Beef Stroganoff… not from a box

22 Mar

When you think of beef stroganoff do visions of salty box mixes come to mind? Let’s end this misconception of a classic Hungarian dish. Beef stroganoff is actually very simple to make from scratch. I prefer to use beef that isn’t too expensive, like chuck, but Wegman’s had tri-tip on sale and I went for it.

Boxless Beef Stroganoff

serves 4

1 1/2 pounds tri-tip, sirloin, or chuck, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 bag no yolks noodles
1/2 cup onion
2 cups button mushrooms, thickly sliced
1/4 cup marsala wine
1/4 cup whole grain dijon mustard
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 qt beef stock
salt and pepper to taste

Toss the beef in salt and pepper and sear in a hot pan until brown on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside. Add the butter to the pan and add in the onions and mushrooms. Scrape the bottom of the pan while stir the vegetables to release the brown bits. Add in the wine and stir until the liquid is evaporated. Add in the stock, rosemary and mustard. Add the beef back in and reduce the heat to medium. Let the beef cook and the liquid to reduce for 35-40 minutes or until the beef is tender. Meanwhile, cook the noodles. Drain the noodles and place in a serving bowl. When the beef is tender, cut off the heat and add in the cream. Season and toss to combine. Top the pasta and serve hot, garnish with rosemary.

This is easily doubled or tripled for company. Enjoy.

Always thinking of the next meal


4 Responses to “Beef Stroganoff… not from a box”

  1. Diane March 22, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    I love, love, beef stroganoff, sadily Dave doesn’t, but I do order it out and will make it for company, he will eat it….also, did Mom ask pro’s and con’s of pressure cooker, thinking of returning mine before I even use it, what are your thoughts….diane

  2. Cooking Rookie March 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    Yum! I want some 🙂

  3. Amanda March 27, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    Sounds simple and looks yummy – I’ll have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Rachel R. March 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    Looks good Katie, and pretty easy! Definitely want to try.

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