Hamburger Stroganoff

  • Justine Posted: 02/18/09
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    I love stroganoff, and would add a little nutmeg 1/2 tsp for added flavoring. It really adds to the flavor.

  • MizRev Posted: 11/17/08
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    Yuck. Virtually flavorless. I tossed at least a tablespoon of paprika in, plus more salt and pepper. My husband ate the leftovers for lunch and stirred in some catsup, which he says improved things. He also suggested Worcestershire sauce. I think Hamburger Helper would have been better (not that I would ever eat such a thing!)

  • daneanp Posted: 12/07/08
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    After reading the reviews, I made a few changes to the recipe up front. I doubled the pepper and salt (I actually used garlic salt) and used fresh minced garlic instead of the jar minced garlic. I didn't have any fresh parsley so I used dried. The family thought it was good and definitely want to have it again. After reviewing my grandmother's fat-ladened version (our favorite) next time I will add a tablespoon of tomato paste and a teaspoon of dried mustard to the sauce. That just might bump the rating up to 4 stars. :)

  • HollyDollister Posted: 03/08/10
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    I was a little hesitant to make this considering the reviews. With that in mind I only put in just a touch of sour cream (two heaping TBS). Also, instead of sherry, I used just a splash of marsala wine. It was delicious!! And super easy to prep and cleanup. Will definitely be on my list of go-to dinners. I would serve this for company but I'd sub in a nicer cut of meat.

  • T10001 Posted: 02/19/09
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    Liked it. Quick, easy, inexpensive. I'd make it again for any casual meal. Liked it better with more salt, pepper and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

  • WIMOMOF3 Posted: 11/21/08
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    This was just o.k. for us. It had a good consistency, but it was too salty for our tastes. I would definitely cut down on the Kosher salt next time. I like the idea of using the dry sherry though. I usually add white wine to my hamburger stroganoff, but don't always have a bottle open.

  • lovetoeat Posted: 07/29/09
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    The sauce was runny and could use more sherry. This recipe is similar to the Beef Stroganoff one in April 2007 which I thought was better, but had too much sherry (1/4 cup). Two TBS of sherry is a good balance. I think using butter made it better. I used ground bison which is more nutritious (omega 3s).

  • HJBRN1960 Posted: 02/26/09
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    This was very tasty and definitely something I will make again. I always like anything with mushrooms and this had lots of them.

  • DarlaK Posted: 11/20/08
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    Well, I'm giving it four stars because after my husband took his first bite, he said, "Mmm...add this to the "regulars" list!" It turned out great, the sauce had just the right consistency and flavor...I used fat-free sour cream instead of low-fat. I couldn't find cremini mushrooms, so I had to use baby ports, but it was still very good. I wouldn't make it for a special occasion, but I would make it for company, such as the in-laws or something.

  • GBlondieP Posted: 11/17/08
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    I just made this tonight with my boyfriend. He made a funny comment about how it looks like something that would be served in a cafeteria, which I had to agree with, but it tasted great!! We both went back for seconds and will eat the rest tomorrow for lunch.

  • MacNatty Posted: 08/23/09
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    This dish was delicious... UNTIL I added all that sour cream! I will make this again, but next time I will use only 1/4 to 1/3 cup of sour cream total. The amount called for in this recipe completely overwhelmed what had been a deliciously savory beef and mushroom mixture up to that point. And I'm no puritan - the problem wasn't the added fat, it was the way the cream dulled the other flavors to extinction. I also suggest using mushroom broth if you've got it.

  • gjd131 Posted: 11/20/08
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    I can see this being a good cold-weather weeknight staple. Its very quick and easy to make after work, and you still avoid using a packet of dried mushroom soup. I would recommend a little bit of dried dill to give it a more distinctive flavor apart from just mushrooms.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 09/18/10
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    Nice homey dish that needed just a bit of tweaking. Did not use extra oil (Pan spray and a good heavy skillet instead). Added a tsp. of a mixed Italian herb blend, another TB of sherry, and some crushed red pepper. Also cut green peppers in with the onions and mushrooms. Next time, perhaps add a little grated lemon peel or a squirt of fresh lemon juice for a perk-up.

  • JoJoA0808 Posted: 03/03/10
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    I read all reviews before making this and to the person who didn't see where it said when to add the sherry and sour cream, it was the very last step. I added the sherry however at the same time I added the broth so the alcohol could cook off. I used whole grain egg noodles and the dish was so delicious! My hubby loved it and normally he isn't crazy about Stroganoff. I took the advice of one reviewer and added a tiny bit of fresh ground nutmeg. It made this dish POP. We will be having this again at least once a month! I may use ground venison and serve it to my visiting family!

  • meggers Posted: 04/22/09
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    YUMMY!!!! my husband is a big fan of stroganoffs... any variety! he absolutely loves this recipe.

  • sreillytx Posted: 02/21/09
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    We enjoyed this recipe. Used regular mushrooms. Added salt to taste. Hubby liked it enough to eat for lunch the next day, and that says a lot!

  • MAsrecipes09 Posted: 02/18/09
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    Was wondering what clever to do with 1/2# of ground beef for just my husband and me tonight with little time ... this will be it ... thanks for all the suggestions and am sure this will be something I use again. Like the idea of a bit of tomato paste. I'll serve with a green salad or veggie.

  • rcauteru Posted: 03/01/10
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    Um...no. And did anyone notice it doesn't even tell you when to add the sherry or sour cream?? This just was not worth it

  • Mikala Posted: 12/01/10
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    Just made this recipe tonight. It was delish. My 6-year-old and husband enjoyed it. I loved the fact it did not call for a cream of something in a can. Thank you! The only change I would make is to season the hamburger meat a little more.

  • KKirby Posted: 01/28/11
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    Good weeknight recipe. Used Laura's lean beef, portabella mushrooms and added red wine with the sherry. Served on top of whole wheat rotini noodles and sides of green beans and strawberries for an easy supper. Husband ate 2 servings and my 2 yr old seemed to enjoy it. Will add to the recipe box!

  • leileis Posted: 03/01/10
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    My husband LOVED this dish, wants in our menu rotation at least once a month! I used ground turkey instead of beef, used 10 oz. mushrooms, added 2 Tbs dry sherry and 2 Tbs Worchester sauce. I thought it was even better the next day. We had it with a side of sauteed asparagus. Will definitely make this again, super easy and fast.

  • kempton6 Posted: 01/31/11
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    Reminds me of a meal Mom used to make. Because I didn't have any sour cream on hand, I stirred in two or three heaping tablespoons of cream cheese. I also served it over rice because I don't care for egg noodles. Nice comfort food for a chilly evening.

  • jw3161 Posted: 02/26/10
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    Try this receipe with ground turkey sausage. Gives it a little more kick.

  • PinkLadyLA Posted: 11/28/10
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    My boyfriend and I loved this recipe. It was so easy to make and very flavorful. I followed the directions as provided. I gave it three stars only because I wouldn't serve it for company.

  • KMYeager Posted: 01/29/11
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    Fixed this for my daughter and her picky husband...they both loved it !!!

  • Denisai Posted: 09/29/10
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    This recipe is great with the following changes: Increase onion to ~1 1/2 c., increase salt to 1 1/2 tsp., increase pepper to 1/4 tsp., add 1 tsp. paprika (really brings all of the flavors together), and increase sherry to 2 Tbsp. Do not omit parsley, if all you have is dry use 1 Tbsp. Also works well with fat free sour cream if that is your preference.

  • JodiCA Posted: 01/31/11
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    This really was a good, solid recipe. I used ground turkey rather than ground beef and added a little more salt and pepper to make up for the blandness of the turkey. I also added some papprika as one of the previous reviewers suggested. It made for a very satisfying, comfort foood dinner and the left overs for lunch the next day were even better. Not sure I would serve to company as it looks a little one-note but going in the rotation for the family.

  • Roxanne59 Posted: 02/18/11
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    Easy and quick. Broke down and bought the Sherry, which made this recipe taste much better than the ordinary stroganoff recipe. Used portabella mushrooms and sliced them. Do not know what a cremini mushroom is - nor did my store! Not near enough salt for my taste, so added more. When asked the familia if I should keep this recipe or toss it, they said a definite keeper.

  • JessieSalem0423 Posted: 07/18/11
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    I too make some of the changes in the other reviews. Even without them this is a good, easy recipe that we enjoy.

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 07/10/11
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    I used whole wheat egg noodles & flour, venison instead of beef, and a 6 oz container of fat free chobani Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. It was tasty and filling. There are only 2 of us so I froze the rest for some quick and easy lunches. I would make this again especially because it was such a low calorie version of beef stroganoff. That's not to say I wouldn't continue to search for a better one though.

  • tignor Posted: 01/10/12
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    This was delicious, fast, very tasty. We used a little cherry brandy mixed with white wine for the sherry, and button mushrooms for the crimini, and split it into 4 portions instead of 6 as they seemed small and it's easier to dish out for the two of us for dinner and one night of leftovers. We will make this again and again.

  • Peachie Posted: 01/22/12
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    I made this for the first time and really liked it. My husband doesn't like sour cream, but didn't complain about the dish. He said he would eat it again. ( I didn't tell him about the sour cream in it!)

  • giselle6783 Posted: 02/15/12
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    For this recipe, I followed it exactly expect for one change. I ended up using button mushrooms instead cremini. I also added some green beans on the side. It was overall, pretty good and easy to make. I wouldn't be quick to make it again, however, I would still share this recipe with other friends and family.

  • BeckyJL Posted: 02/04/12
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    Good flavor made as described. Will probably make again!

  • Myp8nts Posted: 04/12/13
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    the reviews regarding bland flavor, I added roasted garlic, sauteed the onions and mushrooms in garlic and olive oil. Added some fresh crushed thyme, juniper berries and sage. The family loved it and it was NOT bland! this recipe did state it is a healthier version of hamburger stroganoff..not the recipe with cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, sour cream and season salt....OMG the sodium, artificial ingredients, MSG and fat are enough to call it "heart attack on a plate"! Yeah, i was brought up with that kind of food, however, I have changed the way i cook and have taught my children the same. Now, as young adults, they can't stand the taste of the artificial ingredients and all of the sodium...and neither can THEIR children.

  • gspceo253 Posted: 04/11/13
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    I have a better recipe that my mother made for us growing up. I've been asked numerous times for the recipe and they love it too. My step-daughter asked for the recipe because she loves it, and she's passed it on to her children. Our recipe uses Campbell's cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup as well as sliced mushrooms, onions, garlic, seasoned salt, pepper, ground beef and sour cream. We serve it over rice, noodles or spaghetti.

  • SarahScott Posted: 10/02/12
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    I love this recipe. It is definitely on our regulars list and it is inexpensive. I add a little more wine and love the flavors. I also love this recipe because it is a comfort meal but quick and easy to make. Will keep it in the recipe files for sure.

  • contrarymary66 Posted: 02/27/13
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    This recipe is okay, but rather band, definitely needs more flavor!

  • macooks2 Posted: 05/20/12
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    Easy weeknight or weekend favorite with a good fresh taste, esp when made with a dry red wine, really good low fat sour cream, and fresh mushrooms.

  • grandaw Posted: 04/27/14
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    I made exactly like the recipe called for with the exception of using white (chardonnay) wine as I didn't have any sherry. It was delicious. Simple, easy and fast to make. This is a keeper.

  • slocook1 Posted: 04/11/14
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    I gave this 1 star as the recipe was written. After reading the recipe yesterday I decided to make this for dinner. To those who found it bland and tasteless, you have to remember that usually if the recipe is from Cooking Light it's going to be that way and the portions are more for tots than grown ups and lack comfort factor. I tweaked this by using 85/15 ground beef, 1 can of beef broth, 1/4 cup of Chardonnay (my favorite white wine for cooking), doubled the flour, added 1 Tb of A1 sauce, increased the garlic to 1 Tb minced fresh. Also I increased the black pepper to 1/2 tsp and stirred in 2 cups of regular sour cream and 1 packed tsp of snipped fresh dill (I always add fresh dill to my stroganoff) and stirred in 2 Tbs of butter along with the sour cream. I fixed a 16 oz pkg of wide egg noodles to serve it over. We got 4 nice sized portions and are having the last half of it for dinner tonight. We gave the tweaked results 5 stars.

  • nmossberg Posted: 11/14/13
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    This was okay but needs something more, kind of bland. Might try it again with garlic added. The package mix has more flavor.

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