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Beef stroganoff

Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
Beef stroganoff is a classic dish that is sure to please any crowd. This recipe combines earthy mushrooms, tender beef, and a creamy sauce that is so delicious, no one will believe it's actually healthy! It takes thirty minutes to make from start to finish and serves four people. To make this dish, you will need bow-tie pasta, beef rump steak, brown onion, mushrooms, garlic, sour cream, fresh parsley, and a few simple pantry staples. Follow the simple instructions provided, and you'll have a tasty meal in no time!


Dry pasta

160 g, (farfalle)

Beef rump steak, raw

440 g, (buy 500g), fat trimmed, thinly sliced

Brown onion

1 small, thinly sliced


250 g, halved


2 clove(s), crushed

Ground paprika

1 tsp

Plain flour

1 tbs

Tomato paste

1 tbs

Beef stock

¾ cup(s), (185ml)

Worcestershire sauce

2 tbs

Extra light sour cream

2 tbs

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbs, coarsely chopped

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, stirring, for 2–3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl. Add onion to pan and cook, stirring, for 3–4 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3–4 minutes or until mushrooms are golden.
  3. Add paprika and flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Return beef to pan with tomato paste, stock and Worcestershire sauce and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2–3 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream (see notes). Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Serve pasta topped with stroganoff and sprinkled with parsley.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans and baby carrots.TIP: Add sour cream off the heat at the end of cooking as otherwise it can curdle. If freezing this meal, omit the sour cream and only add it after reheating.