My name is Irina Grechko and I love to cook. Originally I am from Moscow, Russia but two and a half years ago I moved to Boston for college. This is my first semester not living in the dorms and so I am exploring different recipes and cuisines in the comfort of my beautiful apartment.
My first recipe is a simplified version of a Beef Stroganoff. While I love the original and traditional Russian recipe, it is simply takes too long to execute so here is a much simpler version.
1 ½ pounds beef tenderloin, 1 box fresh mushrooms, 1 small onion, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 clove garlic, 1 ½ cups light cream, ¼ cups sour cream, 2 tablespoons tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon ketchup, 2 tablespoons flour
Slice beef into medium sized strips.
Lay the meat in a hot pan with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and any other spices that you like (I used Italian Seasoning). Sauté on a medium to high heat till the meat becomes brown.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Melt butter and add finely diced garlic.
Wash the mushrooms and cut them alongside.
Add the mushrooms to the skillet.
Dice the onion and add to the mushrooms. Sauté for 10 minutes until the onions become golden.
Add the vegetables to the cooking meat and toss together. Add 1 ½ cups of light cream
Stir in and 1/4 cups of sour cream and 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce.
Add 2 tablespoons of flour. Season with salt, pepper and a tablespoon of ketchup. Cook the mixture until the sauce thickens.
Hope you like it!Feel free to post your thoughts and ideas.