Pork (or whatever meat you like) Stroganoff

We put a different twist on a classic main dish by substituting ground pork for beef in this recipe. Plus, we demonstrate the power of including your children in meal preparation to give them a sense of ownership of what you put on the table. My three year-old son Liam joins me in preparing Pork (or whatever meat you like) Stroganoff.

Recipe

Download the printable FRESH Pork or Beef Stroganoff recipe (pdf)

Ingredients

- 1 pound ground pork (or beef or any ground game that you have such as venison, etc.)
- 1/2 pound  bacon (small chop)
- 2 yellow onions, chopped
- 1 bundle green onions, chopped
- ½ pount mushrooms (whatever kind you fancy), sliced. Let your kiddos begin helping by teaching them how to hold a knife (butter knife for safety) and slice.
- 2 green bell peppers, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 8 tablespoons butter
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ gallon whole milk
- ½ gallon chicken stock
- Kosher salt, to taste
- fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 pounds pasta, (whatever variety your kiddos choose), boil to al dente and hold warm

Directions

You will need two pots. In the first one pour milk and stock and place on low heat. In the second pot place on high heat and add bacon to render out fat and then add your choice of ground meat. Once you have developed some good color on your bacon and ground meat, add mushrooms, onions and bell peppers and sauté for four minutes. Then add garlic and sauté and stir for two minutes.  Add butter and let melt, then add flour and stir for one minute. Add your warm liquid mixture and stir for 2-3 minutes or until you start to see the mixture thicken up. Once it has started to thicken, cover and remove from heat.  Add your pasta to mixture and season to taste, add chopped green onions and stir in sour cream before serving.