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Russian-Style Beef Stroganoff

No recipe image available.According to the Wikipedia, Beef Stroganoff was invented by a chef working for a Russian general, Count Pavel Stroganov, in the 1890s and the dish included nutmeg...a spice not normally used in the majority of beef stroganoff recipes used today.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 tablespoons butter - divided use
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 pounds beef steak
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup sour cream
Cooked egg noodles or rice

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a heavy skillet melt half of the butter. Add onion and cook slowly until transparent. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Raise heat to medium-high, add beef and cook briefly, turning to brown on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside with the onions.
  3. Melt remaining half of the butter in the skillet and stir in mushrooms. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Season with pepper and nutmeg.
  4. Whisk in sour cream but do not allow to boil. Return beef and onions to pan and heat through.
  5. Serve over egg noodles or rice.

Makes 6 servings.