Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Yo Mama's so Lazy Beef Stroganoff

I'm not a slow cooker genius...and in truth they kind of scare me because I wonder if they really are "safe" to plug in all day long without supervision...or if I will end up on Dateline for leaving electronics unattended. I weigh my fear against my laziness and guess which one wins? Lazy, shocking right? And let me tell you being lazy never tasted so good.

Because I didn’t have all the ingredients for the recipe per the internet so I kind of “played it by ear” which has caused a few kitchen fires, a couple of truly awful dinners and a ruined holiday traditionally is not the best way for me to go into a dinner. Never the less I was on a mission to regain my hour so I made my very own recipe: Yo Mama’s so Lazy Beef Stroganoff….and sweet jebus it was DELICIOUS.

Yo Mama’s so Lazy Beef Stroganoff

Stuff you Need:
-Stew Meat (as much as you think you’ll need, aka one of the packages they sell it in at the grocery store)
-2 cans of Campbells Cream o Mushroom Soup (I used the reduced fat, lower sodium version)
-1/2 can water
-1 large onion sliced
-1 package pre-sliced mini-portobello
-1 package pre-sliced white mushrooms
-1/2 package French Onion Dip Mix
-2 dollops of Cream Cheese (optional)
-Egg Noodles
***Buy those Slow Cooker Liner Bags - I used them for the second time (the first time was on chili) and I love them.

Step One: Line your slow cooker with the cooker bag and turn on to Low. Dump the Soups in the slow cooker. Fill up one of the cans 1/2 way and dump in.
Step Two: Dump in your onion and 1/2 of each of the mushroom packages and the french onion soup mix and finally the Meat
Step Three: Put lid on, don’t bother to stir. Take a nap and ignore for 5-8 hours
Step Four: Stir and then add the rest of the mushrooms and the 2 dollops of Cream Cheese on top. Ignore again for another hour.
Step Five: Make your noodles and smother in this delicious mixture of yummy.
Step Six: Freeze leftovers and then the best part is throwing out the mess in the bag and just putting the slow cooker away. Not seeing the slow cooker soaking in the sink for 4 days while you pretend it’s not there is such a good feeling.


Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Sounds delish!

Swistle said...

This sounds GENUINELY easy, not like the "easy" where I think, "Okay, I don't even know what 'julienne' MEANS in re carrots."

I like the idea of not having to clean the crockpot, too.