An easy and quick recipe for juicy, flavorful beef cutlets using ground beef, served with a creamy and aromatic mushroom gravy! You’ll fall in love with this Eastern European recipe from the very first bite! I love to serve these cutlets with wide egg noodles or creamy mashed potatoes. Either way, get ready to receive plenty of compliments! Looking for more Eastern European recipes? Check out my new cookbook, Beyond Borscht!
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How To Make Juicy Cutlets!
I always use this recipe and only this recipe for beef cutlets because these are unbelievably juicy! I use 80% lean ground beef and that additional bit of fat adds both flavor and moisture. The secret to these juicy cutlets is onion puree! It adds so much flavor and also tons of juice. My other secret ingredient is soaked baguette or bread! I use a chunk of day-old baguette soaked in water. The bread does a few things – makes the cutlets lighter and fluffier and adds more moisture!
This recipe has been in my family for generations, literally! It just one of those classic Eastern European recipes that sticks around forever because it’s delicious and quick to make. My Ukrainian mom would make a variety cutlets for our family all the time, using beef such as in this recipe or pork, chicken and even fish. She would serve the cutlets plain or make with this incredible mushroom gravy. It’s made with loads of mushrooms, onion, carrots, garlic and of course, dill! You can’t have an Eastern European dish without dill!
Looking for more Eastern European recipes? Check out my new cookbook, Beyond Borscht and these delicious recipes:
- Try my ‘Creamy Beef Stroganoff’ next! You’ll love everything about this dish.
- And these ‘Easy Stuffed Peppers’ are also made with ground beef – another one of my mom’s recipes!
- Classic Beef Borscht – traditional, hearty beet and beef soup!
- Turkey Meatballs with Gravy – the best ever meatballs recipe! So juicy and flavorful with a creamy mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes!
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This set of glass mixing bowls are great for prepping and mixing ingredients.
I love my Analon non-stick frying pan – it’s lasted me forever and works the same as day one.
And this two-handle stainless steel saute pan is similar to the one I have.