Smoked Beef Stroganoff w/ Pics

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jarjarchef, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Earlier this week my youngest told me she wanted beef stroganoff. So I told her we would, but everything including the noodles. I was talking with her yesterday and made mention of smoking the meat first. She was all in........ so here is our adventure. ..... Warning there are a lot of photos, she was a bit shutter happy!

    Beef being prepped. We diced it and then seasoned it with SPOG.

    Quartered the mushrooms and diced the onions.....

    I had the smoker preheated. I made a makeshift wall with the beef to hold in the onions and mushrooms for the lower grate, then spread the rest out on the upper level.

    After about 45min hot smoke.

    In a pan I sauted the onions and added some garlic. I had made a brown roux and set it aside early while smoking the ingredients. After the garlic was cooked I added some red wine, dried thyme and a couple bay leaves. I added some low sodium beef broth, brought to a boil and added the roux to thicken.

    I did not have any gerkins for the stroganoff, so I added some dill pickel relish instead.

    Let simmer while we made the pasta.

    The paste recipe is one I got from another site. Let me know and I can share through PM.

    It has flour, egg, milk, butter and salt. Work it for 5 min, let rest for 10, roll into sheet, cut and allow to dry. Then cook it till al dente. Drian and toss with butter.

    Now to finish the stroganoff with the sour cream. We placed the sour cream in a bowl and added some of the hot liquid to temper it before adding to the pot. If you don't temper it, your stroganoff will look grainy.

    So after all of this now we have the money shot!

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. We enjoyed it a lot, my wife said it is not the same. Well that is the point of the whole thing......
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, that looks great.
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OMG that is awesome. Thanks for sharing. ill be trying this
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fantastic!!! Glad you hit it with some smoke! That's my favorite way to make it! Nice cook!
  5. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice cook. Cut up meat smoking, freshly made noodles and all.
  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice meal and excellent pasta to boot ![​IMG]
  7. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you

    Thank you.

    Thank you. Cassie and I enjoyed it, my wife it was too diffrent for her. She is fine with 5-7 dishes rotated for dinners.

    Thank you.

    Thank you. Not Italian noodles, but they were very good.

    The best part of this was Cassie got to learn how to make a couple things from scratch and she was more interested in the operation of the jumbo mini I made. So next time I think I will have her set it up and run it. I want my kids to have life skills when they move on, cooking is one of the biggest.
  8. turick

    turick Meat Mopper

    That looks delicious!  And it's the first time I've seen somebody dice up their meat before they smoked it.  Very interesting!  Since you have a whole lot more meat surface area for the smoke to hit, did you find the flavor a lot smokier?
  9. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you.

    I was not sure how it was going to turn out. That was part of the reason for only smoking for 45min. The thought being was the cooking would be faster and so would the tenderness breakdown. I did not feel it was over smoky. My wife said not everything should be smoked. I just ate a plate of the leftovers and it did seem to have a stronger smoke flavor than last night, but again for me not too much.
  10. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    First thing I noticed was the pirate sword you cut that meat up with!! Capt JarJar black beard chef :biggrin: The stroganoff looks delish! Thanks for sharing. I wouldn't mind a pm with that noodle recipe since you're in a sharing mood.
  11. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fantastic post!  Time to bust out the pasta maker! 

    Never thought about smoking the onions and mushrooms too for stroganoff.  I do smoke the veggies for beef stew.

    Thanks for posting.    
  12. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you.

    I have wanted a scimitar for years. Kitchen tool truck came by a couple weeks ago and could not pass up the $20 price tag.

    Captain JarJar Black Beard Chef.... now that is a good one. I may need a little color for the beard, got some salt mixed in.....

  13. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    I'd have to get one to for $20 just to say I have a big a$$ pirate knife.
  14. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you.

    It was the first time I used mine. I think it will get used more now.

    When I hear they will be in my area I will let you know.
  15. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

  16. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice , Jarjar . The cutting into cubes before smoking was excellent [​IMG]  and with homemade noodles , outstanding [​IMG]

    The Onions and Mushrooms were great , I do that a lot and love the flavor.

    Great post , and happy day to the Girls.

    Later . . .
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014
  17. That's awesome!!! If those pics don't make you hungry, you're not human!!!
  18. radioyaz

    radioyaz Smoke Blower

    Outstanding! Creative and I am sure delicious. Nice job!
  19. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you.

    Thank you.

    Thank you
  20. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! Never would of thought to smoke stroganoff!

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