Mandie's Dinner Diner

October 9, 2010

Stroganoff

Filed under: Uncategorized — ruralmomof3 @ 6:25 am

I fell in love with stroganoff a looooong time ago but have never been able to copy that exact flavor from the first time I ate some. I did discover that a little red cooking wine (note “wine” not “whine”- whining will not help any meal – and if it comes from children, will only delay the meal and possible ruin it altogether-lol) adds a hint of something yummy to the sauce but who keeps cooking wine on hand? Okay, if it’s you- add some cooking wine to the sauce in place of the water. Anyway- Here is a simple recipe for stroganoff using common ingredients and exchanges for common ingredients that should make you feel all warm and nourished inside with or without the wine or the whine!

The Recipe:

3 Tbl butter, margarine, oil, or olive oil

1-2 lbs of meat cut into strips or bite size chunks (1/2 turkey breast, 4-5 chicken breasts, hamburger, stew

meat or a beef roast)

1/2 c. or so of diced onion (white, yellow, red, or green)

mushrooms, sliced (1/2 lb fresh or 1can, drained- if you have less than that on hand, dice them instead of

slicing them)

salt/pepper to taste

1/2 can tomato paste and 1/2 can water (or equivalent of diced tomatoes, sauce, or some kind of tomato

product)

1/2 c sour cream or plain yogurt

1 lb egg noodles

Heat your “grease” in a skillet on medium. If you happen to have garlic on hand, you can saute a bit of that in there. Throw in your chunks of meat and put the lid on while you prepare the onions and mushrooms. When they are prepared, add them to the skillet too, salt/pepper to taste, and then turn your meat to begin getting it evenly browned. In a large saucepan, begin to prepare your noodles – following package instructions. In a small bowl, combine the tomato paste, water/wine and sour cream. You’ll probably need a wisk or fork to break up the paste. If using diced tomatoes, add them to the skillet of meat to cook. Stir your noodles occasionally, until done and drain them. When meat is fully cooked, stir in your tomato/sour cream mixture (or just the sour cream if tomato is already in the skillet) and heat through. Then fold in your prepared noodles and serve! OR you can keep the noodles separate and serve the meat/sauce on a bed of noodles.

Enjoy!
Amanda

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