Well first, let me apologize for not having a yummy picture to pair with this, although, in all honestly, even the most perfectly executed Beef Stroganoff still resembles dog food, in my opinion. Second, this is really not a typical summer meal... but I had thawed out beef stew meat and was at a loss for what to do with it, grilling was not an option, so voila... Beef Stroganoff it was. And Deeeee-licious it was also. :)
This is the perfect "what the heck am I going to throw together for dinner?" meal, because most of the ingredients, if not all, are things that you just have in your pantry or fridge... at least I do.
- 1 pound beef stew meat
- 1 package Lipton Onion Soup mix
- 1 package brown gravy mix
- 1 cup water
- 1 brick cream cheese (I use fat free)
- Egg noodles
- Sour cream (also use fat free)
Mix the beef, onion soup mix, gravy mix and water together until beef is well coated in the crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2, stir occasionally. About 20 minutes before you are ready to serve, stir in the cream cheese and turn crock pot to low or warm. Cook the egg noodles.
Serve egg noodles, topped with the creamy beef stroganoff and add a little dollop of sour cream on top.... that's it!! (Told ya it was easy). :)