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Old 02-21-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Tomato paste substitutions

I think I'll be regarded as a real pain on the substitution page! My daughter is allergic to a lot of things, including tomatoes. I'm trying to make beef stroganoff; any suggestions for a substitute? She's also allergic to corn, so no corn starch.

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Old 02-21-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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I'd just leave it out.... if you make quickie stroganoff with the package flavorings, there isn't any and it is pretty good. Course, the purists here will then say it isn't stroganoff anymore, but.......

No corn starch... if you need a thickener, maybe arrowroot would work.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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I use sour cream in my beef stroganoff and make a gravy from the steak. Between the two, it makes a good binder. I don't use tomatoes in my recipe at all.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:29 PM   #4
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I use sour cream in my beef stroganoff and make a gravy from the steak. Between the two, it makes a good binder. I don't use tomatoes in my recipe at all.

Agree. Tomato is not a normal ingredient for stroganoff.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #5
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I think I'll be regarded as a real pain on the substitution page! My daughter is allergic to a lot of things, including tomatoes. I'm trying to make beef stroganoff; any suggestions for a substitute? She's also allergic to corn, so no corn starch.

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Caitlin
You're in the right place. We have thousands of members who will read your post; so post anything she has allergies to and it will "bump" the substitutes thread to New Posts where it will get lots of attention and possibly some answers.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:34 PM   #6
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Agree. Tomato is not a normal ingredient for stroganoff.
Agree x 3. Mine includes beef, mushrooms, beef broth, sour cream. Not a tomato in sight.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:40 PM   #7
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Never even heard of adding tomato paste to beefstrogonoff. Saur cream is what you need to use.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:44 PM   #8
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Maybe tomato paste in a gholash?
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:01 AM   #9
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Hi!
my wife can't have tomatoes, of for that matter, pretty much anything spicy or acidic so we have to find substitutes in a lot of recipes...even pizzas. I guess there are plenty of others out there in a similar situation, any ideas? please!
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:49 AM   #10
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For many things, such as pizzas or pasta, there are any number of white sauce recipes. Many of them are cream-based alternatives. Basic Alfredo sauce is a good substitute and starting point for making custom sauces to replace most tomato-based sauce.

To replace spicy, add another, but complimentary flavor such as celery seasoning, Italian seasoning, No-salt seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, ginger.
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