Definition of stroganoff in English:



mass noun
  • A dish in which the central ingredient, typically strips of beef, is cooked in a sauce containing sour cream.

    • ‘In contrast, Nick's beef stroganoff delivered oodles of taste.’
    • ‘I was equally pleased with the mushroom stroganoff and rice.’
    • ‘My all-time, age-old favourite has to be beef stroganoff and rice.’
    • ‘As our main courses, we chose beef stroganoff, chicken shashlik, and trout stuffed with salmon and Roquefort.’
    • ‘My favourite was beef stroganoff, artfully served with rice with vegetables.’
    • ‘I can cope quite well; so far I've made a korma and a stroganoff while tonight sees some burgers and salad.’
    • ‘The stroganoff pie had quite a creamy-textured filling, so it was a bit of a handful to negotiate in public.’
    • ‘We pull food out of our packs, setting aside packages of beef stroganoff and chicken soup for dinner.’
    • ‘Dinner consisted of a beef stroganoff, followed by a choice of two deserts, and then a shed-load of cheese and biscuits.’
    • ‘Right now, it was as tangled as rice noodles in beef stroganoff.’
    • ‘Ann had the pork stroganoff which was diced meat with mushrooms.’
    • ‘A haughty looking man thrust a plate full of beef stroganoff and rice at her before she trotted off after Alex and sat down.’
    • ‘It was back to Shenanigans for the Tuesday Special (beef stroganoff and croquette potatoes) and the usual social gathering.’
    • ‘Take the driest, stringiest cut of meat and turn it into a stroganoff.’
    • ‘There were crêpes, there was steak, there was pasta, there was beef stroganoff.’
    • ‘‘Chicken paprika’ became popular in the 1970s but was often drowned in sour cream like ye olde beef stroganoff.’
    • ‘First we have some delicious beef stroganoff.’
    • ‘‘I thought the beef stroganoff was pretty good,’ said Brian.’
    • ‘It was delicious, and a throw back to my mum's 70s dinner party recipes like stroganoff.’
    • ‘Andy swung an arm in the direction of the voice and the person caught her hand, ‘Dinner is ready, and mom made beef stroganoff.’’


Named after Count Pavel Stroganov (1772–1817), Russian diplomat.