Tasty Tuesday – November 13, 2007

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One of my favorite cold-weather comfort foods is beef stroganoff. It’s hearty and yummy, and it sticks to your bones. Here’s my mom’s recipe. Try it one of these blustery fall nights with some roasted brussels sprouts. Yum!

Easy Beef Stroganoff


  • Round steak, cut into strips, or good old ground beef for more of a hamburger texture
  • One medium onion cut into longer pieces (Omit if you don’t like onions – it’s no big whoop)
  • One clove of garlic
  • One can of mushrooms, drained
  • One to two cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Rice or egg noodles, whichever you prefer


  • In a deep frying pan, brown beef and set aside
  • In the same pan, sautee onions and garlic in olive oil or a bit of the reserved beef fat
  • Add beef again, and pour soup over the mixture. If one can doesn’t seem enough, add another.
  • If soup seems too thick, add a tiny bit of milk but just a TINY bit. The sour cream at the finish will thin the mixture considerably.
  • Pour in mushrooms
  • Add salt and pepper
  • While the soup mixture heats and bubbles, cook the rice or noodles
  • Just before serving, add a dollop or two of sour cream to the soup mixture. Blend until it’s nice and creamy.
  • Serve the stroganoff over the rice or noodles

Sara Bennett Wealer

A co-founder of Working Moms Against Guilt, Sara Bennett Wealer is an author, copywriter and mother of two. Her debut novel for young adults, RIVAL, was released by HarperTeen.


  1. One medium onion cut into longer pieces (Omit if you don’t like onions – it’s no big whoop)

    Haha, did you post that just for me? 🙂

    This weekend, I told my mom I wish I liked onions. Life would be so much easier if I did.

  2. Heh, Ronni. Yep. I know you and others don’t like them. Don’t want to impose my onion love (or breath) on everybody!

    Hope your week is looking up, btw. Sounds like you have an AWESOME trip coming up!

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