Brazilian beef stroganoff

This is one of my favorite recipes. And lucky me, my boyfriend is a professional chef preparing stroganoff! Yey!

We make this very often. Since a lunch to receive friends at our home or a special dinner at valentine’s day.
And it never disappointed us. :D

I notice that there are a lot of different recipes of stroganoff around, and when I was living in NY I proved at least 3 completely different recipes. But this one still my favorite.
It’s simple to prepare and soooooo good.

You can make with beef or chicken, but there are a few differences when you prepare them. Here is the recipe for beef.

Brazilian beef stroganoff, serves 6 starving people
  • 500g (2.6 lbs)  beef (we use tenderloin, rump steak, sirloin steak or any other soft meat)
  • 800g (1.8 lbs) table cream
  • 200g (0,5 lbs) champignon
  • 4 tablespoon of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon of mustard (yellow or brown)
  • 1/2 cup of cognac (or vodka or whisky - the whisky makes it a little sweet)
  • 3 tablespoon of oil/olive/butter
  • salt to taste
Cut the beef in small pieces or cubes with approximately 4 cm length.
Add salt and let it rest for 5 minutes.

In a pan, add the oil and cook the meat.

As you cook, the meat will release water.
Take the water off in a bowl and set aside. Do not throw away, cause we'll use it later.
Sometimes I leave the water in the pan for a while  to cook the meat and makes it softer. But as we need to fry the meat, after a few minutes you get the water off the pan and set aside.

When the meat is fried, flambé with the cognac. (Carefully add the cognac. Set fire with a match or simply turn the pan a little bit to touch the fire of the stove. Mix it until the fire go out by itself. Don't worry, when the alcohol evaporate completely the fire will go out.)

Add the champignon and mix.

Add the ketchup and the mustard and mix it until is uniform. Cook it for a minute.

Add the table cream and mix it. Let it cook over low heat for a couple minutes.

Serve with rice and shoestring potato or french fries. :)

I love how it combines with a glass of red wine. Makes a perfect dinner date or a delicious family lunch.

Hope you enjoy!

Love, Deborah


  1. It looks delicious!
    I actually already tried this, a Brazilian friend was kind enough to make this for me :)
    Maybe I'll try the recipe myself, though I don;t think it'll turn out as good as hers or yours haha!

    1. Oh, it will be as good as ours! For sure. ;)