Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Live Acts of Pinterest: Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

 I am always a big fan of slow cookers, but they can be especially handy when you're feeling under the weather(as I have for the last few days).  After all, sick folk need to eat too.  Just toss a few ingredients in in the morning, do sick person things for 8 hours (some suggestions: shuffle around the house in your bathrobe, sneeze up a storm, watch DVR'd episodes of Doug, or fall asleep on the couch with the dog), and dinner is done. 

I came across this recipe on Pinterest, and by some magical coincidence, happened to have all of the ingredients on hand.  I don't even know how 2 cans of golden mushroom soup made their way into my pantry.  It's not something I normally buy.  My mom must have sneaked them in.  I only had 1.25 lbs of stew beef, so I added 8oz of fresh mushrooms.  I like my stroganoff with mushrooms anyway.  The most strenuous thing I had to do was dice an onion.

Voila.  Dinner.  I added a side of roasted carrots, a standby veggie side for me.   Just cut up some carrots, toss with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, spread them on a baking sheet, and stick them in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.  This recipe made quite a lot, so I am hoping that it will freeze beautifully (name that movie!).

A few more of my slow cooker favorites:

Slow Cooker Marinara (freezes beautifully!)
(not) Refried Beans (also freezes beautifully!)


  1. Thanks for the lovely comment! This meal looks amazing...yum!

  2. Good for you! this looks so delish and the perfect wintry dinner!