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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Added: 17/01/15 : 07:19:40

"This is a delicious stroganoff recipe. It's very easy and very tasty, using round steak along with mushrooms, onions, and chives. Try serving it over hot, buttered noodles."

15 mins

8 hrs

Ready in
8 hrs 15 mins

Makes 6 servings


    1 1/2 pounds top round steak, cut into strips
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 onion, chopped
    1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
    1 (8 ounce) can canned mushrooms
    1/4 cup water
    1 tablespoon dried chives
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 cube beef bouillon
    1/4 cup white wine
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
    1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley


Place the beef in the bottom of a slow cooker, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Place onion on top of beef, and then add mushroom soup, mushrooms, and water. Season with chives, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and bouillon.

In a small bowl, mix together the wine with the flour. Pour over the beef.

Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours. Stir in the sour cream and parsley, and continue cooking for 1 hour.
Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

Added: 17/01/15 : 07:26:39


15 mins

1 hr 10 mins

Ready In
1 hr 25 mins

Makes 16 servings


    1/4 cup butter, melted
    2 cups half-and-half
    2 cups milk
    1 (1 pound) loaf soft French bread, torn into small pieces
    3 eggs, lightly beaten
    3 cups white sugar
    4 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/4 cup raisins, or more to taste (optional)  
    1/2 pound unsalted butter
    1 cup heavy cream
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Coat a 13x9-inch baking dish with 1/4 cup melted butter.

Pour half and half and milk over bread in a large mixing bowl; let soak for 10 minutes before gently stirring. Stir eggs into the bread mixture until incorporated. Add sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and raisins respectively, stirring each addition into the mixture before adding the next. Spoon bread mixture into prepared baking dish.

Bake in preheated oven until bread mixture is firm and pudding-like, about 50 minutes.

Stir 1/2 pound unsalted butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar together in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, stir pecans into the cream mixture, and simmer until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes; pour over bread pudding to serve.