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Beef Stroganoff Recipe

This recipe comes together pretty quickly, and the fact that I am making a Russian dish and pairing it with a beer called Apocolypse IPA during the first week of the new presidential term is a complete coincidence. Also it's very yummy.

Ingredients

8 oz uncooked egg noodle
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 (8-oz) pkg fresh whole mushrooms, sliced
1/2 C chopped onions
1 garlic clove, minced
1 lb sirloin steak
1 (10 1/2 oz) can beef consommé
2 Tbsp ketchup
3 Tbsp flour
1 C sour cream (8-oz tub)
Parsley (dry or chopped for topping) - optional

Preparation


  • Cook noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain. Cover to keep warm.  
  • Pound beef on both sides (see notes, below) and then cut into very thin strips. 
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add mushrooms, onion, and garlic; cook 2-3 min or until tender. Remove mushroom mixture; set aside.  
  • In the same skillet, add remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Add beef; cook and stir until browned.
  • Reserve 1/3 C of beef consommé, and add the rest of the consommé, the ketchup, and mushroom mixture to the skillet; mix well.  
  • Combine reserved consommé and flour in a bowl and whisk it well to blend. Gradually add to beef mixture, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until thickened. 
  • Stir in sour cream; cook until thoroughly heated. DO NOT BOIL. 
  • Mix in the noodles and serve. 


Notes


  • Once the cooking starts it goes pretty quickly so it is a good idea to get things chopped in advance. 
  • Sirloin is a pretty tough cut of meat so really tenderize the heck out of the steak with a tenderizing mallet. When you cut it into strips, use a sharp knife and make very thin strips. If you don't do these things, then beef will be very tough.
  • At the end, you are supposed to gradually add the flour mixture while stirring, but that would require three hands. Just do your best.
  • Make a vegetable to go with this. In the picture, you see my baked green beans. That is my next recipe.
  • My family loves this recipe but the boys pick out the mushrooms.
  • This original recipe was taken from the Pillsbury Complete Cookbook, page 112, but we have modified it.

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