Pierogi Beef Skillet

I tried a new recipe tonight, and it was a hit! Well, Sean only ate one bite, but whatever...D and I liked it! :) Not only was it good, but it was quick and easy to throw together. It's also budget-friendly; it cost me less than $10 to make the entire dish. I'll have to make sure I keep the ingredients on hand for this one.

Funny side note - before serving it, I grabbed my camera to take a quick picture. Every time I start taking pictures of food, D just rolls his eyes and laughs at me! He'd really laugh at me if he knew that I'd love to start plating the food on fancy dishes and setting a "scene" to try to make the pictures look more like the ones in magazines and books, LOL!!

Pierogi Beef Skillet

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 can (14.5 oz) beef broth
1 pkg (16 oz) frozen cheese and potato pierogies, thawed
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and drained
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain, reserving 3 Tbsp drippings. Sprinkle flour over beef and drippings; stir until blended. Gradually add beef broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in the pierogies, vegetables and seasonings. Cook, uncovered for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese. Makes 4 servings.

Katy's notes: I use the lean ground beef, so I didn't have any drippings. I just added the flour to the beef in the pan, then added the broth. Also, before cooking the meat, I browned the pierogies in a little oil. It wasn't really necessary, but I wanted to, lol. When serving, I completely forgot the cheese! It was good without it, but maybe I can remember it the next time!