beef stroganoff with wine sauce. While I was looking for stroganoff recipes, I found many, most with cream of mushroom soup. While I liked the wine sauce, I wanted to try my hand at a more traditional stroganoff, too. So I made this for my family.
I'm not big on using prepackaged foods, so I made my own cream of mushroom soup. See recipe on last week's post, here.
The recipe I used this time was a quick and easy one from Everything in Moderation,
again using ground beef, although I used lamb. I admit, I'm not the
hugest fan of lamb, and I ended up with a lot of it when one of my
friends offered me a year-old sheep. Since it was raised outdoors and
not mass-market, of course I accepted. I have to find recipes that will
somewhat disguise the flavor, so this one seemed like a good one for
some of the ground lamb. But I don't think it would be much different
using beef, except beef may have a bit more fat in it.
Here is the recipe. It was super easy!
1 lb. lean ground beef (I used lamb)
1 med. onion, chopped
1 T. Cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water (I used milk here)
1 tsp. garlic powder (here I substituted 3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (I used 2 c. cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 c. whole milk)
1 (16 oz.) pkg. dried egg noodles (we used quinoa for a bed instead of noodles since my sister is gluten free)
1 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)
beef and onion in skillet till meat is done and onion is transparent (I
also added about a cup of sliced portabella mushrooms to the pan with
the onion and meat).
Drain grease (I didn't do this). Dissolve cornstarch in cold water and
pour onto meat. Stir
in garlic (saute another 1-2 mins if using fresh), salt & pepper
and soups. Cook for five minutes,
stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 10
minutes (everything was done, so I removed from heat after about 3
minutes). Meanwhile, cook noodles (or rice or quinoa) according to pkg.
done, drain . Remove meat mixture from heat and stir in sour cream and
mix well. Add to noodles and mix till well blended.
Recipe: 4 of 4 spoons.
Clear instructions, very easy.
Product: 3 of 4 spoons. Tasty enough. I'd make it again, though my family isn't a big fan.