Beef Stroganoff

Category: Meat Dishes | Posted date: 2019-07-26 15:43:12 | Posted by: Adweg

Beef is still the most commonly eaten and popular meat in Russia.

Beef Stroganoff is named after Count Stroganoff, the mayor of Odessa who became famous for offering free food to any one who came to his door, providing they were resonably dressed of course.

Beef Stroganoff was created by his chefs as it was a recipe that could easily be prepared before hand and then served in individual helpings.

Beef Stroganoff Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 Pounds of fillet beef
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 6 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of beef broth
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream

Beef Stroganoff Recipe Instructions:

Slice the beef fillets in to thin strips (~1.5-2cm thick) against the grain of the meat and tenderise with tenderizing hammer. Slice the strips in to short lengths of 4-6cm and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Chop the onion in to thinly sliced rings and then saute them in butter. When the onion slices turn transparent add the meat and saute on a high heat until brown, this should not take long. It is best to use a large pan so that the meat can all be cooked evenly at the same time.

Remove the beef and onions and keep warm in a covered dish. Add the tomato paste to the juice left in the pan and mix well before adding the sour cream and meat broth and again stirring well.

Then add the beef and onions back to the pan and mix well. Allow to simmer for 5-10minutes, stirring occasionally.

Season to taste with Salt & Pepper and serve with potatos of your choice.