January 12, 2012

Brazilian Beef Stroganoff

Needing help with today's dinner? Here is one different, and tasty, option.

BRAZILIAN BEEF STROGANOFF
(5 servings / 1 hour)

Ingredients
1 lb. top sirloin (or beef tenderloin)
2 to 3 cups sliced mushrooms
3 mashed garlic cloves
1 minced onion
2 minced tomatoes
3 tbs. Ketchup
1 tbs. mustard
1 can table cream (or 1 cup heavy cream)
salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste
olive oil

Directions
1 – Season meat with salt and pepper.
2 – Heat olive oil in a pan and add meat, letting get brown.
3 – Put onion and mushrooms, stirring well.
4 – Add tomatoes, ketchup, mustard and nutmeg.
5 – Bring heat to medium-low and let it cook for, at least, 10 minutes, covered.
6 – Put table (or heavy) cream, mix and turn off the heat.

Tips
  • Instead of beef, you can use chicken breast or shrimps.
  • If you are in a vegetarian diet, replace the meat for a mix of vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, corn and carrots.
  • White rice and grated fried potatoes are the common side dishes for this recipe in Brazil.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Strogonoff de Carne.

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