Saturday, August 14, 2010

Beef Stroganoff

This is my personal recipe for this yummy classic. Use full fat dairy items, and yes that actually is healthier for you then reduced fat or fat free- contrary to "conventional" thinking.

1 bag egg noodles (or 12-16 oz homemade noodles)
1 lb lean ground beef (5-7% fat)
1/2 med white onion chopped
3 baby bella mushrooms thinly chopped
1 small can cream of mushroom soup (or make your own)
1 reg size tub sour cream (get a quality brand- I prefer Tillamook)
2 TBS minced garlic
pat of butter (no margarine allowed in my cooking!)
sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Cook noodles according to packaged directions. Meanwhile, caramelize the chopped onions in the butter. Add a pinch of sea salt, the mushrooms, and the minced garlic. Stir until well blended. Add the ground beef and brown thoroughly. Add another pinch or two of salt and a few cranks of fresh pepper. Add the cream of
mushroom soup and sour cream to the pan and stir until all ingredients are mixed well and heated evenly.

Combine sauce and noodles. Enjoy! Makes 4-6 generous servings. Pair with fresh green beans or asparagus.

Add 1 C Marsala to caramelized onions. Bring to boil. Add 1 C chicken stock and boil until reduced. Then add salt, garlic and mushrooms. Continue recipe as normal.