This is an authentic Russian beef stroganoff recipe made with sour cream (in Russia we use smetana) and without mushrooms. It is very simple, but this is the original version. You can of course add onions as well if you like, but a lot of Russian recipes are quite basic. Serve over pasta or rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place flour in a bowl. Toss beef strips in flour until coated on all sides.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute streak strips in the hot oil until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add sour cream, tomato paste, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Add some water if mixture is too thick.

  • Cover and simmer over low heat until meat is cooked through and soft, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Depending on the cut and quality of the meat, the cooking time can be significantly longer, up to 1 hour, if the meat is very tough.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; 14.9 g total fat; 52 mg cholesterol; 116 mg sodium. 4.1 g carbohydrates; 20.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2018
This recipe gets four stars for its ease and simplicity. We enjoyed it but as stated in the recipe it is very basic. We found petite Sirloin fillets that were already thin enough so no pounding required. I would definitely add the onions next time around for flavor and perhaps some mushrooms. The recipe states to add 1 Table Spoon of Water if it is too thick I had to add at five over the course of the cook time so be prepared for that. Overall this is an extremely easy recipe that delivers a basic Stroganoff. Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/27/2020
Followed directions and it was not good tasty bit very dry. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2018
This recipe gets four stars for its ease and simplicity. We enjoyed it but as stated in the recipe it is very basic. We found petite Sirloin fillets that were already thin enough so no pounding required. I would definitely add the onions next time around for flavor and perhaps some mushrooms. The recipe states to add 1 Table Spoon of Water if it is too thick I had to add at five over the course of the cook time so be prepared for that. Overall this is an extremely easy recipe that delivers a basic Stroganoff. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2018
This recipe gets four stars for its ease and simplicity. We enjoyed it but as stated in the recipe it is very basic. We found petite Sirloin fillets that were already thin enough so no pounding required. I would definitely add the onions next time around for flavor and perhaps some mushrooms. The recipe states to add 1 Table Spoon of Water if it is too thick I had to add at five over the course of the cook time so be prepared for that. Overall this is an extremely easy recipe that delivers a basic Stroganoff. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2019
really enjoyed this Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/27/2020
Followed directions and it was not good tasty bit very dry. Read More