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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Ultimate Beef Stroganoff

Most beef stroganoff dishes that I've had called for ground beef.  This recipe actually used stew meat (or a chuck roast), cubed.  It's prepared in the slow cooker, which makes the meat nice and tender.  It was very delicious and a hit with my toddler.  Bonus!

The Ultimate Beef Stroganoff


2-3 pounds stew meat (or a 3-pound chuck roast, cubed)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 medium yellow onion, diced
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ cups beef broth or stock
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/3 cup flour
6-7 tablespoons apple juice or water
4-8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup light or regular sour cream

Place the stew meat, salt, pepper and onion in the slow cooker. Stir to distribute the seasonings and onion. In a small bowl, combine the garlic salt, Worcestershrie sauce, beef broth and ketchup. Pour over the meat. Cook for 7-9 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high. About 30 minutes before serving, combine the flour and apple juice in a small bowl, whisking vigorously to combine well. The roux should be thick but still pourable so add a tablespoon of apple juice or water at a time to thin, if needed. Pour the flour mixture into the slow cooker, whisking quickly to mix in the roux with the stew meat and juices and to avoid lumps. Add the mushrooms and stir. Cook on high for 30 minutes. Stir in ½ cup sour cream right before serving. Serve over pasta, rice or baked potatoes.

*Freezable Meal: The leftovers of the stroganoff can be frozen. I store the leftovers in a freezer-safe container and then thaw in the refrigerator (usually takes about a day) and reheat over medium-low heat in a saucepan on the stove.

Posted by:  Julia
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Anonymous said...

I am putting this on my menu to try this week. Sounds delicious. The last time I made stroganoff, the meat was tough. Using he slow cooker should ensure that it is tender. Thanks

jen said...

My husband absolutely LOVED this recipe! It was super good. Thanks!

My Sister's Kitchen said...

Yeah, I still need to try it. My sister posted this one and it looks so good! Duane hates stroganoff though. He has some story about his Aunt blending it up and making him drink it through a straw! Now every time I say the word stroganoff he gags and my kids won't even try it!

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