Svickova, lower fat version

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 pounds Beef Eye Of Round
1 large Onion -- cut in chunks
½ cup Vinegar
3 cups Water
8 Whole Cloves
10 Whole Allspice
2 Whole Bay Leaves
2 Whole Carrots -- cut in
3 Whole Celery Ribs -- cut in
2 tablespoons Salt
1 slice Lemon Peel
1 Pot Liquor (Marinade) --
2 pints Sour Cream, Imitation
4 tablespoons Corn Starch
2 teaspoons Kitchen Bouquet (For Color)


Combine marinade ingredients in a large pot. Boil for 10 minutes. Let mixture cool. Add beef, and marinate in refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours.


Simmer beef in marinade until tender, on low heat. Add water as needed so meat is covered with liquid.


Strain liquid. Discard vegetables and spices. Cut cooled beef into ½ inch slices.

To the liquid, add sour cream thickened with corn starch [note from Jocie: works better if you add sour cream first, then mix corn starch with a little milk before adding] , and the kitchen bouquet (just enough to add a little color).

Cook gravy, stirring constantly, until perfectly smooth and slightly thickened.

Add sliced beef to the gravy, and bring to a full boil.

Recipe By : Ruth Moravec

From: Emory!rahul.Net!watson@...: Fri, 25 Mar 1994 07:48:43 ~0800 (


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