Beef Stroganoff

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Whew! What a week. I'm not even sure why it was such a "whew" week, except that perhaps my muscles have atrophied from sitting around in a state of corgi-covered winter-woodsy flannel-induced catatonia these past few months. Now that there are things to do which require more than pulling a needle through fabric, or knitting stitches off of one needle onto another needle, or ordering needles (and fabric and floss, and fussing with them) for your future stitching pleasure, I am beat. In a happy sort of way. But still, I'm glad it's Friday. Thank you for all of the enthusiasm about our floss-unwinding machine! We're still unwinding floss! But it's going really well. Printed patterns arrive today; hoops, needles, and scissors are apparently in transit; and I'm expecting the fabric to finally start arriving late next week or the follwing week. Things are moving! Yep. Busywork: keeps me nicely out of trouble.

Would you like a recipe from my new recipe box? It's my mom's beef Stroganoff. Hearty end-of-winter peasant food from my people. Reminds me of Sunday dinners at home, growing up. I'm going to write it here almost exactly as she wrote it.

Mom's Beef Stroganoff

1 1/2 - 2 lbs. sirloin steak, cut in bite-size (1") strips against the grain, no fat
2-3 T. olive oil
1 10.5 oz. can beef consommee
1/2 can water
1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
1 onion, sliced lengthwise, into thin wedges
12 oz. sliced mushrooms
2 T. butter
8 oz. sour cream

4 c. flour
4 eggs
1 stick (8 T.) of butter
1 c. plain breadcrumbs

Brown beef strips in olive oil in Dutch oven. Add consommee, water, tomato paste. Stir and let simmer for 1/2 hour. In a large saute pan, saute onions and mushrooms in butter. Cook water out and fry a little. Add to sauce. When ready to serve, spoon in sour cream and mix it all together. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over dumplings.

For dumplings, in large bowl mix eggs and flour together nicely — do not overmix. Add splashes of cold water and mix with fork until it looks like thick oatmeal. Drop by teaspoonsful into boiling water (you have to do this very fast). Let boil 5 minutes. Drain and let sit for about 5 minutes. In large saute pan, melt butter. Add dumplings to pan, fry a bit until they are coated, then sprinkle breadcrumbs over dumplings, tossing all of it to coat dumplings evenly. Fry until brown and crispy.

Have a good weekend! Be good. Stay warm and cozy. Enjoy whatever you do. Thank you for being here. Mwah. xoxo


This looks delicious! I've never seen or heard of dumplings like this, least of all with beef stroganoff. I've only ever seen it served over egg noodles, or maybe white rice. Your mom's recipe looks infinitely better! I think I know how I'll be spending my Sunday afternoon, thanks Alicia!

Sounds very yummy! Was intrigued by the dumplings as in the UK ours are nothing like that.
Hope you have a lovely restorative weekend (before tackling the awesome Floss machine again)

I want to make a comment worthy of your post...
but I cannot get passed the hunger I am suddenly experiencing.

Also intrigued by the dumplings. We (Brits) make them with suet -yum. I do wish I had the ingredients for this though, it sounds wonderful.

Oh my.....I have to try and make this. The dumplings sound so wonderful, I have never had any like that. I hope you have a great weekend.

I saw the subject line for this post and thought, "Oh yum, but my mom's beef stroganoff is the best." And then I scrolled down and saw that this was a recipe for YOUR mom's beef stroganoff! Really, isn't everyone's mom's beef stroganoff the best? (Your mom's recipe is VERY close to my mom's recipe.)(And I've now typed stroganoff so many times that it looks weird.)

Yummo ~ the dumpling are a new (and welcome) edition to beef stroganoff for me too ~ will definitely be giving these a try. Have a lovely relaxing weekend.


Thanks so much for the post's, I enjoy them so, I am going to let my mom in on this recipe for stoganoff, she is always cooking, I am trying it as well, looks delicious.

Can't wait for the Sampler, I'm counting the days until we can order, and the supplies too!!

Hope you and Andy & Miss Clover Meadow, and Kitty have a wonderful weekend....

Your golden-looking photos are so warm and homey.

This is one of my Mom's favorite meals..thanks so much for sharing.
My weekend plans - taking camera and heading to a winery to enjoy warm sunshine and great company.
From my home to yours...happy weekending

Oh man that looks good!! What kid of breadcrumbs do you use? Fresh? Panko?

I was just thinking that I needed to spice things up in the kitchen with a new recipe! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it.

oh man that stroganoff is just looking divine.... thanks for sharing...

Aw man my grandma always made this and I loooooved it. I haven't had it in ages. I'll have to try your recipe. Perfect for this February in March weather we're having. Thanks, Alicia!

Thanks for the recipe! I've been secretly hoping that you would share some more recipes! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Yum! Sounds like the perfect hearty, comforting dish to nourish me through the rest of lambing season (triplets born today!). Now if only I could get one of the donkeys to clomp into the kitchen and make it while I'm busy down at the barn. :)

I will have to try this. It looks and sounds so delicious!

I love other people's family recipes. Beef stroganoff was a dish my Mum used to cook often when we were little - it was one of her "dinner party" dishes. She would serve it with brown rice. I'm intrigued by your dumpling recipe - very different to the way we make dumplings in England. And what is a "dutch oven"?? I will google it! Great photos as always. x

Yummy -- the mushrooms looks so tasty. My husband always gets a terrible reaction (let's just say, lots of running to the bathroom) whenever he combines beef & mushrooms in the same dish. I'm sure it's still good without the 'shrooms added in, but I have a feeling they're pretty important!

Oh firstly - I thought of you when we were exercising our collies up at Farley Mount - a couple were walking their corgis. One Pembrokeshire, one Cardiganshire - and both with long tails! They were a total joy to watch - very happy corgis, full of character! Secondly - will revisit over the weekend to make a note of your recipe - looks like just what we need for a chilly weekend here in the south of England.

Happy weekend to you! Thanks for the recipe - I just menu planning next week and this will fill in one night very nicely. Thanks!

Mwah right back at you!
Thank you :)

Just tell us approximately how long do you cook the meat? Until it is fork tender? Thanks. We love beef stronganoff but dinner time varies with the type of meat I use. Thanks for the yummy recipe.

What a beautiful recipe! thank you for sharing it ... Autumn is just beginning down here in Melbourne and right on cue there are cloudy, rainy days - summer just past was lovely, but this is bliss! let the knitting begin ... :)

Barbara x

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at