Sometimes you meet friends early in life, somewhere in the middle, or at the end. A lot of friends come in and out; once, twice, many times. Others come and stay forever. Mama Bridgie is a dear friend from middle school days gone by who I was fortunate enough to reconnect with this last year. In almost 20 years, she has become a lovely, gregarious, and fun loving woman with a cutie husband and their first baby on the way. Never shying away from the vivacious, spirited character of her youth, I am so blessed to call Mama Bridgie kindred spirit once again. Enjoy her recipe, it will bring the warmth and soul of her kitchen into yours.
Mama Bridgie's Big Ol' Cast Iron Skillet of Beef Stroganoff
- 1lb sirloin or round cut into thin strips
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 8oz sliced mushrooms
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 10oz beef broth
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons white wine (if you have it, if not no biggie)
- flat leaf parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper the strips of meat and toss in flour. Melt butter in pan and add meat, brown quickly. Remove from pan. Cook onion, garlic, and mushrooms in pan. Add tomato paste, beef broth, wine and return meat to pan. Cook over medium/high heat until thick and bubbly. Stir in sour cream and parsley. Serve over hot buttered noodles.