Life in my 30's

The Skinny on Beef Stroganoff

The Skinny on Beef Stroganoff

Complete Beef Stroganoff

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So, I guess I will write a lil bit with my blog tonight.  That’s usually what a blog is after all, right?

So, my partner comes home tonight and she says, “You sure do cook some interesting meals.”  I guess I had better back up and let you in on a secret—-my partner does not like any vegetables.  She does not like any  condiments other than BBQ sauce/salt/and pepper.  Some people may exaggerate when they say they are picky, but I’m serious—-she lives off of sweets, meat, Deluxe Mac N Cheese, Comet rice, the occasional baked potato (minus skin).  Etc. Etc.—-hopefully you have the picture now.  So, to hear her say this wasn’t exactly a shocker, but I was like, really?  You’re saying that to Beef Stroganoff?  Turns out she said that because she’s used to the light brown colored beef stroganoff, which, I couldn’t blame her because so am I.  I used to love that Lipton crap in the bag!  Man, look how far I’ve come!

Well, that brings us to this lovely recipe we have here.  I told you guys, I have fallen in love with Gina over at  Not only are her recipes healthy—-most are very ‘do-able,’ non-crazy food item recipes—-and there are HUNDREDS to choose from.  If you’re a weight watchers gal or guy, she does WW points for every single recipe.

I noticed that there were a lot of people asking if this could be done in the crockpot so I decided to try it myself.  The results were amazing!!  I also found a website right off the bat about Zucchini and Squash ‘noodles.’  I had always heard people talk about them, but I figured it was just another person whose always lived a healthy dietary life.  Boy was I wrong!  There was no butter involved, but they were silky smooth, so light and slid down like butter!  I will never go back to grain pastas again.  I don’t eat pasta hardly ever anyway because I know my body can’t handle the carbs.  I knew this before all the carb crazy diets came along so it’s not just a fad thing.  So anyhow, do yourself a flavor and try zucchini/squash noodles next time.  Another reason I had never tried them is because I thought I needed a fancy tool.  Turns out all I needed was a veggie peeler which I own and operate daily.

Yellow Squash and Zucchini Noodles

There you have it—a healthier version of Beef Stroganoff.

Crockpot Directions:

  • Pour can of Tomato Soup into crockpot, along with Worcestershire, and begin warming on LOW
  • Dice your selection of mushrooms and onions and begin to sautee’, adding garlic.  POUR sautee’d items in crock pot
  • Brown your Beef.  Pour into base mixture already simmering in crock.
  • Let all simmer on LOW for 4 hours.
  • ADD Sour Cream the last HOUR of cooking

Before Adding Sour Cream

After Adding Sour Cream

Enjoy and Make a Joyful Noise…


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