Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins
This is from a wonderful cookbook called "The First Ladies Cook Book". This book contains pictures of each President and First Lady, as well as their china, and is great fun just read. This recipe is (supposedly) from Jackie Kennedy and my husband enjoys telling people that I cook one of her recipes for him! It's fun to serve at dinner parties.
- 2 lbs beef sirloin
- salt and pepper
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups beef stock or 2 cups beef broth
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons tomato juice or 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 4 tablespoons grated onions
- Cut beef into thin strips (it's easier if meat is partially frozen), sprinkle freely with salt and pepper, and let stand, covered, for 2 hours in a cool place.
- Make a roux by blending flour with 3 T melted butter until mixture bubbles and is smooth.
- Using a whisk, gradually blend in beef stock and cook until mixture begins to thicken.
- Cook for 5 minutes, then add sour cream alternately with tomato juice or paste, stirring constantly.
- Simmer very gently, without boiling, for 1 minute.
- Brown beef in remaining 3 T butter with grated onion.
- When the meat is browned, pour the meat, onion, and butter into the sauce.
- Taste for seasoning and simmer very gently or cook in a double boiler over hot water for 20 minutes.
- This is very good served over buttered noodles.