Most recipes call for beef tips...I use ground beef and it is great...you could also use leftover roast beef or ground turkey. I think your kids will even enjoy this one and it is EASY.
1 lb ground beef
1 med onion diced
2 cloves garlic diced
8 oz. chopped mushrooms
2 tbs butter
salt, pepper, garlic/onion powder
1/4 cup red wine
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can beef broth..(I've used chicken broth before if that is all you have)
1 cup sour cream
If you are going "high class" :) and using beef tips or strips lightly flour and brown in butter and then remove from the pan before starting the onions, mushrooms and garlic.
For those of you using ground beef, season and brown in butter. Then add onion, mushrooms and garlic and cook until soft. Add red wine and cook down for a few minutes. Then add soup and broth and simmer a few more minutes. I don't always used the whole can of broth. Right before you are ready to serve stir in 1 cup sour cream. If you have some fresh parsley...go ahead and throw in a tablespoon or two for fun. Serve over egg noodles.
This is nice served with a salad and crusty french bread. Makes me hungry just thinking about it. Good thing I've got a pan of this on the stove for dinner!