My husband is a big Beef Stroganoff lover. I started making this when we first married 15 years ago and it has been a consistent meal on my menu. Normally I make this with cut up sirloin, but I was in a rush and was making this for a family at church and didn't have time to run off to the store to buy steak. Plus, it's a little more cost effective using hamburger. Go with what you like. Either way it's quick and delicious.
The ingredients you need are:
- 1 1/2 lbs hamburger
- egg noodles
- 2 cans mushroom soup
- 1 carton sour cream
- 1 small onion
- bay leaf
- salt and pepper
Start off by putting a pot of water on to boil with some salt. When it comes to a boil, add your egg noodles (I used the whole bag in this case, but normally I only use about 1/2 the bag). Cook according to the directions on the package. When done, drain in a colander.
Dice one small onion. I really love my Pampered Chef food chopper when I don't need a uniform dice. Makes quick work and minimal tears.
Mince up 2 garlic cloves too while you're at it. I didn't get a shot of it, but by now, I'm confident you know how to do it.
Chop up about 1 1/2 cups mushrooms. These are baby portabello mushrooms but really any mushroom will work. These were what I had in the fridge.
Add the mushrooms and continue to cook until mushrooms are nice and soft. Season with salt and pepper.
Add 1/2 cup burgundy. Cook on medium high for a few minutes to cook down the wine. We just want the flavor here folks.. not the alcohol.
Crack open two cans Cream of Mushroom soup. Spoon into the hamburger. Reduce heat to low because we don't want any of the cream sauce (read: soup and milk) to burn on the bottom of the pan.
You want to remove the pan entirely from the burner for this step.
Add 1 container of sour cream and mix in well. The reason why you want to do this off the heat is we don't want to cook the sour cream because it will curdle. We just want it to heat up from the heat of the noodles and meat and soup. You can add as much or as little sour cream as you want. Since this was a humongus amount of stroganoff, I used the whole thing but really.. go by your personal preference. Re-season with salt and pepper to taste.
Plate up and serve with your favorite veggie, or salad, and some rolls.