Ground Beef Stroganoff ~ FREEZER meal
Crock-Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff ~ (a FREEZER Meal)
* I know I say it alot… but some food just doesn’t look good in pictures – hahaha! DON’T let that fool you – this was AMAZING!!!
MY NOTES – This meal was incredibly EASY, was so hearty and delicious, and most importantly of all; got all 5 thumbs up from my family – even the picky kid who always eats his noodles plain, tried it and loved it!! Dare I say, I may even prefer this over actual beef tip (stew meat) stroganoff… There is just something ultra-comforting about any type of hamburger gravy. I may even try some over a warm biscuit – just to add some extra “love” – hahaha. All 5 of us ate (a lot) and there was still more than plenty for K’s lunch the next day. Chicken eaters (you know you 1 cup per person people otherwise known as HEALTHY eaters – LOL) could probably get 2 meals out of this! I also think you could easily substitute 4 cups of any meat – including cooked ground turkey.
- 4 cups of cooked ground beef ( I always have some pre-made that I browned with minced onion and garlic – depending on the fat content of the beef you will need to fry at least 2 lbs. and don’t skimp on the garlic and onion – I would say I use a ½ cup of diced onion and 1 TBS garlic per lb of beef when I fry it initially.)
- 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (any cream soup – I am attempting to make some homemade to get away from the processed stuff – but have not succeeded yet – LOL)
- 2 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1 c water
- 1 c milk
- 1 c. sour cream
- packet of onion soup mix
- packet of brown gravy mix
◦chopped mushrooms (optional)
◦egg noodles (to serve over the day you cook)
Cook meat & let it cool – again I like to fry my burger with minced onion and garlic
To Freeze: Add all ingredients to a LABELED gallon size freezer bag and place in freezer.
To Prepare: When ready to use thaw in fridge overnight. Cook in Crock, on low, for 4-6 hours. You may wish to add a little more milk at the end to thin the ‘gravy’ a bit. Serve over egg noodles.
5/5 THUMBS UP – it’s a keeper!!