My darling husband asked me to make beef stroganoff. My first instinct was to run screaming from the house. I'm not a big fan of old-fashioned comfort foods. I also didn't really have the ingredients on hand. I used to go shopping like everyday and that has gotten really, really old and tiresome. So now I've decided to adapt recipes to ME! YEAH! We are also trying to eat less meat. One - the prices are really getting out of control. Two - too much meat is just not that healthy. Three - Ferdinand is not that healthy; his body does not digest meat very well. So, I had a great idea. More mushrooms, less meat. Keep all the flavor.
Mushroom Stroganoff with Cube Steak
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cubed steaks (use small ones)
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 onion, thin sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups beef broth
3 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed with fingers
1 pound sliced mushrooms, any type
1/4 cup sour cream, or more to taste
cooked egg noodles, for serving
InstructionsHeat oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Cube steak, in my neck of the woods, is very lean, so you may need a little more oil; you don't want anything sticking, but you do not want a lot of unneeded oil either.
Brown steaks on both sides. Add onion and garlic and cook until the onions begins to soften and becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the beef broth, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until the beef is fork tender, about 1 1/2 hours or so. I'm sorry, but nobody likes a tough cube steak. Nobody. Also, if it gets too dry, add water. And by dry, I mean dry. You will only want something in the neighborhood of a 1/2 cup of liquid at the end of cooking.
Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add cayenne, rosemary, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir mushrooms into the steak mixture, then stir in the sour cream. Taste for seasoning and if needed add a tiny bit of water so you have some gravy.
Serve over cooked egg noodles.