Print the recipe card! ground beef stroganoff
Thanks to Kathy Clark, author of Dinner is in the Jar for permission to share this recipe! Packed as a pantry meal it’s really fast and easy to make and everyone likes it!
6 cups noodles
2 cups cooked ground beef (*see note)
1/4 c. +2 TBS sour cream powder
1 c. instant powdered milk
1/3 c. cornstarch
2 TBS beef bouillon
1 TBS dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 TBS dried parsley
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Packed as a boxed pantry meal:
1 quart (sauce mix) bag
1 quart (noodles) bag
water bottle (2 cups water for sauce)
Cook and drain the noodles. In a quart sized jar combine the dry sauce mix and 2 cups water. Shake to combine then add an additional cup of water to the sauce. Pour sauce into the noodles and ground beef and simmer until thickened.
Shake up the sauce…
Add it in…
Dinner is ready!
- I started storing my pantry meals using boxes rather than bags because they store more neatly and I can store more of them in a space. Once a meal is used the empty (marked) box is an easy reminder of what needs to be replaced.
- As a short term meal (what I call my 3 month meals) I use cooked ground beef that I keep in the freezer. As a long term meal there are a few choices as far as ground beef goes. For those who missed it, here’s a taste test I did with my kids almost a year ago trying out different ground beef options for long term meals.
Taste Test: Ground Beef Options
I paid each of my three oldest kids a dollar to participate in a blind taste test for the ground beef. Yes, I paid them, but it was for the greater good. It’s not appealing (at least I don’t think it is), no matter which way you look at it, to get excited about eating ground beef packaged this way but I needed their opinions to help me decide which route was the best tasting for our family. Here are the three choices they had. From left to right, (a) purchased ground beef (found here) (b) home canned ground beef and (c) freeze dried ground beef.
The kids unanimously liked the freeze dried ground beef best for it’s texture while the best taste was a toss up between the two canned varieties. Knowing how expensive the purchased ground beef was to buy I’m much more inclined now to can my own.