You don’t need to be an expert in the kitchen to make these Beef Stroganoff Boats. This is an easy 30 minute meal that makes everyone at the dinner table full… and happy! Flavorful beef stroganoff a top a crispy bun, and garnished with juicy tomatoes and crispy green bell peppers is a meal you can’t beat!

Two hoagie buns topped with beef stroganoff, diced green peppers, tomatoes, and melted cheddar cheese.

I’ve been on a bit of a sandwich/hoagie bun kick. We made Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches, Grilled Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto Sandwiches, and don’t forget THE BEST Chicken Salad Sandwiches!

Naturally, I thought it time to share this recipe with all of you.

Top view of three open face hoagie buns on a plate with ground beef stroganoff on each.

Why this meal will become your new go-to

You don’t need to be an expert in the kitchen to successfully make these beef stroganoff sandwiches.

It’s the perfect recipe for busy, on-the-go individuals because the prep and cooking times are minimal. Plus the end results are delicious!

Three hoagie buns topped with beef stroganoff, diced bell peppers, and tomatoes.

How to brown ground beef

Place the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Adding oil is optional. Normally I don’t add oil, but Using a wooden spoon or a heat proof spatula break up the ground beef into equal sized chunks. Let those pieces brown. Don’t get carried away with stirring the beef too much, you want to give it time to fully brown.

Break the beef into smaller pieces as it cooks. Breaking the meat into smaller pieces will ensure that the meat cooks fully and evenly.

Tip: If you’re not using a nonstick skillet, heat a few teaspoons of cooking oil over medium heat and then add the beef once the oil is hot. This will help the ground beef from sticking to the pan so readily.

Three hoagie buns on a plate, each topped with beef stroganoff, diced bell peppers, tomatoes, and shredded cheese.

Despite the fact that this recipe requires turning on the oven, I particularly love making these “sandwiches” in the summer. I find the fresh tomatoes and green bell peppers to be so refreshing a top the beef stroganoff!

Whether you’re juggling a busy schedule or you just want to try an easy, yet new, delicious recipe, I hope you give these Beef Stroganoff Boats a try!

A side view of hoagie buns topped with beef stroganoff, diced tomatoes, green bell peppers, and melted cheese.

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Two hoagie buns topped with beef stroganoff, diced green bell peppers, tomatoes, and melted cheddar cheese.
5 from 3 votes
Nutrition Facts
Beef Stroganoff Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings: 6
Beef Stroganoff Boats

Beef Stroganoff Boats are an easy yet delicious meal kids and adults both love! It's filling and flavorful! 

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Calories: 437 kcal
  • 6 hoagie buns
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup sour cream, heaping
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1-2 tomatoes, diced (I used Roma tomatoes but you can use whatever you prefer)
  • 1-2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

  2. Separate the hoagie buns and then place on a baking sheet and toast the buns for 6-8 minutes or until lightly crisp. Remove from the oven and set aside. 

  3. In a skillet over medium heat brown the ground beef with the onion. Towards the middle of the browning process add the Worcestershire sauce. Once the meat has been browned, drain any excess liquid or fat. * Remove from heat. 

  4. Add the sour cream and salt to the meat. Stir to combine.

  5. Spoon the meat mixture over the toasted hoagie buns so that it's evenly dispersed. Top with the diced bell pepper, diced tomatoes, and then shredded cheddar cheese. Place in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted, about 5-7 minutes. 

  6. Remove and serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

*Sometimes I'll add an extra teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce to the meat AFTER I've drained the excess liquid. I just really love the flavor of the Worcestershire sauce, so if you do too... you can do this as well! 🙂 

**Note: When placing the hoagie buns in the oven, you want them on the baking sheet with the top and bottom bun portion separated.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stroganoff, beef stroganoff sandwiches, how to brown ground beef
These Beef Stroganoff Boats are easy to make and require very little prep and cooking time! These delicious sandwiches are topped with a creamy and flavorful beef stroganoff, freshly diced green bell peppers, diced tomatoes, and a layer of shredded cheddar cheese. It'll be your new go-to 30 minute meal! Get the full recipe at #saltandbaker #beefstroganoff #sandwiches #30minutemeal #kidfriendlymeals