Beef stroganoff recipe

By Lizzie Kamenetzky

  1. Serves 4
  2. Takes 10 minutes to make, 20-25 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

A hearty, warming dish using sirloin steak, and only four other ingredients. Perfect for an adventourous mid-week meal.

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Beef stroganoff

Ingredients

  1. 2 red onions, cut into thin wedges
  2. 500g sirloin steak, sliced
  3. ½-1 tbsp smoked paprika
  4. Good splash of brandy
  5. 5 tbsp soured cream
  6. PLUS… 2 tbsp olive oil

Method

  1. 1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onions over a low heat for 15 minutes until soft and golden. Remove and set aside.
  2. 2. Turn up the heat to high, then add the steak to the pan. Cook for 1 minute to sear all over, then add the paprika. Fry for a further 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. 3. Return the onion to the frying pan, add the brandy and cook until the alcohol has mostly evaporated. Stir in the soured cream to make a smooth sauce. Add a splash of water if you need to thin the sauce a little. Taste, season, then serve.

Nutritional info

PER SERVING 340kcals, 20.5g fat (8.9g saturated), 30.6g protein, 5.1g carbs, 3.1g sugar, 0.2g salt

Chef's tip

This is perfect served with soft polenta and seasonal greens. For a more traditional stroganoff, use hot Hungarian paprika and add some sautéed mushrooms.

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