Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Soy" Sauce

1 cup beef stock (from preparing a beef roast in water)
2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Stir all ingredients together in a bowl and cook with your favorite foods. Or, heat in a pan to mix flavors and chill for future use.

Hamburger Stroganoff

1/2 lb lean hamburger
2 shallots, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup COLD chicken stock
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 oz. neufchatel cheese or cream cheese
1 cup milk
7 oz. cooked egg noodles or spaghetti noodles, if desired

Brown hamburger, shallots, garlic, mushrooms, and olive oil together over medium heat in a large skillet until beef is browned. Drain. Stir chicken stock and flour together with a fork until smooth, then pour into skillet. Add spices and cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melted. Reduce heat to simmer and continue stirring for approximately three minutes. Add milk and heat until warm. Pour over noodles, if desired, and enjoy!

1 lb. beef round steak may be used instead of hamburger. Cut steak into bite size pieces and brown for approximately 6-8 minutes before adding the shallots, garlic, olive oil and mushrooms.