A creamy beef stroganoff made with strips of sirloin or fillet steak and sliced mushrooms cooked in brandy and sour cream sauce, flavoured with paprika. The stroganoff is served on a bed of white rice and sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley.
Stroganoff originates from Russia and was created for the influential Stroganov family. The original stroganoff recipe was beef only with no additional vegetables or alcohol.
The majority of stroganoffs use sour cream as the sauce base, with the addition of some form of alcohol such as brandy or white wine. The sauce is seasoned with paprika & parsley. Some stroganoff sauce have a tomato and double cream base as an alternative to the sour cream.
There are number of different variations of stroganoff using different seasoning and rubs for the beef. Different vegetables can be added to the stroganoff, the most common are mushrooms and onions. Stroganoff is a quick cook dish so the best beef to use for this dish is sirloin or rump steak. All stroganoffs have a sour cream sauce
Beef stroganoff is the perfect quick cook meal, ideal for a summer or winter evening meal, serve with