There are many times in life when you may feel like cooking something a little more interesting than your usual fast food. Unfortunately, most of the best dishes traditionally take a long time to cook and you simply don’t have that sort of time.
However, there is another option. That’s to invest in a Dutch oven. These simple pots are specially designed to allow you to cook everything in one go. They can be used for fast recipes, such as chicken pasta which can be ready in just thirty minutes.
Or, they can be used as slow cookers and make a huge array of dishes. One that you will want to try is the easy, one-pot beef stroganoff.
What you’ll Need
It’s best to get your ingredients together first. This will ensure you have everything you need and make creating the dish very simple.
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 12 ozs mushrooms
- ½ onion
- 1lb minced beef
- Garlic to taste
- 2 ozs flour
- 500ml beef stock
- Little mustard
- 50ml sour cream
- 25ml white wine
- Salt, pepper, and any other herbs and spices you would like to taste
How To Make your One Pot Beef Stroganoff
It couldn’t be easier to create the ultimate beef stroganoff. Once you have the ingredients together chop the mushrooms into slices, dice the garlic, and cut any herbs you want to add, such as basil or rosemary, (or both).
Then, put it all in your Dutch oven and close the lid. Slide it onto the stove and put the heat on medium. That’s it! You can leave it to cook and it will be ready in just 40 minutes.
What will impress you is the flavors, softness of the beef, and how much it tastes like the one you had in a restaurant.
Beef stroganoff is usually served with rice. You can choose your preferred rice and add it to the Dutch oven with the other ingredients. Of course, if you prefer you can use pasta or you can even cook these separately if you prefer to serve it this way.
Naturally, that means you’ll need to change the name of the recipe as you’ll be using two pots
It is worth making the one pot beef stroganoff several times and changing the herbs and spices you add until you get the perfect flavor for your taste buds.
But, one pot beef stroganoff is not the only thing you can make in your Dutch oven. In fact, there is an abundance of dishes. This includes pasta and sauce and spaghetti bolognese which can be ready in just thirty minutes. Or, you can opt for slow-cooking stews and casseroles that take hours but ensure the meat is soft and melts in your mouth.
One thing is certain, once you start using your Dutch oven you won’t want to stop.