Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beef Stroganoff

Not much cooking going on this week, but stay tuned for the pork chop request.  It's on the menu for Saturday night!  In the meantime, try this recipe... quick, easy, and tasty.  I know it might not be especially appealing from the picture, but beef stroganoff isn't the most photogenic meal there is.  Trust me, it's worth trying.

Beef Stroganoff
Adapted from

1 t. olive oil
5 slices of bacon, diced
8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 t. salt
½ t. pepper
¼ c. flour
2 T. tomato paste
1 c. beef broth
1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
½ t. paprika
1 c. sour cream
1 T. dried parsley
Cooked egg noodles, for serving

1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and sauté the bacon over medium heat until cooked through.  Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.  Leave the grease in the skillet.
2. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook until tender, add additional oil if needed.  Transfer mushrooms to a separate plate.
3. In the same skillet, brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
4. Stir in the flour and tomato paste to the meat mixture and stir well to combine.  Add the beef broth and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring to combine all the ingredients.  Simmer for 3-5 minutes until the mixture is slightly reduced and thickened.
5. Add the Worcestershire sauce and paprika.  Cook an additional 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.  Add the mushrooms back to the mixture and stir well.
6. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the sour cream and parsley, mixing well to remove the lumps.
7. Serve over egg noodles and topped with the bacon and some additional parsley.



  1. thanks. I have come to a place where I have ran through the cycle of the 'things I cook' once again and feel like we just had every meal I've ever cooked. I needed a new meal idea. My family will be grateful for something different.

  2. Glad I could help - hope you enjoy it! Please check back often and share with others... lots more to come.