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Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

I guess that it's time for a quick break from all of the squash and pumpkin...

I recently realized that I had not had beef stroganoff in a very long time and I wanted to try making it. According to the wikipedia beef stroganoff is a Russian dish consisting of beef in a sour cream sauce. My mother made this a few times while I was growing up and I remembered really enjoying it. I searched the net for some recipes though I already had an outline in mind. I knew that there would be some onions and mushrooms in addition to the beef. One idea that I did come across was to add paprika and although I had never had it that way, it sounded like a great idea. The paprika and mushroom combination reminded me of a mushroom soup that I had made a while ago and really enjoyed. That soup combined mushrooms, sour cream, paprika and dill and I had really like the flavour combo so I decided to add some dill to the stroganoff as well. I added some dried dill while the sauce was simmering and some fresh dill just at the end for the best of both worlds.

I figured that there were two main ways that I could cook the beef. I could either get a really tender cut of beef and quickly saute it or I could get a much cheaper cut of beef and braise it until is was nice and tender. Since I had the time and I really enjoy braising I decided to go with that route, though there is a quicker option if you are short on time. While I was rummaging through my fridge I came across some bacon and I decided to throw it in as well to kick up the flavour a bit. I also sauteed the beef in the bacon grease so as to not waste any of that flavour. I then let the beef simmer in the sauce until it was fall apart tender.

The beef stroganoff was amazing! It was so full of flavour that only got better the next day. The beef was nice and tender and it seemed to just melt in your mouth. The sauce was nice and creamy and tasty and I really enjoyed the mushroom, paprika, dill and sour cream flavour combination. I served the beef stroganoff on egg noodles though you could use any type of pasta or rice, etc. I am looking forward to making this again!

Ingredients:
4 slices bacon (cut into 1/2 inch pieces, completely optional)
1 pound of beef (cut into thin slices)
1 tablespoon butter
1 onion (sliced)
1 (8 ounce) package cremini mushrooms (sliced)
2 cups beef stock (or red wine or a combination of both)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried dill
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup beef stock
1/2 cup sour cream (low fat if you desire)
2 tablespoons dill (chopped)

Directions:
1. Cook the bacon in the pan and set aside.
2. Saute the beef in the bacon grease until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes and set aside.
3. Melt the butter in the pan.
4. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
5. Add the mushrooms and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
6. Add the bacon, beef, stock, tomato paste, paprika, dill, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
7. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the meat is tender, about 60-90 minutes.
8. Mix the flour into the stock and stir it into the beef.
9. Bring to a boil and cook while stirring until it has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
10. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream and dill.
11. Serve over noodles or rice.

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63 comments:

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

This looks really appetizing! Beef and mushrooms and paprika already sounds so good!

Lori said...

One of my favorite meals!

Jenn Sutherland said...

This looks excellent...I might try it with some lamb stew meat I've got in the freezer!

mary said...

This looks tasty. I had stroganoff in a restaurant a little while ago and it didn't look as good as the one you made.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Looks great Kevin! Stroganoff is definitely one of my favourite dishes.

Marjie said...

Beef stroganoff is one of my favorites. I've never had it without paprika and mushrooms and onions.

Rita said...

The Brazilian version of stroganoff calls for table cream and tomato sauce...it is completely different than the "real Russian thing"...

Bridgett said...

The sauce looks so luscious!

Anonymous said...

Looks great. How many servings does the recipe yield?

daphne said...

yum! I love the addition of mushrooms n spices in this too.

Manggy said...

Ah, I didn't know it has to be a sour cream sauce. Usually people here just combine a cream of mushroom soup with beef and noodles, heh heh :) Looks delicious!

Ann said...

This looks spicy and tempting..And adding those mushrooms can give an extra flavour...feel like having some..

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's a dish I really love! Yours looks scrumptious!

cheers,

rosa

Kitt said...

How funny! I haven't had stroganoff in years, and then my aunt served it Friday night (she uses the Joy of Cooking recipe) and you posted on it today. Yours looks really good!

tigerfish said...

I seldom see this in the menu over here....

HoneyB said...

We love beef stroganoff here! The first time I had it my former MIL made it and I've made it myself ever since!

diva said...

great looking stroganoff, kevin! such a comforting dish, always.

Kevin said...

Anonymous: I got 4 generous serving from it.

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Looks so homey nestled in those buttery looking noodles. Paprika and beef are so good together.

Natashya said...

Yes! I haven't had beef stroganoff in a long time either. I am definitely going to go make it soon. Yours looks delish - all you need is a bottle of wine..

jasi said...

I subscribe via reader so I rarely comment but I absolutely love your site. Every recipe of yours I've tried has been a complete success. Well done. Also, great pictures.

Nina Timm said...

You are making me so hungry now, Kevin! I have spare ribs planned for tonight, but I am craving this now!

Sylvie said...

YOu can never go wrong with a good stroganoff!

Debbie said...

Your beef stroganoff looks good. I never cared for this growing up and haven't had it in years but your looks tempting. I just might try it again!

culinarycory.com said...

This stroganoff takes me back to my childhood where we had hearty chuncks of beef and creamy sauce on top of fluffy egg noodles.

Dawn said...

I agree, this is one of my favorite dishes for wintertime. I love using those really wide egg noodles. Looks good!

Cheryl said...

That looks really tasty, I havent made it in a really long time either!

Elra said...

I heard this dish a lot, but never made it. It looks so irresistible, Kevin!

Happy cook said...

WOw i love the colour. I didn't know they added bacon in it.

Corinne said...

The addition of paprika reminds me of goulash... superb picture as always Kevin. :)

cindy* said...

yum! this is a great recipe for one of my favorite comfort foods. impressive!

Sharon said...

How excellent to have found some bacon in the fridge!

Great post, it is simply delicious - thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

This is most definitely bookmarked

Heather said...

i love beef stroganoff. it is just so, so, so good.

Heather said...

oh i meant to say, you should try it with smoked paprika!

Peter M said...

This is a great lookin' Stroganoff Kevin!

Gloria said...

Absolutely wonderful Kevin so tasty! Gloria

Karen said...

I haven't made this in such a long time either. I really like the addition of the tablespoon of paprika!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I love stroganoff and haven't had it in a while. Its another one of those dishes that is fun to see because everyone approaches it a little differently. You've got me craving some now myself--it looks excellehnt

Pam said...

I love stroganoff - this looks really delicious Kevin.

Pam said...

I love dishes that get better the next day!

Chocolate Shavings said...

That looks delicious - I love the sound of paprika, dill, tender beef and noodles!

Aggie said...

This looks really great and comforting Kevin!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Looks good, kev! Always love stroganoff

Homecooked said...

Looks yummy. I have got to try this!

Ruth Daniels said...

One word ...SLURP!!!!

Thanks for sharing such a delicious dish with Presto Pasta Nights. This one is particularly awesome.

Fanny Wijaya said...

It is looks delicious. I should put this on my to-do list.

amandalouden said...

One of my favorite dishes

MrsDocChuck said...

My husband cannot eat rich foods anymore due to his serious digestive issues and his massive weight gain. But I still can (and do).

I plan to make this for Christmas dinner!!

My husband will eat something else, unless I figure out a way to use fat free ingredients.

Mary said...

A wonderful old dish. Your version is especially appealing. You did a nice job making the old new again.

Amanda said...

Bookmarking!! This looks so good!

Cooking and the City said...

I love beef stroganoff! Kevin yours looks delicious :-)

Jeanne said...

Funny that you posted this - I have been craving Stroganoff and have made both a chicken and a vegetarian version over the past 2 weeks. The sour cream and the paprika are just indispendible to give it the required taste. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Looks so yummy...Can I add some chopped parsley? or some other kind of fresh green herbs? I would definitely have a glass of red wine to go with this delicious creation...

Anonymous said...

I keep coming back to your blog because it is so welcoming - great text, photos and recipes of course. I am going to use the stroganoff recipe for my annual dinner I make for my employees and families. I trust that your recipes will carry the evening. Keep cooking - you have a happy audience here in Berkeley California.

Susan

Anonymous said...

A Russian chef told us he makes it with full-fat Greek yogurt (no sugar)instead of sour cream.

Elizabeth said...

OMG! This looks amazing! I love that you decided to simmer it until the beef was super tender. Just discovered your blog, and I have to say, as a fellow food blogger cooking in a closet-sized kitchen, I salute you! Love the photos!

Vera said...

Hello, I'm from St.-Petersburg, Russia. In St.Petersburg there is a palace where duke Stroganov lived.
We often cook Stroganoff at home, it was one of the first dishes mother tought me to make when I was a teenager.

At home I always cook it with sour cream - Russians like sour cream! We don't add paprika, but it's possible.

What is NOT in Russian traditionn - to serve it over noodles! We love potatoes, so in a Russian restaurant or at somebody's home they would serve it with mashed or fried or country style or whatever cooked potatoes!

Kim L. said...

I made this for my family tonight...it was AWESOME!! ^^ Everybody loved it and my dad went back for more. Thanks for sharing this.

Charles said...

A very tasty dish - Will make again!
Thanks for the delicious recipe.

Lisa said...

this was wonderful. i will be making it again.

Julia said...

I already had a Stroganoff recipe, but I needed to get rid of some fresh dill, so I used yours. It was great, much better than my old one! Thanks!

Maki said...

This is my most favourite recipe for Stroganoff! Could it it daily - I make mine with Austrian "Spaetzle" and they fit so well! :D Thanks Kevin!

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