Friday, January 8, 2010

My Hamburger Needed a "Helper"

I got this recipe a couple of months ago from a site called My First Kitchen.

I was drawn to this recipe because I am always stuck looking in my refrigerator for dinner ideas.

And lots of times all I see is a lone pound of ground meat.

And no idea what to make with it. Let me rephrase that. No new ideas.

So I made this recipe and it a was a huge hit! Now it's part of my regular dinner rotation.

Hearty Beef and Noodles ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 bag of egg noodles
3 carrots, sliced or diced (I usually slice 6-9 baby carrots)
1 red or white onion, diced (I didn't have an onion one time and just used dried onions from my spice rack-worked fine)
2 cups of chicken stock (I didn't have chicken stock once and used 2 cups of water and two chicken bullion cubes instead)
1/3 cup of evaporated milk (or half and half or heavy cream)
2 tbsp. of rosemary and sage (these two spices together really make the dish)

Here's How I Make It:

1. Cook the egg noodles according to package directions.

2. Brown the hamburger. Season it with salt and pepper.

3. Add the carrots, onions, rosemary and sage to the meat, and cook 5-7 minutes until the veggies are soft.

4. Add the chicken stock, and bring to a boil.

5.Add the cream, and bring to a boil.

6. Add the cooked and drained noodles.

7. Stir it all together, and add salt and pepper to taste.




Steph said...

That looks delish!

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

Diana said...

Reading this post is making me hungry :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I have a cabinet full of egg noodles. My fiance's daughter loves noodles with Parmesan and butter. So I may be trying this recipe with what's left of the bag after this weekend!

Maddy said...

I'm in sort of a food rut myself :( Looking for interesting receipes for the new year. If you leave it up to my husband, we would have rice, beans and meat everyday!

Anonymous said...

oooo looks good. i will have to try it! thanks for sharing!

JennyMac said...

This looks really warm and savory. We are freezing here so my brain is stuck on warm and savory.

lisa and laura said...

Ooh, I'll have to try this one out!

Little Ms J said...

This looks like good winter food. I'm on it.

Hardygirl said...

Looks like something that my kids would actually eat!!


Nishant said...

looks good. i will have to try it! thanks for sharing!

Work from home India

Tracie said...

Looked good until you mentioned evaporated milk or milk products. Oh well.

Christy said...

Looks delicious! I love that recipe site too! She has great ideas!

Taylor Stoddard said...

Oooo good idea! I'm always looking for new recipes for ground beef. I'll have to try this one soon.