Recipe: Beef Noodle Skillet

Beef Noodle Skillet is just what it sounds like... a one dish meal of beef and noodles..
I love making skillet meals... one pot..  all the ingredients everyone likes... who could ask for more.... oh.. and they cook in under 30 minutes.
I keep certain staples in the house... like powdered gravies... and noodles.. I always have noodles in the house.. they can be used in so many quick meals... I never "have nothing for dinner".
Powdered gravies are not the best.. but in a pinch they are perfect for skillet meals.  I usually have the basic ones on hand as well as Onion Gravy.. it adds flavor to a lot of dishes.. this one included.
If you don't want to use a powdered gravy.. you can substitute a jarred gravy or even better homemade...  when you make homemade gravy.. make a bit more than you need and freeze the leftovers for a meal like this.
I use fresh mushrooms.. you can use canned or jarred.. or if you don't care for them.. leave them out.
This recipe will make 4 servings.  i serve a steamed vegetable like broccoli on the side.

Recipe:  Beef Noodle Skillet
All you need:
1 pound of ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pkg. (8 oz.) fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 package McCormick Onion Gravy mix
1 package McCormick Brown Gravy mix
1/2 package wide egg noodles
All you need to do:
In a large skillet brown the meat for about 4-5 minutes, then sprinkle the garlic powder over the meat.  Add the diced onions and mushrooms continue to cook until the meat is until no longer pink.  Drain any excess fat.
Sprinkle the onion gravy mix over the meat .  Add the 1/2 package of noodles and 2 cups of water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. simmer until the noodles are cooked.   Stir occasionally.
In a measuring cup, combine the Brown Gravy mix and 1 cup of water, stir to mix well.   Then add it to the skillet and stir well.  Cook until sauce is thickened .... about 3 minutes. 
Serve immediately.

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