Mar 24, 2010

Recipe Wednesday - Beef Stroganoff (Carole)

It's nice to have a sense of what your at-home recipes cost to cook -- and we are here to help!  You typically save about 80 - 90% by cooking dinner at home instead of going to a restaurant.  Now that feels great!!

Beef Stroganoff
(Cost for entire dish = $5.67)
Serves between 4 - 6 people.  Depending on the people.

2+ lbs beef roast  ($4.27)
1 Dry Onion Soup mix ($0.90)
1/4 cup water
1 cup sour cream ($0.50)

Cut the roast into 2 inch pieces, place in a crock pot on low.  Add onion soup mix and water.  Cook for 6 - 8 hours, stirring occasionally and adding small amounts of water if it gets dry.  10 minutes before serving, stir in sour cream and let heat through.

Serve over rice, potatoes or pasta.

These ingredient prices are so low because I watch for in-store sales.  The meat was $1.89/lb (nearly half price) and my local store almost always has store brand sour cream for $1.00 for a pint.  I usually buy the store brand of soup mix which is about half the price of Liptons.  
And I LOVE my crock pot.  It works all day and has dinner ready and smelling divine when I'm ready to feed my hungry crew.  


Erin said...

I love checking your blog! You guys make some very great points! This is one of my favorite recipes, but I actually use a can of French Onion Soup and a can of Cream of Mushroom... I also add a half package of cream cheese with the sour cream. I'm a cream cheese fanatic though so that's probably why! Thanks for all your tips and suggestions! Keep it up!

Packrat said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe. Will try this soon.