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This classic dish originated in Russia. It is a creamy beef dish that relies on sour cream to balance the flavours and is surprisingly quick to cook.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4


  1. Peel and thinly slice the onion, slice the mushrooms and finely chop the parsley. the chopped onion and mushroom
  2. Slice the beef into strips. the sliced beef
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a frying pan over a low - medium heat and then put in the onion. Fry the onion for about 5 - 10 minutes, until it has completely softened and turned translucent and slightly brown. frying the onion
  4. Transfer the onion to a plate or bowl, return the frying pan to the heat, turn up the heat to high, add in another 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and then put in the mushrooms.
  5. Fry the mushrooms for 5-10 minutes, until they are cooked and are beginning to turn brown. frying the mushrooms
  6. Transfer the mushrooms to the plate or bowl with the onions, then put the frying pan back on the heat, turn up the heat to high and add in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season the strips of beef with salt & pepper and put them into the pan (try not to overcrowd the pan with the beef, you may need to fry it in several batches).
  7. Fry the beef for about 1 minute before transferring it to the plate with the mushrooms and onion (it is okay if some of the beef is still pink as it will continue to cook). frying the beef
  8. When all the beef has been fried, pour the white wine and beef stock into the frying pan and boil it for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the beef, onions and mushrooms to the sauce, stir them in to reheat and then remove the pan from the heat. finishing the dish
  10. Stir in the soured cream, paprika and parsley.
  11. Serve. We served it with the traditional accompaniment matchstick chips (cooked in exactly the same way as chips but cut to about ½cm and only cooked the first time for 4 minutes). the finished Stroganoff
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Can it be frozen? Yes.
Can it be prepared in advance? Yes, up to 1 hour to stage 8.
Will leftovers be nice? Yes, for up to 3 days.

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