I just bought a brand-new, much larger slow cooker. Yay! Out of a zillion family faves, I chose this Slow Cooker Lean Pork Stroganoff to break in the new cooker… and I do have to say, this is truly an easy and comforting dish for those busy days when cooking is really way down at the bottom of your to-do list. 😉
Our Pork Stroganoff consists of lean pork stew meat seasoned and browned in oil, and then thrown into the slow cooker with chicken broth, white wine, tomato paste, diced onions and garlic, sliced mushrooms, sour cream, and fresh herbs.
It is so good that coming back for second helpings is virtually guaranteed. 🙂
Although it is totally delish accompanied by white rice and shoestring potatoes like our chicken stroganoff, this time we served it over egg noodles. If desired, you can even avoid the extra little hassle of preparing a side by serving it simply with a hard-crusted bread.
Ours is a variation of the classic Beef Stroganoff, which was originally a 19th century Russian dish made with sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with sour cream (smetana)!!! The dish has become popular all around the world, and has come to include different variations of the type of meat used, as well as the other ingredients… in addition to a diverse group of accompaniments.
Egg noodles are among the most popular accompaniments.
Although this dish can be prepared in approximately 45 minutes in a regular pan, this time we preferred to set our slow cooker and in the meantime go about our other tasks. The advantage of the slow cooker over a regular pan is that the stew can cook unattended overnight or any other time of the day. Just set the timer, and relax!
So yes, dinner will be ready within 4 hours but with no hassle.
I hope you enjoy our Lean Pork Stroganoff as much as my family and I did.