HomeRecipesEntréesPoor Man’s Stroganoff – My Way!

This lovely “Lost Recipe” can be found on the Lost Recipes Found website. It was named “Frederick & Nelson Poor Man’s Stroganoff” and there is a sweet history of the recipe on the site. I had been muddling around there just before my husband wandered through the kitchen asking “What’s for supper??” and I blurted out the first thing that came to mind – Hamburger Stroganoff! Great choice, said he, and off he went to watch the news. So I was committed. I used the Frederick & Nelson recipe as a base and had my way with it as I usually do when I cook.

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¼ cup butter

¼ cup olive oil

1 large onion, diced

1 lb hamburger – low fat as you don’t drain the grease off unless you prepare this differently from the directions.

1 pkg fresh mushrooms, sliced – (you can use whatever amount/type that makes you happy here)

3 cloves minced garlic

2 tbsp flour

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp pepper

2 tsp salt

1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

½ cup beef bouillon (I used the whole bouillon cube in ½ cup boiling water)

¼ cup Marsala wine

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 cup sour cream

Dried parsley as garnish (use fresh if you have it!)

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Saute the onions in the butter/olive oil mix until soft.

Mix in hamburger, mushrooms, garlic, paprika, pepper, salt and flour.  Saute 5 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.

Reduce heat to low and add soup and broth.  Stir and simmer 5-10 more minutes.  Stir in sour cream.

Serve over noodles, rice or potatoes.  Sprinkle with parsley if you want a garnish.

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This dish was a HUGE hit with my husband!  We both thought it was delicious!  And in spite of a pretty long list of ingredients, it was easy to make and quick to cook. Nothing out of the ordinary here, just the kind of ingredients easy to find in a kitchen larder and put together to make tasty greatness!



Poor Man’s Stroganoff – My Way! — 11 Comments

  1. This recipe sounds really good and I think it would be easy to modify for different tastes. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. This sounds and looks great. I need some new economical recipes. Gonna give it a try.

  3. This recipe caught my eye b/c one of our fav foods growing up was my mom’s friend’s recipe for poor man’s soup. I’d love to try this – it looks delish!

  4. Thanks for sharing this, I grew up on something similar..it’s funny, the things you forget. I need to work this into my menu rotation.

  5. I’ve been hoping to find a good recipe for this and I will give it a try. Thanks for posting!

  6. Poor man’s anything is always fabulous!!! We had some amazing ones before my husband developed a milk allergy. 😀

  7. I would most definitely love to try the Poor Man’s Hamburger Stroganoff. I think it is an outstanding plate, of which I am trying the recipe later in the week.