I took out some ground beef with the idea of making a Beef and Ramen Noodle dish. This was a new dish I was going to try. Not one of my more adventurous eaters, my daughter asked for Spaghetti. Not feeling like spaghetti and tomato sauce, I suggested Beef Stroganoff. She immediately agreed to that…it’s one of her favorites.
But there was a problem. I have no sour cream in the house. Do I run out and buy some sour cream? Not make the stroganoff? Not really options I liked. I came up with an adaption to the recipe and made a very respectable, if not delicious version of Beef Stroganoff.
Instead of using sour cream, I made a Béchamel Sauce and just added more milk to get that “creamy” type consistency. It was delicious!!! So, the next time you are missing an ingredient, instead of running out to buy said ingredient, try to adapt the recipe. You just may find a lighter version and a better version. How about you? Have you adapted any recipes because of missing ingredients? And how did they come out?
Beef Stroganoff Linda Style
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion chopped
1/2 lb sliced mushrooms
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp Adobo seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
Sauté ground beef with onion, mushrooms and seasonings until beef in no longer pink
1 1/2 tbs flour
Stir to coat beef and veggies. Cook for 1 minute
about 3/4 cup of milk
Cook until thickened and bubble
Serve with 1/2 lb of spaghetti or egg noodles. I like to also serve with green beans.