10 Best Five-Ingredient Dinner Meals



There are many variations on this traditional dish -- featuring beef, sour cream, mushrooms, sherry and egg noodles or rice -- so feel free to experiment! For example, you can use either sirloin or ground beef, depending on what you've got in the fridge.

Heat olive oil in a pan, then add the meat. Season with salt, pepper (and paprika, if you like) as the beef browns. When the meat is no longer pink, add mushrooms, followed by a couple tablespoons of flour. Keep stirring, and add in sherry. When the sauce is thickened and lump-free, turn off the burner and stir in sour cream. Serve it over egg noodles or rice.

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