MAKES: 6 SERVINGS
PREP: 30 MINS
COOK: 8 HRS TO 10 HRS LOW OR HIGH 4 TO 5 HOURS
1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced green onions or 1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1/3 cup dry sherry
1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
Hot cooked whole wheat pasta (optional)
Snipped fresh parsley (optional)
- Cut up any large pieces of stew meat. In a large skillet brown meat, half at a time, in hot oil. Drain off fat.
- In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker place mushrooms, onions, garlic, oregano, salt, thyme, pepper, and bay leaf. Add stew meat. Pour beef broth and sherry over all.
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Discard bay leaf.
- If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. In a medium bowl whisk together sour cream, flour, and water until smooth. Stir about 1 cup of the hot liquid into sour cream mixture. Return all to cooker; stir to combine. Cover and cook about 30 minutes more or until thickened and bubbly. If desired, serve over hot cooked pasta and sprinkle with parsley. Makes 6 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
FOR EASY CLEANUP
Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
Nutrition Facts (Classic Beef Stroganoff)
Per serving: 302 kcal , 15 g fat (7 g sat. fat , 2 g polyunsaturated fat , 5 g monounsaturated fat ), 84 mg chol. , 402 mg sodium , 10 g carb. , 1 g fiber , 2 g sugar , 28 g pro.