Delicious Retro Classic Beef Stroganoff

Delicious Retro Classic Beef Stroganoff


  • 750g fillet steak
  • 70g butter
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  •  tbsp hot Hungarian paprika, plus extra, to serve
  • 400g button mushrooms, finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 450ml sour cream
  • handful of chopped fresh parsley, to serve


Cut the steak into slices. Heat the butter in a frying pan and cook the shallots until soft. Add the paprika and cook for another minute. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 minutes or so. Scrape the mixture out of the frying pan and set aside.

Heat half of the oil in the frying pan you used for the shallots. Add half the steak and cook it over a high heat for about 1 minute, seasoning as you cook, then transfer the steak to a room-temperature plate. Do the same with the rest of the steak. Put the onions and mushrooms back into the same frying pan and add the sour cream. Quickly heat until the cream comes to just under the boil.

Stir well, season and add the steak. Warm it gently. Sprinkle a little paprika and parsley on the stroganoff once you’ve plated it. Serve with your favourite pasta, enjoy!

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