Thursday, August 12, 2010

Beef Stroganoff

This, like the Chicken Cacciatore, is a VERY simple meal. You can find more robust recipes out there that add green peppers and whatnot. This is just the recipe that my kids like. Actually, this is my 20-year-old's favorite recipe. Why do they always choose the simple, almost embarrassing ones? Memories, I guess.

Speaking of memories, my youngest brother-in-law (he was nine when I married his oldest brother) lived with us during the weekdays when he was in Jr. High so he could attend the school where my husband and I taught. At the time, we only had Ashley and she was between one and two years old. I wasn't anything special in the kitchen, but enjoyed trying new things here and there. Anyway, Matt (the Jr. High B-I-L) went around school telling everyone that I was the best cook! His favorite foods: PBJ sandwiches (because I added way more jelly than his mom) and Hamburger Helper. Ha! I begged him not to say that; at the time he never really got why that wasn't quite the compliment he thought it was.

Now he's 31 years old and still teases me about how much he likes my Hamburger Helper. I haven't made it in almost a decade, but it's a sweet joke between us.

Beef Stroganoff


1 lb. ground beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 pint of sour cream
salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
small can of mushroom pieces, drained

Brown ground beef; drain. Add one can of cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 pint of sour cream and any spices you would like to add. I use salt, pepper, garlic powder and sometimes onion powder. Add drained mushroom pieces. Mix well. Warm through on low heat and serve over rice or egg noodles.

Serving: 4-6
Recipe Given By: ?? (maybe my mom-in-law)


Robynn's Ravings said...

Love the story (AH! I remember making my share of Hamburger Helper back in the day....repent....repent....repent). Glad you're having fun visiting old friends at my place! :)

Nel said...

Just thought I would let you know I made this recipe when we were in Ark in September and my kids and grandkids loved it! I served it on wide noodles. It was just pretty good if I do say so myself. So thanks for sharing!
until next time...nel

Angie said...

Woohoo! Thanks for giving it a try and I'm glad it was a success!