*March 2016 update: if you have printed this recipe prior to this date, I’ve made one slight update. Along with the broth in step 6, I’ve added a couple teaspoons of coconut aminos to punch up the flavor.
As I stated in my weekly update from January 29th, 2016, I’ve been trying really hard to put together some recipes that are quick and easy. I know that cooking from a recipe takes longer than just throwing something together, especially if it’s something that you’ve made a hundred times. And generally, paleo cooking takes longer anyway because you’re making everything from scratch. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of one single convenience food I use in my regular day-to-day cooking.
Something I’m working on is a page that lists all of the ingredients I commonly use in my paleo kitchen. I link to them here and there in my recipes, but having them all in one place might help you. It was a daunting task (and an expensive one) when I first converted my kitchen to paleo ingredients and I think a list/resource like this would have been helpful to me. Hopefully, I’ll have this up next week.
Back to the stroganoff – I wondered if I could get this on the table in 30 minutes. My ground beef was frozen because I buy it in bulk when it’s on sale. I also made mashed cauliflower and a tossed salad. I had this whole meal on the table in…..drumroll please…..35 minutes! Whoo hoo! I was thrilled and shocked, to be quite honest.
This really is a simple recipe, but if you want to put it together in 30 minutes, I suggest you read through the entire recipe before you even start. This is actually a good rule of thumb for all cooking and baking. If you have never made a dish before, read the entire recipe first. It will help you move more quickly when it’s time to get cooking.
That’s about all I have to say about this dish. It was a really delicious, hearty, warm and comforting meal, super easy to put together and everyone liked it. Yes, they would have liked it better served over noodles, rice or real mashed potatoes, but I can’t spoil them too much, can I?