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Easy Beef Meatball Stroganoff Recipe

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Easy Beef Meatball Stroganoff Recipe

Are there meals that remind you of your childhood? For me it’s curry sausages, spaghetti bolognese and beef stroganoff. They feel like home, and like comfort food to me. I make them for my family even now, and mix them up a little to suit the kids… and I hope they create those same memories for them as they grow.

My kids are fussy about meat though, and I’ve found there’s no use buying steak or anything for them, and it’s best to just make things with mince. It’s easier for them to chew and I know they’ll eat it. Instead of the normal sliced beef that you might use for beef stroganoff, I change mine up a little to add meatballs in. It’s super easy to do, and really yummy.

This recipe is so easy to use, and the trick is to use the MAGGI Beef Stroganoff recipe base, as it means this meal is made quickly and is packed full of flavour. These bases are full of delicious herbs and spices, and are my number one tip to cut down on prep time โ€“ you add them to the meal and youโ€™re ready to go. I make my own meatballs using breadcrumbs, egg and any vegetables I want to hide inside them. You can do the same, or you can buy pre-made meatballs… it depends on how quickly you want to make your meal.

Easy Beef Meatball Stroganoff Recipe

Now, I serve my stroganoff with pasta… but some people prefer rice, others like mash and some just like vegetables. It’s totally up to you. I’m also VERY obsessed with mushrooms. They’re my favourite vegetable, and sometimes I’ll make this without meat and just use loads of mushrooms. Again, do what works for you. I love that with these MAGGI recipe bases you can start with one meal and really switch it up to suit you. You can even cook this in the oven instead of the stove top, and I’d like to personally try it in the slow cooker.

Anything is possible!

Easy Beef Meatball Stroganoff Recipe


500g beef meatballs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 onion, sliced
1 1/3 cup water
1 MAGGI Beef Stroganoff recipe base
2 cups pasta, cooked

1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Place the oil in the frying pan, and brown the meatballs for 4 minutes. Place meatballs onto a plate.
2. Place the onion and mushrooms into the frying pan and cook for 2 minutes. Return the meatballs to the pan. Mix the water in a jug with the MAGGI Beef Stroganoff recipe base, and mix to combine. Add to the pan, and stir through. Place lid on the pan and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Take the pan off the heat, and stir in the sour cream slowly. Serve with pasta, and vegetables if you choose. Enjoy!

Easy Beef Meatball Stroganoff Recipe

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  • Kylie Embury

    For me, getting my kids to help with meal preparation is a winner. Not only does it allow me get the meal ready without having to worry about what they are up to in another room, it also means they are more likely to eat the food! Something as simple as chopping mushrooms, potatoes or capsicum can also encourage them to try new things and be more likely to eat what we cook!

  • Amie

    Doing as much prep early in the day when my little one’s moods are more predictable makes dinnertime easier for me!

  • Jac Parish

    To make dinnner time easier in my house depends on everyone’s attitude lol, I have young kids so I’ll prep veggies during nap time or even cook the entire meal and plate it up and re-heat at dinner time…. or if all fails and falls into a heap at 5.30 I’ll chuck on a ‘paw patrol’ or somewhat of the like and smash it out ready to serve at 6!

  • Andreya Joy

    It looks so delicious and attractive. Kids will love this meat balls. Thanks for sharing the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Angela Dicello

    I always make twice as much and then freeze leftovers. That way we can have a week of no cooking just heating things up.

  • Heidi Waygood

    I buy a pre cooked chicken and make chicken stroganoff. Use some for lunch the next day as well.

  • Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys)

    I plan our dinners a week in advance, making sure that at least two of those meals will provide leftovers on another night (or leftovers which can easily be turned into another meal another night).

    Makes it so much easier on those days when we have after school activities or hubs and I are just too tired to think of what to cook.

  • Lisa Robertson

    Anything that I can make in one dish in the oven!! My fave is a lamb chop bake – basically potatoes, herbs, chilli, then lamb chops – about 45 minutes!!

  • Myra Morrison Miller

    I use recipe bases all the time they are so convenient and you do not need to buy the spices separately. I always try and double the mix so I have extra to freeze. I usually serve stroganoff with stir fry beef and pasta but will definitely try your recipe with meatballs looks delicious

  • Sharon Sippel

    I find planning the weeks meals makes life easier. I know i have all ingredients and i dont have to think about what we are having come 5pm. My kids are 8, 6, 4 and 3 so its getting easier but when their hungry they want it now ๐Ÿ˜

  • Lauren Fountain

    I plan for the week and shop for all the planned meals! The menu goes up on the fridge and all the ingredients are ready to go!
    I also start prepping at lunch time if I am home (or on a Sunday arvo) to make dinner time quicker and easier! Winner winner chicken dinner!