Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Easy Stroganoff Casserole

It was one of those nights... it was dinner time before I had time to think about dinner. When I looked inside, I discovered a fridge full of nothing. And so, this little meal came to pass. I had no sour cream, but I did have an unopened Ranch Dip that needed to be used. I had no sliced beef, but I did have a freezer bag of cooked ground beef. Why not? I had no cream but I did have cream of mushroom soup. By the time the noodles were boiled, the table was set and dinner was ready to serve. We ate every bite and the kids asked if we could have it for dinner again tomorrow. I think it was it hit! Is this how lasagna was discovered?

1 pound hamburger, browned with garlic and onion to taste
1 16 oz. carton of Ranch flavored Dip (I'm sure that sour cream with a package of ranch dip would do the same trick.)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 of the soup can of milk
1 small bag of petite frozen peas
lots of salt and pepper
about 4 cups of homemade style egg noodles
1 large pot of boiling salted water
Mix all of the ingredients in a large saucepan or fry pan. Heat until bubbly. Add the peas last. Cook the egg noodles in the pot of boiling water, drain well. Pour the sauce over and mix with the noodles. Enjoy!