Beef stroganoff

This is a nice dish for a ‘special’ night in….. or quaffed by 5 hungry rationers… nice with salad or carrots and rice.


  • 400g beef, diced or in strips (go on strip it… be spontanious)
  • 1 medium onion or a couple of shallots
  • 1 oz butter
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 rounded tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp oil (sunflower or veg etc)
  • seasoning… to taste

TO SERVE:  Traditional stroganoff is usually served with a sour cream (and chive) or creme fresh (and julienned dill/ sweet&sour cucumber AND a sprinkling of parsley) dressing, this can be substituted, if necessary, with a little yogurt… or grated cheese for a change.


  1. Trim the meat of any fat (if not using lean meat) and dice or cut into strips.
  2. Finely chop the shallots or onion and crush the garlic.
  3. Melt the butter in a steady frying pan, add the shalllot/ onion and cook over a low heat for 5 to 7 minutes until soft and translucent.
  4. Stir in the garlic and paprikeand cook for 1 minute, stirring.
  5. Remove the mixture from the pan and set aside
  6. Add the oil to the pan and heat it over high heat.
  7. When it sizzles, add the beef and toss for for 2 to 3 minutes or until the beef is sealed and nicely browned.
  8. Stir in the onion mixture and add your seasoning…. heat through stirring.


Serve hot with a swirl of yogurt/ sour cream etc and a sprinkling of parsley and julienne cucumber


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