I’m not sure if it is universal, but in the South, when people are facing hard times, have an illness or death in the family, folks bring in food. LOTS of food. It’s what we do.
There is something comforting about taking in a meal to people we care about during their toughest times. I guess that’s why it’s called comfort food. I feel like people on the receiving end really appreciate the thought and effort and those taking in the food feel as though they are helping ease the pain in some small way.
One of my favorite dishes to make any time is Elegant Beef Stroganoff. It’s a family favorite and when I take in food to a family, this is my go-to dish. Not only is it easy to make but it makes a lot so there is plenty for a large group or leftovers.
Elegant Beef Stroganoff
1 ½-2 lbs. top round beef or London Broil cut into small ½ cubes
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 can Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Campbell’s Cream of Celery Soup
1 can Campbell’s Golden Mushroom Soup
1 Can water
1 small onion finely chopped
2 finely chopped garlic cloves
Salt & Fresh Ground pepper to taste
First, whisk all of the ingredients above together and add the cubed beef. Next, spray a dutch oven with Pam and add the beef and soup mixture. Cover and cook at 350 degrees (preheated oven) for 2 ½-3 hours or until beef is tender. Finally, stir well and serve immediately over rice or noodles. Furthermore, you can also make it in the crock pot. If you do, spray the crock pot with Pam and cook it for about 3 ½-4 hours on high or approx. 8 hours on low, until beef is nice and tender.
NOTE: If I am giving the dish to someone else I like to put the rice and stroganoff in separate disposable foil containers and cover with foil because it can easily be popped in the oven to reheat and then be thrown away. As a result, this is easier for the family as the dishes need not be washed or returned.
I made this last night for dinner and my husband loved it as always. Thanks for stopping by!