Sunday, January 13, 2013

Beef Stroganoff for #SundaySupper's Birthday!

My mom makes one mean strogie. It's a classic recipe, but for some reason it just tastes like more when you bite into it. Whether over rice (hers and my favourite), roast potatoes (which my stepdad likes) or noodles (the traditional starch), the tangy, slightly creamy melange is always a huge comfort and is now the common option for quiet birthdays and Sunday dinners at home. We do a lot more "classic" Sunday supper meals these days, usually having my grandma and my stepbrother's fiancee over. I think it took last year's events to really drive home the importance of connecting and spending time with those we love around us, who we take for granted that they'll always be there, until they aren't.

I thank my involvement in the #SundaySupper movement for fostering that mentality in me, and while I may not be able to eat what the rest of the family can and does, I can share stories, inspiration and good cooking with them - and the wonderful friends I've met along the way in our tweet-chats. As Isabel, our fearless leader, wrote in this week's preview post: ...eating Supper Around the Family Table is the best nourishment we can give our families. It is about so much more than just the food that is served.

This week marks the one-year anniversary of #SundaySupper. While I wasn't part of the "original eight", I'm so proud that I got the chance to be a part of the weeks I was around for. To celebrate the success of this incredible event and continue solidifying our commitment to the craft and to each other as friends and co-cooks, we've chosen recipes made by each other over the year's events and made them for our own families. When I saw the stroganoff on Melanie's blog From Fast Food to Fresh Food it made total sense for me to make it - it's been the "grownup" birthday dinner here over the past few years, has been a family favourite for as long as I can remember and is the epitome of comfort food meets classy food. Like pretty much everything else I've tried from fellow #SundaySupper bloggers, I was not disappointed!

Mom's Beef Stroganoff

This is what's hitting the tables this week for #SundaySupper's birthday:


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Beef Stroganoff
Inspired by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
Serves 8
1 lb bottom round, cubed
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp salted butter
1 large sweet onion, sliced into half-moons
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
12 oz white button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup red wine
1 (10 oz) can consomme or GF beef broth
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is GF)
2/3 cup full fat sour cream
salt and pepper 
  1. Toss the meat with the cornstarch, paprika, salt and pepper. 
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over high heat and add the dredged meat. 
  3. Brown cubes on all sides, then remove to a plate. Meat will not be cooked through.
  4. Add the butter to the skillet over medium-high heat. 
  5. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook 5 minutes, stirring, then add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Add the beef back to the skillet, then stir in the red wine to release the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  7. Mix in consomme and Worcestershire and bring to a brisk simmer.
  8. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  9. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  10. Serve as soon as possible. 
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 242.8
Total Fat: 16.0 g
Cholesterol: 51.1 mg
Sodium: 328.8 mg
Total Carbs: 7.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
Protein: 14.8 g