Several months ago, while I was visiting my parents, my mother turned to me and announced, “Your father and I bought a cow.”
“Ex-excuse me?” I stuttered, visions of my parent’s tiny backyard inhabited by a less-than-tiny cow filling my mind.
“Well, we bought a quarter of a cow, to be exact. From the vet! Organic, grass-fed Black Angus. It will be delicious!”
And when, a couple of months later, the fresh beef was delivered and my parents discovered that they now had 55 pounds of ground beef alone to store in their freezer, I was more than happy to take some roast, round steak and stew meat home with me. Oh, the sacrifices we make for those we love.
In an effort to use up some of this delicious beef, I recently went on the hunt for quick and easy beef stroganoff recipes. Unfortunately, it was not uncommon to discover that “quick and easy” was synonymous with “canned soup recipes." Hmm…
One of the recipes that I found promised that their version of beef stroganoff could be made in 30 minutes. Ok, challenge accepted. I would make mine in 30 minutes as well – no canned soup involved.
And so I present you with my adapted version of beef stroganoff – just as quick (you can totally make this in 30 minutes, prep time included), just as easy, and, most importantly, just as delicious.