There is a lovely animated movie called "Anastasia." They sing songs as the characters go on a journey to unite Anya, the long lost princess, with her grandma. In one of the songs, Anya sings, "I never cared for stroganoff," to which her friend replies, "You said that like a Romanov!" Every time I make stroganoff, I think of this song- and a twinkle comes to my eyes.This recipe requires time, as the stroganoff is better when it cooks on low in a crockpot for 6 hours. If you don't have time, you can cook on high for 3 hours.
1 beef bouillon cube
2 packets of Lipton onion-mushroom soup mix, but regular onion soup mix will suffice
1 large onion, diced
4 - 6 cups of chopped mushrooms
2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup
1 TBSP black pepper
48 oz sour cream
3 - 4 lbs of cubed beef
2 cups water
In a large skillet, brown the beef on all sides, but do not overcook. When all sides are mostly brown, put beef in crockpot. Sautee the onion in the same skillet, it should pick up the fats from the meat, but if you need to, add a flick of butter. When the onions are starting to turn golden, empty into crockpot. Then add all the other ingredients. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3. Serve stroganoff over egg noodles or rice. I usually freeze half of this recipe since it makes a ton.