Heart Warming Beef Stroganoff

And no, I don’t mean heartburn! This dish is just so comforting and cozy, it’ll warm your heart and your mind will be right back to your childhood (hopefully, in a good way)!

Of course the classic dish is made with thinly sliced sirloin or other steak, but times being what they are, beef is just too darn expensive. So here, I’m using ground beef instead. The stroganoff is also typically served over egg noodles, but being a Pappy fan, I used what I got, and I got garden rotini, but of course, you can use what you like.

So find your favorite chair, pick up your favorite pet, and cozy up with a nice bowl of hot beef stroganoff. It’ll warm you right down to your toes!

Beef Stroganoff

1 pound ground beef or thinly sliced steak, if you got the big bucks
1 yellow onion, diced
1 clove minced garlic
2 Tablespoons flour
3/4 cup beef broth
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup sour cream
Pasta of choice

Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, drain most of the fat. Add onion and cook for about 3 minutes, just until the onion is soft., then stir in garlic. Making sure there is about 2 Tablespoons of fat in the pan, add your flour and stir, (you’re making a roux to thicken the dish). You probably want to cook your pasta right about now.

Add beef broth while whisking or stirring, getting any lumps and bumps outta your sauce. Add the Worcestershire sauce. Make sure you stir it all together. Now you’re gonna let it simmer (Pappy would’ve said “fester”) for just about 5-10 minutes. Put your heat on low and add sour cream. You don’t want to let it boil, so don’t do the walk-away! Just keep stirring until it’s nice and hot.

Add salt and pepper to taste and serve over noodles. Some people like it over rice, but they’re wrong! 😉

This serves about 4 good-sized people.

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