How to Make Easy Beef Stroganoff

I dedicate this guide to my sister, Ren, who shared her recipe with me. I decided to use a slow cooker for simmering and I didn't have quite the same spices but its fun to experiment Thanks Ren!

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This is a first for me... Creating a Snapguide for a recipe I've never made! So you're learning along with me! My sister shared it with me & I made a few variations. This made 4-6 servings.

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I used regular mushrooms, sour LEAN, beef gravy I had frozen previously, and boneless Top Round Chuck roast.

I used regular mushrooms, sour LEAN, beef gravy I had frozen previously, and boneless Top Round Chuck roast.

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I'd never heard of Cremini Mushrooms. You can learn the difference between mushrooms at www.thekitchn.com/what-are-cr… It has to do with maturity.

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I put the meat in the freezer 1-1/2 hours till it was frosty (not frozen). Then took it out and sliced 1/4" strips. It sliced WAY nicer if Beef is frosty.

I put the meat in the freezer 1-1/2 hours till it was frosty (not frozen). Then took it out and sliced 1/4" strips. It sliced WAY nicer if Beef is frosty.

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Heat olive oil till shimmering. Ad beef strips, browning just the surfaces.

Heat olive oil till shimmering. Ad beef strips, browning just the surfaces.

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Brown outside surfaces of beef strips, turning once.  Don't overcook.

Brown outside surfaces of beef strips, turning once. Don't overcook.

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Push beef to pan edges and add sliced onion.

Push beef to pan edges and add sliced onion.

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Simmer 4-5 minutes. Add sliced mushrooms.

Simmer 4-5 minutes. Add sliced mushrooms.

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Recipe calls for Thyme.  I tried also adding some Rosemary & Basil. My sister used ground coriander & Spanish paprika. Play around with spices you like!

Recipe calls for Thyme. I tried also adding some Rosemary & Basil. My sister used ground coriander & Spanish paprika. Play around with spices you like!

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Add water & simmer in pan on low, adding water as needed... OR... I placed entire mixture with 1/2-3/4 cup water in slow cooker, covered, on low for 4 hours.

Add water & simmer in pan on low, adding water as needed... OR... I placed entire mixture with 1/2-3/4 cup water in slow cooker, covered, on low for 4 hours.

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Stir in gravy during last hour. Add flour if need be to thicken.

Stir in gravy during last hour. Add flour if need be to thicken.

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Boil egg noodles according to package directions.

Boil egg noodles according to package directions.

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Add sour cream just before serving.

Add sour cream just before serving.

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Stir in sour cream. Turn off heat.

Stir in sour cream. Turn off heat.

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Serve hot over buttered egg noodles.

Serve hot over buttered egg noodles.

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