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Mid-week meal: Slow cooker beef stroganoff

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

I do love me a slow-cooker meal and a stroganoff. There’s something comforting about the both of them, so I decided to put the two together and see what happened. You know what happened? A delicious meal that everyone loved. That’s my measure of success, if everyone eats it and likes it… I’m a culinary genius. Winning.

I prefer my stroganoff without the meat. Mushrooms are one of my favourite foods, so quite often I’ll happily make it sans meat and add in some vegetables. This one uses meatballs, which make it a super easy meal for everyone. I just rolled those babies onto Hubby’s plate and enjoyed my mushroom overload. You can do as you please. Instead of beef strips I used meatballs, I just picked up a packet of mini organic meatballs from the supermarket, but I know Aldi does some cheap ones. You could even use the frozen ones from Ikea. Or make your own if you like.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients

1 can of cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup beef stock {or 3/4 cup water with a beef stock cube}
1 packet of meatballs {around 500g if you’re making your own}
1 onion, sliced
300g mushrooms sliced
1 tbs tomato paste
1 tsp paprika
1 cup sour cream
1 tbs cornflour
Pasta spirals or rice, for serving

Method

♥ If you’re using fresh meatballs {i.e. not frozen} then you might like to brown off the meatballs quickly in a frying pan with a little oil, so that they don’t fall apart during cooking. I did.
♥ In your slow cooker, empty the can of soup, the stock. Add the meatballs, sliced mushrooms, onion, tomato paste and paprika. Stir gently to combine, and then cover. Place on low heat and cook for 6-8 hours.
♥ Half an hour before you’re ready to serve, start cooking your rice of pasta.
♥ Mix the cornflour into the sour cream, and mix into the slow cooker mixture. Cook until your pasta or rice is cooked.
♥ Serve with some greens like broccoli, zucchini and beans.

Do you own a slow cooker? What’s your favourite meal to make?

P.S. If you don’t own one, you can win one in my April giveaway here.

@Fatmumslim