Beef Stroganoff- Unbelievably easy! (Kid-Friendly, Alcohol-Free)

Beef Stroganoff- Unbelievably easy! (Kid-Friendly, Alcohol-Free)

8 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 88% would make again

Ready in 1h

This is a kid-friendly version of beef stroganoff that is a huge hit with families, and yet doesn't resort to the "Hamburger Helper" mess.

I don't cook food with alcohol, so this is NOT an authentic version of the recipe, but it tastes just as good, and kids will love it, too. :o)

I also added one cup of spinach to this recipe. It's hard enough trying to get kids to eat veggies, (that's why all the veggies in this recipe are finely chopped) let alone spinach. I added it to increase their veggie intake and because it's easily disguisable in this menu, as it doesn't alter the taste.


1-2 lbs thin cubed steak; (I buy mine precut to save time)
1 can condensed mushroom soup; (I prefer the soup that is NOT CREAM of mushroom)
1 cup mushrooms; finely chopped
1/2 cup onion; finely chopped
1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce
1 cup spinach; finely chopped
1 cube beef or veggie boullion
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup sour cream
3-5 cups cooked egg noodles
1 1/2 cups water; or use 1 emptied soupcan's worth

Original recipe makes 6 Servings




Brown beef until it is no longer pink over medium low to medim heat.

When beef is almost done browning, add chopped onion and stir frequently.

If you didn't get a lean cut of meat, drain the fat.

Add condensed mushroom soup, 1 soup can of water, paprika, worchestershire sauce, and mushroom.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover for about ten minutes.

Turn off heat, then stir in parsley and spinach.

Add sour cream and stir until smooth and creamy.

Serve over egg noodles or stir noodles in before serving.


For those of us that are on more restrictive diets, you can change these ingredients:

Get a leaner cut of meat, and reduce amount of meat used.

Drain and then rinse off meat before adding other ingredients.

Use lower sodium mushroom soup. Not the CREAM of mushroom soup (this one is "golden")

Reduce worchestershire sauce to 1/2 tablespoon.

Omit boullion.

Opt for "no yolk" egg noodles, as they don't have cholesterol.

Omit sour cream.

*NOTE: omitting sour cream will change the taste, and it will not taste like authentic stroganoff.

However, it still tastes unbelievably good without it. You may also use a fat-free sour cream.


You can ALWAYS add more mushrooms! My family doesn't happen to be mushroom lovers, so I only put in one cup and finely chopped them. If your family loves mushrooms, feel free to add another cup of them and coarsely chop them.

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This was so easy to make..... I forgot the parsley but the taste was beyond magnificent..... I used all the ingredients it called for but I didn't follow measurements, I never do. I just use however much I feel like using. The spinach is such a good idea. I loved everything about this dish :)
MrsDPR3 2y ago

I'm a budding cook and this was the first dinner I've made. It's incredibly easy to make, just a few steps up from boiling pasta, and it's also got a good taste! I was able to pass off the spinach as a "garnish" and my picky brother didn't think twice. It was a little bland, though, add more spices if you're used to a flavor kick.
GratuitousText 3y ago

Good easy recipe! I made this for my family with 2 small children and the flavors were just right. I might pump it up a little if just the adults were eating.
Zooesq 4y ago

My family loved this! :) Just used about a 1/4 cup of sour cream instead of 1/2 cup.
K2girls 4y ago

I DID forget to add in when to put in the boullion! So sorry! I just add my boullion to the water, stirring it to disintegrate the boullion before I add it to the skillet. Thank you so much, Artolsav for catching that for me! Leaving the boullion out would account for the blandness. I hope you have a better experience next time, and I'm glad your family liked it! :)
apostolicmom 4y ago

Good and easy! I made it with hamburger because it's what I had. The recipe leaves out when to add the bouillon, so I forgot to add it and it still tasted good. A little bland, but just fine with a bit of salt and pepper. Happily eaten by 1 year old, 4 year old and husband.
Artolsav 4y ago

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