Thanks to Noshing With The Nolands
An excellent blog, Noshing With the Nolands posted a recipe for Slow Cooker Stroganoff. I love stroganoff and I am lazy so I like slow cooker. I tried the recipe (with a few changes) and liked it. So here is my version.
I started by cutting the recipe in half. There is only She Who Must Be Obeyed and I. Cutting it in half makes using a can of beef broth awkward. I hate using 1/2 cans. So, I substituted water and beef base (Oxo, Bovril, etc). I also substituted some sherry for part of the wine. I like a bit of sherry in my stroganoff. It makes me feel refined and tastes good.
Also, I am a traditionalist when it comes to stroganoff. I served mine on broad noodles. The Nolands served theirs on mashed potatoes.
Here is the recipe with my changes:
- 1 pound beef round steak, cut into strips
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- dash of pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 cup onion, thinly sliced
- 1 large carrot, slice
- 1 1/2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon beef base (Oxo, Bovril or similar)
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup cooking sherry
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- Mix flour, salt, pepper and dry mustard together.
- Put flour and mixture and beef into a plastic bag and shake to coat.
- Put the beef in a slow cooker that has been sprayed with baking spray.
- Mix the onions, carrots, mushrooms, water, beef base, white wine and cooking sherry into the beef.
- Cover and cook on low for eight hours.
- Slowly mix 1/2 cup of the liquid into the sour cream and then add that to the pot and stir.
- Turn heat to high for 15 minutes.
- Serve over cooked broad noodles.
I started by cutting the beef and measuring the rest of the ingredients. Can you say mise en place? I knew you could.
I mixed the flour, salt, pepper and mustard. I shook the beef and flour in a plastic bag and put it in a crockpot sprayed with baking spray.
I mixed in the rest of the ingredients, except the sour cream. I covered and cooked on low for 8 hours.
I slowly mixed 1/2 cup of the liquid into the sour cream. This helps prevent the sour cream from curdling. I mixed that back into the crock pot and turned the heat to high for 15 minutes.
I served the stroganoff over broad noodles.
This is a very good stroganoff, real comfort food. Making it the slow cooker makes it so convenient! I will be making it again. Thanks again to Noshing With the Nolands.
The Old Fat Guy