If I were to devise a chart rating the top comfort foods… beef stroganoff would definitely be way up there! It’s everything a good comfort food should be – hearty, simply made, and delicious! I think nostalgia also plays a particularly critical role in defining a comfort food. For some, this may have been a childhood favorite. For me, it’s one of the first dinners I ever made for my husband (then boyfriend) when we first started dating.
Food is a powerful thing. It’s at the forefront of family gatherings and celebrations, a simple dish can be the pride of a nation, it can be a liaison between different cultures, a show of respect, and my personal favorite…a display of love. I am a firm believer in the old adage, ‘a way to man’s heart (or anyone for that matter) is through their stomach’. For me, and it would appear my husband as well, beef stroganoff is love on a plate.
You know what?? I have never made stroganoff before….I am not even sure I’ve ever tried it! Possibly I have and I had no idea what it was 🙂 It definitely didn’t look like this. I see yours and I want to dive into the screen and take a HUGE forkful right now!
Curious though – so the beef is just cooked through, not fall apart tender? i.e. slow cooked?
Ooo, you should give it a try! The beef is quickly cooked so it’s still tender. But I think you’re really onto something with a slow cooker beef stroganoff – letting all of those spices infuse into the meat! Nice suggestion!
He’s a lucky man!
Thanks, Pat! I’d like to think so 🙂 I’m pretty lucky too 🙂
I love beef stroganoff and your recipe sounds and of course looks delicious Kathleen! I haven’t had it in months, thanks for the reminder, will try to make it tomorrow (if we don’t go out for dinner ) 🙂
Thanks, Mira! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂