Believe it or not, Beef Stroganoff was one of my favorite dishes growing up... I'm thinking the rich gravy is what did it for me...served over hot rice or even egg noodles.... I know it doesn't seem like a typical Hawaii dish, but with that gravy...it has Hawaii written all over it!
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 10 ounces beef (sirloin or fillet) cut into 1/3” wide strips
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, diced
- 9 ounces button mushrooms halved (quarter if they are large)
- 1/4 cup dry sherry wine
- 1 whole tomato blanched
- 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
- 3/4 cup beef stock
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1/2 fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- Salt/Pepper to taste
Add the oil to a frying pan and heat over medium high heat. Generously salt and pepper the beef. When the pan is hot and the oil is shimmering, add the beef in a single layer and fry undisturbed until it’s browned on one side. Stir and fry until the beef is mostly cooked. Transfer to a bowl.
Add the butter to the pan and when it’s melted, add the onions. Fry until they are soft and starting to brown. Add the mushrooms and continue frying until they are cooked through and any liquid that came out of the mushrooms has evaporated.
You should now have a good deal of brown fond stuck to the bottom of your pan. This is what gives the stroganoff it’s flavor, so add the sherry, and scrape up those browned bits into the wine.
Boil the sherry until most of the liquid is gone, and then add the tomato paste, mustard and beef stock. Boil until this mixture has reduced by half.
In a bowl, whisk the flour and sour cream together until there are no lumps.
Turn down the heat and return the beef to pan along with any collected juices. Add some of the hot liquid into the sour cream mixture and stir to combine. Repeat until the sour cream mixture is lukewarm. This prevents the sour cream from curdling when you add it to the pan.
Add the sour cream mixture to the pan and quickly stir to distribute. The stroganoff is done when the sauce has thickened up. Squeeze fresh lemon juice and mix just before serving.
Serve with egg noodles, potatoes or rice.