Lean beef, extra vegetables, and creamy yogurt keep this classic recipe on the better-for-you side. Serve over cooked noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.
Vegetables In a large pan heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Cook onion and celery 15 minutes, until softened. Celery should be tender. Add mushrooms, thyme, salt and pepper, cook 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, set aside.
Beef Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in large pot over medium heat. Add meat, cook until browned and almost cooked through. If the pot is small, you may want to cook the meat in 2 batches, so that the meat browns rather than steams. Add meat to vegetable bowl.
Seasonings In the remaining juices in large pot over medium heat, add flour, tomato paste and dry mustard, stir and cook 1 minute. Slowly put in beef broth and wine (or water), stirring to blend, remove lumps and scare up browned bits from the pot. Sauce will begin to thicken. Add vegetables and meat and any juices, cook 3-5 minutes to heat through.
Serve over rice, cooked egg noodles or mashed potatoes, top with a dollop of plain yogurt.
Plain yogurt replaces the traditional sour cream. Add yogurt after cooking to keep it from breaking down. Top with chopped celery leaves if you like.
Keywords: beef dinner, easy dinner, good for company