Beef Stroganoff Hamburger (Lord)HelpMe Style

This is our homemade Hamburger Helper, inspired by a wonderful recipe that found us while we were hungry at the market. NEVER SHOP HUNGRY!

Anyways, this is a great alternative to the box stuff because shocker: it doesn’t have a hundred unnecessary chemicals! We always try to make the things we love but don’t love us back. Then we skip the chemicals and add the fun!

Even if you don’t think you’ll like this, it’s an elevated version, and tastes really good!

Note from Christie: I used to eat the instant microwave version of this in my dorm freshmen year of college. Oh the meat, it was so chewy. NEVER AGAIN!!

Beef Stroganoff Hamburger (Lord)HelpMe Style


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup milk or sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth/stock/or water
  • 1 tablespoon flour or cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Noodles (traditional egg noodles or we used quinoa pasta from Trader Joe’s)

Step 1:

Dice or mince onions and mushrooms into an uniform mixture.

Beef Stroganoff Hamburger (Lord)HelpMe Style

Step 2:

Heat skillet with olive oil and sauté until the mixture is half-way done, then add the meat to brown. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.

Beef Stroganoff Hamburger (Lord)HelpMe Style

Beef Stroganoff Hamburger (Lord)HelpMe Style

Beef Stroganoff Hamburger (Lord)HelpMe Style

Step 3:

Add beef stock and either milk or sour cream (I don’t think you need both, because I think it’s too much), and cornstarch to thicken.

{So, we didn’t take a picture of this part because it looked hideous, but tasted great. We just didn’t want to scare you away from this because of this ugly duckling stage.}

Step 4:

Add noodles, cook until pasta is done. We prefer al dente, but some people, *cough*Franny*cough*,  love(s) mushy pasta.

Beef Stroganoff Hamburger (Lord)HelpMe Style

P.S.  This is commitment:

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