Thursday, January 21, 2010

Classic Beef Stroganoff

While I’ve been known to employ the “one pound, one pan” method of feeding my family, I have to say, there may be no turning back to good ol’ Hamburger Helper after making this dish.

beef stro

1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin steak, 1/2 inch thick
1 medium onion, diced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup flour
1 cup sour cream
3 cups hot cooked egg noodles

  1. Cut beef across grain into about 1 1/2x1/2-inch strips.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat, and saute garlic.  Add onions, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  3. Add beef into skillet, and cook until brown. Stir in 2/3 cup of the broth, the salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Whisk remaining 1/3 cup broth into flour; slowly stir into skillet.  Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.  Boil and stir 1 minute.  Stir in sour cream; heat until hot (do not boil).  Serve over noodles.

A couple points:

  • traditional stroganoff is also made with mushrooms  (I don’t eat them, so ours didn’t have them; if you’d like, cook 1 cup mushrooms at the same step as the onion);
  • we already had left0ver steak from a previous meal, so I didn’t have to pay too close attention to actually cooking the meat, so much as reheating it;
  • I didn’t cook my onions quite long enough, and I had a hard time getting past the slight crunch in the final texture;
  • this was a GREAT meal to get red meat in front of my toddler.  Seth loves pasta, in general, but I wasn’t sure he’d go for a non-red sauce dish.  Surprise, surprise.  He gobbled it right up!
  • I didn’t realize our sour cream had gone bad (again, it’s not something we eat, so it was only from a previous recipe that I’d even had it in the fridge to begin with), but I didn’t miss the creaminess I’m sure it would’ve added to the dish.  So, yea, for saving those calories.

Overall consensus: this will be a definite go-to meal for any leftover steak in the future.  It was SO much easier to make than I anticipated, and since we all enjoyed it, I think we have a winner!

Bon Appetite!


Angela said...

Ooh, thanks! I just bookmarked this page. I don't eat mushrooms, either, but I most definitely eat sour cream! lol


Mom said...

I'm gonna try that in John's lunch tonight. We have left over steak. Hope to see you next month. Love ya.

Marlo said...

I wish I could get Todd to eat stroganoff. One of my fav's but maybe he's like what you feared- if it has red meat, it needs a red sauce. ha!
That recipe looks delicious though!