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Are there meals that remind you of your childhood? For me it’s curry sausages, spaghetti bolognese and beef stroganoff. They feel like home, and like comfort food to me. I make them for my family even now, and mix them up a little to suit the kids… and I hope they create those same memories for them as they grow.
My kids are fussy about meat though, and I’ve found there’s no use buying steak or anything for them, and it’s best to just make things with mince. It’s easier for them to chew and I know they’ll eat it. Instead of the normal sliced beef that you might use for beef stroganoff, I change mine up a little to add meatballs in. It’s super easy to do, and really yummy.
This recipe is so easy to use, and the trick is to use the MAGGI Beef Stroganoff recipe base, as it means this meal is made quickly and is packed full of flavour. These bases are full of delicious herbs and spices, and are my number one tip to cut down on prep time – you add them to the meal and you’re ready to go. I make my own meatballs using breadcrumbs, egg and any vegetables I want to hide inside them. You can do the same, or you can buy pre-made meatballs… it depends on how quickly you want to make your meal.
Now, I serve my stroganoff with pasta… but some people prefer rice, others like mash and some just like vegetables. It’s totally up to you. I’m also VERY obsessed with mushrooms. They’re my favourite vegetable, and sometimes I’ll make this without meat and just use loads of mushrooms. Again, do what works for you. I love that with these MAGGI recipe bases you can start with one meal and really switch it up to suit you. You can even cook this in the oven instead of the stove top, and I’d like to personally try it in the slow cooker.
Anything is possible!
BEEF MEATBALL STROGANOFF
500g beef meatballs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 onion, sliced
1 1/3 cup water
1 MAGGI Beef Stroganoff recipe base
2 cups pasta, cooked
1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Place the oil in the frying pan, and brown the meatballs for 4 minutes. Place meatballs onto a plate.
2. Place the onion and mushrooms into the frying pan and cook for 2 minutes. Return the meatballs to the pan. Mix the water in a jug with the MAGGI Beef Stroganoff recipe base, and mix to combine. Add to the pan, and stir through. Place lid on the pan and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Take the pan off the heat, and stir in the sour cream slowly. Serve with pasta, and vegetables if you choose. Enjoy!
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