Classic Beef Stroganoff
Prep these beef stroganoff ingredients, cover the pot, and go! Simmering and braising beef stroganoff for a long time at a low temperature yields extra-intense flavor with little effort. The method is super convenient; whether you use a slow cooker or the oven for your beef stroganoff, you won't have to tend to the pot.
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- Servings: 8
Photography: Jonathan Lovekin
Source: Everyday Food, December 2006
- 2 pounds beef chuck, trimmed of excess fat and cut into thin slices (about 1/2 inch thick and 3 inches long)
- 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
- 1 pound white mushrooms, trimmed and halved (or quartered, if large)
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- Cooked thin egg noodles, for serving
- Chopped fresh dill, for garnish (optional)
In The Slow Cooker
In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, toss beef, onion, and mushrooms with 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt and teaspoon pepper. Cover, and cook on low until meat is tender, about 8 hours (or on high for 6 hours).
In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, whisk cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Ladle 1 cup cooking liquid into measuring cup; whisk to combine. Pour into a small saucepan, and bring to a boil; cook until thickened, about 1 minute. With slow cooker turned off, stir in cornstarch mixture, then sour cream and mustard. Serve beef over noodles; sprinkle with dill, if desired.