Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff

This is a rich and creamy stroganoff that’s perfect for a winter’s night. It’s easy to make and can be on the table in just over half an hour.


  • 500g beef chuck steak, trimmed and cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 250g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 cup (250ml) beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) sour cream
  • Steamed rice, to serve
  • Chopped fresh parsley, to serve


Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned all over. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Heat the oil in the pan and add the onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Sprinkle over the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add the beef stock, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a simmer. Return the beef to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Stir in the sour cream and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with steamed rice and garnish with chopped parsley.

Potential changes & improvements

If you’re looking for a bit of extra vegetables, you could add some diced carrot or celery to the pan when you’re cooking the onions. You could also swap out the button mushrooms for another variety, such as Swiss brown or Portobello.

What other food it works well with

This stroganoff goes well with steamed rice or mashed potato. For a lighter meal, you could serve it with a side of salad.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake people make when making stroganoff is to overcook the beef. Be sure to cook it just until it’s browned on the outside and cooked through – it should still be nice and juicy.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is relatively high in fat and calories, so it’s best saved for an occasional treat. However, it is a good source of protein, iron and vitamin B12.


This recipe contains beef, onion, garlic, wheat (flour), dairy (sour cream) and Worcestershire sauce (which contains fish).

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