Roast beef stroganoff redemption

This recipe uses deli-style roast beef, which may sound a bit odd, but ends up working quite well and saving major time. I found that after mixing the sour cream in with the beef it formed a creamy sauce that came close to what you would think of as traditional beef stroganoff.


12 ounces egg noodles 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion 4 ounce button mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 1/2 cups beef broth 3/4 pound deli-sliced roast beef, small pieces 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons cool water salt and ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 cup sour cream (I used plain yogurt - and about 1/4 cup per serving) 1 scallion, thinly sliced


Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to package directions, then drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the oil, onion, mushrooms, garlic and thyme. Saute until the mushrooms are browned and tender, about 7 minutes.

Deglaze the pan by adding the broth and scrapping up any bits stuck to the pan. Add the beef, then return to a simmer.

In a glass, combine the cornstarch and water. Mix it into the sauce, stirring until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide the noodles among 4 serving plates. Top each serving with the roast beef mixture, a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of scallion.