Beef Stroganoff

beef stroganoff1 Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff or Beef Stroganov is a Russian dish made out of sautéed beef in sour cream sauce.  The name originated from a very important family with the surname of Stroganov, but no one is sure which was the authentic ones as there are multiple claims and the popular ones are from the family of Alexander Stroganoff (Minister of Interior) and Count Pavel Stroganov (Commander in the Patriotic War).

The original recipe consists only of floured beef sautéed and prepared with mustard, stock and sour cream only until it was commercialized in US during 1950’s that onions and mushrooms have been added.  Usually served with rice but sometimes pasta is used, also this dish does not come only in the white sauce variant, sometimes red sauce is prevalent in other regions where it is popular like Brazil and some British Pubs.

My mom used to cook this a lot when I was a child due to the fact that it’s to prepare and cook, she always cooked the tomato based version but personally I like the sour cream variant as I am exhausted already of the common Filipino dish like Afritada, Filipino Spaghetti and Menudowho all have tomato sauce bases.  So for this recipe it will definitely be the sour cream version and you can enjoy it with either rice or pasta (fettuccine works best)


700g sirloin or tenderloin, cut thin into 2 inch strips
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup beef stock
1/2 cup butter
1 large white onion, finely chopped
300g farmers brown mushrooms, sliced
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp dry tarragon
freshly ground pepper


1. Using 1/2 of the butter, pan fry quickly the beef strips in high heat browning on all sides.  Make sure that the temperature is not high enough to burn the butter but hot enough to sear the beef.  Set the beef strips aside once browned.
2. Using the same pan add the remaining butter then saute onions and mushrooms.
3. Now add the beef stock, nutmeg and tarragon, bring to a boil then reduce until 1/2 the volume.
4. Lower the heat then add the sour cream cook until hot but do not simmer or boil otherwise it will curdle.  Season with salt and pepper then remove from heat then mix in the cooked meat.  Serve with rice, pasta or bread.

Note : this recipe also appears @ Ang Sarap, original post can be seen here Beef Stroganoff

 Beef Stroganoff

© 2012, AngSarap. All rights reserved.

You might also like:

Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

  • Minette Marquez

    Yummm…. Ano alternative ng nutmeg at tarragon?’love to prepare this recipe in fettucine pasta :) thanks!

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for FOODIPINO™.

We recognize the importance of our visitor's privacy and we aim to preserve the Privacy by all means. The information furnished herewith will inform you on the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use (operate) and visit FOODIPINO™, and how we safeguard your information. You can be assured that your personal information is never leaked or sold to the third parties and they are well protected by us.

Log Files As with most other websites, we also collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser used by you to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), your site visit time and the pages browsed by you throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include showing a popup only once during your visit, or the ability to login to some of our key features, such as forums.

We also visualize third party advertisements on FOODIPINO™ to support our site. Few of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site that also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser used by you to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have installed Flash. Such application is generally applied for geotargeting purposes, e.g., (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York) or showing certain ads, based on specific visited sites (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, The DART cookies may also be used by us for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). The cookie is used to serve your specific ads and your interests ("interest based targeting"). The ads served are to be targeted on the basis of your previous browsing history (For example, if you are viewing sites for visiting Las Vegas, you may also see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as a hockey site). DART uses "non personally identifiable information", which does NOT track your personal information, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You have the option to opt-out of this ad serving on all sites, using this advertising by visiting

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, it can affect your ability to interact with our site as well as other websites and it may include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless, you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.