Beef Stroganoff with Einkorn Rotini – Recipe
This is when I admit that I was about 30 years old before I understood that Beef Stroganoff was an actual dish and just a box dinner. Growing up, Beef Stroganoff for dinner meant a box of Hamburger Helper. My husband is only a few years older than me and grew up under very similar circumstances (single mom, 4 kids). He remembers the same experience with Beef Stroganoff equaling Hamburger Helper. Neither of us can think of an instance when anyone made the dish without opening a box.
I haven’t eaten the box dinner version in almost 30 years. Without looking at all the other nutrition facts, just seeing the amount of sodium in a serving was enough to permanently remove any box dinners from my diet. The same is true of other convenience foods, of course. But I remember liking the Hamburger Helper version of Beef Stroganoff, so I decided to give it a try. This is my recipe.
Beef Stroganoff with Einkorn Rotini
1-1/2 pound steak (I used a big New York Strip)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, quartered (I used Portabellas)
14 ounces beef broth
1 cup cooking wine
2 Tablespoons corn starch
1/2 cup sour cream
1 rounded teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
9 ounce package of Einkorn Rotini from Young Living
Cook Rotini following package directions.
Prep by dicing onions and carrots and quartering mushrooms first. Trim steak and cut into cubes, about 1/2 inch in size. Season meat with salt and pepper. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and brown the meat. Remove meat to a bowl. Add the other tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and toss in the onions, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until carrots are becoming tender, about 5 minutes. Add beef broth (reserving 1/2 cup) and cooking wine to the vegetables and cook over medium-high heat until liquid is a reduced by about 1/3, 5 minutes or so. Reduce heat. Dissolve corn starch in 1/2 c reserved broth, then add to veggies and liquid, stirring well. As mixture thickens, stir in sour cream and Dijon. Add meat and any drippings, stir to combine, and heat well.
Serve over Rotini. Makes about 6 generous servings.
This meal was fairly quick and easy to make. I started chopping veggies just before 5:00 and we were sitting down to eat just before 6:00. It is delicious and we will certainly be making it again in the Flower House.
My husband jokes about box dinners: “I don’t know why they call it Hamburger Helper. It tastes pretty good by itself.” He applies the same joke to Beef Stroganoff: “I don’t know why they call it Beef Stroganoff……”
Einkorn Pastas are So Good!
You can purchase Einkorn spaghetti and rotini pastas from the Young Living website. To do this you’ll need to become a retail customer or a wholesale member. Wholesale member gets my vote, because then you get a 24% discount for life. Here’s a link so you can become a member. If you want to just go the the website and look around, you’ll be able to join from there, too. Just use my member # 636982 as your sponsor and enroller and you’re off and running!