I miss my Russian grandma's barley porridge and Beef Stroganoff, so I combined the two dishes. Cook the barley using the risotto method to keep the grains whole and irresistibly chewy. —Tatiana Kireeva, New York, New York
This lightened-up Stroganoff from Beth Bries of Farley, Iowa is sure to become a family favorite. The tender strips of beef, sliced mushrooms and onion are coated in a pleasing sauce made with fat-free yogurt and served over noodles.
Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina shared this out-of-the-ordinary Stroganoff, made with snap peas and a mild blue cheese sauce. “You can use any kind of pasta you wish…even leftovers,” Doris notes.
This homey recipe of steak and egg noodles in a creamy sauce is just like what we had at my gran's house when we'd visit. It's one of my favorite "memory meals," as I call them. —Janelle Shank, Omaha, NE
"This is a super-fast way to prepare Stroganoff without all the extra simmering involved," writes Mary Wilhelm of Sparta, Wisconsin. "For a change of pace, I use boneless chicken breast strips instead of beef. Served with a salad and dessert, your meal is complete."