Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beef Stroganoff

Today is a rare day when my husband is home. The weather is so lovely today inviting a late BBQ breakfast on the patio this morning.

At around 1pm, I was starting to feel hungry again and had a hankering for Stroganoff.

I've made the Beef Stroganoff from the Every Day Cookbook a couple of times, but have replaced the beef with chicken, and I really like it.
However, I thought I'd try another recipe developed by a fellow blogger, Chelsea, published on her Full Little Tummies Blog
This recipe came about as forum members reviewed the original EDC recipe and tweaked it to their tastes.
The changes I made was to cook it for 5 more minutes as I had used more mushrooms and my steak was still a little frozen. I added ground black pepper instead of cayenne pepper. I also cut my steak in the traditional stroganoff way, thinly sliced strips.

N.B. It appears that Chelsea has removed the recipe from her blog. Since I've made quite a few changes, I think I can add the recipe here. I like to acknowledge Chelsea's original idea as it's brilliant. My version is below.

I used 500g of Scotch Fillet. This may sound an extravagant use for good quality steak, but this small amount of meat makes enough to feed 6 people with pasta and vegetables. For tender steak, whether using rump, blade or scotch, cut semi frozen steak into strips 4cm x 2cm. Turn the strips on to their side and slice thinly. You get about three slices per strip. This means that the meat has been cut against the grain and it will be so tender it will melt in the mouth!

It's amazing how much the Thermomix can cope with. Here's the bowl after placing  in all ingredients:

The finished Stroganoff went into the Thermoserver while the pasta was cooked in the rinsed out bowl.

So incredibly easy and so delicious!

1 onion, peeled and halved
2 garlic cloves, peeled
100g bacon rashers, cut into strips
30g butter
500g rump or scotch fillet, (blade steak may take a little longer)
250g Swiss Brown mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp tomato paste
100g red wine
50g water
1 Tbsp Thermomix Vegetable Stock Concentrate (recipe found in the Everyday Cookbook that comes with the Thermomix)
3 Tbsp cornflour
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
150g sour cream
1 Tbsp paprika
¼ tsp ground black pepper
pinch dried thyme or tsp fresh 
1 tsp dulse flakes or Himalayan Salt
fresh chopped parsley to garnish

Drop garlic on to blades running at speed 7. 
Add onion and chop at speed 5 for a couple of seconds. Scrape down and chop again if necessary.
Scrape down and add butter and bacon. Cook on 100/3 minutes/speed 1/Reverse.
Add remaining ingredients and cook on 100/25 minutes/soft speed/Reverse.
Place in Thermoserver whilst preparing pasta or cooking mashed potato in the Thermomix. I like to serve with a green vegetable or salad as well.



  1. good recipes, I like beef stroganoff...hmmmm yummy...

    1. You can also use a piece of round steak. I bought one recently that was only $8 a kg, designed for roasting. I just cut it very thinly against the grain. It was melt in the mouth!

  2. I wanted to make this, but when I clicked on the link, there is no recipe. :(

  3. Ahhh, sorry. It looks like Chelsea has removed her post. I'll add the recipe with my additions and tweaks.