Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mom's Beef Stroganoff

 It's Tor's birthday week this week so I've been treating him to a whole week of home cooked meals, instead of making him cook half of them.  It surprised me how hard it is to come up with something good everyday!  Yesterday I was looking through my old emails and found one titled "Mom's Great Stroganoff" and my dinner search ended!  So here you go - Mom's recipe.  Just don't tell her I'm sharing it with you all, okay?


2 lb. sirloin steak, cut in thin strips
2 C sliced fresh mushrooms
1 C finely chopped onions
1/4 C butter, divided 
3 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in 1C hot water
2 T tomato paste
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
2 T flour
1/4 C water
1 C sour cream

1.  In large skillet saute onions and mushrooms in 3T butter.  Remove from skillet.  

2.  Add remaining butter and brown beef strips.  

3.  Pour bouillon & hot water over beef.  (I had to use a fork to mash up the bouillon cubes in the water).  Add tomato paste, mustard and salt.  Mix; cover & simmer 45 min.  

4.  Combine flour & water.  Slowly pour into meat mixture.  Cook, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil.  Reduce heat.  Stir in onions and mushrooms & sour cream.  Heat, but do not boil.  Serve over hot rice or noodles.
*Tip - you can cook a day ahead - Add sour cream when reheating! 

It's not the most photogenic meal, but it's delicious!

Up next, making a carrot cake for the birthday boy!

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