A sauce in the Znojmo style not only made from roast beef, but also a little different

Znojmo sauce or Znojmo roast.

The names are different, but they aim at the same dish of Czech cuisine.

This main course has earned its popularity in many households.

Let’s cook it together.

Roast beef from Znojmo with rice

Znojmo roast is beef prepared on pickled cucumbers. Enjoy!


  • 500 g of beef back meat
  • 80 g pickles
  • 7 g of salt
  • 25 g bacon
  • 2 onions
  • 30 ml of oil
  • 30 g plain flour
  • 20 g of mustard
  • rice


  • Wash the beef, dry it, pierce pieces of bacon (either with a skewer or a pointed knife along the grain of the meat).
  • Then salt it, apply mustard.
  • Give it a quick pull from all sides, then set aside.
  • In the same pot, fry the diced onion and fry until brown.
  • Then put the meat back in the pot, cover with a little water and simmer under the lid until soft.
  • Add water occasionally, then add pickled cucumbers towards the end.
  • Cut the cucumbers into cubes and add them, cook until soft.
  • Before the end of cooking (about 10 minutes), thicken the sauce with flour mixed with lukewarm water (put the meat aside from the pot for that time).
  • In particular, prepare the rice according to the instructions on the package.
  • Cut the meat into slices and serve with sauce and rice.
Roast beef from Znojmo with cucumber sauce and rice as a side dish.

Tip: Try also minute recipes for beef .

Recipe for Znojmo sauce with pork

Even with pork, you can conjure up a very tasty fake Znojmo sauce.


  • 600 g of pork leg
  • 35 g of bacon
  • ground black pepper
  • 90 g pickles
  • 2 eggs
  • mustard
  • salt
  • flour


  • Cut the meat into slices and pound with a meat mallet, salt, pepper and rub with mustard.
  • Cut the bacon into cubes and fry just until dry.
  • After a while, the juice will release, then fry the meat on it from both sides.
  • Cover with a little water, cover with a lid and simmer.
  • Baste with a small amount of water during stewing.
  • Before the end, add cucumbers, chopped eggs and cook for a while.
  • Then thicken with flour mixed with lukewarm water and boil for at least another 10 minutes.
  • You can add cucumber juice to taste.
Znojmo-style sauce with pork.

For inspiration. Here is the recipe for Znojmo sauce with pork:

Znojemská omáčka s vepřovým masem

Sauce with egg and cucumber (meat)

In this recipe for Znojmo sauce, instead of eggs, you can add meat from the previous lunch, even chicken, in short, whatever you have.


  • 500 ml of beef broth
  • 1 onion
  • 3 pickles
  • 2 eggs
  • 30 g of bacon
  • flour
  • mustard
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Cut the bacon into cubes and dry-fry.
  • When it releases its juice, add diced onion and fry until golden.
  • Add diced cucumbers and eggs, mustard, cover with broth and cook for a while.
  • Finally, thicken with flour mixed with lukewarm water and season with cucumber juice.
  • Serve with a hard-boiled egg, ox eye or meat.
You can also make fake Znojmo sauce without meat, for example with egg or other meat.

Tip: Try other sauces with egg .

Znojmo sauce with chicken

And here’s another tip for pickle sauce. This time with chicken.


  • 800 g of chicken breast or thigh steaks
  • 2 onions
  • 30 g of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 3 pickles
  • 4 spoons of sterilized capsicum
  • water
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Cut the bacon into cubes and fry until it renders the fat.
  • Then fry sliced, pounded, salted, feathered meat smeared with mustard on it.
  • After pulling, cover with water and simmer gently.
  • Before the end of cooking, add chopped cucumbers and capsicum.
  • Thicken with flour mixed in lukewarm water.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes and season with cucumber juice and season as needed.
You can also make the sauce in the Znojmo style with chicken.

Znojmo sauce or Znojmo roast

Many of us surely believe that it was the sauce that got the nickname Znojmo . But let’s disabuse ourselves. It belongs to beef liver. The real thing about Znojmo is that it is prepared with pickled cucumbers, which are known for this region. That is why it is not so much about the sauce itself, but rather the roast beef, which is prepared with cucumber sauce.

So are there a lot of fake Znojmo bakes or sauces? Rather, sauces that imitate the real core. But we’re used to that, like with sirloin, right?

To choose the meat for the Znojmo roast, give preference to beef back. You can choose from leg and roast. It is best to prepare the meat as a whole, pierce it and let it soak in the oil first. You can also use a pressure cooker for stewing, or let it finish cooking in the oven.

And which side dish to choose for the Znojmo sauce? In addition to rice, it goes well with potatoes, but also dumplings. Try recipes for homemade dumplings .

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