I love mushrooms. I always have. It has been one of my favorite vegetables and is my favorite pizza topping! Andy on the other hand, is not a big fan of mushrooms. So the first time I made beef stroganoff I anticipated that he would have it one meal and all the leftovers would be mine. Which wouldn’t have bothered me because it is one of my favorites. To my surprise, Andy loves beef stroganoff. You can see his reaction on my Instagram highlight!
Now, I do cheat a bit and use the premixed McCormick packet for beef stroganoff. I have made it homemade, but both Andy and I agree the McCormick packet is better! 😆 I shared both recipes with you; let’s start with the homemade version.
Start the pasta water for butter noodles. For the sauce, heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Have beef cut in strips and season with some salt, pepper and a bit of steak rub. Once pan is heated, sauté the beef for about 3 minutes. Then add chopped mushrooms and onions. Season a bit with more salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. After a few minutes when the onions and mushrooms have cooked a bit, add 2 cups of beef broth and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.
Stir until the sauce is well combined and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Check the sauce ocasionally and stir when needed. Add butter noodles to pasta water. Make sure the sauce has thicken bit once the 10 minutes are up. Remove from heat and fold in 1 cup of sour cream. Serve over butter noodles and enjoy!
McCormick Beef Stroganoff
Follow the directions on the back. But I do like to add a few things! Start the pasta water for the butter noodles. Season beef strips with salt, pepper and some steak rub seasoning. Heat oil in a pan and add beef once heated. Sauté beef for about 3 minutes. The directions do not include but I add chopped mushrooms and onions and sauté a few more minutes. After they sauté a bit, add packet seasoning and 1 cup of water. Stir until combined. Another addition: I add a bit more salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce and stir. Then let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add butter noodles to the pasta water. Make sure the sauce has thicken a bit, then remove from heat and fold in 1 cup of sour cream. Serve hot over butter noodles and enjoy!
A tip for either recipe. I make sure to not over cook the beef. I add the mushrooms and onions when the majority of it is brown. The beef will continue to cook in the sauce when it simmers. We like to make sure the beef stays tender and not tough! I would love to hear how you make beef stroganoff!
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