Due to popular demand, I’m forced to share my stroganoff dip recipe. As much as I would like to keep it a personal secret, that would just not be the Christian thing to do this holiday season. Candace and Aunt Idette I’m looking your way…
As an aside, apparently I finished second in the recent Crock Off in my office with this dish. I lost to a “hot buttered rum”, which I think is weak since the rum had a better location and also had alcohol involved. I think there should have been separate categories for food and drink, but I guess I’m not the one to make such decisions. Oh well…
Without further ado…
1 Clove garlic
2 lb Jimmy Dean® sausage
4 tb All-purpose flour
2 c Beef broth
2 md Onions; chopped
1 c Chopped mushrooms, fresh
1/2 Stick butter
2 ts Soy sauce
2 tb Worcestershire sauce
1 ts Dry mustard
Salt; pepper, paprika, to taste
2 c Sour cream
This is very easy to make. Rub the bottom of your pan with the garlic clove and leave a nice garlicy sheen on there. Throw in the sausage and start browning that stuff.
While that is cooking, chop up your onion and mushrooms. As I like the flavor of mushrooms, but hate to eat mushrooms, I dice those badboys fine. Just the way I roll. Throw the onions and mushrooms into a pan with the butter and saute’ until cooked. Once the sausage is brown (make sure its fully crumbled) and the veggies are cooked, combine. Toss in the flour (for thickening) and the beef broth. Simmer that for awhile.
Then, you can add the other stuff… the soy sauce and Worcestershire and dry mustard. I like to add salt and fresh ground pepper, but do this to your taste. For the record, often the difference between good and great dishes is often the addition of enough salt and pepper… so don’t skimp here. My $0.02.
Anyway, simmer the whole thing for a bit, there really isn’t any real plan here. Just cook it till you’re ready to serve. Before serving, throw in the sour cream and mix fully. Bing bang boom, yer done.
For parties, serve with a gigantic pile of Fritos Scoops. Or, if you’re cooking for dinner, serve it over rice. Or biscuits. Or whatever floats yer boat.
You’re welcome. Just remember me while you’re enjoying the goodness.
Happy Holidays everyone.