Easy and Quick Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon dried onion flakes, or to taste(Optional)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ (16 ounce) package egg noodles
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cubes beef bouillon
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Season beef lightly with dried onion, garlic powder, and black pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir meat in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

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  • Step 2

    Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in egg noodles and return to a boil. Cook noodles uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 6 minutes. Drain.

  • Step 3

    Combine water and bouillon cubes in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Cook in the microwave until boiling, about 6 minutes. Crush cubes and stir broth until dissolved.

  • Step 4

    Pour broth into a deep saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour gradually, whisking in until bubbly and thick, about 1 minute. Reduce heat and add sour cream, ketchup, and vinegar. Whisk until smooth, about 1 minute. Add beef and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Pour beef sauce over noodles and toss to coat.

  • Cook's Notes:

    Use ground turkey, if you prefer.

    For a thicker sauce, add 1 additional tablespoon flour.

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