What a busy day!! Work, work, work, then home to take care of the one armed man then I get to actually sleep. Haven’t had a lot of that lately and it seems like I’m drinking more coffee then usual as well. Some nights when I get home and take care of chores, I really don’t want to put a lot of effort into cooking, but we have to eat you know? Take out gets old after awhile. Although I like cooking from scratch, a good shelf stable meal or side does the trick on days like this one. I found some Knorr Beef Stroganoff in my pantry then looked around to see how this adventure in the kitchen was going to pan out. I found some hamburger in the freezer, some onion soup mix and a few dairy items and my onion meatball beef stroganoff was ready to go.
I made a beef stroganoff a while back which I posted and that was was quite good. That time, I cut up steaks, but this time I wanted to make small meatballs for my stroganoff. I started with the packaged mix since it was conveniently on hand, then made a bit of extra sauce so I could cook the meatballs in it. The Knorr website has a recipe for beef stroganoff on their recipe page as well, which I’ll try sometime. This time I wanted to make my ground beef into small meatballs so it would be easier for hubby to skewer.
Back when I first moved out on my own, I used onion soup mix in all my burgers. I had not forgotten how good it was and I had a package of Great Value Onion Soup Mix in my pantry. With a half pound of burger, I only needed a half packet of soup mix. I mixed them up, then set it in the fridge for about an hour so all the flavors could blend together. Then I made my dinner.
Onion Meatball Beef Stroganoff
- 1/2lb 85/15 ground beef
- 1/2 packet Great Value Onion Soup Mix
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil (divided)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic (minced)
- 12 white button mushrooms (sliced)
- 1/4 Medium yellow onion (chopped)
- 1 cup low sodium beef broth
- 1 cup fat free sour cream
- 1/4 cup Evan Williams Whiskey
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 packets Knorr's Pasta Sides, Stroganoff Flavor
Pretty good stuff if you ask me. It’s a little bit home made, a little bit convenience and a whole lotta delicious. It made a lot more then I anticipated and it made for some really delicious leftovers for lunch the next day. So the next time you have a boxed dinner and a half pound of hamburger laying around, give this one a try. I’m sure glad I did!!
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