Recipe: Beef Stroganoff!

beef stroganoff

This is one of my all-time favorite meals. Its so amazingly delicious, but yet so simple! Are you surprised that yet another one of my favorite meals includes pasta?? This Beef Stroganoff packs so much flavor into so few ingredients. It’s one of those things that, if it never ran out, you could just keep on eating it forever. The sauce is my favorite part; its just sooo tasty! I always say that I could eat just the sauce out of a bowl like soup. It’s that good. I wish I had an endless supply of it.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb any kind of tender steak (we used ribeye), sliced into thin strips
  • 16 oz brown rice spirals
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into thin strips
  • one 16 oz container of sour cream
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • a couple drops gravy master
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • parsley for topping (optional)

How to make it:

beef stroganoff

  1. Cook your pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and cook your onions until they’re soft and caramelized. Then add your sliced steak and cook until it’s brown, but leave it a little rare inside (it will cook more later in the sauce).
  3. Remove your steak and onions from the pan and put it aside. Add your bouillon cubes in about 3/4 cups of water to dissolve, then add your sour cream and combine.
  4. In a separate cup, combine the arrowroot with a couple tablespoons of water and stir well. Then pour this mixture into your pan and whisk it thoroughly. If it’s too thin, add more arrowroot, and if it’s too thick, add a little extra water.
  5. Add your steak and onions back to pan with the sauce. Add a couple drops of gravy master and then simmer for about 15 minutes.
  6. Put your pasta in a bowl, top with the steak, onions, plenty of sauce, and a little bit of parsley, and enjoy!

This may not be the prettiest dish, but it’s not about what’s on the outside; it’s what’s on the beautiful delicious inside. I dare you to resist eating all of this Beef Stroganoff yourself. It’s very hard. The tender beef, the amazing sauce, the sweet caramelized onions, all over a nice bowl of pasta…it’s ridiculously addicting. I’m never not in the mood for this meal. It’s one of those things I could just eat forever and ever and ever. For those of you who don’t have the same passion for pasta as I do, this could also be served over something like mashed potatoes. Whatever you serve it with, I guarantee you’ll love it as much as I do! 🙂

beef stroganoff


Simple Mills Banana Muffin Mix

It’s been a while since I wrote a new product review, so here you go!

I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for a good muffin at breakfast time. Especially a fresh, warm, just out of the oven muffin. Simple Mills Banana Muffins totally hit the spot. These muffins are not only super yummy, but also healthy! They only have the best, most simple (get it, Simple Mills??) ingredients in them. The ingredients are almonds, organic coconut sugar, arrowroot powder, organic coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt. So not only are they gluten free, but everything in them is just naturally gluten free. This is also true for all Simple Mills products—they are all naturally gluten free, and all almond based. They’re even made in a dedicated gluten free facility!

Simple Mills Banana Muffin Mix

I wanted to add a little something extra to them, so I added about 1/3 cup of chopped pecans. It was nice to get little bits of crunch in the muffin. As for the muffin itself, it was so delicious! As I said in my King Arthur Flour GF Muffin Mix review, it’s not very easy to find muffins that aren’t dense and dry. But these were a different kind of awesome from the King Arthur Flour muffins. While those were fluffy and chocolatey, these were perfectly moist and nutty and banana-y.

simple mills banana muffins before and after

Simple Mills also has plenty of other products! As far as muffins go, they also have chocolate and pumpkin muffins (I have the chocolate mix in my pantry ready to be baked and devoured). They also have mixes for chocolate chip cookies, bread, pancakes/waffles, pizza crust, and vanilla cake. You can visit the Simple Mills website to look at these mixes in more detail, as well as the ingredients they use and where you can find products near you. I will definitely be trying more of their products in the future, but for now I will just enjoy my banana muffins.

simple mills banana muffins