Home from work after a long day. Barely a fresh vegetable left in the house. A hungry family. What’s a determined-to-feed-her-family-healthier Momma to do?
Hit her pantry, of course!
I whipped up this crowd pleaser tonight using only 6 ingredients with nothing defrosted or planned in about 20 minutes. Take that tempting drive-thru. Take THAT!
Both husband and child ate with NO complaints. I got a 4 year old "It’s Good! I like the chicken*" and a "This is delicious." from the husband.
*Note: The little guy still hasn’t left the "It’s all just chicken to me" stage. ;~)
Here’s what I did…
- 6 oz of whole wheat noodles
- About 2/3 of a pound of top sirloin (that’s just what I had in my freezer)
- 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
- 1 can of French Onion Soup (like Progresso 18.5 oz)
- 1 8oz can of mushrooms
- About 3 cups of frozen peas
Here’s all the ingredients
Bring a pot of water to a boil and prepare the noodles according to package.
Cut the beef into thin slices. My meat wasn’t defrosted so I just popped it into the microwave for a minute and it was super easy to cut.
Mix the flour into the can of onion soup. This will help thicken a bit to make the "gravy."
Heat a skillet over medium high heat and brown the beef.
Add the can of onion soup.
Add the can of mushrooms.
Bring to a boil then lower to medium and cook until the "gravy" thickens. About 5 minutes.
Now.. I’d add the peas to the pot and cook for another minute before serving…
BUT the husband isn’t a all mixed up kind of guy. So I through them in a bowl and popped them in the microwave instead. Sometimes you just need to compromise. :)
For some reason I was having trouble calculating the nutritional information on this one so if anyone wants to double check me I’d appreciate it. I split the meal into 3 BIG servings to be realistic but you couldn’t certainly feed 4 just by bumping up the amount of beef or noodles slightly. Or leave them the same and have a lighter meal.
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