Beef Stroganoff 2.0

My first attempt at this Stroganoff recipe has shown me one thing, this one is going to take some playing with. For starters I didn’t have any celery salt, which might make the difference, but it was kinda bland. Other than being bland it really tasted just fine. I was expecting the avocado concoction to make it taste bad and ruin the whole deal, but you can’t even taste it!


Spice Mix

1 (1-ounce) package natural onion soup and dip mix

Onion soup mix
8tsp dry minced onion
1tsp onion powder
4tsp beef bouillon
¼ tsp celery salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon potato starch
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 cup dry rice noodles
1 cup milk
2 tbsp bouillon, see beef bouillon post
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup sour cream

Sour cream
1 avocado, skin and pit removed
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1.5 tbsp. packed fresh cilantro
1.5 tbsp. lime juice or Lemon juice
1/8 tsp. salt
dash white pepper


To make spice mix, combine soup mix, black pepper, garlic, onion, parsley and starch in a small bowl. Set aside.

To make stroganoff, heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring constantly, until mushrooms release most of their juices, about 10 minutes. Add ground beef, turn heat down to medium and brown until cooked through. Drain the fat off and discard if necessary.

Cook rice Noodles Separately until ready as detailed on package.

Add spice mix, milk and bouillon cube to ground beef and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Add cooked noodles, and stir in sour cream. Taste and adjust seasoning.

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About Brad

Education California State University, Chico, CA
Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, with Minor in Business – May 2005 3.429 GPA
Emphasis in Networking and Internet

Experience Oroville Hospital, Oroville, CA
Hospital Information Systems Technician I
• Served as helpdesk team member fielding calls and educating users on AS400 and PC based applications and peripherals
• Executed server backups and Saves using Backup Exec, and tape rotations and storage measures
• Designed and implemented web-based, multi-user helpdesk software in PHP and MySQL on a Linux server
• Conducted data transfer of billing information and maintenance utilizing HBOC and Cirius group Software
• Monitored servers including RAS (Remote Access Server), Exchange server, Domain controller, and AS400
• Performed optical processing from OS400 system

Next Step Computers, Oroville, CA
Owner/Technician –

• Implementation and troubleshooting of networks with 802.11b, 802.11g, and Ethernet
• Implementation of static and dynamic IP addressing, and network address translation
• PC hardware installation, including DSL/Cable installation and configuration, and HD partitioning
• PC software installation, including OS installation/re-installation with Linux, Windows and multi-boot systems
• Implementation and monitoring of security measures including firewall, IDS, port forwarding and IP masquerading
• PC troubleshooting including spy-ware / ad-ware removal, virus removal, and registry cleaning
• Design and maintenance of PHP based web sites, with MySQL database backbone
• Implementation and administration of servers on Linux and Windows platforms including Apache 1.0 and 2.0, PHP 4.2, MySQL, SSH, FTP, SaMBa

Community Involvement
Boy Scouts of America, Oroville, CA
Eagle Scout – Awarded March 19, 2000
• Positions held include Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Scout Master, Quartermaster, and Scribe
• Awarded Bronze Eagle Palm
Chapter Chief – Order of the Arrow (Honor Society) – Spring 1999 – Spring 2000
• Master of Ceremonies and task master at gatherings: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Camp-o-ree (Competition)
Webmaster – Maidu Chapter, Order of the Arrow – Spring 1999 – Summer 2002 –

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