Beef Stroganoff Recipes

This page has several different beef stroganoff recipes that BackpackingChef readers prepare on the trail.

Family Favorite Beef Stroganoff

Shared by Brittany West

This is a family favorite dinner of our kids, so I converted my recipe as best I could to make it a backpacking meal for them.

Serves 1


  • ¾ cup dehydrated egg noodles
  • ¼ cup dehydrated ground beef
  • 1 tsp beef Oxo
  • 3 Tbsp dried parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp whole milk powder
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder or dried flakes
  • Pinch of dill
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1¼ cup boiling water to rehydrate

Moof's Beef Stroganoff

Shared by Moof  Beaverton, Oregon

A one-bag-one-pot hearty beef stroganoff with mushrooms, noodles, and tasty sauce.

Serves 1 hungry hiker


  • 3 oz whole wheat pasta (egg noodles or spirals; spirals don’t stick to each other or to pots nearly as much)
  • ½ cup freeze dried beef chunks (preferred) or ¼ dehydrated ground beef
  • ½ cup (10g) dried shiitake mushrooms, crumbled into ½” pieces
  • 2 Tbsp dried onions
  • 2 Tbsp dried peas and carrots
  • 1 tsp tomato powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp paprika
  • 3 Tbsp Nido milk powder
  • 1½ Tbsp sour cream powder
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon, or one bullion cub broken up a bit
  • 5 cracks black pepper
  • ¼ tsp dry ground thyme
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp soy sauce*

* One small pouch of soy sauce from Asian restaurant tossed in the bag. Another way to inject soy flavor into the meal is to soak the meat or mushrooms in soy sauce and dry at 125° F for 1-2 hours.

At Home:

Put everything into one bag, no fuss.

On the Trail:

Add 2½ cups water and soak for five minutes. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, about five minutes.  Continue simmering for two more minutes. Insulate pot and let stand for 8-10 minutes until pasta is to the desired consistency.

Lucky's Beef Stroganoff

Shared by Lucky Phoenix, Arizona

Lucky's stroganoff recipe uses rice instead of noodles.

Serves 1


  • 1 Cup instant rice
  • ½ package McCormick Beef Stroganoff Sauce Mix
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp dried hamburger
  • 3 Tbsp dried mushrooms

At Home:

Combine all ingredients, except the olive oil, in a ziplock. Bring oil in a small container.

On the Trail:

Bring 1¼ cups water to a boil. Remove pot from heat and stir in all ingredients. Place in a cozy for 10 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Vegetarian Option:

Leave out the hamburger and double the mushrooms.

Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Easy beef stroganoff mixes are available in boxed offerings at most grocery stores. They generally contain just the noodles and powdered stroganoff mix.

All you have to do is add dried ground beef and vegetables using the recipe below:

Here's what's usually in the box, although the ingredients will vary with different brands.

  • 2+ cups noodles
  • 8 tbsp stroganoff mix
  • Listed Ingredients- Organic pasta, organic butter, organic nonfat milk, organic corn starch, salt, organic tomato powder, organic whey, organic mushroom powder, organic onion powder, organic garlic powder, yeast extract, organic parsley, organic spice, natural flavors.

Divide the box contents into smaller quantities for individual servings.

Serves: 1


  • ½ Cup noodles
  • ¼ Cup dehydrated ground beef
  • ¼ Cup dehydrated vegetables (peppers, onions, tomatoes)
  • 2 Tbsp stroganoff sauce mix
  • 1 Tbsp powdered milk
  • 1 Cup water

At Home:

Pack sauce mix and powdered milk in a 2 x 3 plastic bag. Enclose with other ingredients in a 4 x 6 plastic bag.

Learn how to dehydrate ground beef and vegetables.

Sources to purchase dried meat and vegetables.

On the Trail:

Place all ingredients except sauce mix and powdered milk in pot with water and soak for five minutes.

Light stove, bring to boil, and continue cooking for another two minutes.

Remove pot from stove, stir in sauce mix and powdered milk, replace lid, and place pot in insulating cozy for ten minutes.

Sauce thickens as it cools, so give it a minute after removing the pot from the cozy before you chow down.

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