This is a really simple and fairly saucy dish that takes virtually no prep time and makes for a great winter meal. I’ve seen other stroganoff recipes before, but most of them are heavy on the beef. A trick I learned from being on Weight Watchers years ago is to substitute mushrooms for beef, for example: having a portobello mushroom on a burger bun instead of a beef (or even turkey) burger. I also like mushrooms in my stroganoff, so I laugh LOUDLY AND HEARTILY at the recipes that suggest a simple 4oz can of mushroom stems and caps. Really, folks?
Of course, I forgot to take a picture of this before it left the dinner table, so this is actually a shot of what went into the fridge. Depending upon how hungry you are, this can serve six people easily enough; we get two nights of meals out of this dish, sometimes with a little to spare. This is a fairly saucy one, but since we serve it over butter noodles (or occasionally with rice), the sauce finds a home. You could even try a crusty bread as a side, to help sop up some of the extra sauce. Save yourself on the prep time by buying washed and sliced mushrooms in your produce section (or by prepping them the night before and just shoving them in the fridge). We also buy our stew beef already cubed; again, it saves time. The beef costs the same whether whole or pre-cut; the mushrooms tend to be a little more expensive if pre-sliced/washed, but I’m willing to pay that price to save on the time of doing it myself. Some call it lazy; I consider it being efficient and knowing when to outsource.
Prep Time: 5 mins before cooking; 5 mins before serving
Cooking Time: 8-10 hrs on LOW
2 cans golden mushroom soup
1-1/2 lbs stew beef, cubed
1-1/2 lbs white mushrooms, washed and sliced
8oz french onion sour cream dip
Make it Happen
1. Coat the inside of a 4qt crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Add the soup, beef and mushrooms to the crock pot; stir well to combine.
3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10hrs.
4. When the cook time is over, turn off the crock pot. Add the dip and stir well to combine before serving.