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Beef, Mushroom, and Kale Stroganoff
August 28, 2013, 1:24 am
Filed under: beef, favorites, main course, Sunday, weeknight

Trying to health-up a traditional comfort food. Please excuse the blurry photo!

* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 medium white onion, finely chopped / frozen pearl onions
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 lb beef
* 1 package of mushrooms
* 1 Tsp smoked paprika
* 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cup vegetable (or chicken) stock
* 1 Tbs. tomato paste
* 1 bunch chopped kale
* some white wine
* 1/2 bag egg noodles (probably 2-3 cups)
* 1 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the beef and onions and sauté. Add the garlic and mushrooms; season with the smoked paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper and wine. Sauté another 3 minutes, until the mushrooms have softened and are darker in color.

Combine tomato paste, stock, and flour. Then add to the pan. Stir to sort of dissolve the paste. Add the kale and the bay leaf; simmer 5 to 10 minutes.

In the meantime, cook the egg noodles in boiling water until it reaches al dente, maybe 5 minutes.

Add the sour cream to meat mixture and stir to combine.