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Beef Stroganoff Recipe?

Erin Jan 12, 2005 10:28 AM

Hello! I'm looking for a knock your socks off beef stroganoff recipe. My husband is returning from a business trip this weekend and I want to surprise him with his favorite dish. I rarely make it as I have not been able to find a really flavorful and delicious recipe. Can anyone pass along a great recipe that you have tried? Thank you!!

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    Apple Aug 2, 2011 04:59 PM

    I made the Cooks Illustrated recipe tonight. It was marvelous. Really simple and amazing flavour. The only thing I would consider changing is making a side of dilled butter egg noodles. That would probably send it over the top.

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      Erin Jan 13, 2005 10:23 AM

      Thank you so much for all of the suggestions! I think I will go with the Cooks Illustrated recipe. It looks delicious!

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      1. re: Erin
        Frank Jan 13, 2005 03:19 PM


        Two suggestions,
        1- When you saute the meat don't crowd the pan other wise the meat will not brown and will steam. Browning the meat gives the dish a real punch.

        2- Temper the cream and prevent curdling.



      2. f
        Frank Jan 12, 2005 03:41 PM

        Here is one Paraphrased from Cooks Ill. Don't forget to temper the cream.

        1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
        12 ounces white button mushrooms , wiped clean and halved if small, quartered if medium, cut ino sixths if large
        table salt
        ground black pepper
        3/4 pound beef tenderloin (about 2 fillets), cut into 1/8-inch strips
        1 tablespoon unsalted butter
        1 small onion , minced (1/2 cup)
        1 teaspoon tomato paste
        1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
        1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
        1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
        1/2 cup dry white wine
        1/3 cup sour cream
        8 ounces egg noodles , cooked in salted water, drained, and tossed wih 2 tablespoons butter
        1. Cook mushrooms over high heat without stirring for 30 seconds; season with salt and pepper and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are lightly browned, about 4 minutes longer. Transfer to medium bowl.

        2. Return skillet to high heat, add oil if needed coat. Sauté meat. Make sure that strips do not touch. Cook without turning till well browned on first side. Turn strips over and cook till well-browned. Add Meat to mushrooms.

        3. Add beef broth to skillet & deglaze. Reduce ¼ cup. Add broth to mushrooms/beef. Wipe skillet clean.

        4. Skillet @ medium heat melt butter. Add onion, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Sauté till onion is lightly browned and softened.
        Stir in flour until incorporated.
        Whisk in chicken broth and wine, bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.

        Whisk liquid from mushrooms and beef into sauce and simmer to incorporate.

        Stir about 1/2 cup of hot sauce into sour cream, then stir mixture back into sauce.

        Add mushrooms and beef; heat to warm through.
        Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper

        Serve over buttered egg noodles.

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        1. re: Frank
          farmersdaughter Jan 12, 2005 06:37 PM

          I can verify that the Cooks Ill. recipe is absolutely fabulous. I have made it several times and everyone I've made it for loves it!

          1. re: Frank
            LaureltQ Aug 2, 2011 08:28 PM

            Great recipe. I LOVE this recipe.

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            Jim H. Jan 12, 2005 01:49 PM

            There is only one authentic recipe for Beef Stroganoff, and you must use thin strips of tenderloin, not flank, stew meat, etc. Saute lightly in butter, add sliced onions, and finish with sour cream. Season to your liking. Traditionally, it is served over shoestring potatoes, but we like dill noodles.

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            1. re: Jim H.
              krissywats Jan 12, 2005 02:10 PM

              I think 'authentic' is a difficult word, mainly because no one can agree on what exactly that means.

              Granted, I'm a very laid back, love-the-feel-and-play-of-cooking epicurean.

              Be sure and read the comments at the bottom to get my point.

              Link: http://www.russianfoods.com/recipes/i...

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              KrissyWats Jan 12, 2005 11:20 AM

              I make up my own and posted it on my foodblog. You could easily use sour cream instead of the roux that I made, but I didn't have any and I really wanted the taste of boursin (it also adds an interesting flavor). It came out really great!

              Link: http://www.kristinwatsonheintz.com/fo...

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                Devon Jan 12, 2005 11:14 AM

                Julia Child's The Way to Cook has a good recipe, but I don't have it here to paraphrase for you.

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