Busy woman's stroganoff

First of all, I decided that I would capitalize for your viewing pleasure. Those here who know me well know I don't just do that as a regular occurrence, but I'm a guest, and I will behave properly. For now.

Anyway, I'm a girl who has about 10 minutes to cook of an evening, or else we all get McDonald's, or Subway (it ain't all *that* fresh, baby). But that is incompatible with my weight loss goals, so I have this lovely book that has recipes that are :
1) quick; and
2) easy
ie, me-proof.

I'm not going to pass this off as my own. It comes from a Weight Watcher's book (here's me pretending I'm not violating copyright by giving credit...). But it is great if you like beef stroganoff, and it is particularly quick. I just really wanted to share this because it ROCKS as a quick and easy meal. It just serves 1, so multiply all the stuff by how much you need. Although I haven't actually done that for more than 2 people, so I don't know how that works on a grand scale. Two was fine. I *will* say that the beef is important on this dish. When I have gotten substandard beef, it was chewy. Learn from me!

What you need apologies for the brit measurements:
110 g (4 oz) lean beef stir fry or lean steak cut into thin strips
75 g (2 3/4 oz) chestnut mushrooms sliced
4 spring onions sliced
pinch ground paprika
75 ml (3 fl oz) beef stock made with 1/4 stock cube
2 T VERY low fat plain fromage frais
salt and pepper it says freshly ground. meh

What you do :

Spray frying pan with low-cal cooking spray. Add beef, mushrooms, onions. Stir fry 3 minutes. Sprinkle in paprika, add beef stock.

Bubble rapidly 30-60 seconds until liquid is reduced and syrupy.

Remove from heat, after one minute stir in the fromage frais and season to taste.

The suggested vegetarian option is to replace the beef with a total of 9 oz of mushrooms, and replace beef stock with veg stock (well you could probably have figured that one out.)

POINTS (for those interested) = 3, and it is a CORE recipe. SCHWING!

Okay for my next trick I'll reach into the family heirloom recipe book. I live too far away from them for them to hunt me down. HEEEEEE HEEEEE HEEEEE



Kimberly said…
Oi, even your -recipes- are funny! What the heck?!

I'm feeling guilty now for feeding my family reheated stew and pillsbury crescent rolls tonight (at least they were multi-grain, 'kay?!).
holly said…
no no no stew and crescent rolls are much better than the spaghettios mine get mid-week. i'm gonna try to give 'em chowder this week, courtesy this-here-inter-o-net-page.

d'oh! i miss crescent rolls!!!! dang! can someone post the scratch version of that? wait. i could probably google it...

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