Hamburger Stroganoff for Two Recipe
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Hamburger Stroganoff for Two Recipe

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I've been making this simple yet satisfying dish for more than 25 years," relates Aline Christenot of Chester, Montana. "Just last year, I tried freezing the ground beef mixture so I'd have a head start on a future dinner. It works great!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each dish):
  • 2 cups cooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 723 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 1374mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 55g protein.


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the consomme, mushrooms, lemon juice and pepper.
  2. For each main dish, stir pasta, sour cream and water into half of the meat mixture; heat through (do not boil).
    Freeze option: Place half of the mixture in a freezer container; cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator. Place in a small saucepan and proceed as directed.
    Yield: 2 main dishes (2 servings each).
Originally published as Hamburger Stroganoff in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p35

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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jenkania User ID: 5273821 216488
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"We love this! Although I do cut the lemon juice just a little."

daddyspunkin_n_mommaspuddin User ID: 1404437 86789
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"One of four thought it was good.

One said it was "okay"
Two didn't like it at all.
Too sour for out liking."

cbadry User ID: 6650739 86787
Reviewed May. 9, 2012

"Needed worcestershire sauce and bay leaves and paprika"

sblazer User ID: 4891228 50067
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"The lemon juice was way too strong. If you make this dish you might want to consider using just salt and pepper or no more than a tablespoon of lemon juice."

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