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Beef Stroganoff

25 August 2011


My mum’s Beef Stroganoff recipe has been famous for years – for good reason! – and I’m so pleased to have her blessing to share it with others on this blog.  A recent re-acquaintance with the Hamburger Helper version of this dish made me crave my mum’s original, and this definitely blows any boxed or pre-made version away. Fresh ingredients – particularly chopped fresh dill sprigs – make all the difference in this classic, and I guarantee it will be an instant crowd favourite.

Buon appetito!



Serves: 6

2 pounds stew beef, sliced into 1-inch chunks

6 tbsp unsalted butter

1 cup chopped fresh onion

3 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped

1/2 pound fresh button mushrooms, quartered

4 tbsp flour

1 tbsp ketchup

1/2 tsp salt

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

14 ounces beef bouillon

1/4 cup red wine

1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

1 1/2 cups sour cream

Fresh egg noodles, prepared according to instructions on package


1.  Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and brown for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through to desired doneness. Set aside.

2.  In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms; saute for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add flour, salt, pepper and ketchup to form a smooth roux. Stir well.

3.  Return pan to heat, add beef bouillon, and stir until boiling and roux is fully incorporated. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Over low heat, add wine, dill and sour cream. Add meat and simmer until hot. Serve atop freshly cooked egg noodles.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Skve and Marilee permalink
    24 June 2012 11:40 am

    You should re-post this again now that you have such an avid group of bloggers following your more recent postings. I’m glad your blog is gaining so many followers! I agree with the person who recently suggested that you start a travel blog but since that phase of your life may be slowing down, maybe you could blog a chronology of your travels over the last four years. In your spare time!?

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