Winter Games: Beef Stroganoff


In just a couple more days the winter games will start in Sochi, Russia. I imagine if I was attending I would there in the middle of blistering cold weather mapping out where all the games would take place. I think maybe I would stumble into a small little restaurant on a side street somewhere hidden craving a traditional Russian dish, and there at the center table would be a team of athletes loading up on carbs.  Taking off the many layers of warm clothing, I would walk over to the Olympians to wish them luck on their events, and snoop at what they eat. Of course I envision that they would be eating beef stroganoff, a classic Russian dish packed with pasta and creamy beef and mushroom sauce….

But since Eastern Europe isn’t a hop, skip, and a jump away from Eastern Los Angeles, I guess I’ll have to settle for sunny weather, a homemade bowl of beef stroganoff and the comfort of watching the games from my television set. I’ll make it even more enjoyable for myself…. and get everything I need for this dish at Walmart…. my one stop shop.


Ingredients for beef stroganoff:

  • 4 – tablespoons butter
  • 1 – pound rib-eye steak (cut into thin strips)
  • 1/2 -teaspoon Lawry’s
  • 1/2 – teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 – onion (sliced)
  • 9 – mushrooms (sliced big)
  • 1/4 – teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 – tablespoons flour
  • 1 – can beef broth
  • 1/2 – cup sour cream
  • 2 – cups egg noodles (cooked according to package)


  1. Cut beef into thin slices. Season with Lawry’s and pepper. cuts-of-beef
  2. In a large frying pan over a medium flame melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
  3. Add the meat to the butter pan. Cook on both side till browned. frying-beef
  4. Add in onion. Mix to combine. Cook for 8 minutes or until on onions soften. onion-beef
  5. Add in mushrooms. Mix to combine. Cook for 5 minutes just to brown the mushrooms a bit.  mushroom-onion-beef
  6. Add in 2 more tablespoons of butter and mix until melted.
  7. Add in ground  mustard and flour. Mix to combine, and all flour is absorbed.
  8. Add in beef broth and bring to a boil. Then once it starts to boil, lower flame to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes to an hour. _MG_0908 thick-broth
  9. Add in sour cream and mix to combine. Really stir in the sour cream.  sour-cream-in-sauce beef-stroganoff-sauce
  10. Pour sauce over cooked egg noodles. Over-head-beef-stroganoff
  11. Enjoy!



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