Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quick Beef Stroganoff

This was probably the next dish I cooked after the chicken ala king.  Why?  because it's easy and my brothers loved it!  By easy I do mean that it can be whipped up in about 30 minutes, assuming the beef is not frozen, that is.

It's very versatile too.  It can be served over rice or noodles, or pasta.  The meat used can be pork or chicken.  And it can be saucy or on the dry side... whatever floats your boat!

500 grams beef sirloin

1 large sweet white onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 to 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cooking cream
stock or water, as needed
salt and pepper, to taste

Pound the sirloin "steaks" with a mallet to tenderize.  Slice into strips.  Marinate in a tablespoon of soy sauce, a generous pinch of ground black pepper and juice of 1/2 a lemon, for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, saute the white onion slices until soft.  Add the garlic and saute until fragrant.  Throw in the mushrooms.

While the mushrooms are cooking, add about 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour to the marinated beef and mix well.  Then add the beef to the pan and stir fry a few minutes, until the beef is almost done.  The mixture will be quite sticky.  Add the sour cream and continue cooking, stirring to combine.  If the mixture is too thick, add stock or water.  To make the dish very saucy, add more milk and/or stock or water.  Season with salt and pepper, as desired.  Do not overcook or the beef will be tough.

Serve hot, over steamed rice.

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