RUSSIAN BEEF STROGANOFF
Qty Measurement Ingredient —– ———— ——————————————————– 1-1/2 lbs chuck steak or round steak, boneless
3 Tbsps flour 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsps oil or shortening 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup COCA-COLA 1/4 cup water 2 Tbsps flour 1/2 cup water 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 can (2 oz) mushrooms with liquid 1 cup sour cream 2 Tbsps parsley, minced mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice, cooked and hot
Cut beef into 1/2-inch strips; put in a plastic bag with 3 tablespoons of flour and the salt. Shake until the meat is evenly coated.
In a heavy skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil/shortening, add the meat strips and brown slowly, stirring often. Add onion, garlic, Coca-Cola, and 1/4 cup of water; mix well. Cover and simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until the meat is fork-tender.
In a bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons of flour with the 1/2 cup of water until smooth. Stir into the meat along with the Worcestershire sauce and the undrained mushrooms. Stir and cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. (If making ahead for reheating later, do not add the sour cream now. Reheat, then complete the recipe directions.)
Stir in the sour cream and heat gently just until the gravy simmers. Sprinkle with parsley and serve over potatoes, noodles, or rice. Makes 6 servings or 3 cups.
Recipe: "International Cooking with Coca-Cola", a give-away pamphlet from
The Coca-Cola Company, 1981