Monday, April 5, 2010

Recipe: The BEST Beef Stroganoff

Amy Ellsworth was gracious enough to make her famous Beef Stroganoff for us a couple months ago and we are forever grateful.

This is my new favorite dish to make when we take someone dinner because it is a guaranteed hit.

The BEST Beef Stroganoff:  Recipe from:  Amy Ellsworth

2 lb cubed stew meat
2 (10.75oz) can condensed golden mushroom soup
1 chopped onion
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup water
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Spray crock pot with non stick spray
Combine all above ingredients in slow cooker
Cook on low 8 hours or on high 5 hours

Just before serving add: 
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
Fresh sauteed sliced mushrooms

Serve over noodles or rice.

A few things I have figured out after making this several times:

Stew meat is $4.00 plus per pound at the grocery store, but at Costco it is only $2.70 per pound, and it is a much higher quality meat.  If you have ever had tough stew meat before, fear not, the crock pot makes the stew meat fall apart like a pot roast.  

If you've never bought the condensed golden mushroom soup before you may have to hunt for it in the soup section.  Most stores carry it and the only brand I have ever found is Campbell's.

I have a hard time getting the cream cheese and sour cream blended smoothly at the end, so I take most of the meat out and set it aside.  I use my immersion blender to get the cream cheese and sour cream thoroughly blended, then I add the meat back in.  Next I top it off with the mushrooms.

It is easier for me to get Jasper to eat the meat if I blend it with the immersion blender too.  It finely shreds the beef and blends it right into the sauce.



Cami said...

I'm so going to try this. It looks and sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

Erica said...

I'm totally going to try this. Yum! And THANKS! :)

PS. My cell phone minutes are incredibly low. Sorry! Can we gmail chat instead? I know, not nearly as good...

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