Beef Stroganoff Casserole

Beef Stroganoff Casserole: A Creamy and Comforting Delight

 Beef Stroganoff Casserole is a modern twist on a classic Russian dish, bringing all the rich and savory flavors of Beef Stroganoff into a comforting casserole format. This dish is a creamy, dreamy indulgence that combines tender beef, earthy mushrooms, and a luscious sour cream sauce, all baked to perfection. Whether you’re craving a taste of nostalgic comfort or looking for a satisfying family dinner, join us as we delve into the art of creating Beef Stroganoff Casserole that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Ingredients:

For the Casserole:

  • 1 pound egg noodles (or your preferred pasta)
  • 1 pound lean beef stew meat, thinly sliced into strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Prepare the Noodles:

  1. Cook the egg noodles (or your preferred pasta) according to the package instructions until they are al dente. Drain and set aside.

Sear the Beef: 2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

  1. Add the thinly sliced beef stew meat to the skillet. Season with salt, black pepper, and paprika.
  2. Sear the beef on all sides until it’s browned and cooked to your desired level of doneness. Transfer the beef to a plate and set it aside.

Sauté the Aromatics: 5. In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.

  1. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and continue to cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until they release their moisture and become tender. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

Create the Sauce: 7. Pour in the beef broth and bring it to a simmer. Let it cook for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

  1. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the sour cream until it’s fully incorporated into the sauce.

Assemble the Casserole: 9. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  1. In a large casserole dish, combine the cooked egg noodles, seared beef, and mushroom-onion mixture. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  2. Pour the creamy sour cream sauce over the noodle and beef mixture, ensuring everything is well coated.
  3. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella cheese evenly over the top of the casserole.

Bake to Perfection: 13. Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the cheese has melted and turned golden brown.

Serve and Garnish: 14. Remove the Beef Stroganoff Casserole from the oven.

  1. If desired, garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a pop of color and freshness.

Enjoy the Creamy Comfort: 16. Serve your Beef Stroganoff Casserole hot, savoring the creamy, comforting flavors that meld together in every spoonful.

Cook’s Notes:

  • Feel free to add extra vegetables like peas or bell peppers to the casserole for added color and nutrition.
  • For a tangier twist, you can use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in the sauce.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated, making this casserole a great choice for meal prep.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese for a unique flavor profile.

 Beef Stroganoff Casserole is a creamy and comforting delight that takes the flavors of a classic dish to new heights. With its tender beef, savory mushrooms, and a luxurious sour cream sauce, it’s a casserole that’s bound to become a family favorite. So, savor each creamy bite and let it transport you to a world of comfort and culinary bliss.

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