You have no idea how hard it is to take an appetizing picture of beef stroganoff. It is that difficulty which has delayed this recipe from being shared with the internet because I've been making it for months.
I was actually on the phone with a friend while I concocted this creation. I knew I wanted to make stroganoff, and sort of knew how to do it (I'd done it before, but didn't know what recipe I'd used) and my long newsy phone call was interspersed with conspiracy to create stroganoff. Wouldn't you know, it came out scrumptious, and I actually thought to write down what I did.
1 lb ground beef
1/2 package egg noodles
1 can cream of mushroom soup (or, make your own following these directions here)
3 or 4 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
2 shakes each:
red pepper flakes
splash (real scientific, I know)
Brown beef with red pepper. Add mushrooms. Drain fat. Good egg noodles according to package instructions in a separate pot. Add creamy soup and other spices and sauces. Mix until warmed thoroughly. Serve over egg noodles. Pretty easy peasy.