Friday, April 19, 2019

Vintage Recipe: Beef Stroganoff

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


I’m no stranger to Beef Stroganoff. The first time I made it from scratch (and not from a Hamburger Helper box) was almost 20 years ago as a newlywed. It turned out so incredibly wonderful! But alas, the recipe disappeared somewhere between 3 children and even more moves. I have been trying to find one like it ever since so this recipe went straight to the top of the “try” list.


I felt that while this recipe was okay, it needed several modifications for our tastes:

  1. 1 Tbsp of butter was not enough. I added another Tablespoon before cooking the onions.
  2. The sauce was very thick so I diluted it with 1/2 water total (1/4 cup to de-glaze the pan after cooking the onions and another 1/4 cup after adding in the sour cream). Will cut back on the flour next time.
  3. 1/2 tsp of nutmeg overpowered everything! I added in salt and pepper to help reduce the overwhelming nutmeg smell and taste. If I were to make this again, I would start with only a pinch of nutmeg. 
I have added these modifications to the recipe notes in the printable version below.
This recipe for Beef Stroganoff was handwritten on an index card. It was found in an old large recipe file box. The age of the recipe card is unknown. See more recipes from this collection!

The original recipe has been scanned and is transcribed below. It can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer. We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.

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Beef Stroganoff

ingredients:


  • Round Steak
  • 1 Tbs. Butter (see notes)
  • 1 Onion, medium - chopped
  • 1 small can Mushrooms
  • 2 Tbs. Flour (see notes)
  • 1 carton Sour Cream (8oz)
  • 2 Tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg (see notes)

instructions:


  1. Cut round steak into thin strips. Brown in butter. Remove from pan.
  2. Brown onion in pan. Remove from pan.
  3. Saute mushrooms in flour.
  4. Slowly add sour cream, stirring to melt.
  5. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and nutmeg. Add in meat and onions. Heat thoroughly.
  6. Serve over rice or noodles.

NOTES:

Original recipe called for I.M.O. Sour Cream Substitute.

I felt that while this recipe tasted okay, it needed several modifications:

1. 1 Tbsp of butter was not enough. I added another Tablespoon before cooking the onions.
2. The sauce was very thick so I diluted it with 1/2 water total (1/4 cup to de-glaze the pan after cooking the onions and another 1/4 cup after adding in the sour cream). Will cut back on the flour next time.
3. 1/2 tsp of nutmeg overpowered everything! I added in salt and pepper to help reduce the overwhelming nutmeg smell and taste. If I were to make this again, I would start with only a pinch of nutmeg.
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