Thursday, March 31, 2011

Steak & Mushrooms

4 beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 inch thick (mine were a little over 1 1/2 inches)
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 oz fresh mushrooms sliced
1/4 cup seasoned beef broth
1/4 cup whipping cream (not heavy)

In large skillet cook steaks in hot oil over medium heat until desired doneness, turning once (allow 7-9 minutes for medium-rare, or 10-13 minutes for medium doneness. Transfer steaks to serving platter; keep warm.

In the same skillet cook and stir mushrooms for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in broth and cream. Cook and stir over medium heat about 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon mixture over steaks and serve.

*I made this with homemade mashed potatoes and doubled up on the 1/4 cup broth and cream to make extra sauce which made barely enough for 2 people who love extra sauce.

Stroganoff (2)

1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced round steak
1 4 oz can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion (again used onion salt, just a few pinches)
1/4 cup butter
1 can beef broth
1/2 cup sour cream
1 pound wide egg noodles

Brown meat, mushrooms and onion in butter. Season with salt and pepper. Add broth. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until tender. Gradually blend 1/4 cup water into 2 tablespoons flour and slowly add to sauce while stirring. Cook and stir until thickened. Slowly stir in sour cream and heat through. Serve over cooked egg noodles.

This one is my mother-in-laws recipe.. so delicious but more time consuming. If you have the time try this one first!

Beef Stroganoff (1)

1 pound beef tips or chunks (stew meat)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 bunch chopped green onions (I don't use onions so I just use onion salt as a replacement)
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms (8oz.)
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup 10 3/4 oz
1 pound bag wide egg noodles ( I only used about half for 2 people)

In skillet brown beef with garlic and mushrooms. In seperate pot boil noodles, drain and set aside. Add soup and sour cream to beef mixture. Stir and simmer 5 minutes. Top noodles with beef mixture and green onions.
I also shredded parmesan cheese to top it off.

This was given to me by my sister in law... delicious!!! Thanks Diane