Food Monday ~ Beef Stroganoff

Another trip down Nostalgia Lane…

Beef Stroganoff
Serves 4
600g beef fillet, cut into strips
60 mls Olive oil
2 cloves Garlic crushed
2 onions sliced thinly
200g mushrooms chopped
120 mls Brandy
300 ml Cream
½ Beef Stock Cube
Salt & Pepper

Brown the beef in a pan with the oil on high heat.  Add the garlic, onion, salt & pepper and cook until onion is soft.  Add the mushrooms and brandy, and then light the brandy.  Add the cream and the ½ stock cube, and cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens.  I serve this one over egg noodles, with crusty bread on the side.

18 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Beef Stroganoff

  1. steph

    Sounds delicious!

    btw Your goulash recipe from last week, was truly scrumptious…

    “Honest Truly, you’re the answer to our wishes
    Truly Scrumptious
    Though we may seem presumptuous
    Never, never, ever go away” 😀

    It’s been a long time since I cooked Stroganoff. I’ll give it a whirl.

  2. gaelikaa

    I don’t remember the last time I had a nice piece of beef…’s against my husband’s religion to eat it so even if I do, I can’t talk about it…..

  3. Nancy

    Dear Grannymar,

    The Stroganoff recipe sounds delicious and I think I will make it this very day. BUT, I have one question: Is it all right if I add a small amount of vinegar?

    I have so much of it stored in my backyard vinegar barrel, collected when you were using GALLONS of the stuff in every recipe. Now you seem to be OFF vinegar but I am stuck with so much of it I don’t know what to do with it.

    I use it to cook and clean my floors and windows but only capfuls at a time. I need a reason to use it up before I hear from the Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. You see, Grannymar, the squirrels and birds have broken into the barrel and are drinking the distilled vinegar and cavorting around my garden in a drunken orgy. Today I saw a bird feeding a bunch of grapes to a sprawling squirrel.
    It was a scene out of the old Roman Empire… You think I am exaggerating? I’m not, the squirrel was wearing a toga!

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Steph – Glad you enjoyed the Stroganoff last week and hope you find this weeks offering as tasty! 😀

    Gaelikaa – Are you not allowed to cook meat in your home?

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Nancy – I am very worried. You said “I use it (the vinegar) to cook and clean my floors and windows”….. I never knew they had pans big enough! Now tell me…. how do you serve them? 🙄

  6. Nancy


    For the first time in our long and happy correspondence, you have left me baffled.

    I have no idea what you mean.

  7. steph

    @ Nancy

    Try a glass of vinegar… it’ll help you see more clearly 😆


    Help! My kitchen is on fire. Did you really mean “light” the brandy?

  8. Nancy


    You are supposed to drink the brandy and light up your life NOT light up the brandy and drink up your life!

  9. bikehikebabe

    Seems like a lot of your recipes have CREAM in them. Cream is my Frankenstein as Weight Watchers say.

    I just got back from Sweden where everything has cream in it. My favorite was fil mjolk with 15% fett (butter fat). I submerged my cereal in it everyday. My veins are probably going to burst.

  10. Grannymar Post author

    BHB – Yes, quite a few of my recipes include cream. I add the cream after lifting out my portion. Years of practice has taught me that bit.
    Your trip to Sweden sounds interesting.

  11. steph

    @ Nancy

    I put the whole bottle of brandy in the stroganoff as it wasn’t stronganuff for my liking!

    I used to have straight hair but since I lit the brandy, my hair has gone all dry and frizzy 🙄

  12. Nancy


    Not only dry and frizzy but charcoal black in color,I imagine, with perhaps the faint odour of ashes of
    cognac and embers of stronganuff Stroganoff….

  13. steph


    Thanks for reminding me…

    I must stay away from the fire tonight in case I pass wind inadvertently after all that stronganuff stuff :mrgreen:

  14. Nancy


    They’ll have to call in the Fire Brigade with giant fans to clear out the Methane…..

    I hope you don’t have a canary….


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