Simple Stroghanoff

This is my favorite way to make stroghanoff. I had previously always made this recipe with steak, but in these times of economic uncertainty I decided to try it using ground meat this week, and it turned out great. I even cut down the amount of meat and only used about 1/3 of a pound, and it still fed all seven of us and we didn't feel we were missing out on meat. The best thing about this recipe is that it only takes about 20 minutes to make. On to the recipe...
Ingredients:
1 lb of egg noodles (of course you can use any kind of pasta you want, and I won't tell!)
a little butter or margarine
about 12 oz of steak, sliced into thin strips (or substitute anywhere from 1/3 lb to 3/4 lb of ground meat)
2 cups of water
1 package of onion soup mix
1 1/2 cups of sour cream
4 Tablespoons of flour
1 can cream of mushroom soup

Start out by cooking the pasta according to package directions in lightly salted water. (I do this on one burner while cooking the rest of the recipe on another.) When they are done, drain them and toss a tablespoon of butter or margarine in with the noodles, stirring to coat them so they won't stick.
In a large pan cook the meat until it is browned and done to your liking. If you are using steak I recommend cooking it until it is almost cooked through the center of each piece. (It will continue cooking in the gravy as well, so if you cook it really thouroughly it may end up tough). Add two cups of water directly to the meat, then add the onion soup mix and stir well. In a small bowl mix the sour cream and the flour and stir until well combined. Add this to the meat mixture and stir until it begins to thicken. Open the can of mushroom soup and add directly to the pan, stirring well. If you want to you can thin the gravy with a little milk or water, but we like it pretty thick here.
Serve the gravy over the noodles and enjoy!

Comments

Saur♥Kraut said…
You know, it's funny - I always made it the conventional way until one of my friends made us dinner using this recipe... and it's really better!
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