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Beef Stroganoff (using only church groceries!)
1 can beef chunks
1 package beef gravy mix
1 package noodles
sour cream
muhrooms (optional)
 Prepare noodles as directed on package while preparing rest of the meal. Brown mushrooms in a little butter or oil, if using . Add beef chunks, and gravy mix. Use a whisk, and stir in water (follow mix directions). Let thicken. Serve over hot noodles with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Cincinnati Chili



1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef

1 (29oz.) can tomato sauce

1 (14 1/2 oz. can) peeled whole tomatoes

small onion, chopped

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. allspice

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 1/2 tbsp. white vinegar

1 toe garlic

3 bay leaves

1 tbsp. cocoa powder

hot sauce or cayenne pepper, to taste


Brown meat-cook onions with meat-drain grease. Place meat and onions in large pan or crock pot. Add rest of ingredients. Cook slowly 4-5 hours, covered. Remove bay leaves before serving. Add plain, or use one of the serving suggestions below. Serves 6-8.

Serve chili on top of spaghetti. Cover with shredded cheddar cheese. Add onions or cooked kidney beans to make it a 4-way or onions and beans to make it a 5-way. Add garlic, onions, and beans for a super 6 way!  Or, spoon some chili on top of a hotdog on a bun. Add mustard, onions, and shredded cheddar cheese. Also makes a tasty taco salad. Use chili in place of taco meat.