Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 package Zatarain’s® Southern Stroganoff Pasta Dinner Mix
1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
2 1/4 cups milk
1 cup water
1. BROWN beef in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.
2. STIR in milk, water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.
Beef & Vegetable Stroganoff: Stir 1 cup frozen peas or peas with pearl onions into skillet after pasta mixture comes to boil in Step 2. Continue as directed.
Steak and Mushroom Stroganoff: Use 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into thin strips, in place of the ground beef. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add steak; cook and stir about 4 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove steak from skillet. Continue as directed. Stir 1 can (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained, into skillet after pasta mixture comes to boil in Step 2. Return steak to skillet after pasta is cooked.
ENRICHED PASTA PRODUCT (DURUM (WHEAT), NIACIN, IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (FLOUR, NIACIN, IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SALT, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SOUR CREAM (CREAM, NONFAT MILK, CULTURES), ONION, GARLIC, YEAST EXTRACT, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SPICES (INCLUDING RED PEPPER), CULTURED NONFAT MILK, DISODIUM INOSINATE & DISODIUM GUANYLATE (FLAVOR ENHANCER), HYDROLYZED CORN GLUTEN & SOY PROTEIN, BEEF STOCK, CITRIC ACID SUGAR, SODIUM CASEINATE (MILK), CARAMEL COLOR, LACTIC ACID, VEGETABLES (CARROT, ONION, GARLIC), NATURAL FLAVOR, AND BEEF FAT.
About 1/2 cup dry mix (37g) = 1 cup prepared
As I was half way done cooking supper last night, my son Daniel Wells saw what I was cooking when I was half done and started a texting rant. "why did you make hamburger helper?" He then proceeded to answer his own question. "The answer is always "because we had hamburger helper"". As he was growing more frustrated with the fate which he could not escape, he continued. "Soo... why did you b u y hamburger helper?" By this time I was starting to get a bit miffed at my 3rd born ingrate, and I let him know how little I appreciated his lack of appreciation for my efforts in the kitchen. Finally I started dishing the meal up and called for the kids to come up stairs to eat, but Daniel stubbornly and defiantly expressed his protest and refused to come. Rachel Wells detected my growing frustration and retrieved her plate which also included a buttery mix of vegetables. She made it a point to make Eye contact and to say "Thank-You" which was very much appreciated. This calmed me a bit, and put more method back in my madness. Rather than dumping Daniels foot down the disposal, or giving the Dog Missy a rare warm treat, I served Daniel by hand delivering his meal to him. He reluctant took a few bites and then quickly gobbled it up but had a confused look on his face. He admitted that this was actually pretty good. It had a good texture, and a very good taste. I then told them both, that is because this is NOT Hamburger Helper. What I had made for them was Zatarain’s Southern Stroganoff Pasta Dinner Mix. "an easy-to-make meal that combines all the fun of pasta with the bold flavor of New Orleans. Simply add ground beef to complete the meal – something the whole family will enjoy". I continued Taking my cues from their box. It is made by the same company that makes that Jambalaya Mix we like so much. This met with an understanding nod and I was given permission to make this again as well as try a few of their other products. What they did not know was Dad's home made black beans and rice was secretly from Zatarains as well. I got on their website and I was surprised by Two things. One, they have a huge selection of products that all look fantastic many of which I had never seen before. Two they are own by McCormick which explains the quality of all the spices which are plentifully used in their mixes. Here is to them both for rescuing this single dad from the doldrums of boring meals. Thanks Y'all. https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/pasta-mixes/southern-stroganoff-pasta-dinner-mix @WellsJamesL New Albany, IN
James | March 12, 2017 |
I brown the ground beef with about 1-2 T Worcestershire sauce and about 1 T minced garlic. Drain everything, then follow the recipe as normal. Really enhances the flavors of the dish!
Jennifer | November 22, 2014 |
Great twist on an old box-dinner classic. Just the right amount of heat and a hint of sour cream. Great with ground turkey, too!
Michael | May 07, 2014 |