Most homes will have a microwave in the kitchen. However the average person uses a microwave to heat food as opposed to cooking with it. What many people do not know is that common meals can be easily prepared and cooked to perfection in the microwave. One popular dish that lends itself well to microwave cooking is beef stroganoff.
Preparing the Ingredients for Microwave Cooking
In order to make beef stroganoff recipes in the microwave the person cooking the meal will need to have the ingredients prepared. Generally all beef stroganoff recipes will have beef and sour cream sauce in them. Optional ingredients include spices, garlic, vinegar, onions and mushrooms.
Cooking the Beef Stroganoff
The first step of getting the meal ready to put into the microwave is cutting up the beef. In order to get it in an even size and shape it should be placed in a freezer beforehand. In the past people used to cut the beef into cubes however the modern recipe requires that it is cut into strips. The other ingredients should be added to a microwave proof bowl and out into the microwave. It is essential that the person cooking the meal makes sure that the meal is not overcooked or undercooked. As microwaves operate on very high heats it is easy to put the dish into the microwave and forget about it while it overcooks.
Once the meal is cooked it can be served on top of pasta. While many people use rice, pasta is used more often. Those who are looking for a side dish to accompany their mean should consider looking for a butternut squash soup recipe. Soups are excellent for appetizers as they fill up the stomach. This will stop diners from eating too much beef stroganoff and putting on weight.