I've made Beef Stroganoff with red wine before, I've never made it with beer. My plan this evening was to make it with Guinness, but then I discovered that I was out of Guinness. I did have a Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout though. So I went with that. 1 cup of the beer went into the pasta pot along with 1 jar of beef gravy, one can of mushroom soup, and 2 cups of water, the rest went into a skillet with the stew beef with some garlic powder. In a separate skillet, I cooked 1/4 of an onion, 2 carrots, and 4 stalks of celery. When the beef was about done, I added the veggies. When the pasta pot started boiling, I added egg noodles and cooked them for about 10 min. When they were almost done, I added 5 mushrooms to the beef and veggies. When the pasta was done, I added the solid contents of the skillet. I added a tbsp of cornstarch to the remaining liquid and cooked it til thick, then added the gravy to the pot with everything else.
It turned out to be a pretty good stroganoff. The beer made it a little bit bitter though. Funny how I never notice the bitterness of the beer when I drink it, but it definitely came out in the food.
On a side note, blogger doesn't recognize "stroganoff" as a word, and wants me to change it to "strongman."