edited to add Jenni’s link at the bottom
I mentioned beef stroganoff in my post about price comparisons and a friend asked for the recipe. Since it’s been a while since we posted a recipe I’ll share it here. I just created this recipe on the spur of the moment. This is an easy one that the kids love, and they can prepare it themselves.
- 2 lbs. ground beef or stew meat
- 1 diced onion
- 2 large cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1-2 cups sour cream
If using stew meat, heat a bit of oil in a 4 quart pan. Brown meat and saute onion together. Drain and add soup. Simmer and stir occasionally to blend flavors. If using stew meat simmer until tender, about 45 minutes. Just before serving stir in sour cream. Serve over rice, potatoes or noodles.
This would be far healthier if we took the time to make a simple white sauce with the meat drippings in the pan rather than using the cream soup. The white sauce would cost about $1.50 and then we could add a 69 cent can of mushrooms or saute a few fresh ones with the meat and onion rather than spending $2.20 on 2 large cans of WalMart’s cream of mushroom soup. We will probably make it this way from now on, but the recipe above is quick and easy and very inexpensive for our crowd.
BTW, Jenni is having a recipe contest. She is open for entries until midnight tonight (how’s that for just getting in under the wire?). Just hurry up, post a recipe and link to her contest. You could win a $35 gift certificate to Crate and Barrel!