Beef Stroganoff

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I first learned to cook after college. Remember I baked first before I actually cooked. One of the first recipes that I cooked was Beef Stroganoff. Despite being a newbie in cooking, the dish came out really well. Beef stroganoff is actually a Russian dish with sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with sour cream. It tastes best with pasta noodles or even just plain bread. It became popular in other countries and of course the Philippines. For those first-time cooks, try this out.

Ingredients

1/2 kilo beef Tenderloin, cut into 3 x 1.2 inch slices
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup mushroom juice from the mushrooms
1 cup sour cream ( substitute with 1 cup evaporated milk and 1 tablespoon calamansi juice or vinegar. Let stand until curdled)
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon refined salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese or gruyere cheese (optional)

Directions

1. Coat the beef strips with flour. Brown very quickly in hot butter. Remove beef or move to one side of the pan.

2. Saute onion, garlic, onion and mushrooms. Stir mixture for a few minutes.

3. Add mushroom juice, sour cream, tomato paste, hot sauce, salt and pepper.

4. Combine the beef with mixture from number 3.

5. Simmer for 25 minutes or until tender.

6. Sprinkle with grated cheese and continue browning if desired.

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