Beef stroganoff is a hearty dish loaded with chunks of sirloin steak and chopped mushrooms, tossed in a savory cream sauce. Strips of meat are seared until golden brown, then simmered in a rich beef gravy, and finished with sour cream. It’s hard to resist this quick and satisfying dish when served on top of buttered egg noodles.
This hot plate of beef stroganoff satisfies both steak and pasta cravings. Thickly-sliced mushrooms paired with a luxurious sauce makes the dish complete. Selecting the right cut of steak and using a simple sauteeing technique provides tender and flavorful pieces of beef. The sauce is thickened with a combination of roux and sour cream to add a rich and creamy coating.
The trickiest part of this recipe is incorporating the sour cream. Care must be taken when adding dairy products into hot liquids to prevent clumping. I can remember a few occasions where I didn’t temper the cream properly, resulting in food thrown away and a sad phone call for takeout. After quickly realizing that my mistake was avoidable, I’ve learned simple ways to prevent curdling….