Beef Stroganoff With Leftover Steak

Beef Stroganoff With Leftover Steak

The beef stroganoff is a dish of Russian origin, and it’s one that has been popularized in America. It is typically made with thinly sliced beef (or lamb) sautéed in butter and usually onion, garlic, salt and pepper; mushrooms; sour cream or crème fraîche; tomato paste or ketchup for color, and Worcestershire sauce to add a tangy flavor. The most common type of noodles used are egg noodles but rice pasta is also commonly used as an alternative. Either way you go about it, this meal makes a delicious, filling and hearty dish.

A Brief History of Beef Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff has origins in pre-revolutionary Russia and takes its name from Count Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov (1771-1857). There are three accounts describing the origins of beef stroganoff: 1) The first account claims that it was invented by a French chef for one Count Stroganov and his family while they were stationed abroad; 2) The second account claims that the dish was created by another French chef for Stroganov’s mistress; 3) the account claims that there were two French chefs working at the Stroganov estate and they named it after a Russian nobleman.

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Beef Stroganoff With Leftover Steak Recipe

Beef stroganoff is one of those stick to your ribs meals that will satisfy anyone. And the fact taht this recipe alloes you to make beef stroganoff with leftover steak is even better!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Leftovers
Keyword: beef stroganoff, beef stroganoff with leftover steak, leftover steak beef stroganoff
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Equipment

  • Large Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound leftover steak cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the steak and cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, thyme, and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the egg noodles and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the sour cream and parsley and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Side Dishes To Go With Beef Stroganoff With Leftover Steak

Side dishes to accompany beef stroganoff vary depending on the region where it is served. In eastern Europe, potatoes and sour cream are standard; in the United States, rice is more common as a side item.

Below are two recipes for side dishes that will complement beef stroganoff perfectly.

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

It doesn't get much better than mashed potatoes and gravy. this recipe will be requested time and time again!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gravy and mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy side dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Sauce Pan

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Gravy:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain the and return them to the pot.
  • Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper and mash until smooth.
  • Keep warm over low heat.
  • Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute, then whisk in the broth and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in more salt and/or pepper as needed.
  • Serve with beef stroganoff on top or as a side dish.
Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is a perfect side dish and goes with almost anything you can think of. You shouldn't have any leftover with this recipe!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best rice pilaf recipe, rice pilaf, rice pilaf recipe, rice pilaf side dish
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

  • Large Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion about 1 small onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic about 2 cloves
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve with beef stroganoff on top or as a side dish.

Beef stroganoff is a delicious dish that can be made with leftover steak. There are many different ways to serve it, including with mashed potatoes or rice pilaf. No matter how you choose to eat it, beef stroganoff is sure to be a hit!

Beef Stroganoff FAQ

What is stoganoff sauce made of?

Wondering what stroganoff sauce is made of? A sour cream gravy thickened with flour is used to make stroganoff sauce. It's seasoned with mustard and usually includes mushrooms. The pale brown creamy color against the deep golden brown seared beef is fantastic!

Is beef stroganoff German or Russian?

Beef Stroganoff is most certainly a Russian specialty made of sautéed (or leftover) pieces of beef and served in a sauce with sour cream. It was originated by a Russian general named Pavel Stroganoff. However, Germans have their own version of beef stroganoff, which they call "Frikadelle Stroganoff". In this version, the beef is being replaced with pork or veal meat.

What is the difference between beef stew and beef stroganoff?

The difference between beef stew and beef stroganoff is that beef stroganoff is usually served in a sauce, while beef stew is not. Beef stroganoff also typically includes mushrooms, while beef stew does not. Beef stroganoff typically has sour cream and mustard, beef stew does not.

What does stroganoff taste like?

Beef stroganoff tastes like a creamy, hearty, and slightly tangy dish. The mushrooms add a nice earthiness to the dish, while the sour cream gives it a slight tanginess. The mustard adds a touch of spice and flavor. All together, it makes for a delicious and comforting dish.

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