Ultimate Beef Stroganoff

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There’s a Hamburger Helper recipe for every taste making easy family dinner ground beef meal even easier! Ultimate Beef Stroganoff takes Stroganoff Hamburger Helper and makes it a completely delicious family meal.


I get the magic text around 3:55 every weekday. It’s the text that says the hubs is on his way to pick me up from work so we can head home. I try to be on the corner as close to 4 as possible; especially lately.


You see, the cherry blossoms are out, which means there’s a trijillion tourists. And all of them are walking around downtown wreaking havoc on our travel time.  What usually takes about 50 minutes maybe an hour at most to get home takes almost 90 minutes plus with the cherry blossom festival.


Commuting nightmare.



Enter Hamburger Helper. Hamburger Helper is that perfect, go to, easy family dinner that we try to keep on hand. One box of Hamburger Helper, one pound of ground beef (or chicken or tuna) some water (and sometimes milk) and you have a ground beef meal on the table in less than 30 minutes. Add a simple tossed salad and you have a GREAT value meal on the table in less than 30.



If you haven’t tried Hamburger Helper lately, what are you waiting for? There’s almost as many flavors as there are tourists in DC right now. Hamburger Helper for everyone. There’s lasagna, bacon cheeseburger, spaghetti, chili mac, stroganoff; a flavor for every taste. And oh so tasty flavors at that!



Not only is Hamburger Helper a quick dinner recipe, it’s also a quality, value meal! I purchased the Ultimate Creamy Stroganoff for a little over $2.19. My pound of 96/4 ground beef was $6.35. That’s $8.84 for four servings. Other types of ground beef cost less, but we’re always looking to cut as much fat from our diet as possible so I went with the 96/4 which made our meals $2.42 each. Two fifty. A serving. For a ground beef meal.





You know what else is insane?  This easily family dinner!  You can see all the steps right there.  One pan, one box, one pound of ground beef, and voila!  Dinner for four!



I don’t see how in the world you can pass up this recipe. That’s like an easy family dinner for 4 for just just a few dollars for the whole meal!



See, told ya there was 96/4 ground beef out there! And there’s my three boxes of Hamburger Helper for my delicious ground beef meal. Simply visit your local grocery store and purchase three boxes of Hamburger Helper products and one pound of ground beef. 



And just look at that creamy goodness in this ground beef meal! The pasta is perfectly tender, the ground beef is hearty and delicious, the mushrooms are earthy good, and the cream sauce is amazing!! And this all came together in less than 30 minutes start to finish. How can you pass ups such an easy family dinner? With the Hamburger Helper rebate it’s a win win!!




Ultimate Beef Stroganoff

Ultimate Beef Stroganoff

Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Simply adding some sliced mushrooms to this Ultimate Hamburger Helper recipe turns it from delicious to amazingly delicious. I love this quick and easy ground beef meal.


  • 9 ounce box of Ultimate Creamy Stroganoff Hamburger Helper recipe
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/4 hot water
  • 2 cups fat free milk


  1. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and crumble to brown. Cook 3 to 4 minutes before adding the mushrooms to the pan. Continue to cook until the beef is completely browned.
  2. Carefully add the hot water and then, using a whisk, stir in the seasoning packet. When the seasoning is combined stir in the pasta and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 16 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked through, remove from heat and stir in the cream sauce. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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