Beef stroganoff

Tender strips of beef in a stroganoff sauce make a delicious but surprisingly speedy supper from Janet Brinkworth
By Janet Brinkworth
Beef stroganoff
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  • Serves: 2-3
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 1 kg fillet steak, sliced into strips
  • 5 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 30 g butter
  • 150 g soured cream
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 500 ml chicken or beef stock
  • salt, and freshly ground black pepper


1. Coat the beef in four tablespoons of the flour. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a moderate heat and fry until golden. Add the beef and fry until brown.

2. In a separate pan, melt the butter and flour together stirring constantly. Add the sour cream, tomato paste, a pinch of salt and the stock. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Pour the sauce over the beef and cook for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.

4. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately, with rice.

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