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Colorado Beef Stroganoff

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2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 lb. beef sirloin, cut into 2-inch strips

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

6 tbsp. unsalted butter

12 oz. button mushrooms, quartered

1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

1 tbsp. Tomato paste

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

2 cups beef broth

1/4 cup sour cream

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1 tbsp. green onion or chives, chopped

Kosher salt

12-oz. package wide egg noodles

2 tbsp. unsalted butter

Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat a large skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Raise the heat to high and heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Season half the beef with salt and pepper, add to the skillet, arranging it in a single layer, and saute until well-browned and still pinkish inside (about 1 to 2 minutes). It is key to only partially cook the meat at this stage, since it will finish cooking later in the sauce. Transfer to a large plate and set aside. Repeat with the remaining oil and beef. Discard any excess oil. Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter, add the mushrooms and stir occasionally until well-browned (about 7 minutes). Season with salt and pepper, then transfer to the plate with the beef. Heat 4 tablespoons of butter, add the onion and stir until lightly caramelized, (about 5 minutes). Add the tomato paste and stir until lightly browned (about 1 minute more). Whisk in the flour and stir for 1 minute. Pour in the beef broth and, whisking constantly, bring to a full boil. Remove from the heat. Whisk in the sour cream, mustard, and lemon juice and season with pepper to taste. Set the sauce aside covered. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt generously, and cook the noodles until tender and drain. Toss with the butter and season with pepper to taste. Add the beef and mushrooms to the sauce and reheat over medium heat until just hot. Top noodles with the stroganoff. Garnish with green onion and serve immediately. Serves 4.


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