With being back from vacation, and in preparation for the Holidays, I’ve been trying to make an effort to put healthier meals on our menu. But, with the coldness really setting in here in the Mid-Atlantic, I can’t help but crave comfort foods. Last week I really wasn’t feeling what I had on the menu that night, so I rummaged through the freezer to see what I could come up with. There were 2 lonely filets that I’d bought on sale, not enough to make a meal out of on their own – but certainly plenty when mixed in with some veggies thrown over some rice or pasta.

I’ve always thought it was kind of wasteful to use a cut of beef like filet, to use for something that’s cut apart and simmered – like stroganoff. When I’ve made it in the past, I’ve used top sirloin. Much more economical, and just as good. It’s a great weeknight meal too – you’re eating in about 30 minutes. Which, is great with the time change. It gets dark so early, I feel like we should be eating at 4 PM!

5 Comments

  1. Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM | Permalink

    Stroganoff is my hubby’s favorite meal ever! I’m so cheap that I usually buy the stew meat and slow cook it all day. My husband would love it if I used a tenderloin!

  2. Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM | Permalink

    So tasty! This is a perfect dinner for a day when you’ve been out in the cold. Yum!

  3. Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM | Permalink

    Is it weird that one of the foods I looked forward to having access to the most (now that I’m back in the US) was egg noodles?! I never could find them in China, so I never was able to *really* fill my craving for beef stroganoff. Yours sound comforting and delicious!

    • Laura
      Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:06 PM | Permalink

      Jessica, funny you mention it! My grocery store was out of egg noodles (weird what people stock up on for a hurricane!) so I came home and made them myself. Was super easy, and they were delish!

  4. dana
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

    this is similar to my recipe except I use 1/4 cup Courvoisier instead of wine…I love stroganoff

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