Brazilian Stroganoff Recipe: Comfort Food with a Twist!

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to a dish that will transport your taste buds straight to Brazil – the Brazilian Stroganoff. If you’re a food lover like me, trying out new cuisines and experimenting with flavors is nothing less than an adventure. Let me assure you, this dish will not disappoint!

Stroganoff originated in Russia but has now taken on many different versions around the world. Brazilian stroganoff is a delicate balance between its Russian roots and Brazilian flavors. It’s creamy, savory, and so full of flavor that it will leave you wanting more.

The list of ingredients may seem overwhelming at first, but trust me; it’s worth it! Every ingredient brings something unique to the table, from the sour cream to the dry white wine to the oregano and nutmeg. All these ingredients are combined into one amalgamation resulting in one of the most delicious dishes you’ll ever have.

Whether made with beef or chicken, Brazilian stroganoff is often served over rice and topped with potato sticks for that extra crunch. The tomato-based sauce paired with tender meat and mushrooms is a hearty combination that satisfies every craving.

So, put on your apron and join me on this culinary journey as we explore how to make the best Brazilian Stroganoff that will delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Stroganoff (Brazilian)
Stroganoff (Brazilian)

Listen up, foodies! Are you looking for a dish that is both flavorful and comforting? Look no further than Brazilian Stroganoff. This dish is sure to satisfy your cravings with its rich, creamy sauce and tender pieces of meat.

One of the reasons you’ll love this recipe is its versatility. You can make it with beef or chicken, making it perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re having a romantic dinner at home or hosting a dinner party with friends, this dish can please any palate.

But what makes Brazilian Stroganoff truly special is its unique flavor profile. It combines traditional stroganoff ingredients like mushrooms, onions, and garlic with Brazilian twists like ketchup, mustard, and oregano. The result? A deliciously tangy and slightly sweet taste that will make your taste buds dance.

And let’s not forget about the creamy sour cream sauce. The secret ingredient that brings it all together! It’s the perfect complement to the tender meat and savory mushrooms.

So, if you’re in need of a hearty meal that’s easy to make and full of flavor, look no further than Brazilian Stroganoff. Trust me, once you try it, you won’t be able to get enough of this Brazilian classic!

Ingredient List

 These tender beef strips will melt in your mouth!
These tender beef strips will melt in your mouth!

Let’s get started with the ingredients for this Brazilian stroganoff recipe that is sure to win your heart! Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 2 lbs. of beef or boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz. white mushrooms, sliced

Seasonings and Spices

  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and ground black pepper (to taste)

Sauces and Creams

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (8 oz.)
  • 1 tbsp. ketchup
  • Sour cream, to taste (preferably a Brazilian brand)
  • Alternatively, you can use heavy cream instead of sour cream


  • ½ cup of dry white wine

These ingredients listed here are easily accessible at any supermarket and should be enough to make a delicious Stroganoff dish for a family gathering or an intimate dinner party.

The Recipe How-To

 The creamy, rich sauce balanced with tangy tomato makes every bite divine.
The creamy, rich sauce balanced with tangy tomato makes every bite divine.

Let’s get started! For this flavorful Brazilian stroganoff recipe, you will need 2lbs of filet mignon or another cut of beef, boneless and cut into small pieces. Alternatively, you can also use chicken fillets to prepare a delicious chicken stroganoff instead.

Step 1: Sauté the beef or chicken

In a large pan or dutch oven, heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in minced garlic (about 3 garlic cloves) and stir until fragrant. Add the slices of white onion and cook until softened.

Next, add the beef pieces or chicken fillets and let them cook for a few minutes until browned on all sides. Be sure not to overcrowd the pan – cook the meat in batches if needed. Remove from pan and set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the sauce

In the same pan, add another tablespoon of olive oil followed by white mushrooms sliced thin (about a cup or two) and cook until soft. Pour in 1/2 cup of dry white wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.

Add in 1 can of tomato sauce, 2 tbsp ketchup, and 1 tsp mustard. Stir well to combine all ingredients.

Season with 1 tsp oregano, a pinch of nutmeg and salt to taste. Mix well and continue cooking until the sauce has thickened.

Step 3: Combine everything together

Add back in your cooked meat into the sauce and let it simmer gently for about 10-15 minutes until fully cooked through.

Stir in 1 small container of sour cream (or heavy cream instead if you prefer) into the stroganoff mixture, stirring gently over low heat.

Step 4: Serve

Your stroganoff is now ready to be enjoyed! Serve it with rice, pasta or mashed potatoes and sprinkle some potato sticks on top for that extra crunch. This classic Brazilian beef or chicken stroganoff dish pairs perfectly with a glass of red wine and some company – enjoy!

Pro Tip: For a vegetarian option, try swapping the beef or chicken out for ground beef or mushrooms to prepare a flavorful mushroom stroganoff.

Substitutions and Variations

 The golden hue of the dish is a feast for the eyes.
The golden hue of the dish is a feast for the eyes.

As with many recipes, there are various substitutions and variations that can be made to this Brazilian stroganoff dish to cater to personal preferences or dietary requirements. Here are some suggestions:

– Protein: This recipe calls for either beef or chicken, but you can also use other meats like pork or even tofu for a vegetarian option.

– Mushroom: White mushrooms are best for this recipe, but you can also use cremini mushrooms or other varieties if you prefer.

– Sour cream: If you don’t have sour cream on hand, you can substitute it with Greek yogurt, heavy cream or coconut cream. Keep in mind that the taste and texture may differ slightly.

– Tomato sauce: For a more tomato-based dish, you can increase the amount of ketchup or add canned crushed tomatoes.

– Spices: Aside from oregano and nutmeg, you can add other spices like thyme or rosemary to enhance the flavor of the dish.

– Potato sticks: Traditionally, this dish is served with golden potato sticks on top. However, you can skip this topping or use shoestring fries or chopped potatoes instead.

– Gluten-free: To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute wheat flour with cornstarch or another gluten-free flour and serve it over rice instead of pasta.

Remember that these substitutions may alter the taste and consistency of the dish. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for your preference.

Serving and Pairing

 Forget regular noodles, try it out with Brazilian-style potato sticks – trust me, you won't regret it!
Forget regular noodles, try it out with Brazilian-style potato sticks – trust me, you won’t regret it!

Serving stroganoff is as crucial as making it delicious. In Brazil, a typical serving of stroganoff often consists of white rice, potato sticks, and sometimes with a green salad on the side. The comforting texture and mouthwatering aroma make it perfect for cold evenings. The velvety and smooth sauce served over your choice of protein transform this dish into a decadent main course.

When it comes to pairing stroganoff, the options are limited only by your imagination. The creaminess of the sauce goes well with starched foods such as rice, potatoes or bread, which complement the hearty and rich flavors.

A glass of dry white wine or sparkling mineral water is our recommended pairing. If you are looking to handle something heavier, go with Brazilian red wine or beer type “Stout”. It will create an excellent balance with the richness of the dish, enhancing your taste buds’ experience.

In conclusion, serving stroganoff should be fun, treated with ease but pleasant to the eye. Always remember that creating a welcoming table setting will elevate any meal. Now that you know how to serve tasty stroganoff let’s tune in to cooking it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to impress your dinner guests with this colorful and flavorful dish.
Get ready to impress your dinner guests with this colorful and flavorful dish.

Ah, the age-old question of how to make our favorite dishes ahead of time and store them for later enjoyment. Well, my friend, fear not! With my Brazilian Stroganoff recipe, you can easily prepare this dish in advance and keep it fresh for future meals.

If you want to make your life easier and your meals more delicious, I strongly recommend that you prepare the sauce ahead of time. This will allow the flavors to meld and intensify, resulting in a richer taste. You can store the sauce in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When you’re ready to reheat the dish, simply add some olive oil to a frying pan over low-medium heat. Then, add the sauce and simmer it gently until it reaches your desired temperature. From there, add the cut-up meats to the simmering sauce and let it heat up for another 5-10 minutes.

But wait, what if you have leftovers? No worries! Simply store any remaining Stroganoff in an airtight container in your fridge for 2-3 days or put it in your freezer for up to 3 months. When reheating from the fridge or freezer, follow the same steps above to get that rich Brazilian flavor back in no time.

Now that you have these tips and tricks up your sleeve, there’s no excuse not to enjoy this classic Brazilian dish anytime!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A family favorite, this heavenly comfort food is perfect for any season.
A family favorite, this heavenly comfort food is perfect for any season.

If you want to make the perfect Brazilian stroganoff or Estrogonofe, there are a few tips that you can follow. With these tips, you can ensure that your dish comes out of the kitchen perfectly every time.

Firstly, don’t rush the cooking process. Make sure to cook the onions and garlic in olive oil until they’re golden brown before adding meat. This will give your sauce a rich and deep flavor.

Secondly, season your meat with salt and pepper before cooking it. This step is crucial for ensuring maximum flavor in your stroganoff or estrogonofe.

Thirdly, always use fresh ingredients. Using fresh mushrooms, onion, garlic, and herbs will give your dish full-bodied and savory flavors that canned or dried ingredients can’t replicate.

Fourthly, while making beef stroganoff, it’s essential to select the right cut of beef since the quality of meat is one of the most critical aspects that determine the taste of this dish. Therefore, choose filet mignon for best results.

Fifthly, another significant factor for making stroganoff is choosing the right kind of cream. While sour cream is commonly used in traditional recipes, Brazilian Stroganoff is often made with heavy cream instead of sour cream. If you prefer a tangy taste in your recipe, use sour cream; otherwise, go for heavy cream.

Sixthly, when adding mustard and ketchup in your recipe, add each element separately to taste progressively rather than putting full amounts at once. This way of adjusting will help create a lovely balance and gives an excellent depth of flavor to the sauce.

Finally, some choose to add potato sticks on top of their dish before serving as a finishing touch- this gives an extra crispy texture in the mouth; however, it’s optional.

By following these simple tips, you can achieve delicious results with every Brazilian stroganoff or estrogonofe that you make.


As you prepare to cook Brazilian stroganoff, it’s essential to understand that it is a flexible recipe that allows for variations based on personal preferences. However, some common FAQs exist around the preparation of this dish, and as an experienced chef, I have compiled some answers below. So let’s dive into these frequently asked questions and provide helpful tips and insights to remove any confusion as you embark on your journey to create a delicious Brazilian stroganoff.

What is Brazilian stroganoff made of?

For this recipe, you’ll need some top-notch olive oil to get started. You’ll also need some high-quality beef, cut into either cubes or strips, as well as some diced onion. To add some flavor, we’ll be using either Brazilian sofrito or cloves of minced garlic. Additionally, we’ll need some sliced white mushrooms, tomato paste, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce.

Why is stroganoff so popular in Brazil?

During the 1920s, Russian immigrants migrated to Brazil following the revolution. Many of these immigrants were Volga Germans who were expelled from the Soviet Union. Being in an unfamiliar country, stroganoff became a popular choice for comfort food among the population.

What is the sauce in beef stroganoff made of?

Stroganoff sauce is a creamy and tangy gravy prepared using beef broth as a base and thickened with flour. It is infused with the zesty flavor of mustard and is complete with the addition of delectable mushrooms.

What is chicken stroganoff made of?

If you’re a fan of Beef Stroganoff, then you’ll love Chicken Stroganoff! This delicious meal features tender chicken that has been seared to perfection and topped with a creamy sour cream Stroganoff Sauce. Best of all, it’s a quick and easy dinner option that can be ready in just 20 minutes.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Brazilian Stroganoff Recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to experience the rich and vibrant flavors of Brazilian cuisine. Whether you prefer beef or chicken, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds with its savory sauce and tender meat.

With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this recipe can be enjoyed by anyone willing to give it a try. So why not spice up your next dinner party or family gathering with a taste of Brazil?

And don’t forget to experiment with substitutions and variations to make it your own. Add in some potato sticks for a satisfying crunch, or swap out the sour cream for heavy cream to create a creamier sauce.

Whatever you do, just make sure to enjoy this delicious dish with good company and great conversation. After all, food is meant to bring people together and create lasting memories.

So go ahead, take a trip to Brazil without ever leaving your kitchen with this mouth-watering Stroganoff Recipe. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Stroganoff (Brazilian)

Stroganoff (Brazilian) Recipe

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Brazilian
Calories 1707.4 kcal


  • 2 lbs beef or 2 lbs chicken fillets, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped, divided
  • salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 lb cultivated white mushroom, sliced
  • 2 -3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mild mustard, i would use dijon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Put the meat/chicken into a bowl with garlic, half the onion, salt, nutmeg, oregano and wine.
  • Allow to marinate for 1 hour.
  • Heat the oil and saute the remaining onion and mushrooms for a few minutes or until softened.
  • Add the meat/chicken and marinade to the pan and cook.
  • Add the ketchup and mustard.
  • If it looks a bit dry, add a few tablespoons of water and cook a little longer.
  • When the meat is cooked, add the sour cream and reheat gently-DO NOT BOIL.
  • Serve with steamed white rice.
  • *This should be cooked quickly so the meat doesn't toughen.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 260gCalories: 1707.4kcalCarbohydrates: 8.8gProtein: 21.8gFat: 173.9gSaturated Fat: 71.1gCholesterol: 239.7mgSodium: 235.1mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 5.4g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Brazilian, Chicken, Chicken Breast, Free Of..., Meat, Potluck, Poultry, Savory, South American, Stew, Stove Top, Very Low Carbs
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.