Friday, December 18, 2015

Hamburger Stroganoff.......

When you're not in the mood for
fancy, but still want a tasty dinner
you're  gonna love this easy
hamburger stroganoff
 Garnish this dish with chopped parsley or chives
 from your herb garden and/or a shake of paprika. 
Saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms in butter
for about 5 minutes until tender.
Remove to a plate.
Sear the ground beef on both
sides, then break up to brown.
Add the seasonings.
Add the cream of chicken soup.
(can also use mushroom) Add the
 sautéed vegetables back to the pan.
Add a splash of sherry.
Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Stir in  the sour cream.
Add a green salad and rolls and you have
a nice savory dinner for 4  
Hamburger Stroganoff

1 lb ground beef
2 T butter
1/2 C chopped onions
1 clove garlic, minced
4 oz sliced mushrooms
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 C sherry
1 C sour cream
Heat a large skillet with the butter and sauté the 
onions, garlic and mushrooms for about 5 minutes
until softened; remove from the pan. Add the
ground beef and sear to brown both sides then
break it up and finish browning. Return the
vegetables to the pan along with the soup; stir
to combine and add the sherry. Cook for about
10 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and heat
 through. Serve over Poppy Seed Noodles or rice.

Poppy Seed Noodles
Cook 8 oz medium noodles as 
directed on package; drain. Stir in 2 t 
poppy seeds and 1 T butter. 


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Super Simple Spaghetti Sauce

I think everyone needs more than just one
spaghetti meat sauce recipe.
 This is a quick and tasty sauce that requires
 no chopping and and is still homemade.
It's better than a "jar" and just as easy.

Anybody in your house can make this one.
 Let the ground beef sear on both
sides in the pan before breaking up.
This step really improves the flavor.
 I gather and measure out all the seasonings
in a custard cup and open the cans while
the beef is browning. 
 Stir all the seasonings into the
browned crumbled beef. This step
really improves the flavor.
 Mix in the tomatoes and sauce.
 The key is to let it simmer on low for hours
or put it in the crock pot for 4 hours on low.
 I always like a recipe I can make ahead of 
time so that I'm not rushed when hungry. 

Super Simple Spaghetti Sauce
1 lb ground beef
1 T onion flakes
1 T chili powder
2 t sugar
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (16oz) can tomato sauce
Place the ground beef in a lightly 
oiled skillet and let it sear on both sided
to brown. Then break it up with a spatula
until browned. While it browns, combine all
the seasonings in a cup. Drain off any 
accumulated fat. Add all the seasonings and
mix well into the meat.
Choose your cooking method.
*Crock Pot: add the meat to the crock pot
 and then the cans of tomatoes and sauce. 
Mix well. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours. 
*Stove Top: Add the cans of tomatoes and
 sauce the to meat in skillet, mix well. Cover
 and cook on low to a very slow simmer
 for about 2-3 hours.  


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