Beef Stroganoff Without The Beef and With All The Awesome

vegetarian mushroom stroganoff without the beef

Growing up, beef Stroganoff was one our favorite family meals. My mom made it regularly and we all ate it happily without complaint (which is quite an accomplishment with three kids, one of them being me and I was the pickiest eater ever). It’s been a meal that I’ve missed and forgot that I could probably find a way to recreate it. After recreating shepherd’s pie with such great success for Saint Patrick’s Day this year, I was inspired to find a way with this favorite meal and I did! It ruled!

Instead of following a recipe, I read 10+ recipes of how to make it and made it up according to what I learned from those ideas. Because I’m terrible at following rules and I want this recipe to be something I can make without freaking out about having all the ingredients.

Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff

Half an onion (or shallots or more or less, but I had half an onion in my fridge, so there you go)
Some garlic (I went with three cloves, chopped)
A lot of mushrooms (I used half of a sandwich-sized bag of sliced white mushrooms and two portobello caps)
A can of cream of mushroom soup (I used a small box of organic vegetarian condensed mushroom soup)
A splash of whole milk or cream or something
Some sour cream (I had about 1/4 cup left in my container and used that)
3/4 of a package of egg noodles

What to do:
Sauté the onions and garlic in some butter
Add mushrooms
Cook until you bring out all the liquid in the mushrooms
Add condensed soup and add some milk to thin it out a bit
Add loads of fresh ground pepper
Cook noodles according to the package
Add sour cream just a few minutes before noodles are done to warm up
Slop the awesome onto the noodles and feel super happy about your vegetarian life (optional)
I’m so mad at myself for waiting so long to make this. It was super good and fast and cheap enough as I had almost everything I needed to make it on hand already. It’s a great way to use up buying too many mushrooms, which I do all the time. Can you have too many mushrooms? Yes. Well, not anymore!

Roozle ate egg noodles with butter, yogurt, and a clementine.


Author: Casey

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