Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Beef Stroganoff

For some reason I always had something against beef stroganoff!  I just didn't love the flavor of the sauce I guess, so my poor husband was deprived of one of his favorite dishes.  That's until my friend Mal gave me her Grandmas secret recipe and I knew that if Mal loved it I would probably like it too!  Her and I have always had similar likes when it comes to food.  We used to share a little caesars pizza on a regular basis back in high school (sad I know), we would drive miles just to get some of the best peanut butter chocolate fudge that Utah had to offer, and we constantly are swapping recipes! I have gotten some of my favorite recipes from her.  Thanks Girl :) 

I know you guys will all adore this recipe!  It is a bit different from your typical stroganoff, which I like :), it has a tomato base to the sauce which gives it a great flavor, and some heavy cream, which always makes things taste extra good.  This is one of those heavier dishes, so I only make it on special occasions.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!  I'm sure you'll love it!

(This recipe will serve about 8-10 people.  I usually cut it in half unless were entertaining)
1 cup butter
1-1/2 cup onion (diced)
1-1/2 cup mushrooms (sliced, and optional)
3-1/2 pounds Beef Top Round (sliced into thin strips)
6 Tbsp. Flour
3 cups beef broth (I use 3 beef bouillon cubes and 3 cups boiling water when I don't have the broth on hand)
1-1/2 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 cup Heavy Cream
3/4 cup Sour Cream
1 pound Egg noodles

Melt 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter into a large saute pan. Saute the onion and mushroom till soft then remove from pan and set aside.  Add the other 1/2 cup of butter to the pan and allow it to melt.  Dip the beef into the flour then place into the pan and allow it to brown on both sides. (about 2-3 minutes per side)

Next add the broth and the salt to the meat and bring to a boil.  Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, allowing the meat to become tender.

After simmering for a couple of hours, turn the heat up to medium and stir in the onions and mushrooms and the remaining ingredients.  Stir for a few minutes till heated all the way through.  Serve over egg noodles or rice.  Enjoy!


  1. ooh, interesting, I've never tried Beef Stronganoff with a tomato base, sounds yummy!

  2. could you take some of the leftovers, put it in a tupperware and send it my way in dallas!? it looks amazing!

  3. I've never made stroganoff with a tomato base either. This sounds delicious!

  4. I am a BIG fan of Beef Stroganoff! I don't make mine with mushrooms though... I know Im weird. Lol.

  5. I'm seriously loving this recipe. Hearty and so delish!

  6. Oooo... love Beef Stroganoff... looks great!

  7. That looks sooooo incredibly delicious!!! Can't wait to try it!


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