Thursday, October 6, 2011

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

I bought some stew meat the other day and didn't want to spend any time in the kitchen but thought beef stroganoff sounded good. This recipe uses only the crock pot--no boiling the noodles!--and a fairly small number of ingredients I already had on hand.  I am just putting down what I did--you can alter it in any way that suits you!

1# beef stew meat
2 cups beef stock (I used distilled water mixed with 2 tsp. Beef Better than Bouillon)
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 small cans mushroom bits and pieces, drained
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. marjoram
1 tsp. dried thyme

Put ingredients in the crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours. I started it at 7:00 AM to eat for lunch, but if you were cooking all day, cook it on low.  About 30 minutes before you are ready to serve it, add

1/2 small bag of egg noodles to the crock pot, stir and cover.  Cook for 20 minutes.  Stir noodles again and add

2 T flour mixed into 1/2 cup water and
1/2 cup or so sour cream.  Cook for another 10 minutes until noodles are done and sauce is thick and bubbly.

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