Sep 13, 2013

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

As soon as the leaves start to fall, and there’s that first hint of autumn in the air, I can get so excited over the prospect of slow-simmered stews, rich soups and hearty casseroles that it’s pathetic. Sorry for those of you mourning the loss of summer.

If you’re a food snob you might want to turn around and run while you still can. What you’re about to witness will make you want to crawl in a corner, curl up in fetal position and cry silently while sucking your thumb because I’m breaking out the Campbell’s for this one!

Well, not really. You see, in the Netherlands it’s called Unox, but the idea’s the same. Here’s my beef Stroganoff made simple. And, boy, is it ever good!

 

Ingredients:

2 pounds sirloin or tenderloin
1 large or 2 small onions
9oz/250gr mushrooms
3 tbsp onion soup mix (mine’s salt-free)
1 Unox cream of mushroom soup (concentrated)
or 2 Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 tsp worcestershiresauce
1/2 cup creme fraiche
salt & pepper

 

Directions:

Cube the beef and lightly season it with salt and pepper.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Chop the onions and clean and slice the mushrooms.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Heat the butter and brown the beef.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Don’t overcrowd the pan! Brown small batches.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Transfer the beef to your slow cooker.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Saute the onions for a minute or 3 and add the mushrooms. Give them a minute or two.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Add that sinfully good mix to the beef and stir.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Add 3 tbsp onions soup mix. I make my own! Recipe can be found here.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

In goes the worcestershiresauce.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

And the soup.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Spoon the creme fraiche in there.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

And stir well until you have a seriously delicious creamy sauce covering your beef and mushrooms.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

 
Cook the beef stroganoff on low for 8 to 9 hours. Until the beef melts on your tongue.
 

The sauce will be a lot thinner! For me this is the perfect consistency; it will nicely coat the pasta, but feel free to thicken it a bit using cornstarch.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Serve with wide egg noodles, sprinkle with parsley and enjoy every single bite.
Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff
Ingredients
    2 pounds sirloin or tenderloin
    1 large or 2 small onions
    9oz/250gr mushrooms
    3 tbsp onion soup mix
    1 Unox cream of mushroom soup (concentrated)
    or 2 Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup
    1 1/2 tsp worcestershiresauce
    1/2 cup creme fraiche
    salt & pepper

Directions
    Cube the beef and lightly season it with salt and pepper. Chop the onions and clean and slice the mushrooms. Heat the butter and brown the beef in small batches. Transfer it to your slow cooker. Sauté the onions for 3 minutes, add the mushrooms and give it another 2 minutes. Add everything to the slow cooker.

    Sprinkle in the onions soup mix and pour in the worcestershiresauce, soup and creme fraiche and stir well. Cook the beef stroganoff on low for 8 to 9 hours. Until the beef melts on your tongue. The sauce will be a lot thinner! For me this is the perfect consistency; it will nicely coat the pasta, but feel free to thicken it a bit using cornstarch.

    Serve with wide egg noodles, sprinkle with parsley and enjoy every single bite.

Meal type: Main Course, Beef, Slow Cooker
Servings: 4 to 6
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