Author The Food Nanny


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Medium White Onion chopped
  • 2 pounds beef sirloin
  • 1 pound mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 12 oz package extra-wide noodles or other pasta


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook and stir until it is soft.
  2. Trim the fat from the meat and cut the meat into 1/4 in strips. Add to the pan and cook and stir until browned. Add the mushrooms, broth, salt, nutmeg, basil, cayenne, and pepper. Bring to a boil and immediately decrease the heat to low. Simmer until all but 1/2 cup liquid remains, about 40 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
  4. Stir the cream and sour cream into the meat mixture. Cook 1 minute more. Serve immediately over the cooked noodles.
  5. Serve with a green vegetable or a green salad. When you're serving a heavy dish like stroganoff, it's not necessary to serve bread, although a slice of crusty breads adds a crunchy texture to this "soft" meal.