Friday, March 23, 2012

Primal Steak Stroganoff and The Hunger Games

My husband and I are taking a load of teenage girls to the midnight premier of The Hunger Games.
We don't plan on making it home until 3:30 or 4:00 in the morning after dropping everyone home.
I am going to be one cranky momma in the morning.
My daughter and I loved these books, not as much as Harry Potter, but better than Twilight.
My husband was all in to go this time too, most likely it was how violent I had said the books were.
Men...they love them some blood sport!
You would never have caught him at the Twilight movies with us.
This will be my first movie that I have been out to since we went Primal at the end of December.
We love getting our movies from the Red Box for a dollar, and being able to eat yummy Primal snacks at home.
I am going to try not to miss the popcorn and candy...I know the popcorn smell is going to knock me over with it's goodness...but I will try to resist.
I am going to bring a 85% dark chocolate bar and a baggie of Primal Cheddar Crackers (I will post that recipe soon). I think the salty and sweet combo should keep me out of trouble tonight.
Before hand we need a dinner that is rich and hearty enough to keep us full till the movie starts, so I am making Primal Steak Stroganoff for dinner.
It will be different having it without the thick cut egg noodles underneath, but I'm a stronger girl now. I'm thinking about spaghetti squash or even having it on top of left over creamy cauliflower.
Mmmmm...that sounds good!
Wish us luck tonight, and here is the recipe.

Primal Steak Stroganoff

  • 1 lb top sirloin, sliced into thin strips
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz mushroom, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or red if that is your favorite
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper

    1. Heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat add 1 tbsp of butter and add half of steak slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    2. Flip steak pieces over and brown the other side, about one minute. Remove steak to a plate.
    3. Repeat with another tablespoon of butter and the remaining steak. Remove to the plate.
    4. Add another 1 tbsp of butter and the sliced mushrooms. Sprinkle mushrooms with salt and pepper. 
    5. Turn heat down to medium and the last 2 tbsp of butter. Add onions and garlic and saute until soft.
    6. Add white wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up the tasty bits in the pan. 
    7. Once wine has cooked off add sour cream and beef broth, stir and heat until smooth. Add steak and mushrooms back into sauce. Stir and simmer until hot. Garnish with the parsley.

    This made a nice hearty meal that was rich in taste and very satisfying. I enjoyed mine over the leftover creamy cauliflower, but my son and husband just had bowl fulls of it.
    I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as we did.

    P.S.  The movie was great! The girls and I really enjoyed it. It followed the book pretty well. For my husband who had not read them, it left him a bit confused and he was less enthralled as we were.
    Still it was a great movie and a fun night with all those giggly girls.


    1. I can't wait to try this receipe! Matt and I made something similar - Burgundy Beef from Mark's Daily Apple. It was fantastic! Better still the red wine I used was bottled by a friend of mine. Super good!

      1. Thank you for the bottle of red, Sheila.
        I am going to try that same recipe this week, and I will let you know via the blog how it turns out.
        Thanks for visiting.


    2. Made this last night with a couple of slight revisions for items I didn't have. IT WAS AWESOME!

      1. I am so glad it worked out, I make revisions on recipes I try from Pinterest all the time!
        Thanks for reading,