Hunk of Meat Monday: Beef Stroganoff

I am stealing the Hunk of Meat idea from my good friend Leah at Beyer Beware.  She makes recipes that cause my mouth to start watering! Check her out for some great pork chops this week.

Meat is a staple in our house. While The Farmer will eat anything I cook, his favorite meals revolve around comfort food. And I am lucky enough to have a gigantic cookbook of recipes my mom gave me that are all the comfort foods I grew up with! She literally took all of her recipe box, typed up the recipes and put them in a 3-ring binder.  I probably have 1000 recipes from her cookbooks.  Best gift ever!

My Mom’s Beef Stroganoff recipe is one I remember her making but never needed a recipe.  It’s a dump and go recipe. And that’s how I cook many of my meals.  Dump, taste, add something, taste, add something else, you get the point.

Last week I had to be out of town for work.  And just in case The Farmer thought he should take the Panda, Monkey and Lion Cub to that awful drive-thru with the golden arches, I made a few meals that he only had to reheat.  And my kids devour this Beef Stroganoff. But they eat anything!

First, prepare a bag of wide egg noodles.  They take about 7 minutes to boil.  Drain.

Then brown a package of hamburger.  Drain off the grease. Return to pan and add a 16 oz container of fat free sour cream, a can of fat free cream of mushroom soup and a can of mushrooms.  Stir together.

  Serve the beef mixture over noodles!  That’s it! It doesn’t look appetizing, but it really tastes good.  And it’s better than going to a fast food drive thru!


  1. Yummy!

  2. LOVE Beef Stroganoff… it is one of my favorite comfort foods.

  3. I love Beef Stroganoff! I’ve never made it with hamburger, usually round steak or sirloin. But this will be a go to recipe I try. Thanks so much. I’m a new follower.

  4. I am making this for dinner tonight…it reminds me of a meal my Mom use to make also, so I have to try it out..Thanks for posting!!

  5. Mmm….I love beef stroganoff. This looks a lot like my mom’s, I’ll have to try it!

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