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This is a compensated post by BlogHer and PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and is part of the Real Women of Philadelphia project. This is the second out of four recipes.
Guess what? I have over 500 recipes for the slow cooker, but not one for Beef Stroganoff.
How on earth did this happen?
I really don't have an explanation--- somehow this household staple completely flew off my radar.
I'm actually kind of embarrassed.
This is a great beef stroganoff recipe, and it couldn't be simpler.
You can fancy it up by adding a sliced onion or two and a pound of sliced (or button) mushrooms. I didn't, and it still worked beautifully, but I think I would add some veggies next time-- it felt a bit meat heavy to me.
and? no cream-of-something soup required!
serves 6 2-3 pounds beef stew meat (my meat was fresh)
1 (10-ounce) container PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme -- savory garlic flavor
optional: 2 sliced yellow onions, 1 pound mushrooms (sliced, or whole button) sliced bell pepper, etc.
hot cooked pasta for serving (I used brown rice fusilli)
Use a 4-quart slow cooker. Place the meat into the bottom of your pot. Add the Cooking Creme.
If you'd like to throw in onion and mushroom, go for it.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork. Stir well and serve over hot cooked pasta.
I love dump and go recipes. I made this on one of our crazy end-of-the-school-year nights when we were only home together for about 20 minutes before heading back out the door. This made us ALL happy, and the baby probably at a good half-pound of meat herself.
As I said up above, I'd add some vegetables next time to round out the meal. The morning I threw this in the pot was terribly hectic, and I truly didn't have the time to dig out a cutting board. I bet sliced red bell pepper would be lovely...
The garlicy flavor from the Cooking Creme was lovely, and provided a beautiful sauce for the pasta. The leftovers freeze and reheat well!
PS: I've contacted the folks at PHILADELPHIA regarding gluten, and the company does not hide gluten in "natural flavorings." As always, please do your own research and use your best judgment when using packaged products.
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