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Friday, March 13, 2009

Easy Beef Stroganoff


This easy beef stroganoff is one taught by my MIL and that is loved by my whole family. I almost always have all ingredients in my pantry/freezer. Whenever I run out of ideas and want something quick, this is one of those that come to my mind. An all-time favorite in my family no matter what season, I can't imagine why it took me this long to figure out I don't have it yet in my blog!

1 lb (wide) egg noodles
1 lb ground beef, sprinkled with some flour
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
(optional: some drops of worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup of sherry)
1 small can sliced mushrooms
1 can (10-3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom
some water (about 1/4-1/2 cup of water)
1 (8-oz) sour cream

Prepare noodles as directed in the package. While boiling water for this, start preparing the beef.

Brown ground beef. When it starts rendering oil, add the garlic, followed by the onions then mushrooms. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add worcestershire sauce and sherry if desired.

Add the cream of mushroom. Put some water into the can to rinse out remaining cream and add to the pan. Stir well. Add some more water as needed to make a thick sauce. DO NOT be tempted to add too much because that sauce will get thinner once you add the sour cream. Simmer for about 10 minutes for flavors to blend well, stirring occasionally.

Turn off heat (for conduction cooktop) and add sour cream. Stir to blend. (For flame stovetop, turn the heat off after stirring to blend; sour cream should be just heated through).
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  1. Anything creamy and with noodles is a big hit in my household! This dish looks so good. I've made it with sliced beef before but I always have ground beef on hand so I should try it this way.

  2. OMG! This looks so creamy. so yummy. Man, if looking at all these yummy goodies would make me fat, I would be the chunkiest person around. hahaha

  3. TN,
    I have seen sliced beef recipes of this, but I have not cooked stroganoff that way. I have always used ground beef, as taught by my MIL (per request of hubby).

    I am afraid I AM GETTING FAT! I can't even stand looking at my body now!!! I need to exercise...need time off from blogging!

  4. Can i use different noodles instead of egg noodles right?


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