Secret Recipes

Jackie Kennedy's Beef Stroganoff

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  • 2 lbs Boneless beef sirloin
  • 3 Tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, divided
  • 2 cups Beef broth
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato juice or paste
  • 1/4 cup Grated onion
  • 1 cup Fresh sliced mushrooms
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Ask butcher to cut beef into strips. Season beef generously with salt and pepper. Cover and let stand 2 hours in cool place.

In large skillet, whisk flour and 3 tablespoons butter over low heat until mixture bubbles and forms a smooth paste. Slowly add beef broth, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Let boil 2 minutes.

Reduce heat and add sour cream alternately with tomato juice, still whisking. Simmer slightly 1 minute; do not let boil.

In separate skillet, quickly brown beef and onion in remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add contents of meat pan to sauce; season with salt and pepper. Simmer very gently or cook over hot water in double boiler 20 minutes.


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