Beef Stroganoff is not something I make often. I don’t make it often because I simply do not think about it. Pasta is my favorite thing, ever, but it is not Big Daddy’s. Sad, I know. However, I have found something that involves pasta that he actually LOVED.
The roast was done in the crockpot. When I do a roast, I make 2 and put potatoes in both. I do this because A) we are a large family B) my children believe they are starving 98% of the time C) I use the leftover roast to make soups or some sort of Chinese food. This day was no different.
2 c. water
Put in crockpot with potatoes and cook on high for 10-12 hrs. I say this because I *always* put my roast in the crockpot frozen. Always. I reckon if it is thawed, it would need to be in there for 5-6 hrs.
Once I realized that we were not going to eat it (they ate the other one), I just dumped it all in a bowl, with a lid, and waited until I could figure out what I wanted to cook with it. My ah-ha moment was pretty epic, only because Big Daddy loved it!
I separated all the potatoes from the roast/juice. The roast was cut up into bite-sized pieces. That and all the juice was poured into my instant pot. Also added was minced garlic and one whole onion, chopped.
Beef bouillon granules were added (I’d say about 4 teaspoons), more seasoning, Thyme, 2 T flour, mushrooms (canned or fresh), 2 T butter, and about 2 c water. I sauteed this down and then added another cup of water. The Instant Pot lid was placed and sealed. I set it on manual for 10 minutes (the meat was already done).
While that was doing its thing, I put my egg noodles in a pot of boiling, seasoned water. I do not do egg noodles in the IP because they turn into mush after one minute of being in there. Once they were done, I drained them.
In the meantime, I’m quick releasing the IP and adding 2 heaping tablespoons of sour cream in there and some parsley. Once that is all mixed in and melted, I added my noodles.
It is ready to serve!
**You can use ground beef, steak tips, beef stew meat, or deer meat for the recipe.**