I am a fanatic about not letting any food go to waste if I can help it, so I love poking around on the internet and stumbling upon new ideas about how to use whatever leftovers I may potentially have laying around. This usually takes the form of long periods of scouring Pinterest. Recently, I saw a bunch of pins for Beef Stroganoff, and I thought, Huh, I have never tried to make that, so I tucked the idea away for future beef experimentation.
Fast forward to Monday…we had a little bit of a leftover grilled tri-tip from the weekend (so much for Meatless Monday!), plus a few potatoes that were starting to grow eyes, so I thought, What if I try a Beef Stroganoff-style sauce over mashed potatoes? I texted B and asked how he felt about trying that concoction for dinner, and his exact response was that he felt “awesome about it!” Ok then!
Unfortunately, I did not really do a thorough check to see if I had all the ingredients necessary. As it turned out, I only had a little bit of butter, no sour cream, no Cognac or wine. I DID have mushrooms, onions, garlic, olive oil, plain yogurt, and Balsamic wine vinegar, so I inadvertently made a “healthier” version, like a Faux Beef Stroganoff. Maybe Fauxganoff? We can’t all be Paula Deen. And I like saying “Fauxganoff.”
All in all, it turned out surprisingly good. The combination of the creamy sauce and the mashed potatoes was super tasty. You can find my concocted recipe at the bottom of this post.
Otherwise, here are some more authentic Beef Stroganoff recipes if thats what you are looking for:
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