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Classic Beef Stroganoff

Classic Beef Stroganoff
5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (86% score)
Classic Beef Stroganoff

Yield: Serves 4-6.

This Classic Beef Stroganoff is very easy to prepare. A fillet is the best cut of beef to use. Flank is cheaper and has equally good flavor, but it's coarser and not quite as tender.


  • 2 pounds beef fillet or flank
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups beef stock or bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream


Cut the beef into little slivers about 1 inch long, 1/2 inch wide and 1/4 inch thick. Brown in 2 tablespoons butter or margarine for about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and keep hot. Sauté the minced onion for about 2 minutes and add to the browned meat.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter or margarine to the pan and sauté the mushrooms. Remove the mushrooms and place with the beef. Add the flour to the pan; brown for 3 minutes. Add to the pan the stock, paprika, salt and pepper. When the sauce has thickened, add the sour cream, which should be at room temperature. Heat through gently. Pour the sauce over the meat, onions and mushrooms and sprinkle with additional paprika. Serve with noodles.

Updated Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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2 Responses to Classic Beef Stroganoff

  1. Anonymous February 2, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    Very yummy. I recommend this recipe.

  2. Susan Tochterman April 21, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    To save time, I used shaved steak from our local butcher, and cut it up somewhat.

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