Tamera Mowry Housley

Tamera Mowry Housley

So let me start this post by saying how I absolutely adore Tamera. She has been one of my favorite celebrities since I can remember and because I've been watching her since her "Sister Sister" days I feel like I've grown up with her. I've watched every movie, TV show and interview of her and her sister that I could over the years. So yes I'm a big fan to say the least! With that said I was crossing my fingers that this recipe would turn out to be great!

I saw this recipe for her Beef Stroganoff on The Real and had to try it. Especially since she said this is Housley's (the name she refers to her husband as) favorite meal. Here it is...

1 lb beef tenderloin or sirloin steak cut in bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cut clove garlic
1 Tablespoon butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 – 10 oz sliced mushrooms
1/2 pint sour cream — more if needed or desired

1. Saute meat in butter (or olive oil) with salt, pepper and garlic.  

2. Once browned, add cream of mushroom soup, mushrooms, and cook uncovered over low heat, stirring occasionally until mixture is thick and meat is tender — about 20 min. Add 1/4 cup water if needed to maintain consistency.

3. Just before serving, add sour cream. Heat but do not boil.

4. Serve over rice, or egg noodles. Makes 4 – 6 servings.


 My finished dish

My finished dish

Ok so this dish wasn't bad and it wasn't as bland as I thought it was going to be. With that said I would have done a couple of things differently. I would have started the dish out by sautéing some onions and then adding the mushrooms before adding the soup. Of course making your own sauce from scratch instead of using a can of soup would be wonderful, but the average person is not going to do that so I'll not go there with my critique. I would have also liked to have seen more seasonings go into this dish and it finished with some fresh parsley. So overall this dish ranked a 6 out of 10. It's a good base but for it to be great the flavors need to be kicked up a couple of notches. Otherwise, I still love ya Tamera!!


Top Photo Courtesy of TheReal.com