, or 1 pint container)
  • 25 oz Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Cream of Mushroom Soup, (about 24oz)
  • 6 cups Wide Egg Noodles, (about 230 grams, or 4 servings according to the package)
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flake
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
  • ⅛ cup Scallions, optional, sliced, (about 20 grams, or 2 stalk)
  • ¼ cup Micro Greens, optional, (about 10 grams)

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large deep saute pan with lid to medium heat. Once the pan is hot add the oil, onions, garlic, and mushrooms to the pan, cooking for 3-5 minutes to soften. Stirring every 30 seconds or so. 
  2. Then add the ground beef to the pan. Using a heavy spatula break up the ground beef into smaller chuncks the size of marbles. Cook the beef for 7-10 stirring often to prevent burning. 
  3. Once the beef has brown and looks almost cooked through, but might still have some pink you will want to remove most of the excess liquid (fat juice). To do this you can either strain the meat and mushrooms using a strainer or if there is not much in your pan you can use paper towel to dab away most of the liquid. However, you will want to reserve about 1 tablespoon to make a rue. 
  4. Next push the meat and mushrooms to the side, allowing any additional liquid to pool into the middle of the pan. Now add the flour into the liquid. Combine the flour and liquid together until you have a soft paste. 
  5. Then add the cream of mushroom soup and noodles to the pan. Stir everything and using your spartuala spread the burger, mushroom, noodle mixture out into an even layer. Sort of pushing the noodles into the sauce. Cover with a lid, turn the heat down to meadium low and cook for 10 minutes. Stir half way thru. 
  6. After 10 minutes season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flake. 
  7. Serve garnishing with a little sliced scallions and micro greens. (The garnish is optional, but is great for presention if you are feeding friends or family) 
One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe, Noodles and beef cooked in a mushroom soup. Cooked in a light blue cast iron pan. Great for meal prep, counting macros, freezer friendly
One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe

NOTES FOR MEAL PLANNING:

Meal planning doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time. In fact, meal planning can be fun when you are provided with easy new recipes each week. Meal Planning can also help save money, prevent food waste, and save you time.

The best things about this recipe is: it’s easy to clean up, simple to make, tastes phenomenal reheated, can be adjusted to fit just about any macro goals, and is freezer friendly.

NOTES FOR MEAL PREP:

When meal prepping recipes it is important to think about the best way to store and reheat your finished meals: 

FRIDGE STORAGE: 

Storing this One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe in the fridge will last 5-7 days. 

There are a few ways you can choose to store this recipe in your fridge:

  • You can store as one large meal or as individual servings.
  • I always prefer individual servings. This allows me to only reheat the number of servings that will be eaten. 
  • However, if you know you will eat the entire recipe when it is time to be reheated, go ahead and store it as one large serving. 

For fridge storage you can use zip lock bags, plastic containers, or glass food containers. I prefer to use glass container, as this allows me to reheat and eat the recipe right out of the same container. Which in turn saves me time, dirty dishes, and makes clean up easier. It also save on waste: either tossing out the used zip lock bags, or eventually having to replace the plastic containers. 

Be sure to allow the recipe to cool completely before closing the container or placing in the fridge. If you close the container or place the recipe in the fridge before it has cooled you could have built up condensation within your container, thus watering down the recipe.  

TIPS FOR RE-HEATING AFTER BEING IN THE FRIDGE: 

  • If reheating as an individual serving, microwave for 90-120 seconds, stirring half way thru.
  • If reheating as a one large meal, I recommend reheating on the stove, in a large pan, at medium low heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the recipe is warmed thru. This will ensure the best flavor, consistency, and really bring the recipe back to life. You may want to add a tiny bit of water to help loosen up the sauce and ingredients. Adding 1/4 tablespoon at a time, you don’t want to water down the recipe.
  • However, you can also microwave the entire recipe, this will take about the same time as the stove top, but might dry the recipe out a little. Microwave for 5-7 minutes, stirring every few minutes. 

FREEZER STORAGE: 

This is the perfect freezer friendly recipe. When frozen this One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe will keep for 3-6 months. 

There are a few ways that you can choose to freeze this recipe:

  • Freeze as individual portions, one serving per each freezer safe zip lock bag. Be sure to remove all of the air from the bag. Storing individullly allows you to reheat as many servings as you wish. 
  • However, you can also store the entire recipe. To do this you would simply use a larger freezer safe zip lock bag. 
  • Or, my favorite way to freeze meals is in souper cubes. These cubes are reusable, freezer safe, and store the perfect serving size.

Be sure to remove all the air from the zip lock bags and allow the recipe to cool completely before placing in the freezer. Failing to allow the recipe to cool completely could result in freezer burn. 

Be sure to label your frozen meal with the name of the recipe and the date you cooked it. I like to use a piece of masking tape to write on. You don’t want to forget about the delicious recipe you have on hand!

TIPS FOR RE-HEATING AFTER BEING FROZEN: 

Going straight from the freezer to the microwave or oven you will want to remove the recipe from the frozen container. You can not microwave zip lock bags, a glass container could crack going from such cold temps to such warm temps, and super cubes are not microwave or oven safe.

  • As individual servings, I recommend reheating on the stove and not the microwave. Frozen recipes always defrost better this way. Cook in a medium pot or pan at medium heat for 7-10 minutes until the recipe has defrosted and is warmed thru. You may want to add a tiny bit of water to help loosen up the sauce and ingredients. Adding 1 tablespoon at a time, you don’t want to water down the recipe.
  • Or pull the number of servings you are looking to eat from the freezer the night before. Then store in the fridge to defrost overnight. Once defrosted follow the instructions above for reheating from the fridge. 
  • If frozen as an entire recipe, I recommend pulling from the freezer the night before to allow the meal to defrost. Then reheat on the stove in a large pot or pan at medium low heat for about 10-12 minutes, enough to warm thru.
One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe, Noodles and beef cooked in a mushroom soup. Cooked in a light blue cast iron pan. Great for meal prep, counting macros, freezer friendly
One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe

NOTES FOR COUNTING MACROS:

PROTEIN:

The majority of the protein in this recipe comes from the beef. You can easily adjust the amount of beef without changing the flavor of this recipe too much. However, it is important to remember that beef has fat. The beef that I used in this recipe was 85% lean.

  • For every 1 ounce of beef you can increase or decrease the protein macro by 7 grams. The same amount of 85% lean beef also contains 4 grams of fat.

So go ahead, add as much or as little protein as you would like to this recipe. Keeping in mind the amount of fat. You can choose to use a leaner ground beef to reduce the amount of fat, see those notes below.

CARBOHYDRATE:

You can adjusted the amount of carbohydrates based on the amount and/or type of pasta you chose to use. For this recipe I used a traditional egg noodle pasta.

  • 56 grams (1, 1/4 cup) of egg noodle pasta has 215 calories, 42carbs, only 2.3 gram of fat, and 7.5 grams of protein.
  • But you could choose to do a veggie pasta which is lower in carbs and higher in protein. Most red lentil pasta has 187 calories, only 34 carbs, 1.7 grams of fat, and 12 grams of protein, per serving.

There are so many new types of pasta out there choose the one you like the best and use the amount that fits your macros goals. 

FAT:

This One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe does have a decent about of fat using the 85% lean ground beef.

If you are looking to decrease the fat in this recipe you could easily choose a higher percentage lean ground beef.

  • The 85% lean ground beef I used has 4 grams of fat per every 1 ounce
  • For every 1 ounce 92% lean beef there is only 2 grams of fat
  • For every 1 ounce 98% lean ground beef there is .6 grams of fat

This allows you to decrease the fat as much as your you want and your macros require.

Although, if you are looking to increase the fat you could also go with a higher fat ground beef.

  • A typical ground beef not labeled as being lean could have as much as 12 grams of fat per 1 ounce. It will be important to check the label.

When making adjustments to the macros in this Classic One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe, you will want to keep in mind the number of servings you are making.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook or Rest Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Counting Macros, Cream of Mushroom, Creamy, Meal Planning, Meal Prep, One Pot Meal, Stroganoff
Servings: 5
Calories: 587kcal
Easy One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Equipment

  • Deep Saute Pan with Lid

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¾ cup Yellow Onion, diced, (about 125 grams, or 1 onion)
  • 2 cloves Fresh Garlic, diced, (about 10 grams)
  • 2 cups White Mushrooms, sliced, (about 175 grams, or 1 pint container)
  • 25 oz Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Cream of Mushroom Soup, (about 24oz)
  • 6 cups Wide Egg Noodles, (about 230 grams, or 4 servings according to the package)
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flake
  • tsp Salt
  • cup Scallions, optional, sliced, (about 20 grams, or 2 stalk)
  • ¼ cup Micro Greens, optional, (about 10 grams)

Instructions

  • Heat a large deep saute pan with lid to medium heat. Once the pan is hot add the oil, onions, garlic, and mushrooms to the pan, cooking for 3-5 minutes to soften. Stirring every 30 seconds or so.
  • Then add the ground beef to the pan. Using a heavy spatula break up the ground beef into smaller chuncks the size of marbles. Cook the beef for 7-10 stirring often to prevent burning.
  • Once the beef has brown and looks almost cooked through, but might still have some pink you will want to remove most of the excess liquid (fat juice). To do this you can either strain the meat and mushrooms using a strainer or if there is not much in your pan you can use paper towel to dab away most of the liquid. However, you will want to reserve about 1 tablespoon to make a rue.
  • Next push the meat and mushrooms to the side, allowing any additional liquid to pool into the middle of the pan. Now add the flour into the liquid. Combine the flour and liquid together until you have a soft paste.
  • Then add the cream of mushroom soup and noodles to the pan. Stir everything and using your spartuala spread the burger, mushroom, noodle mixture out into an even layer. Sort of pushing the noodles into the sauce. Cover with a lid, turn the heat down to meadium low and cook for 10 minutes. Stir half way thru.
  • After 10 minutes season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flake.
  • Serve garnishing with a little sliced scallions and micro greens. (The garnish is optional, but is great for presention if you are feeding friends or family)
An easy one pot meal you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Easy One Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 587 Calories from Fat 220
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.4g38%
Saturated Fat 8.1g51%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.9g
Cholesterol 159.6mg53%
Sodium 446.1mg19%
Potassium 649.4mg19%
Carbohydrates 46.8g16%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 5.2g6%
Protein 43.7g87%
Vitamin A 0.1IU0%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 3.2mg0%
Iron 25.8mg143%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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