Beef Stroganoff Traditional Russian Recipe!

I remember years ago, when I was a little girl, a Russian chef came to our house and showed me how to prepare it. I have never forgotten the recipe. Interestingly enough traditional recipe has mushrooms at all and used butter and sour cream. I do have an issue with using together beef with sour cream and butter. But unfortunately there is no equal substitution, to get the real taste of the dish, better not to make it at all.

i only use good quality fillets for this recipe, as it makes huge difference.

The other important thing, it’s best to be served with fries. I always make my own freshly cut chips, that takes much more time to make than Beef Stroganoff. The combination is truly incredible, and traditionally it never served with rice. Mashed potatoes will be second best option.


Beef fillet- 1 kg cut in thin strips

Onions- 2 large cut in half rings

Sour cream- 1/2 cup

Tomato paste- 2 tablespoons

Flour- 1 tablespoon mixed with cup of water

Butter- to taste


Salt, pepper


Heat butter in a saucepan, with some oil. Add beef, salt, pepper,stir occasionally. First beef will release the juices, when all juices released add small piece of butter and keep on stirring. Add onions and keep on stirring till meat and onions are slightly browned. At this stage add tomato paste and incorporate with meat and onions.

Stir in sour cream. And finally add flour mixed with water. Add more water if necessary. Cover it for a minute and it’s done.

26 thoughts on “Beef Stroganoff Traditional Russian Recipe!

  1. Thanks for “liking” my gluten free recipes. I love your site and the variety of foods you cook up! Fun! I look forward to trying some out. Thanks for sharing your inspirations. enJOY the journey.

  2. I love beef stroganoff! I tried making it once, it turned out good and people loved it. Unfortunately I have never really tried the original beef stroganoff. Definitely will try this recipe in the future!

  3. Hi Alina, Beef Stroganoff is one of my favourites. Got to admit I have only ever served it with rice or mash and not chips ! So this will be a first for me. Pinned. 🙂

      1. oh ok at the bottom of the page in the bar with the twitter, fb etc. there should be pinterest. Click on it and it will pin it to your page. On your recipe I went to the top of your picture of the dish and then the pin sign came up. Tell me if you have any further questions! I would love to help

  4. Hah, never knew that it is served with chips, I have always eaten beef stroganoff with pasta, fettuccine for that matter. The sauce is usually white and creamy. Will definitely try and see what the original flavor is like.

    Thanks for posting.


  5. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love that you remember this dish from your childhood and that a Russian chef came to your home. Often our early food memories set us up for life and create tight bonds to certain cuisines and dishes.

    I never knew that it was traditional to serve Stroganoff with chips or mash. I grew up eating it on rice, but my family are Cantonese and everything was served with rice.

    This post would make a great submission to Our Growing Edge, which is a link up party for new food adventures. This month’s theme is “Nostalgia”. More info here:

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