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How to Go Crabbing & Crab Alfredo Recipe

How to Go Crabbing & Crab Alfredo Recipe

Crab Alfredo Recipe

Do you know the best part of summer when you live on the water? Well, besides the beach. For me it’s the fresh seafood. I have such wonderful memories of going crabbing with my family in the summer. It’s so easy and a great bonding experience. I think crabbing is more rewarding than fishing, but then again I don’t care for fish. If you live near the water (salt water) and want to take your family on an outing that will  yield memories and dinner, then let me tell you how. Sure, you can get crab traps, but that just takes the fun out of it – we’re doing this the old fashion way. Continue reading

Easy Beef Stroganoff – 30 Minute Meals

30 minutes for a complete meal – start to finish – may seem like a pipe dream to some of you. Let me assure you it’s possible and yummy! My normal beef stroganoff takes much longer to prepare, but I was running short on time tonight so I whipped this up Easy Beef Stroganoff and it received rave reviews. Easy-Beef-Stroganoff

This Easy Beef Stroganoff will easily feed a family of 6 leaving more for tomorrows lunch or dinner. The key to making it taste amazing is in the seasoning. Smoked paprika is in the lead for champion, followed closely by the no-no ingredient – a packet of brown gravy mix. I know, I know – packaged gravy is evil. But there are some times when it comes in handy; like tonight.

I like to keep 1 or 2 packets of brown gravy mix on hand just in case my homemade gravy doesn’t turn out or I don’t have the means to make a homemade gravy. The last part is especially true for lean meats – not much drippings to lend to flavoring gravy.


So here’s my recipe for an Easy Beef Stroganoff that is ready in under 30 minutes. No thanks necessary 🙂

Easy Beef Stroganoff
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: American
Author: Amber
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 10 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 8 ounce container sour cream
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 can peas, drained
  • 1 package egg noodles, cooked
  1. Brown the ground meat in a large pan with the garlic and onion, drain well.
  2. Stir in the cream of mushroom soup, seasonings and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil.
  3. Carefully stir in sour cream and then the gravy packet. Add the can of peas. Simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.
  4. Put the egg noodles on top of the beef stroganoff and dump into a large serving dish. Toss gently to combine and serve.