Easy Beef Stroganoff the Whole Family Will Love

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Easy Beef Stroganoff
In a previous life, I traveled from time to time for my job, which required “daddy” to cook dinner for the kiddos while I was away. These occasions called for something easy, tasty, and not too intimidating or complicated. A recipe for ground beef stroganoff found its way onto the “while I’m away” menu. My husband told me it was a hit with the kids, but to him, it tasted sort of, um, bland. The original recipe was insanely simple and used cream of mushroom soup as the base. After a few weeks, I decided to give this recipe a try myself, but we didn’t have any cream of mushroom soup on hand. It was a blessing in disguise as my improvisations resulted in a new and improved easy beef stroganoff sauce and it used ingredients I’m likely to have on hand at any given time. Score!

We regularly serve this with a side of green beans and either dinner rolls or roasted potatoes. The green beans are whole green beans of the generic variety, found in your grocer’s freezer section. I saute 2 slices of chopped bacon until crispy. To that, I add a half of a red onion (sliced), then add the green beans and salt and pepper to taste. This can simmer in a pan at low or low-medium heat while you’re making the stroganoff. Easy peasy.

Quick note: if you don’t eat red meat, need a break from it, or prefer something different, try this with ground chicken or turkey. Just be sure to use a little extra olive oil as these lean meats may turn out dry otherwise. You can even omit the meat and use extra mushrooms.  Just do a rough chop on them instead of a dice and it’ll be just a delicious.

Once upon a time, my family did not care for mushrooms at all (myself included).  If you’re in the same boat – or even if you don’t have mushrooms on hand, but you’ve got everything else – try this without the mushrooms.  I’m sure it’ll still taste great!

Let me know how this recipe goes for you!

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