One of our go-to recipes for a delicious old world dinner at home, is my mother in law's hamburger stroganoff recipe. When you have a yummy, easy to make recipe such as this, you won't need to keep the pantry stocked with pre-packaged meals.
You Will Need
1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
2-3 tsp. Hungarian Paprika
2 Tbsp. flour
First, cook the onion...
In a large skillet, sautee the chopped onion in a little butter. Cook them on a low setting, until they are transluscent in color, or golden brown.
Add the beef...
Next, add in the ground beef. I use my Mix 'n Chop tool from The Pampered Chef to really get the ground beef shopped up, and to incorporate it with the cooked onion. Cook the beed over medium heat, until cooked through and slightly browned.
Next, add the paprika and the flour...
Add in the paprika for flavor and stir well. Next, add the flour and mix until well incorporated. You will notice that the mixture thickens up from the flour, almost immediately.
Thickened beef mixture, after the flour has been added in...
Add the cream of mushroom soup...
Add the cream of mushroom soup, and mix well with the beef mixture. Allow this to meld together in the pan for about ten minutes on a medium-low heat setting.
Start your sides while the soup soaks into the meat. I cooked up some egg noodles, and stemed fresh broccoli on the stove.
Next, add in the sour cream. You'll want to gently fold this into the beef mixture, rather than stir it in. Make sure the sour cream really gets folded in well, and that there are no remaining streaks.
Allow the sour cream to sit with the beef in the pan for about five minutes. Keep warm, but do not let it bubble or boil.
Serve the stroganoff mixture over egg noodles, and with your favorite veggie. We usually serve with steamed broccoli or peas. You can serve this over rice as an alternative to noodles.
If you have a little one at home like we do, serve up plain noodles, broccoli, chicken and some dried cranberries. If your child is eating whatever you're eating and you don't have to do this extra step, good for you!
And there you have it- a delicious meal that makes so much, it could feed a family of 4-5, easily! We keep this in our rotation and have it every 2-3 weeks. It's definitely a favorite of my husband, from when he was growing up, so I don't mind making it for us to enjoy. This also makes for great leftovers- so you can double the meals with it, if you're just cooking for 2-3 people.
Need a new recipe to try? Why not introduce this one to the family this week? They're sure to love it, and so are you!
What are you cooking up this week?