Originally from Russia, beef stroganoff has grown popular around the world for its creamy, meaty flavours.
Cooking time is just over an hour but the bulk of that is simmering (while you test the wine you just opened) so fairly simple and hands off.
Best served over rice, noodles or pasta, although anything that soaks up the flavour of the sauce will work well.
- 2 pounds beef chuck roast
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 ounces butter
- 4 green onions, sliced (white parts only)
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed beef broth
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 (6 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- ⅓ cup white wine
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- Remove any fat and gristle from the roast and cut into strips 1/2 inch thick by 2 inches long. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of both salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and brown the beef strips quickly, then push the beef strips off to one side.
- Add the onions and cook slowly for 3 to 5 minutes, then push to the side with the beef strips.
- Stir the flour into the juices on the empty side of the pan. Pour in beef broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Lower the heat and stir in mustard. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the meat is tender.
- Five minutes before serving, stir in the mushrooms, sour cream, and white wine. Heat briefly then salt and pepper to taste.