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Beef stroganoff with pickled cabbage

Total Time
40 min
25 min
15 min
Beef stroganoff is a popular hearty winter dish and we have created a lighter version that is still just as delicious. The creamy sauce that combines the mushrooms and beef goes so well with the tang of vibrant pickled cabbage.


Red cabbage

350 g, cored, finely shredded

Apple cider vinegar

125 ml, (1/2 cup)

Caster sugar

1 tsp

Caraway seeds

½ tsp, lightly crushed

Red onion

1 medium, thinly sliced

Olive oil

1 tbs

Beef fillet (tenderloin), raw

400 g, (Buy 500g), thinly sliced


200 g, button variety, quartered

Swiss brown mushrooms

200 g, sliced


2 clove(s), crushed

Ground paprika

1 tsp

Plain flour

2 tbs

Salt-reduced liquid beef stock

1 cup(s), (250ml)

Worcestershire sauce

1 tbs

Extra light sour cream

2 tbs

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

¼ cup(s), to serve


  1. Place cabbage in a large heatproof bowl. Place vinegar, sugar, caraway seeds and half the onion in a small saucepan and heat on medium. Bring to the boil then remove from heat. Pour vinegar mixture over cabbage and stir to combine. Set aside, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan on high. Cook beef, stirring, for 2 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Heat remaining oil in same pan over high heat. Cook combined mushroom and remaining onion, stirring, for 7 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and paprika and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Add stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Season. Add beef and Worcestershire sauce and cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream. Sprinkle stroganoff with parsley and serve with pickled cabbage.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed zoodles or brown rice.TIP: Lightly crush caraway seeds using the back of a knife or use a mortar and pestle. If sauce gets a little thick or over-reduced, add a couple of tablespoons of water.