From My Kitchen: Ground Beef Stroganoff

Just a few more days, and fall is here. I’m thoroughly excited. I love the cooler weather! And I definitely love the food that comes with this weather. Stews, soups, slow cooked meals are on top of my list of favorites. I have always loved Beef Stroganoff since childhood. At this point we can safely call it a classic, it has been around that long. This time I made this tried and true delicacy with ground beef, and everyone loved it. Get ready for fall with me, and cook this hearty meal!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • wide egg noodles

In a large sauce pan, heat butter, then add the ground beef, and brown over medium heat until fully cooked. Remove ground beef, set aside. Add sliced mushrooms, and cook until they are golden brown, 5 – 7 minutes.

Remove mushrooms and set aside. In the same sauce pan, add onions, carrots and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes or more, until vegetables are soft. Add paprika, salt and pepper, and simmer for another 3 minutes. Add ground beef and mushrooms back to the pan. Mix well and keep simmering over low to medium heat.

Add tomato paste, beef broth, dried thyme and Worcestershire sauce and mix it into the beef mixture. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add cream cheese and sour cream and mix it into the beef mixture as well. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve with wide egg noodles.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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