I BURN WATER ~ BUT I MAKE A GREAT BEEF STROGANOFF!

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Many years ago when I was a single young woman, married friends of mine had an out of town emergency.  They asked me to take care of their 3 children ages 7, 9 and 11 years old.  Panic!  I never had a babysitting job as a teen let alone have 3 kids for 3 days.

My cooking expertise was limited to Chef Boyardee Ravioli.  I figured that would only work for one day.  On the shelf my Mother had a Betty Crocker cook book.  I sat down and started to explore.  I finally found a one skillet recipe for HAMBURGER STROGANOFF  That was more my speed.  One pot!

Much to my surprise it was a resounding success.  My three charges came back for seconds.  The next day they asked me to make it again for dinner, and be sure to give their mother the recipe.  Wow!  Maybe there was hope for me in the kitchen yet.

Over the years this became a favorite recipe for all my family.  Whenever my son comes home for a visit his first request is for Stroganoff.

Here is the recipe - quick and easy - worth a try -

  • 1 pound ground beef (or bite size beef cubes - adjust cooking time)
  • medium onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove of garlic minced (I usually add more)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can ( 10 1/2 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup dairy sour cream
  • 2 cups hot cooked noodles
  • snipped parsley

In a large skillet cook and stir ground beef and onion in butter until onion is tender. Stir in flour, salt, garlic, pepper, mushrooms; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.

Stir in soup; simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream; heat through. Serve over noodles.  Sprinkle with snipped parsley.

My family likes to top it off with Parmesan cheese.

Make an extra batch and freeze for another night or quick lunches.

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Rainer
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Ashley Sharum
972.978.3109 - Dallas, TX
Ebby Halliday Realtors

Thanks for the recipe! Will have to try it sometime...

Jul 28, 2009 05:30 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Raine Carraway
Lenoir, NC

Thanks for posting. That sounds really good.

Jul 28, 2009 05:45 AM #2
Rainer
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Sam Chapman
Lakeway, TX

Sounds pretty easy and very good.  I might just have to try that.

Jul 28, 2009 05:59 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Well guys if I can make it - it has to be easy.  If I use beef cubes I cover and simmer really low about 20 mins.  The cover keeps it from drying out.

Jul 28, 2009 06:58 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Bonnie ~ That's a pretty impressive dish for a non-cook. My eyes glaze over if a recipe has more than three ingredients.  This sounds delicious though - maybe someday when I'm ambitious - ha!

Liz

Jul 28, 2009 01:50 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Liz,  It was one pot! In those days I could throw anything into one pot.  When I'm trying to handle Thanksgiving the fun really begins.  I never manage to have everything done at the same time.

Jul 28, 2009 02:17 PM #6
Rainer
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Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

I love one-pot dinners!  Thanks for the recipe.

Jul 28, 2009 03:49 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Heather Fitzgerald
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc. - Greenwood, IN
REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate

This sounds good, I love these recipes, and look forward to trying this.

Oct 16, 2009 02:16 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Heather,  Enjoy - my family always loves it.

Oct 16, 2009 02:35 AM #9
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