Beef Stroganoff consists of buttery egg noodles, surrounded by tender strips of sirloin in a creamy, tangy sauce.
What Type Beef Should I Use for Beef Stroganoff?
Sirloin steak works best for this dish, however, you can use round, rib eye, skirt, flank or flap steak. The important thing is to make sure the meat is fork-tender.
If you use round steak, you might want to marinate it in a citrus-based mixture. Use lemon, lime, vinegar and a little oil; put the steak into a plastic bag, pour the marinade in the bag and massage it into the steak. Allow the round steak to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
If you use skirt, flank or flap you’ll want to brown the meat first, then add broth and seasonings, cover and allow to simmer for about 45 minutes or so. There is another option, (but it really changes the dish from a “Stroganoff” to a “Goulash“) is to use ground beef. Drain the fat off the beef after you’ve browned it.
What Type of Noodles Should I Use?
Wide egg noodles– but you can use any type of pasta…wide egg noodles are the traditional ingredient.
Creamy egg noodles with sirloin strips in a tangy sauce.
- 2 lbs. sirloin sliced
- 1 lb. egg noodles
- 1 pkg. beefy onion soup mix dry
- 2 cups beef broth
- ½ cup yellow onion chopped
- ¾ cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard dried
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- ½ cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Slice sirloin into thin strips against the grain; season with salt and pepper
In a heavy bottomed skillet and on medium heat, saute onions in oil; remove onion and set aside
Add beef and cook until browned on the outside; remove beef from pan and set aside
Deglaze pan with 1/2 cup broth; remove any meat residue
Add onions, dry soup mix, sour cream, and mustard to the broth; stir until combined thoroughly
Make a slurry with 1/2 warm water and corn starch; add slurry to broth
Add meat back into skillet; add remaining broth and cover tightly
Turn heat to simmer and allow the meat to cook through and the sauce to thicken
Prepare egg noddles according to package directions
Drain noodles and plate noodles with beef on top
Sliced mushrooms give this dish another level of savory flavor! Saute mushrooms and onions together, then continue recipe as directed.