Beefy x 2 Stroganoff.. is there anything better?

25 11 2011

Those Russian know a thing or two about stroganoff, but I doubt many could afford two pounds of triple grade A lean beef to make it. Fill your boots on the richness of this dish without the full fat cream-noodle backlash!
I have posted a meatball version using turkey but was really craving a one pot meal, had some mushrooms that needed to be used, and 2 lbs of lean AAA beef. Voila Beef Stroganoff, minus the carby evil noodles.

This is a short and sweet post, as we are gearing up for a retirement party at work today, a visiting Young Mineral Club at work tomorrow, and my gran’s 95th birthday celebrations tomorrow night. I feel choked for time, but I also think it is the time of year. I really need to start and let some stuff go.
Courtesy of Natalie Dee

Beefy Beefy Stroganoff
by moi

2 lbs of lean beef, cut up into bite sized bits
1 onion, chopped
3 slices of bacon, chopped
1 tbsp oil
1 lb mushrooms, chopped
1 can of evaporated milk,, 2%
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup of beef broth (or bovril)

2 tbsp flour (to thicken near the end)

Saute onions and bacon together until cooked, add mushrooms and cook them until they have given up most of their moisture. Add cubed beef and brown the outside. I then added the flour at this stage, as it soaks up some of the bacon fat and creates a roux of sorts. This will thicken the stew up so you dont miss the noodles so much.

Add liquid and neglect until the beef is cooked, making sure you dont allow the stew to boil, as the milk will curdle, and look awful. You can totally do this in the crock pot, or chose to have it simmer on low on the stove with the lid slightly ajar. I find the flavours of this are slightly better on the stove.

This makes alot, like 10.5 cups of stew, which freezes like gangbusters, so make the full pot and tuck some away for a hectic week.
Nuts quoted are on 3/4 cup, which is challenging to get down because of the beef chunks, so skew accordingly
Calories 207, Carbs 11 (NET 10g), Fat 7g, Protein 25g, Sugars 5g

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