Hands down two things about this smoked paprika beef stroganoff recipe. One, it’s insanely easy because you’re using a multi-cooker. And, if no multi-cooker then a slow cooker or crock pot! Second thing about this recipe is that it’s so stinkin’ easy to make. I mean you’re gonna think you’re channeling Julia as you make it!
Where in the Sam Hill Did it Get its Name
As you know, most all recipes and iconic dishes, like beef stroganoff, come with some kind of ancestry. And, this dates back years and years. According to Bon Appetit, yes, a great source for us on food, “This dish was invented sometime in the early 1800s and had its American heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, but since then has fallen out of favor (and flavor). We, however, aren’t quite ready to send beef stroganoff off to pasture, because this dish can be so much more than the standard recipe of ground beef, onions, and cream of mushroom soup. For instance we’ve got one version that calls for tri-tip, Hungarian sweet paprika, and chanterelles. Another version calls for tenderloin, Cognac, and whipping cream.”
Who Was This Stroganoff?
“Per Bon Appetite! As it turns out, the dish’s namesake—Count Pavel Aleksandrovich Stroganoff—was kind of a hunk.
According to the Stroganoff Foundation, which is dedicated to “preserving the artistic legacy left to Russia by the Stroganoff family,” the origins of the Stroganoff clan date back to just before the reign of Ivan the Terrible. In the 1300s, the family swelled its fortunes through trade, land acquisition, and salt mining. Then, as Ivan the Terrible sealed his control over Moscow and all its surrounding states, the Stroganoff family matriarch (Anika Feodorovitch, 1488–1570) made a daring gambit by seizing much of Siberia and allying herself with Ivan, ceding her territory to him in exchange for a long-term land grant. Effectively, this made the Stroganoff family the de facto manager of all of Siberia.”
Perfect Chilly Evening Meal
This smoked paprika beef stroganoff is a hearty belly-filling meal. I’ve teamed it with some unexpected sides. Ramen noodles and Asian-like veggies. I mean who doesn’t love a fusion of culinary cultures to make food even more interesting!
Try this! Yet another great beef recipe: Cowhand Beef! And, you’ll see I’ve found some really pretty serving dishes that you might want to take a peek. Presentation with food is just so important!