I’m sure I’m not alone in this…I crave comfort food when I’m stressed. But of course when I’m stressed that means I don’t want to put a lot of work into a meal and clean up. So I was looking for a one pot meal the other day and stumbled upon the One Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff from Taste & Tell.
Looks kind of amazing right? Well now you know why I immediately decide d that despite stroganoff being a winter dish, I had to have it! I made a couple of changes but nothing that really changed the flavor.
Instead of ground beef, I used stew meat. Since it was frozen, I let it thaw just a little and cut it into small bite sized pieces to help it cook more quickly. I didn’t want everything overcooking while the beef cooked through. I added lots of salt and pepper because I like to season in the beginning rather than the end. I also used penne pasta – only because I already had it at home. I also added extra sour cream because I like the zip that it gives. Other than that the exact same recipe.
I’m obviously not a food blogger so pardon the lackluster food photography. Taste & Tell’s looked much better than mine in the end hence you don’t get a picture of my final product. (Not to mention I totally forgot to before I started eating and cleaning up the kitchen – which took no time since it was a cutting board, and one pan!) Taste & Tell has links to a couple other one pot meals on the same page that look really amazing as well – let me know if you try one of the others before I get a chance! And a big thanks to Deborah at Taste & Tell for the delicious meal last night!