One of the popular second dishes is Beef Stroganoff. Nowadays it seems to be very popular in other countries too. It even has lots of versions. We are going to talk about the traditional one.
The name of the dish goes back to XIX century. It is related with the name of the rich family Stroganov. According to the legend the duke Stroganov had problems with teeth. That is why the chef cooked beef for him in a special way cutting it into small pieces. The recipe of this dish was found in the cookery book in one of the Stroganov palaces. And today it a world famous dish.
Traditional Beef Stroganoff is served with mashed potatoes . It can also be found served with rice or buckwh eat porridge.
cooking time – 1h 20
300 g beef
1,5 tbs flour
1,5 tbs tomato paste
250 g sour-cream
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
Slice the steak and pound it with a meat beater making it more tender.
Then cut the meat into thin slices and add salt and pepper.
Chop onions into small pieces and cook them in oil over medium heat until brown.
Add beef, mix and fry several minutes over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes.
Add flour and mix properly.
Add sour-cream, stir and heat it several minutes.
Add tomato paste, salt and pepper to taste. Stir well, cover and simmer 30 minutes over medium heat. Add some water or broth if needed.
Simmer beef until become tender. The sauce should be smooth and creamy enough.
Serve immediately over mashed potatoes. Bon appetite!0