Beef Stroganoff Recipe
This is a dish that my wife requests on occasion. Each time I make it I forget that the mushrooms are often the most enjoyable part, even more so than the thin, well-browned bits of steak. For vegetarians I would suggest making this meal with a variety of mushrooms, letting thin slices of portobello stand in for the beef.
Make sure to make plenty of sauce as well, a few chunks of rosemary bread and butter make the perfect clean-up utensil!
A quick, simple and delicious weeknight meal, serve over rice for a gluten-free option or omit the cream and butter for a dairy-free dinner. Either way, it has great flavor.
- 1 lb sirloin, thinly sliced in strips
- 2 Tbsp oil
- Salt and pepper
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 3 Tbsp shallots, minced
- 2 lbs button mushrooms, halved or quartered depending on size
- 2 Tbsp sherry or cognac
- 1 cup beef stock
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3/4 cup crème fraîche, sour cream or whipping cream
- 1 Tbsp chopped dill
- 12 ounces egg noodles, cooked in salted water
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
- Dry meat thoroughly with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in heavy large skillet over high heat until very hot.
- Working in batches, add meat in single layer with at elast 1/4-inch spaces between and cook just until brown on outside, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet.
- Once all meat is browned, reduce heat to medium-high and melt 2 tablespoons butter.
- Add chopped shallots and sauté until translucent, scraping up browned bits (fond), about 2 minutes.
- Add button mushrooms, sprinkling them with pepper and sauté until liquid evaporates, about 12 minutes.
- Deglaze with sherry or cognac and then add beef stock. Simmer until liquid thickens and reduces by at least half, about 15 minutes.
- Stir in crème fraîche, Dijon mustard, and meat along with any accumulated juices from baking sheet.
- Simmer over medium-low heat until meat is heated through but still medium-rare, about 2 minutes.
- Stir in chopped dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Add noodles to mixture and toss to coat. Plate mixture and sprinkle generously with paprika to serve.
Want to learn more about the health benefits of these delicious fungi? Read our post The Magic of Mushrooms.