Every girl needs a secret recipe for the first time she cooks for a bloke. This is it!
The sauce and the mushrooms worked well, but the beef was as tough as old boots - I think it must have been the cut I used. - 14 Jul 2010
Beef stroganoff is one of my husband's favorite dishes and this is very good (maybe I could've used this as "bait" to snag him a bit earlier had I known). I partially froze sirloin vs. tenderloin (cheaper) to cut it thin and then let that marinate in red wine, garlic, and Worchesterchire for two hours before cooking. I cooked that then plated it. I used a vidalia onion (about 3/4 cup), portabella mushrooms and sauteed them in little garlic. I also added 1 Tbsp. of Worchestershire for a flavor boost. I reserved a bit of the broth to mix with 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch vs. 3 tsp. to thicken then added the sour cream with 3 oz. cream cheese. I served it over egg noodles - YUM! - 23 Feb 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I give this recipe 4 stars only because it has to be cooked differently than stated in the recipe, unless you like your meat raw. I like my beef rare, but with the cooking outlined the way it is, it would be impossible to have the meat adequately cooked. I sauted the beef as stated in the recipe, but instead of removing it from the pan then returning it at the end, I simply left it in and just added the other ingredients to the beef. I found this very tasty and there were no left overs in my house, which speaks volumes. I gauge recipes by whether my husband or kids take seconds. My husband took seconds, and my kids took seconds thirds and fourths. I used a bit more Shallots than called for, and I would definitely stick with shallots and not substitute onions. - 23 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)