I may have just shot myself in the foot. Again. I had never made my “Classic Beef Stroganoff with Tenderloin” dish for the hubs, mostly because beef tenderloin isn’t something that we can always afford. But I had some left, still, from that killer sale last fall, and thought to make a classic that doesn’t require much else.
My hubby LOVES what we call “poor man’s stroganoff”, that’s (basically) just made with hamburger, cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream. But I’m not always on board with it. I’ve always promised him that, “Someday, I’m going to make you the real stuff, and you’ll see why!”. Well, someday finally came. And he was floored!
A little TOO floored.
He may be spoiled on this enough to not want to go back to the cheap (affordable) stuff. But, hey. Maybe that’s a good thing. Though this is far from healthy, at least homemade is better than convenience cans, right?
So, this will just be something made once in awhile, for special occasions only, and appreciated as a treat! As the next time we have this will probably be when they’re either practically giving it away again at the grocery store, or we win the lottery. Not holding my breath on either. So we’ll just enjoy and appreciate every single bite of this heavenly dish tonight for now!
Though this isn’t difficult to make by any means, it does of course take longer than the el cheapo version. And that’s only because I cook each of the components, (the mushrooms, onions, and beef), separately.
And this is a MUST for everything to turn out the way it should or the mushrooms will be rubbery, the onions won’t be golden, and the beef would certainly be WAY overdone.
But don’t worry. It’s still super easy!! And the leftovers actually reheat extremely well in the microwave at just 40% for a few minutes per serving.
If wanting to serve this for company, you can always make this dish the day before. Then simply reheat right in the same deep frying pan you cooked it in with a lid on, over a LOW flame until heated through, stirring occasionally, while you cook the noodles. No fuss, no stress. Serve with a nice side salad and a warm roll, and your guests will surely be impressed!
So, if you have a reason to celebrate coming up, and wish to make something elegant but simple and dressed to impress, please do keep this Classic Beef Stroganoff with Tenderloin in mind! Every rich and tender bite truly is something that every stroganoff lover should try at least once! Enjoy!