National Garlic Day
National Garlic Day is celebrated annually on April 19. This day is about the awareness of the many uses of garlic, known as nature’s wonder drug. Garlic is a species in the onion family. Used by humans for over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. For cooks the world over, garlic is the food equivalent of freedom. It’s has transformative properties that, even in small doses, will enliven, enrich and elevate. Served raw, the bulbous plant packs a pungent punch. Roasted, its flavor mellows, turning sweet. It can be sauteed, pickled and powdered. Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart diseases and certain cancers. It is also thought that it might help to fight off coughs and colds. Some believe garlic will ward off evil spirits.
It’s not to be lived without.
That being said, on this “special Garlic Day” why not give some of AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard with Garlic a try? Perfect day for a Quick Beef Stroganoff with a little of our garlic mustard.
Quick Beef Stroganoff
1 Tbl Vegetable Oil
1 Pound boneless Beef Sirloin Steak OR Beef Top Round Steak, 3/4-inch thick (about 1 steak), cut into thin strips OR 1 Pound Ground Beef
1 Medium Onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 Can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup 3/4 cup Milk
1 to 2 tsp AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard with Garlic
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/3 Cup Sour Cream
4 Cups whole wheat or regular Egg Noodles, cooked & drained
1 Tbl chopped Fresh Parsley
• Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until well browned, stirring often. Remove the beef from the skillet. Pour off any fat.
• Reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion to the skillet and cook until it’s tender.
• Stir the soup, milk, mustard and black pepper in the skillet and heat to a boil. Stir in the sour cream. Return the beef to the skillet and cook until the beef is cooked through. Serve the beef mixture over the noodles. Sprinkle with the parsley.