Chris' Recipes

Bon Appetite!

Beef Stroganoff

Written By: Chris - Dec• 20•12

We had been eating leftovers following a recent dinner party for a couple of days.  I’m usually good for having something again once, but am spoiled and then want different flavors through out the week.  If I have given as much of the extras away and am unable to freeze something, I usually try to transform it into another dish!

We had an ambulance of homemade dried wheat pasta, about a pound of filet of beef and some caramelized onions on hand.  If you didn’t have left overs in your fridge, you would just prepare your beef by seasoning it with salt & pepper, sear it in a hot pan drizzled with olive oil and slice it thinly.  You could then caramelize your onions and even used prepared store bought pasta.  This was a delicious and healthy stroganoff that tasted rich and delicious while very easy to prepare!

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Ingredients:

1-2 Pounds Beef Tenderloin
2 Cups Beef Stock
1 Cup Onion, caramelized
2 Garlic Cloves, smashed
3 Tablespoons Butter
2-3 Tablespoons Flour
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
3 Tablespoons Cognac
1 Cup Greek Yogurt, plain (or sour cream)
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
4 oz. can Mushrooms (I would prepare fresh if I had them!)
3 Tablespoons fresh Thyme
Salt & Pepper to taste

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Melt the butter into a large sauce pan and whisk with flour cooking for about two to three minutes.  Then stir in the beef broth, whisking continuously so there are not lumps!   Stir in the yogurt.

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Add the Cognac and garlic and allow to simmer and cook for at least five minutes before adding the mustard and thyme.

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Allow to simmer and thicken somewhat, stirring occasionally.  Stir in onions, beef, mushrooms and cream.  Season with salt & pepper to taste.

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Serve over prepared pasta

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We enjoyed this with a crisp salad and a beautiful Jacuzzi – Sonoma County Chardonnay that was a gift from our uncle Ron Klang!

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Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

 

 

 

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