Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Easy Cheesy Beef Broccoli Stroganoff


Last night we needed something quick and easy, I had to work late and had a call scheduled from college.  Hubby was getting himself and our son ready to take his mom to visit with her sick brother.  So it was another hectic Tuesday night.  Checking my e-mail, I found a recipe that looked interesting, but also looked like it could be improved a little bit.   Much better than hamburger helper and just as easy. So here's my take.

Easy Cheesy Beef Broccoli Stroganoff 

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef
1 12 oz bag of frozen chopped broccoli
2 cups water
3 cups egg noodles, uncooked (about 1/2 of a 12 oz bag)
1/2 lb Velveeta, cut into small cubes
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Brown meat  and onion in large skillet; salt and pepper to taste; drain.
  2. While meat is cooking, heat broccoli, about 1/2 the time recommended on the package.
  3. Stir in water,bring to boil. Add noodles and broccoli.  Cover and simmer on medium-low heat until noodles and broccoli are tender.
  4. Add Velveeta, soup and more pepper; cook an additional 5 minutes or until Velveeta is melted and mixture is blended.  Stir frequently.
I used ground venison, so I would recommend a low fat ground meat.  Additionally, you could use whatever vegetables you had on hand.  I think this would be great with frozen peas and canned mushrooms.

Recipe adapted from:Kraft Recipes