Friday, August 15, 2014

Left Over Into Stroganoff

Left Over Into Stroganoff
slave is a strong believer in serving left overs ONLY if they are presented in a different way than originally served. A few days ago a great crock pot roast was presented and it just proved too much to eat at one setting.

So now slave is pulling it out and trying a different way of doing a Stroganoff with the left overs.

Half package of noodles
at least 8 oz left over roast, cut into small strips.
1 5oz carton non fat plain Greek Style yogurt
2 tbs all purpose flour
1 cup beef stock
1 medium yellow onion sliced thin
1 pkg fresh white mushrooms – washed and sliced
1 stalk celery diced

Do all of you cutting.

Cook noodles according to package instructions.

Mix the flour with the yogurt, you can do this right in the yogurt carton. Stir until it is well mixed and set aside.

Heat oil to a medium low in a skillet and add the sliced onion. If it sizzles the pan is too hot. Cook for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions are a light brown and have caramelized. Add the mushrooms and celery, stir well then cover and let cook for about 4 more minutes as the moisture leaves and flavors are blended. Stir in the strips of meat to warm, cover for another 4 to 5 minutes.

Remove with a slotted spoon and place in bowl with some foil over to keep warm. Raise the skillet to a medium high heat and add the beef stock. This should loosen the “fond” or any bits on the bottom of the pan as you stir. Add the yogurt mixture and continue to stir as the stock thickens.

Return the beef & vegetables to the sauce and let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes then serve over the noodles.

If any left over from this, in not more than a couple of days, mix into a sprayed casserole dish and cover with foil. Heat in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. After that, give up and throw it away.

Another idea is to bag and freeze any leftovers. Then you have an almost instant meal. Just add a green vegetable. By planing and stretching you can make that simple crock pot roast go for 3 to 4 meals, (so far slave has made it stretch 6 meals.)

slave hesitates to call this a full recipe, yet it is an important example of what you can make from left overs and how to manage your kitchen budget. Now THAT is really serving a Master!


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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