Beef Stroganoff

February 25, 2015 6:02 pm

It looks like the cold weather has hit Portland again! Here is a hearty meal that is guaranteed to warm you up.

Beef Stroganoff


- 1 pound ground beef
– 1 large egg, lightly beaten
– 1/4 onion, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
– 7 saltine crackers, finely crushed (about 1/4 cup)
– 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage
– Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
– 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
– 8 ounces sliced mixed mushrooms
– 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
– 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
– Buttered egg noodles, for serving (optional)


Gently mix the beef, egg, onion, cracker crumbs, sage, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl using your hands. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into oval patties, about 1/2 inch thick.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the patties, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Add 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet and cook the mushrooms until slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste, scraping up any browned bits. Sprinkle in the flour and stir, then stir in 2 1/2 cups hot water and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, swirling to combine.

Return the patties and any juices from the plate to the skillet. Simmer until the sauce thickens and the patties are cooked through, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and season with salt and pepper. Serve with noodles, if desired.

Category: Life at The Lakes Apartments Tags:

The Fireside Grill: Don’t Miss the Gorgonzola-Drizzled Chips

February 24, 2015 3:49 pm

The Fireside Grill's regular customers agree: You shouldn't skip a side of house-made chips when you grab a meal here. It'd be difficult to do so anyway, given that the chips come on the side of many sandwiches and other entrees. The touch that really distinguishes the chips from other restaurants, though, isn't just the freshness or the perfect crunch—it's the gorgonzola. The Fireside Grill's chips come with a signature gorgonzola sauce that puts them on another level!

You can always order the chips as an appetizer if they don't come with your meal, so get some for the table and nibble while you look over the rest of the menu. It's mostly typical American fare, but the kitchen team takes great care to craft it well and with fresh ingredients. So bite into a juicy burger, a tender steak, or a plate of fresh pasta. Wash it all down with a beer from the impressive draft list or a glass of wine.

The Fireside Grill
8136 SW Hall Boulevard
Beaverton, OR 97008
(503) 747-4661

Category: Restaurants Tags: , ,

Cherry Blossoms

February 20, 2015 2:55 pm

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? It's supposed to be another sunny and beautiful weekend here in Portland!

It appears that Spring has sprung early in the Pacific Northwest. This is a great time to go and check out the cherry blossoms along the Waterfront. Be sure to check them out and take pictures. We'd love to see them!

Category: Things To Do Tags: , , ,