Source: By Buck [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Beef Stroganoff is a 19th century recipe of a much older Russian recipe. It comes from the family of Count Pavel Stroganoff . He was a known gourmet and he refined the recipe to be served at the court of Alexander the Third. Count Pavel Stroganoff is credited with the creation of the base recipe ,but a version similar to his appeared in the 1871 issue of Molokhovets cookbook. Still Count Stroganoff made the dish popular, and variations on the dish are still being introduced today. This recipe was that of a busy Hoosier housewife , who wanted an alternative to pre packaged meals from the helping hand.
4 tbsp ranch dressing (part of alternative), add to cottage cheese
1 can mushrooms, with liquid
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
2/3 cup water
Make sure to cut thin strips and then cube your round steak. It needs to be thin to brown quickly.
If you are using the alternative to sour cream , send cottage cheese through blender with ranch dressing until smooth and set aside.
Cut your round steak into strips and then into chucks. Brown the meat in butter.
Add directly to browned meat while still on heat the water and the mushrooms.
Stir in the soup mix and bring mixture to a boil . Stir constantly.
Bring down to a medium heat and fold in flour, sour cream or sour cream alternative. Stir constantly. ( You can mix sour cream or alternative with flour before hand)
Keep on medium heat for a least 5 minutes and lower heat for another five. Mixture should thicken. Remove from heat when thickens.
Pour hot mixture over prepared egg noodles or rice.
Serving size: 1 six oz with egg noodles
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Fat 22 g
Carbohydrates 33 g
Protein 19 g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA