Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

I think Beef Stroganoff is one of those dishes you either love or hate. I love it, my husband doesn’t. So I make it very rarely. There are just those times you are really craving it and just have to make it. My husband’s just going to have to fend for himself for tonight! Don’t worry, he won’t starve, he can have the Slow Cooker Minestrone I made yesterday! I found this recipe long ago in a Fannie Farmer cookbook. I usually use choice sirloin tip strips (or flap meat, which is what sirloin tips are cut from), and slice very thinly. My market sells them in strips instead of chunks, which are a little easier to work with. You could use the tenderloin that’s called for in the recipe, but I can never find a small amount of tenderloin, and the sirloin flap meat is actually pretty tender and goes well in this recipe. You can use white or any similar mushrooms, it really doesn’t matter. Make sure to freshly grind and whole nutmeg. The flavor is so much better fresh.

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

6 Tbsp butter
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
1-1/2 lb tenderloin, thinly sliced (or sirloin tip flap meat)
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
1-1-1/2 c. sour cream
1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste

In a large skillet, over med high heat, saute onion in 3 Tbsp butter until soft and slightly browned. Remove from pan.

Heat still on medium high, add beef and cook until browned on both sides.  Remove beef and set aside with onions.

Add the remaining 3 Tbsp butter to skillet. Stir in the mushrooms, cover and cook 3 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Whisk the sour cream (starting with  1 cup) and add to the pan, but do not allow it to boil. Return the beef and onion to the sour cream mixture. Add more sour cream if desired and just heat through, making sure not to boil.

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6 Comments

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    mjskit
    October 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Well I love it and I don’t cook it near enough! Your recipe is a lot easy than mine which make it very appealing! I’m all for quick, easy and tasty and this hits all three!

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    SJ
    October 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    It IS easy! And soo good!

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    Jennifer Eloff
    October 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I love it too. I make mine using sliced rib steak and stick it in the crock pot. I can be lazy that way.

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    SJ
    October 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Oh that sounds good too, I should try it that way!

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    Elizabeth @TheBareMidriff
    October 16, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I grew up on beef stroganoff made using ground beef – I still do that to this day, though now I usually use ground bison instead of beef. My husband also doesn’t care for it. But with this cold weather fast approaching, I think he may have to just suffer through it sometime in the near future!

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    SJ
    October 16, 2011 at 9:34 am

    That sounds good too. I know sometimes I wished I had made with ground beef, especially when the beef I use is less than super tender!

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