Beef Stroganoff

This classic dish is the ultimate in comfort food and brings back so many childhood memories. Here is my version...it's super indulgent and decadent!

I've made this so many times and with so many different cuts of beef.  I have found that a ribeye/delmonico works best for this recipe.  Feel free to use whatever cut of beef you desire, but you may have to adjust cooking times for tenderness.  

Start by thinly slicing about two ribeyes.  Season with salt/pepper.  In a bowl, combine about 1 Cup of flour with additional salt/pepper.  It is really important to season at every stage.  Heat a few TBLS of olive oil in a deep pan.  Dredge the steak in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess and place in hot oil.  Allow the steak to brown really well, avoiding the burn stage. When the meat is almost brown, add one minced shallot.

Once the beef is beautifully browned, add about 3/4 box of Rachel Ray's Beef Stock.  Start scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.  You will notice it start to thicken. Adjust heat to a medium low and allow the beef to simmer until it becomes tender.  For a ribeye, this usually takes about 35-40 minutes.  Cook time to become tender vary for other cuts of beef, typically longer.  While the beef is simmering, prepare your favorite egg noodles to al dente. I like a broad noodle with this dish.  Add one large package of sliced button mushrooms and chopped parsley to the pan and allow to cook for about 5-7 minutes. I prefer my mushrooms to remain hearty, but you can cook them down as much as you desire. Taste sauce for salt...add more if needed.  If sauce is not gravy-like at this point, I typically add a slurry of corn starch mixed with a bit of the left over stock.  Prior to adding the slurry, turn the heat up to medium-high then use a slotted spoon and pour in the slurry stirring constantly so as to avoid lumpy gravy.  Once thick, remove from heat and mix in sour cream.  You are probably going to use about a Cup.  I just keep tasting along the way to make sure it has that creamy texture and desired taste.  Place cooked noodles in bowl and top with this fabulous sauce and ENJOY!