Thursday, January 17, 2008

Doc Holiday's Passion

I love the name of this recipe almost as much as I find it delicious. I got it from my mom, but don't know where she got it or the origin of the name. It's a bit time-consuming, but if you double it, you can freeze half and you'll thank yourself later when you pull it out of the freezer! Serve with egg noodles.

2 lbs. boneless beef round steak, 1" thick
salt & pepper
1/4 c. flour
approx. 4 Tbl. butter
12 oz - 1 lb. mushrooms
10 oz. beef broth (canned or made from bouillon)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 shallot, minced
1 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. brandy

chopped fresh parsley
egg noodles

Cut round steak into 1/4" strips 2-3" long. Roll in flour and salt and pepper. Working in 2 or 3 batches, melt some butter in a large pan over fairly high heat, then brown the beef in it quickly. Set the beef aside and keep warm.

To the pan, add mushrooms and saute in pan juices, plus butter and/or olive oil as desired. (I always have to add butter and/or oil.)

Add beef broth, garlic, shallot, cream and brandy. When that mixture is heated through, return the meat to the pan and simmer 30-45 minutes.

Serve over egg noodles, sprinkled with chopped parsley.


Pusher said...

Oh awesome! This is really similar to my mom's recipe for beef stroganoff, but yours sounds better. (Brandy and heavy cream instead of sour cream? Hell yes.) I'm totally making it this way next time.

Ms. Huis Herself said...

Yeah, I find the "quality control sampling" with this recipe to be rather... thorough? 'cuz it just smells (and tastes) so good!

(Must make again soon!)

Allknowingjen said...

Hey! We have this recipe! It's one of Dude's (I don't know where he got it from...) But we haven't made it in a long while and we've never tried freezing some,sounds like a good idea.

Pusher said...

I made this when Temp was down visiting. She was returning from Syl's and walked in the door just after I added the brandy to the pan. Her comment? "That smells great even from outside!" It was yummy. I served it over spaetzle instead of egg noodles because damn it I *will* justify the purchase of my spaetzle maker! :-)