Friday, April 15, 2016

Beef Stroganoff...ish

Missy Tippens

I decided to play in the kitchen this past weekend. I had seen a recipe for beef stroganoff made by Ree Drummond on the Food Network and had been planning to make it soon.

Well, story of my life, I didn't remember to buy the ingredients. I know. It's some kind of flaw in my genes, because I take a list with me every week! So I had to wing it once again and make my own recipe inspired by hers (and mostly inspired by what I had in my pantry).

1 pound ground beef
1 package mushrooms (I had baby portobellos)
2-3 carrots diced small
1/2 sweet onion diced small
Olive oil (probably used about a tablespoon)
Red wine (about 1/4-1/2 cup)--optional
1/4 cup or so of sour cream
Squirt of Dijon mustard
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Noodles (I really, REALLY like egg noodles with stroganoff but had to use fettuccine)

Brown the beef. Then add the olive oil and toss in the carrots and onions. Cook until meat is nice and brown and vegetables are softened a bit. While cooking, start boiling the noodles.

Add in the mushrooms and cook until a bit softened. Carefully pour in the wine (if you have a gas stove, I think you're supposed to turn it off!). Also add in the Worcestershire sauce.

Cook until mushrooms are done and alcohol has cooked off and the mixture has thickened. Note to self: next time at this point, make a roux, add some milk, and make this a little creamier.

Once noodles are done al dente, drain them and toss with some butter.

Turn off the burner and move the meat to a cool burner. Stir in the mustard and sour cream. Serve over the noodles and enjoy! I ended up loving this even though it wasn't as creamy as I'm used to. Will definitely make it again. I had to go ahead and write down the recipe in a blog post so I don't forget it. :) Only, next time I will make sure I have egg noodles!


  1. Creativity in the kitchen -- love it. And love pantry shopping to come up with a meal. I'm drooling over the green beans. Can't wait until they are in season up here. And can't wait for my little open air market to start up again which will be within a month, I believe. Sqqquuuueeeaaaallll! And the snow is melting rapidly now so spring has finally reached these Northern climes. :-)

    1. Kav, I'm so glad about your snow finally melting!! And your market getting ready to open. The end of winter is in sight!

      By the way, the green beans are FROZEN. They're amazing. Steam in the bag. Perfect for 2 or 3 servings.

  2. Missy, this looks sooo good! And I agree, the green beans look drool-worthy. Kav, I'm glad that spring has reached your area. Hope all the snow is gone soon.

    1. Laura, as I said, they're frozen! So we have them year round. :)

  3. I would love this. I love hamburger stroganoff recipes, Missy, they make me happy! That and Shepherd's Pie... I am a simple person and hamburger makes me happy!!!!

    1. Ruthy, I'm the same way. I've always loved Hamburger Helper. This is just my own homemade version. :) (BTW, Shepherd's Pie is one of my favs!)

  4. This looks so good! I know the Worcestershire sauce is a great addition to the flavor. I've never though of adding it.

    And we have plenty of ground beef to use. Last weekend we got the 1/2 steer we had ordered, and it was a big one. I mean big. The largest one the butcher had ever seen.

    We almost had to buy a new freezer because we were that close to the meat not fitting in the one we have! But we scrunched it in. Now we're hoping our 30 year old freezer doesn't give up the ghost this summer!!!

    1. Jan, that sounds amazing to be that well stocked on fresh beef! I'm glad you have the kids around to help eat it. :)

  5. I should never visit Yankee Belle when I'm hungry. *le sigh*

    This looks really tasty, Missy. I can't even remember when the last time was I added Worcestershire sauce to anything. Yum.

  6. Mary Cate, I've suddenly starting using it in everything. I'm about to finish a bottle! (Now how often does that happen??) LOL

    I've mostly used it in beef dishes like this and in salad dressings.