photo: Classic Beef Stroganoff

Classic Beef Stroganoff

One of the famous dishes of Russian cuisine is flavoury Beef Stroganoff. Thin beef strips are very tender. Due to the sauce the meat remains moist and becomes very tasty. The main rule for this recipe is to use fresh not frozen meat!


  • Beef sirloin
    500 g
  • Salt
    - to taste
  • Lemon
    1 pcs
  • Butter
    4 tbsp
  • Olive oil
    2 tbsp
  • Red onion
    1 pcs
  • White wine
    100 ml
  • Sour cream
    60 g
  • Parsley
    - to taste


  • 1. Wash meat and drain it with paper towels. Clean the beef out of fat and inner skin and chop it into the pieces of 1 cm.
  • 2. Cover the pieces of meat with the cling film and beat them with steak hammer to make them two times thinner. Then cut the sirloin into long strips across-the-gram 1 cm thick.
  • 3. Put the meat into the bowl, season it with salt and black powdered pepper. Remove some lemon zest and add to the beef.
  • 4. Mix all ingredients and leave the meat for 30 minutes to make it marinade. Then combine butter and olive oil in the frying pan. When it gets hot, put chopped beef into it.
  • 5. Stirring, fry the sirloin over the medium heat. At the same time dice red onion and chop garlic cloves.
  • 6. When the meat is golden brown, add cut vegetables to it.
  • 7. Stir it and go on cooking all ingredients together. When the vegetables are fried, pour some white wine into it.
  • 8. Cook the meat until the alcohol boils out. Then add the sour cream.
  • 9. Mix it, steam a bit over the low heat and remove from the fire. Serve the Beef Stroganoff with fried or baked potatoes, rice or pasta.
    Enjoy your meal!