Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ramstein and Beef Stroganoff

On Sunday we said goodbye to Clausen and decided to visit Ramstein where Mac used to work as a contractor. Sorry we can't show you pictures (you can't take pictures on base) but just wanted to say that we were stunned with the new American mall on base that boasted "Cinnabon", "Macaroni Grill" and numerous other stores. They have even built an amazing indoor water park there.
When we got home Mac asked for Beef Stroganoff. I suppose he was inspired by the weekend because I learned to make stroganoff in Clausen years ago.
Here's the recipe.
         12 oz sirloin steak tips OR tenderloin (thinly sliced)
 1/2 teaspoon chili oil
       3 tablespoons olive oil
             2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 small onion minced
                                                   4.5 ounces sliced mushrooms (I used jar of green giant)
         2 teaspoon dill weed
      1/2 cup beef broth
      8 ounces sour cream

 Heat oil  in skillet or sauté pan over medium-low heat until hot
                       Sauté onions, mushrooms and garlic in  chili oil and olive oil until onions start to  turn translucent.  Dredge your beef tips in flour.  Place beef tips in pan and cook throughly. Now add your dill weed and beef broth. Cook and stir until everything is mixed nicely and sauce is thickening.  To finish add your sour cream to warm it in the stroganoff. Don't boil.  Serve over a bed of egg noodles.  Garnish with a sprinkle of dill.
Oma taught me to make this recipe in Clausen and she says the "dill" is the secret in this particular stroganoff.
You may notice in the picture that I put some red onion in my egg noodles. Mac hates onions but I love them!

Dieters note: You can substitute plain yogurt for the sour cream but it doesn't taste as nice!

Of course Mac gives it a thumbs up but, after that weekend I would have been happy with a salad!

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