Jackie Kennedy's Beef Stroganoff

Recipe by Kendra
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • 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.