Thursday, June 05, 2008

Pirogi Delight

Dh has duty last yesterday, so he came home this afternoon and crashed. This is after we watched a movie, ate carrots sticks and ranch, then a bowl of ice cream. It's a balanced meal, right? So while he's passed out sleeping because 2 hours of sleep in 36 hours isn't healthy for anyone, I began cooking more. I munched on a monster cookie and decided to cook up the ground beef I had purchased earlier this week. I made some chili, sloppy joes, hamburgers, and pirogi mix. Tonight's dish will be pirogies! I haven't made this in a long time and DH has been requesting it.

Without further adieu, the recipe:

1 box Mrs. T's pirogies
Parmesan Cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons chopped garlic
1/2 pound ground beef
paprika, Worcestershire sauce, dehydrated onions(to season ground beef)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

On high heat splash in the Worcestershire sauce over the ground beef. I love adding paprika to things because it adds that EXTRA something and allows the meat to really get juicy. So, add the paprika and onion, and garlic seasoning to the beef, or leave it plain, if you must. I do not like plain ground beef cooking (it looks lonely) therefore add Worcestershire sauce, you won't regret it.

In a medium sauce pan, dump out the cream of mushroom soup while adding the cup of milk and mix it. Add heat.

Finish browning the ground beef, and drain it. Drip off the excess grease then dump the meat into the cream of mushroom soup. Let simmer for 20 minutes with a lid, stirring occasionally.



Dump pirogies onto a baking stone/pan/sheet in a single layer. Coat with olive oil or butter. I prefer butter on them, it adds an extra flavor that the olive oil loses in heating. Place them into oven.

Once they come out, sprinkle Parmesan cheese.

To plate it, place four pirogies on a plate in a circle. Generously place soup mixture into middle, dribbling some on the pirogies themselves. Serve with salad and mixed veggies.

This certainly makes me want to go wake up the DH now and serve this up.

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