Jun 14, 2011

Beef Stroganoff ~ Tasty Tuesday

My mother got this recipe many years ago from her good friend, Ruth, who now guest posts on this blog for our Helpful Hints column.  It's become a favorite of my family and every stinkin' time I cook it, I think of Ruth and the first time I ate this at her house 31 years ago.  Yeah, it's that good.

2-3 lb round steak, cut into cubes
1 stick butter
1 medium onion
1 can tomato soup
1 small can tomato paste
1/2 c - 3/4 c sour cream

Saute the onion in butter, add the meat and brown it.
Reduce to simmer.
Mix the soup and paste and add this mixture to the pan of steak.  Simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat.  Stir in the sour cream.  Serve over rice.

Hints:  I double this for my family of 5 so that we can have leftovers.   I've often forgotten the sour cream and it's pretty good without it.  If you want to cut calories, skip it.


Ruth said...

One small correction!

You don't put 34 cups of sour cream in at the end. Not that I don't love sour cream........

Cannot imagine making it without it, Val!

mom said...

Mmmmmmmm I love this stuff too now you've got me wanting to make it and you know I don't cook!

Poof said...

Thanks, Ruth, I fixed that error, however.... 34 cups of sour cream might not be too bad.

I made this yesterday and guess what-- forgot the sour cream AGAIN!