Easy and Authentic Beef Stroganoff

Easy and Authentic Beef Stroganoff

Kids and adults love this beef stroganoff! You can make this authentically flavored dish using using ingredients you have on hand.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced beef
200 g
White flour
1 heaping tablespoon
Soup stock cube
a bit less than 2 cups (400 ml)
Shiitake mushrooms (finely chopped)
Onions (finely chopped)
70 ml
Lemon juice
1 teaspoon


1. Cut the beef into bite-sized pieces, season with salt and pepper and coat with flour.
2. Heat about 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a pan, and stir fry the beef from step 1. At this stage, it's best to fry the beef until it's dark brown.
3. Add water and soup stock cube and bring to a boil. Transfer the contents of the pan to a pot, and simmer for about 40 minutes while removing the scum and extra fat.
4. Rinse the pan, add more butter and sauté the chopped onion and shiitake mushrooms until softened.
5. Add the sauteed vegetables from Step 4 to the simmering pot from Step 3 and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Continue simmering until there's almost no liquid left in the pot.
6. Add the milk and lemon juice just before serving and mix in lightly. Warm through and it's done. Don't cook for too long after adding the milk and lemon juice.
7. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother used to make this for me for ages. To me, beef stroganoff meant this dish. My father and husband both love it, and request it quite often.