Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

This simple Beef Stroganoff recipe using fresh ingredients creates a mild, creamy dish with beautifully tender meat. Perfect for a special occasion or romantic dinner for two. You could use different cuts of good quality beef but fillet steak will give the desired flavours and texture to the dish.

Perfect served with basmati rice, fresh coriander leaves, watercress and some poppadoms on the side.

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins approx
Ready In: 1 hour

Beef Stroganoff Ingredients

  • 400g Beef Fillet Steak – cut into strips
  • 2 medium Red Onions – sliced
  • 5 large Chestnut or White Mushrooms – sliced
  • 25g Butter (or butter equivalent)
  • 1 tbsp Wholegrain Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • 400 ml Beef Stock (use 1 beef stock cube)
  • 1 tbsp Rapeseed or Olive Oil
  • 2 heaped tbsp Crème Fraiche
  • 1 tbsp Brandy (optional)
  • Ground black pepper
  • Fresh coriander – optional


  1. Cut your beef fillet into strips and season with pepper then put to one side
  2. In a large frying pan on a low heat, melt the butter
  3. Add the sliced onions and cook slowly for 2 mins
  4. Add the mushrooms, stir well and cook slowly for a further 3 minutes
  5. Add the mustard and tomato puree then stir well
  6. Pour the stock into the frying pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 3 minutes
  7. Pour the ingredients from the pan into an ovenproof dish with lid and set aside
  8. Going back to your frying pan, heat the oil and add the beef strips. Sprinkle the paprika over the meat and fry quickly until all sides are browned
  9. Optional – add the brandy to the pan and stir well for 1 minute
  10. Tip the beef into your ovenproof dish and stir all the ingredients well
  11. Place the covered dish in a preheated oven at 210° c (fan oven) initially for 10 minutes
  12. After 10 minutes, lower the heat to 170° c fan oven and cook for 30 minutes
  13. After 30 minutes, add the crème fraiche and stir well to ensure it is mixed with the other ingredients. Check that the liquid is not drying up and if so, add a little hot water
  14. Cook for a further 10 minutes whilst you prepare your rice and poppadoms
  15. Add a few fresh coriander leaves when serving (optional)

Last updated 24.06.19