Pronunciation: [STRAW-guh-noff; STROH-guh-noff]

Named after 19th- century Russian diplomat Count Paul Stroganov, this dish consists of thin slices of tender beef (usually tenderloin or top loin), onions and mushrooms, all sautéed in butter and combined with a sour-cream sauce. Stroganoff is usually accompanied by rice pilaf.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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