To reduce the recipe down to a normal level, I halved it. I made a couple of other slight changes which are included below in italics.
|Beef Stroganoff with steamed broccoli|
Beef Stroganoff (adapted from the All New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook)
3/4 lb sirloin beef tips or stew beef (chop into small bits)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium-size sweet onions, diced
1 (8-ounce) packages fresh mushrooms, sliced (I started with large slices but they will break apart in the cooking process so the size isn't terribly important.)
1 cups beef broth
1 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 (8-ounce) package egg noodles (This is approximately 2 1/2 c. uncooked egg noodles.)
1/4 cup sherry or red or white grape juice (I used red)
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (4-ounce) container sour cream
1 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley (optional) (I skipped this)
Cut beef tips or stew beef into small bits. I cut it into bits around 1/2" cubes.
Sprinkle beef tips evenly with salt and pepper.
Brown beef in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onions and mushrooms, and saute, 3 to 5 minutes or until tender.
Stir broth, tomato paste, and mustard into beef mixture. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 1 hour or until beef is tender.
Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. (In case you're like me and put pasta in a container without directions, boil water and add pasta. Cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes. Test with a fork for doneness.)
Combine sherry/grape juice and flour; stir into beef mixture, and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in sour cream. Serve over hot egg noodles; sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
This was great. I think cutting up the beef made a big difference in terms of tenderness and flavor absorbed by the meat. The recipe states that the original serves 4 people. If serving 4, I'd make the recipe as listed above. It's a lot of food. I served it (in the halved version above) with steamed broccoli and had enough food to eat for 5 meals. I enjoyed it the whole time though. That's pretty amazing in terms of leftovers and personal enjoyment, especially since most anyone can get bored of leftovers by the 3rd or 4th time of eating them. This recipe would be hard to make any smaller though.
Be sure to hop over to Mel's blog to see what she thought of this dish!