An easy weeknight meal that comes together in just over 30 minutes, this venison stroganoff is creamy, satisfying and is sure to please the whole family, packing protein,veggies and carbs into one simple dish.
I almost feel like I need to apologize in advance for this recipe. First of all, it’s not the healthiest recipe that I’ve posted, for sure. I try to stick to super-healthy, clean dishes, but sometimes you just have to get back to the basics. Enter this dish.
And second apology, venison stroganoff is just not photogenic, whatsoever. I’ll just leave it at that, and promise you that it makes up in taste where it’s lacking in looks!
Anyway, back to the recipe. I’m restarting a little series that I tried to start up late last summer right before I got pregnant and lost my appetite for meat, and cooking in general. “Easy Weeknight Meals” is a series meant for working moms, dads and single people alike who are looking for a fast, easy but delicious recipe to get on the table ASAP.
Personally, I’m gearing up for motherhood as best as I can and compiling these recipes that I can come back to time and time again; when I’m in a pinch, short on time, or lacking the creativity for a big, elaborate meal. The criteria for these recipes? They have to be easy. They must be a crowd pleaser (keeping future children in mind, and kid’s tastes). And the ingredients should (ideally) be kitchen staples, meaning no last-minute trips to the store.
I’m hoping to post one of these recipes once a week. You can look for casseroles, one-pan meals, and family favorites that I’ve adapted from Mom’s recipes or our friend Betty Crocker. Ideally, they’ll also have a little healthy spin, or at least the option to clean them up, since that’s how I roll in our kitchen. (Find more recipes here!)
Like I said, this venison stroganoff recipe is not the healthiest, but you can make a simple swap to up the healthy factor. The recipe is based on a Betty Crocker recipe that calls for sour cream; substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream to cut extra fat and calories!
If you’re not a venison fan (or don’t have a freezer stocked with the stuff) just go ahead and use beef sirloin instead. But for those hunters and hunter’s wives- this is a great way to use up venison steaks! Looking for another great venison recipe? Try out this maple breakfast casserole!