Beef Stroganoff Recipe

on Sunday, December 18, 2011

 Beef Stroganoff Recipe by

Today's dish is not considered part of Arabic or Middle Eastern food! It is originally a Russian dish that has nowadays gained international status: Beef Stroganoff.

Beef Stroganoff is one of those very old and traditional recipes that date-back centuries. The first known recipe for Beef Stroganoff appeared in a Russian cookbook in 1861. That version didn't have onions, mushroom, peppers or tomatoes.

Beef Stroganoff had such an appeal, and became quite popular. It became so popular that many people developed the basic Beef Stroganoff recipe further and in modern days many, many versions exist.  Some Beef Stroganoff recipes include the traditional sour cream, while others use whipping cream. Some Beef Stroganoff recipes include tomatoes, while others don't.

There are so many versions of Beef Stroganoff that if you do a search of "Stroganoff Recipe", you will even come up with a vegetarian alternative!

At our home, we have our own version. I am not sure what Elena Molokhovet (the writer of that first published recipe) would think of it, but I do know that it is a very easy recipe to prepare and the resulting dish is very delicious. We enjoy this version of Beef Stroganoff a lot, hope you will too.

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Preparation time: 20 min               Cook time: 90 min


900     grams shredded beef
4         medium green peppers, diced
1         medium red pepper, diced
1         medium yellow pepper, diced  (you can replace the red pepper with an extra yellow one)
400     grams fresh mushrooms (or 2 cans canned mushrooms)
6         large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2         cups onions, finely chopped
1/2      cup steak sauce
1/3      cup oil
3         tablespoons flour
1 1/3   teaspoon mixed spices
1 1/3   teaspoon salt (if you prefer your food saltier increase amount)

How to make Beef Stroganoff:

  • Wash beef and let drain from all water. If you are short on time, you can dry the beef with kitchen towels. 
  • Mix the beef and flour well until all beef is coated.  if needed, add another 1/2 spoon flour.
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  • Heat oil in pan, add the beef and toss until it is light brown.  Add the onions and garlic, turn for one minute. Add the peppers, mushrooms, salt and spices. Mix over heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add water until it covers the ingredients. Mix in the steak sauce.
  • When stock boils, reduce heat and let it cook for about 1 1/2 hours. Mix intermittently.

Hope you enjoyed today's easy recipe: Beef Stroganoff.  Bon appetite.
Do you have your own version of Beef Stroganoff?

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Lara said...

Hi Seta. Would I ruin the taste of this recipe if I omit the mushrooms? Unfortunately, I cannot use mushrooms in my cooking (although I love it a lot) b cos my husband is allergic to it..So do u think I can replace it with something else??

Seta Tutundjian said...
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Seta Tutundjian said...

Mushroom is a protein substitute; the vegetarian variation for this recipe is replacing the beef with mushrooms. Plus the original recipe didn't have mushrooms. I would suggest you increase the beef by 350 grams in place of the mushrooms. let me know how is goes:)

Lara Tutundjian said...

Thanks Seta! I will do that and will keep you posted!

Unknown said...

I'm going to try cooking this next weekend.. will let you know how it turns out! i just hope i don't burn anything XD

Seta Tutundjian said...

Salwa, hope the dish turned out to your satisfaction?!?