Nana’s Beef Stroganoff

  I have a recipe to share, this is another one of our staples when this Momma doesn’t feel like trying a new recipe.  It’s the version of Beef Stroganoff I grew up eating, and we L-O-V-E it!

  It’s perfect for those on the go days.  Just put your meat in the crock pot in the morning and it’s ready for you to finish out the dish when you get home.

Nana’s Beef Stroganoff

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Cubed Stew Meat
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • ½ cups Diced Onion
  • 8 ounces, weight Canned Mushrooms, Drained (I prefer fresh mushrooms, butter sauteed)
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, Divided Use
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt And 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 14 ounces, fluid Can Of Beef Broth
  • Reserved Broth From Crock Pot
  • ¾ cups Sour Cream
  • 10 ounces, weight Extra Wide Egg Noodles, Cooked, Drained And Rinse

Meat for Beef Stroganoff:
Place 1 lb. stew meat and 1 cup beef broth in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. When meat is done remove from crock pot, reserving juices, and continue below:
In a small skillet, saute onion and fresh mushrooms in 2 T. Butter. Set aside.
In a large skillet or stock pot, melt 4 T. butter on medium high heat, and add flour and seasonings, allowing it to get thick and bubbly. Stir in the broth and crock pot juice slowly to thicken, whisking constantly. Let it simmer for a good 15 minutes or so as you stir. This should thicken up like a brown gravy. (If it is doesn’t just add a dash of corn starch in cold water to help thicken faster)
Once liquid has thickened into a nice sauce, add cooked beef, onions,& mushrooms. Simmer 15-20 minutes.
While you wait, cook egg noodles, drain and rinse.
Stir meat mixture and sour cream together, add noodles and stir well. Heat until just warm.

Enjoy! Tastes GREAT with whole steamed green beans and whole wheat rolls!

  So may I take a moment, before we go on to Weekend Potluck, to point out, that my Food photos have improved a bit since last year?

Case in point:

Last year’s Beef Stroganoff Pic, never blogged.                                                      

This year’s Beef Stroganoff Pic, blogged today for your eating enjoyment! 🙂

Better, right?!?!?!?!

I have a long way to go, but improvement makes me happy! 🙂

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“Man Casserole”

  The Beef Stroganoff Casserole recipe I am sharing with you today is one of Dale’s favorites.  Not to be confused with actual Beef Stroganoff (great recipe to come later), this is more of a casserole, and a MANLY casserole at that! It got dubbed “Man Casserole” when my oh-so manly husband declared it DELICIOUS, despite being a bit anti-casserole.  🙂

 No noodles in this dish, but an amazing layer of glazed & seasoned bread instead.  This is baked on top of hearty beef, mushrooms & French Fried Onions layer. (all coated with cream of mushroom soup, YUM) 

  Yummy comfort food, and a winter staple around here, so I thought I’d better share it quick before it warms up too much and we all start switching gears to lighter spring/summer foods. 

  Speaking of SPRING, look what I saw today in my front flower bed…..YIPEE! 🙂

Stroganoff Casserole   Aka “Man Casserole”

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2 lbs. hamburger

2 containers of baby bella sliced mushrooms

1 can French’s onion rings

1/2 tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

2 cans organic cream of mushroom soup

1 cup sour cream, divided   

2- 16 oz. cans refrigerator biscuits (slightly flatten and cut in 1/2)

2 eggs

1 tsp. celery salt

  Brown hamburger and season well.  When cooked, scrape in the bottom of your Pampered Chef rectangle baker.  (bigger than a 9×13) Butter sautee mushrooms in same skillet, scrape over beef and stir together.  Top with ½ the onion rings.

In a small saucepan, heat soup and ½ sour cream, pour over meat mixture. Top with remaining FF onion. Flatten and cut each biscuit in half and place on top of onion ring layer, like a puzzle. (you will have some left)

Mix ½ cup sour cream, celery salt and egg. Pour over biscuits only. Bake 375* for 25-30 minutes. 

 Serve with steamed green beans for a simple and delicious meal!

It may look ugly, but it is DEEEELICIOUS!

Happy Cooking!

~T