Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hamburger Stroganoff

I needed a quick meal that included hamburger in the ingredients since that is what I had in our freezer that needed to be cooked. I didn't have enough hamburger for burgers and I wasn't in the mood for tacos, so I decided to search for something else. I finally decided on hamburger stroganoff. I didn't want to use cream-of-anything soup in it. After searching for a while, I decided to make up my own recipe. It was a really big hit with my family. YAY!

Hamburger Stroganoff
1 1/2 lb. hamburger
2 small cans of mushrooms, drained well OR
8 oz of sliced, fresh mushrooms - I would've used
fresh but I didn't have any on hand so I just used
onion powder to taste- again, I would've used diced onion
but my daughter hates onions and since she has a
mouthful of missing teeth, I wanted her to enjoy
eating without complaining all the way through
dinner. The onion powder did the trick.
garlic powder to taste
red pepper flakes (optional)
2 small cans of beef broth
Gravy Master
1/4 - 1/2 C. sour cream
1- 12 oz. bag of wide egg noodles, cooked and kept warm

Brown the hamburger and mushrooms together in a large frying pan. Drain off any excess fat, and then return the mixture to the frying pan.

Stir in 2 tsp. each of onion powder and garlic powder and 1 tsp. of red pepper flakes.

Pour in beef broth. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Make a slightly thickened paste of cornstarch and 1/2 C. water - I didn't measure the cornstarch, I just kept adding it to the water until it was the consistency that I wanted. Slowly stir this mixture into the boiling broth until a gravy forms. You might not need to add the entire 1/2 C. of thickener.

Stir in 2 TBSP of Gravy Master.

At this point you need to do a taste test to see if you need to add more onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and/ or Gravy Master. I added a bit more of all of the above. Add it to your liking.

Cooking for 5 - 10 minutes to heat through.

Add egg noodles and stir together well. Stir in 1/4 - 1/2 C. sour cream, depending on your preference. I'm the only one who really likes sour cream so I only added 1/4 C. to ours....ssshhhh! I didn't tell them that it was in there.

Serve immediately. Crusty bread goes great with it!


Donna-FFW said...

Tami- This looks and sounds like the perfect weeknight meal. Love the idea.. Your changes sound perfect. Come on over and enter my giveaway!

MaierHousehold said...

I will definitely be copying this recipe! I will be doing it without the mushrooms and will add diced onions.

Quick question...what is gravy master?

Tami said...

Thanks, Donna! I hope to make it to your blog tonight. I'm having one of those days where everything I touch seems to go haywire!

Kim, Here is a link for gravy master: http://www.gravy.com/. Hope you like the dish!

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