“Beef” Stroganoff

Ground Beef Stroganoff
(veganized from Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Live)

1 package Lightlife Smart Ground

1 teaspoon Essence, recipe follows

1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

1/2  large yellow onion, chopped

8 oz sliced white button mushrooms

3 cloves garlic, minced

8-10 oz small elbow macaroni, cooked

1-2  cups veggie beef broth

1/3 cup Tofutti Better than sour cream

Chopped parsley, for garnish

In a large skillet, saute onions in a little water until tender.  Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring until the mushrooms have released their juices, about 2 minutes. heat the oil over medium heat. Add the “beef” and essence (and oil if needed to keep from sticking).  Cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the macaroni, “beef” broth and Better than sour cream.   Cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens slightly, 5 to 6 minutes.  

Remove the pan from the heat and spoon the mixture onto large plates. Add parsley and serve immediately.  Serves 4-ish.

Recipe:  Emeril’s Essence

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon dried thyme

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

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