Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a classic dish that's been loved for generations. Originating from Russia, it has found its way into kitchens worldwide, offering a creamy, savory meal that's both comforting and delicious. This dish is known for its tender pieces of beef, rich mushroom and onion mix, and its creamy sauce, all served over a bed of noodles or rice.

Perfect for family dinners or special occasions, making Beef Stroganoff is easier than you might think. Let's dive into a simple recipe that will bring this delectable meal to your table.

Why This Recipe Works

Balanced Flavors and Textures: What sets this Beef Stroganoff apart is the perfect balance of its ingredients. The tender pieces of beef provide a juicy and hearty bite, while the mushrooms offer an earthy depth. Combined with the velvety sour cream sauce, it creates a delightful harmony of flavors and textures. Every spoonful promises a burst of rich, comforting taste that makes the dish irresistibly good.

Simple Ingredients, Stellar Results: Another beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. You don't need a long list of exotic ingredients. Just some good quality beef, fresh mushrooms, onions, and sour cream are enough to make magic in the kitchen. This ease of preparation without compromising on taste makes it a top choice for both novices and seasoned chefs. When you serve Beef Stroganoff, it not only speaks of tradition and elegance but also of the love and care you put into making it.

Ingredients

Beef - Typically, tender cuts like sirloin or tenderloin are used. These cuts cook quickly and remain tender. Substitute: If unavailable, you can use chuck or stew meat, but cook it longer to ensure tenderness.

Mushrooms- White or cremini mushrooms add a savory flavor. Substitute: Portobello mushrooms, but remove the gills to avoid a muddy color.

Onions- They add a layer of flavor to the dish. Substitute: Shallots, for a milder and slightly sweeter taste.

Sour Cream- It provides a creamy and tangy dimension to the sauce. Substitute: Greek yogurt for a healthier twist, but it may change the flavor slightly.

Egg Noodles- Classic choice for serving the beef stroganoff. Substitute: Any pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice if desired.

Tips

  • For enhanced flavor, sear the beef pieces well. This creates a nice crust and locks in juices.
  • Slice the beef across the grain. This helps in making the beef more tender when eating.
  • Always add the sour cream at the very end and do not let it boil. Boiling might cause it to curdle.
  • Use fresh herbs, like dill or parsley, to add a fresh touch before serving.
  • If you find your sauce too thick, a splash of beef broth can help adjust the consistency.

How to Serve

Beef Stroganoff is traditionally a hearty and creamy dish, served as a Dinner. Its creamy, savory sauce pairs perfectly with carbohydrates that can absorb and complement its flavors. Here are three specific ways to serve it:

  • Over Egg Noodles: The traditional way. Egg noodles have a unique texture that captures the sauce beautifully.
  • Atop Mashed Potatoes: For those who prefer potatoes, the creaminess of the mashed potatoes blends seamlessly with the stroganoff.
  • With Rice: A simpler alternative. The rice grains soak up the savory sauce, offering a delightful bite.

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Savor a classic Beef Stroganoff recipe, blending tender beef with creamy sauce, served best over noodles. Perfect comfort food for any occasion in just 35 minutes!
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: beef sirloin, egg noodles, sour cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds beef sirloin sliced into thin strips
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 12 ounces egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour to thicken, if needed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley or dill for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat butter or oil over medium-high heat. Add beef strips and sear until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add onions and mushrooms. Sauté until onions are translucent and mushrooms release their juices.
  • If the sauce is too thin, sprinkle flour over the veggies and stir to combine.
  • Return beef to the skillet. Add beef broth, and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • While beef is simmering, cook egg noodles according to package instructions.
  • Reduce skillet heat to low, stir in sour cream until well combined. Heat through but do not boil.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh herbs.
  • Serve the beef stroganoff over the cooked egg noodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 2453kcal Carbohydrates: 277g Protein: 162g Fat: 76g Saturated Fat: 33g Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g Monounsaturated Fat: 21g Trans Fat: 0.2g Cholesterol: 671mg Sodium: 1315mg Potassium: 3666mg Fiber: 16g Sugar: 23g Vitamin A: 1646IU Vitamin C: 15mg Calcium: 490mg Iron: 17mg

Notes

  • For enhanced flavor, sear the beef pieces well. This creates a nice crust and locks in juices.
  • Slice the beef across the grain. This helps in making the beef more tender when eating.
  • Always add the sour cream at the very end and do not let it boil. Boiling might cause it to curdle.
  • Use fresh herbs, like dill or parsley, to add a fresh touch before serving.
  • If you find your sauce too thick, a splash of beef broth can help adjust the consistency.
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