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Beef Stroganoff Recipe


The exact origins of Beef Stroganoff are somewhat disputed, but it is widely believed to have been named after the influential Stroganov family of Russia. The Stroganovs were a wealthy Russian noble family with significant influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were known for their patronage of the arts, as well as their contributions to Russian cuisine.

The dish itself is believed to have been created in the mid-19th century, although the exact circumstances of its invention are unclear. One popular theory suggests that Beef Stroganoff was originally created by a French chef working for the Stroganov family. It is believed that the chef adapted a French recipe using strips of beef and combined it with Russian flavors and ingredients to create a new and delectable dish.

The original version of Beef Stroganoff consisted of thinly sliced beef, typically from the tenderloin or sirloin, sautéed with onions and mushrooms in a rich sauce. The sauce was often made with mustard and sour cream, giving it a tangy and creamy flavor. The dish was traditionally served over noodles or rice, providing a hearty and satisfying meal.

Beef Stroganoff gained popularity not only among the Russian nobility but also among the wider population. It became a staple dish in Russian cuisine and was frequently served at banquets and special occasions. Over time, as international travel and cultural exchanges increased, Beef Stroganoff spread beyond Russia’s borders and gained popularity in various parts of the world.

In the 20th century, Beef Stroganoff experienced a surge in popularity in the United States and Western Europe. It became a beloved comfort food and found its way onto the menus of many restaurants. The dish underwent slight variations in different regions, with some adding additional ingredients or modifying the cooking techniques, while still maintaining the essence of the original recipe.

Today, Beef Stroganoff remains a cherished classic in many countries, enjoyed by people of all backgrounds. It has become a symbol of comfort and indulgence, with numerous variations and adaptations available to suit different tastes and dietary preferences. Whether served in high-end restaurants or cooked at home for a cozy family meal, Beef Stroganoff continues to delight food enthusiasts and showcase the rich culinary heritage of Russia.

So, the next time you savor a plate of Beef Stroganoff, remember the rich history behind this beloved dish, and appreciate the flavors that have stood the test of time.

Beef Stroganoff Ingredients

  • 1 lb cooked meat sliced into strips
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 gloves garlic
  •  8 oz package button mushroom
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom (10.5oz)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package egg noodles (16 oz)
  • 2 teaspoon beef bouillon (2 cubes)
  • black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp ketchup

Prep Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine milk and cream of mushroom and mix until well blended. Add beef bouillon (crush if using cubes), ketchup, pinch of salt and pepper to taste and set sauce aside.
  • Slice your meat into thin slices or cube if you prefer.
  • Cut and prepare veggies. Dice onions, slice mushrooms and grate your garlic and put in separate bowl.

Cooking Instruction

  • Cook noodles according to instructions.
  • Meanwhile, heat your cast iron until hot
  • Add 1 tbsp of cooking oil followed by your onion. Cook until translucent about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add garlic and stir for until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add mushroom and cook for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the prepped sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Add your meat and simmer for about a minute and turn off the heat.

Plate Prepping Instructions

  • You can serve your beef stroganoff on top of your noodles or add the noodles once the heat is turned off and stir well before plating.
  • Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
  • Enjoy!

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