This Beef Stroganoff recipe is easy enough for week night dinner
My mom’s beef stroganoff has been one of our son’s favorite meals
from the very first time Mom fixed if for us a few years ago. The funny part about it was that when Mom would make
this for our family when I was growing up, I didn’t like it at all, although I don’t think I ever told her that.
Mom visits us in sunny Florida from the frosty Midwest for a
couple of weeks every year. During her visits she enjoys making supper for us many of the evenings and of course we
enjoy eating her yummy meals. During one of her visits, Mom surprised us with her beef stroganoff for dinner one
night when we came home from work and school. Although I was wary, we all ended up loving it and we make it quite
often. It is easy enough for a week night dinner even after working all day.
One of the really nice things about
this recipe is that you can use less tender, cheaper cuts of meat. The longer the meat is simmered in the sauce,
the more tender the meat will be. We have used stew beef in this recipe and cooked it gently a little longer and it
has turned out very tender.
It is important to let the meat simmer in the sauce until it is
tender, but not so long that it becomes overcooked. By simmering it gently, the beef stroganoff is pretty flexible
if there is a delay in suppertime due to sports or work schedules. If you know that you will not be eating soon,
try not to cut the meat into too small of pieces since it will cook through more quickly. But do keep them
This dish also can be made the day before, then heated for a quick meal. Cook the noodles on the
day you plan to eat the meal so they are fresh.