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Potato Stroganoff

Updated on September 25, 2014

Our favorite family meal

This is a favorite of not only the family but a potluck favorite as well. Every family has a dish that people want them to bring to a potluck and this is ours. There are very few ingredients so it is easy to make. This is a dish we make all year long.

This is also one of the dishes we make when camping when we want a hardy meal that is filling and yummy. You would think that making it while camping would be a problem but all you have to do is to be able to boil water and brown meat. It is basic camp cooking. We also make it before we leave and freeze it. When we get to the campground, we simply reheat it.

I was going to take a picture of the finished meal but Mr. Wonderful (my husband) cleaned the pot before I could get to it. Claudia aka Happynutritionist tried my recipe and liked it. She was kind enough to provide me with the photo above, tastefully decorated with vegetables. It is a most excellent picture.

Credit where credit is due

I would love to give someone credit for this recipe and it is probably in a cookbook somewhere but I just can't remember that far back. We have been making it for more than 20 years.

I added a "don't overeat" as a warning. When we allowed my husband and brother to make it, they used 10 lbs of potatoes, a lot more meat, several more cans of mushroom soup and a lot more sour cream. Then, they would sit there and eat it all. They have been banned from all preparation.

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 4 to 6 (unless you are feeding my husband)


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Six large potatoes
  • 32 ounce container of sour cream
  • One can Cream of Mushroom Soup


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. Fill pot with water and add potatoes. Cook until the potatoes are tender.
  2. Chop onions into small pieces.
  3. While potatoes are cooking, brown the ground beef. Add the onions and cook until the beef is cooked through and the onions are translucent. Drain the grease.
  4. Add the flour and stir to mix. This will thicken the sauce.
  5. Add the cream of mushroom soup and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes are done.
  6. Drain the potatoes. Put them back into the pot.
  7. Pour the meat mixture into the pot. Mix it together.
  8. Fold in the sour cream and heat until it is warm. .
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What you need to know about this recipe

Don't overeat. It is easy because one bite leads to another. We have had family stagger away from the table to take a nap. Not the best idea.

Sometimes we add peas or green beans to the mix.

Salt and pepper should be added individually as the sodium content in the soup and sour cream is enough. Some in our family use salt and some don't so let each person decide. There are some who use enough pepper to change the color of the dish. We don't like to talk about them.

This is good reheated.

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      piarejuden 5 years ago

      This sounds great.. Thanks for the recipe!

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      hntrssthmpsn 6 years ago

      My son has never met a Stroganoff he didn't like, and we all love a good potluck. Potatoes Stroganoff sounds like a sure hit!

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      marckq 6 years ago

      saving this on my favorites, the potato stroganoff sounds yummy!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Your Potato Stroganoff is sure right up my alley, I love one dish meals and that stroganoff taste is hard to beat for sure. I like the "unless you are feeding my husband" in servings.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      This looks so yummy and easy. My kind of recipe! Lensrolled to easy ground beef recipes. I had to giggle at the caution not to overeat :-)

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      This potato stroganoff sounds absolutely yummy!!!!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      @Ann Hinds: The yogurt worked great, it is quite thick so mixed well, and your recipe is delicious!! I highly recommend. Thanks for including my so-so picture, it truly doesn't do justice to the delicious flavor....and for adding my newest lens on GMOs, I'm honored:-)

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      @happynutritionist: Yogurt should work too. It's the tangy flavor in the sour cream that makes it work. Yogurt has the same taste. Let me know.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      Guess what we're having for dinner tonight? Really, it sounds delicious and I have the ingredients in the house, I don't have sour cream, but do have yogurt, am going to try it with that, folding in and getting off heat quickly so it doesn't curdle.

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Sounds absolutely delicious!

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I love the sound of this.Great hearty meal!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      sounds great

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Yum, this recipe sounds so good! I love cooking and adding new recipes to my list. Thanks for sharing.