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.


  1. Joyfull Mom February 3, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    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.

    1. Alina February 5, 2016 at 3:56 am

      Thank you.:)

  2. Astri Gautama December 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    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!

    1. Alina December 10, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      Please try it and let me know.:)

  3. lynne hoareau December 9, 2015 at 5:43 am

    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. Alina December 9, 2015 at 5:48 am

      Please try it with chips, combination is amazing.:)

      1. lynne hoareau December 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

        I absolutely will 🙂

  4. Lynz Real Cooking December 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I love traditional recipes and this sounds really good! I have pinned this and will try it! My family loves stroganoff

    1. Alina December 8, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      I appreciate, Darling.:)

    2. Alina December 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      I probably sound ridiculous, but how do you pin it?

      1. Lynz Real Cooking December 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

        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

      2. Alina December 8, 2015 at 1:03 pm

        Thank you, got it, I wasn’t signed to a Pinterest, lol

  5. thebluepolarbear December 7, 2015 at 7:06 am

    This was first meal taught to make by Adrian who took me under his wing at college, dont know where he is now but always think of him when we eat Stroganoff

    1. Alina December 7, 2015 at 9:40 am

      So sweet, memories should be memories. .;)

  6. penoybalut December 7, 2015 at 3:54 am

    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.


    1. Alina December 7, 2015 at 3:57 am

      Thanks, you know these days pasta wasn’t available in Russia lol, please try it 🙂

  7. Bunny Eats Design December 6, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    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:

    1. Alina December 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind words:) I will check it out.

  8. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso December 6, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I usually do make it with mushrooms, and less tomato paste, but I like your version a lot. I’ll give it a try soon. 🙂

    1. Alina December 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Please do.:)

  9. shehannemoore December 6, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I must try this. It looks delicious . Thank you for sharing

    1. Alina December 6, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      You are most welcome.:)

  10. Richard P. December 6, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Definitely going on my Must Make list! Always wanted to know what a true Stroganoff was made with. Thanks for sharing

    1. Alina December 6, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Please do.:) Thank you.


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