Monday, January 6, 2014

Beef Stroganoff

Hubby happened to have a day off work a couple of weeks ago. I took full advantage and left a "honey do" list for him.
Imagine my surprise when he called me at work and said "hey, I finished what you left me, and you have a grocery list on the fridge, is it complete? Want me to run to the store and do the shopping?"

I could have fainted. I am glad I was sitting down at my desk!
Let's be realistic, I was fully aware it might turn out like this....

Or, more likely, this...

In the essence of saving time, I decided to take my chances with it. How bad can he do?

One item on my list was steak tips.
I just knew that wouldn't be an issue, hubby dearest is all about his steak.

I told him to get extra as I was making a marinade and wanted to make two batches of steak. One to eat that night, and one to freeze for a quick meal later on.

I reach into the fridge and find...a warehouse store sized package of stew beef.
Ask to get steak, assuming filet mignon is coming into the house and I get stew beef?

Yes, I am that mean wife that sent him back to the store. 
I separated up the stew beef into freezer bags and planned to make lots of beef stew.

Then I happened across this recipe online.
I tried it, we really liked the flavor...but not the meat itself.
We decided to try this again one day, but to make it in the crock pot so the meat would be more tender.
OR...make this with chunks of left over pot roast or roast beef.

My regular stroganoff

2 Lbs cubed stew beef
1 Can cream of mushroom soup
1 Can onion soup
Noodles or Rice

1. Mix soups together.
2. Add meat to casserole dish. Pour soup mixture over top.
3. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 90 minutes
4. Serve over egg noodles or rice

Yeah, the thawed bag-o-beef could be a little prettier, somehow.

This recipe was shared with:
Saturday: Six Sisters Stuff, Yummy Healthy Easy, Will Cook for Smiles, Your Homebased Mom, Cheerios and Lattes, The Weary Chef
Sunday: Mommy on Demand, A Peek into my Paradise
Monday: Flour me with Love, Tumbleweed Contessa, A Southern Fairytale, Flour me with Love, Frugal Foodie Mama, A Bright and Beautiful Life, Feeding Big, Jam Hands, Inside Bru Crew Life, A Peek Into my Paradise
Tuesday: Chef in Training, Kathe with an E, Mandy's Recipe Box, Yesterfood, Anyonita Nibbles, Dizzy Busy and Hungry, Table for Seven
Wednesday: Wine and Glue, Lady Behind the Curtain, Recipes for our Daily Bread, White Lights on Wednesday, Moms Test Kitchen, Gingersnap Crafts, Lemoine Family Kitchen, Buns in my Oven, Gooseberry Patch
Thursday: Sweet Haute, Lamberts Lately, Sweet Bella Roos, Saving 4 Six, Whats Cooking Love, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Embracing Change, Play Party Pin, Endlessly Inspired, Sugar and Dots
Friday: The Grits Blog, Craft Dictator, Love Bakes Good Cakes, The Country Cook, This and That, Livin the Mom Life, A Little Claireification


  1. LOL! This sounds great, and i love thats it quick and easy! Would love for you to come over and share at my link party

  2. definately would try this in the slow cooker. sounds yummy

  3. Hahaha! I'm laughing because that sounds exactly like what my husband would do (ahem, has done) with the grocery list! Glad you made full use of the stew meat and made this awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever, pinning now!!

  4. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Well he tried. Mine probably wouldn't even get half way through the list LOL

    1. Hey man, I am all about giving him credit for trying! (if not, I might not be able to send him again! LOL)

  5. G'day! Glad we can all laugh together!
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Healthy Choices Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. Your Beef Stroganoff looks delicious, a great meal. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  7. Love stroganoff!! Thanks for sharing over at The Weekend Re-Treat hope to see you Thursday evening!