Friday, October 16, 2009
FAST AND FURIOUS FRIDAY- Ground Beef Stroganoff
Am I the only one counting my pennies at the grocery store?
It seems that the Almighty Dollar isn't so mighty anymore!
My Dollar is shrinking- I'm trying to find some steroids to inject into my budget, but as of yet, I'm coming up empty handed (in more ways than one).
Recently, I found a recipe that caught my eye in my handy dandy penny pincher cookbook:
365 Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Dinner Menus (Penny E. Stone)
Instead of the classic Beef Stroganoff that calls for a pricier cut of beef, this uses the old "wannabe", hamburger. But honestly, it was very good. And I still had two nickles to rub together upon exiting the Kroger! I made this for my neighbor and her family one evening when she was under the weather. It fed their family of 3 and Big AL and me. Everyone had seconds.
If you'd like to try this dinner, you will need:
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 med. onion, chopped
1 T. Cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 (16 oz.) pkg. dried egg noodles
1 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)
Brown beef and onion in skillet till meat is done and onion is transparent. Drain grease. Dissolve cornstarch in cold water and pour onto meat. Stir in garlic powder, salt & pepper and soups. Cook for five minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to pkg. directions. When done, drain . Remove meat mixture from heat and stir in sour cream and mix well. Add to noodles and mix till well blended.
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