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Beef Stroganoff

I had one of those Sundays.

One of THOSE Sundays where I didn't have anything waiting for me in the slow cooker when I got home from church.

But, it was remedied very quickly with this easy recipe! I found the original on the back of the Heinz HomeStyle Gravy Savory Beef Jar, but made a few tweeks to suit our family's taste, like no mushrooms (even though I would LOVE them) and a little less sour cream.

I did not tell my husband this was made with jarred gravy until he told me that it was good. He was raised in a "from-scratch-gravy-only" type of family and I have to agree, that is the best way to eat gravy. But I found these jars of gravy for 2/$1.00 at my local discount grocery store and figured I could use them for something. So, I said all that to say, if you don't like jarred gravy, go ahead and give this recipe a try anyway! It really does lose most of it's jarred flavor.

Plus it's only about $0.43/serving! So what do you have to lose in trying it? I loved it and had seconds. It's the perfect bowl of comfort food when you are tired and just want to get a hot meal in your belly.

Here is the breakdown of the per serving cost. As usual, this amount is not factoring in salt, pepper,  (and even the onions in this recipe since it's just a small amount) and the price could vary based on your region. I did factor in the cost of the gravy being $1.00 a  jar since that is more the normal price. I paid less than that though bringing my cost down closer to $0.35/serving. I also skimp on the meat in meals to save even more money. You could put a whole pound of ground beef in here, but I thought it was just fine with 1/2 pound. I buy my ground beef at Aldi for $1.99/pound.

1/2 pound ground beef-$1.00
8 oz wide egg noodles $0.50
1 jar beef gravy $1.00
1/4 cup sour cream $0.10 (?)
6 servings
Total $0.43/serving

Beef Stroganoff

1/2 pound ground beef
8 oz medium egg noodles
1 jar (12 oz) Beef Gravy
1/8 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Cook egg noodles in salted water until done, about 5-6 minutes.
Cook ground beef and onion until beef is cooked through and onion is tender. Drain and return to pan. Add gravy, salt and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until gravy is hot and bubbling. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Serve with cooked egg noodles.


  1. Humm.....I'll have to give that one a try! Hubby is a noodleaholic. 🙃

    1. He would love it! I did and we have very similar tastes!


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