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“Accidental” Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

December 3, 2012

So here I was a few weekends ago with my plans to get caught up on blog reading, read my three new cookbooks, and just chill out. In fact, I vowed not to even get dressed. And for dinner, I was planning to make beef stroganoff in the crockpot. I had already defrosted the beef sirloin chunks and had a package of mushrooms that needed to be used.

So I set out to make this dish when I realized I had no cream of mushroom soup, nor did I have sour cream. And as I said earlier, I was not going to get dressed this day. So there would be no running out to the store. So I threw the ingredients in the crockpot and decided to improvise. I used Bryan’s plain yogurt for the sour cream and added a dash of cream at the end. And because the stroganoff was a bit too liquidy early on, I cooked the egg noodles in the crockpot to absorb the liquid. And I must tell you, this was the best been “stroganoff” I’ve ever made.

Here’s what I did: Threw the following ingredients into the crockpot and simmered for five hours.

1 pound sirloin chunks

sliced mushrooms

can of beef broth

1 tsp. garlic

Then with about two hours left in the cooking time, I added the following to the crockpot:

1/2 cup yogurt

8 oz. egg noodles

1/4 cup heavy cream

I know these aren’t the most specific of instructions. But I have also found that with a crockpot, it’s really hard to mess up a recipe. And this one was divine!

beef stroganoff

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2012 6:06 am

    I love that you were able to improvise. Where I live, there is often a need for that kind of skill set, since the grocery store is 45 miles away!

  2. December 3, 2012 7:02 am

    Bravo for sticking with your pajama plan. My cooking skills aren’t up to the level of improvisation, but you inspire me to try. 🙂

  3. December 3, 2012 7:18 am

    This sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
    Necessity truly is the mother of invention.
    Well done! 🙂

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