Classic Simple Beef Stroganoff
Try this Classic Simple Beef Stroganoff recipe when you are in the mood for some great red meat. This beef stroganoff recipe is quick and easy to make and, served with potatoes, rice or noodles, along with some fresh greens, makes a complete and satisfying meal. This beef stroganoff recipe is a great one for a beginning cook to try out for him or her self. It is not difficult to make, and teaches some great basics about working with red meat. For example, with this recipe, your beginning cook will learn to always pat dry the red meat before cooking it. That is to ensure that the meat will brown and not turn grey instead. As well, the beginning cook will learn how to make a great stock, then add sour cream to it to make it even thicker and richer and give the whole stew a rich and tangy flavor.
There is so much to learn about cooking that even the simplest and easiest recipes such as this beef stroganoff recipe can teach your new cook a thing or two about how to get around in the kitchen. This is a delicious recipe, especially since we do not tend to eat as much meat as we used to do. So when you make a beef recipe it is always welcome at the dinner table. Beef is a filling and delicious meat, loaded with protein, and the sometimes hard to get vitamin, B12. This beef stroganoff recipe also has some great seasonings including dry white wine, Dijon mustard and mushrooms. Mushrooms are another great and unusual vegetable (fungus, actually) that is also loaded with surprising nutrients that support our good health. Not all mushrooms are equal, though, and shiitake are the most nutritious (and they are also fabulous if expensive to eat). So this recipe combines great meat, mushrooms, dry white wine and all of it blended to create a fabulous sauce for the meat.
You can serve this dish with mashed potatoes, noodles or even brown rice (or wild rice, which, as most people know, is actually a grain). Also add in some veggies of any kind that you like. Steamed greens are great, but so would be a pot pourri of your favorite veggies like peppers, carrots, celery and so on. The nice thing about this dish is that so many different things can be served with it. You could also make a great Caesar salad. The robust flavor of that salad would complement the beef stroganoff well, and would work with any of the three carbohydrates that you might serve with this dish (the potatoes, noodles or rice). So enjoy this meal soon with your family.
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