Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hamburger Stroganoff

I recently went through a spate of not-so-successful experimentations in the kitchen. As a result, I became frustrated, and we were faced with eating our way through some things we would just as soon not eat. I don't like to hear Pritchard Parker say, "not bad" about a meal I cooked.  I want to hear, "Mmmmm, this is delicious". 

I decided to back up and make something tried and true, down to the letter of the recipe. I turned to my most beloved cookbook, Betty Crocker's Cookbook, which is also my first cookbook.  This book really helped me gain confidence in the kitchen when I was a young bride. I like to think I am much more advanced in my culinary skills now, but sometimes I am forced to back pedal to my beginnings, including the cream of soup. 

In addition to this Hamburger Stroganoff, I still use a few other recipes from this book, including the Toffee Bars, the Potato Salad, and the Lasagna.

"Quick 'n Easy"

"Company coming on short notice? Here's a recipe that belies its speed. Good on rice, too."

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can (8 oz.) mushrooms
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
2 cups hot cooked noodles
Snipped parsley

In large skillet, cook and stir ground beef and onion in butter until onion is tender.  Stir in flour, salt, garlic, pepper, and mushrooms.  Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.

Stir in soup;  simmer uncovered 10 minutes.  Stir in sour cream; heat through.  Serve over noodles.  Sprinkle with snipped parsley. 

"4 to 6 servings"

I am sharing this recipe with Mom's Sunday Cafe for Cookbook Sunday


  1. These family favorites always taste delicious, thank for sharing with Cookbook Sundays and please do come and visit again!

  2. Happy to see that cookbook! When I was growing up, the red Betty Crocker cookbook was my mom's favorite!

  3. Betty Crocker was my favorite standby. I still use the recipes for Turkey Soup and Pecan Pie.

  4. I was just looking for this recipe the other day but could not remember where I had gotten it from. My children destroyed my Betty Crocker Cookbook(identical to the one pictured above). When my husband and I first got married, I used to make this for my husband to take to work and share with his co-workers. It was always a huge hit! Unsure why I ever stopped making this recipe, it's wonderful! Thank you so much for including it.