Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Beef Stroganoff with Fettucine

Something quick and easy on the menu tonight as we went visiting Vicky and the boys while Sean is away and to be honest it's the first chance that we have had to go with us being so busy. Plus I wanted something that we would all enjoy on what has been a wet and cold day.

Beef Stroganoff or Beef Stroganov is a dish of beef peices served in a paprika flavoured sauce with sour cream. The dish itself originates from Russia but over time and due to it's popularity there is now many variations to the recipe. The first known recipe, dated 1861, used beef cubes, mustard and stock topped with sour cream but there is not mention of onions or mushrooms. Since then onions and mushrooms have been added, along with the use of tomato paste and paprika.

Some versions have a creamy white sauce whereas others, more commonly known, are that of a thick reddish sauce. The sour cream can be served on the side or mixed into the sauce to give it a creamier appearance. I prefer to stir the sour cream through my sauce prior to dishing up. But as this dish is a low fat version I decided to use evaporated skim milk instead mixed with a little cornflour and the result.... super delish!!

Of course tonight was the only night I didn't have fettucine in the house so I used spirals. LOL But served with warm pasta its a perfect week night meal but is also nice with mashed potatoes.

Beef Stroganoff with Fettucine

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 7

250 grams fettuccine or pasta of your choice
500 grams rump steak, cut into strips
2 teaspoons ground paprika
cooking spray
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
400 grams mushroom, sliced
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup extra light sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions of until tender. Drain and keep warm.

Combine beef with paprika in a medium bowl.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add half the beef and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with remaining beef.

Add onion and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes.

Return beef to pan along with stock, tomato paste and sauce. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.

Stir sour cream through beef mixture. Place pasta into serving bowls. Spoon over beef and sprinkle with parsley.

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James said...

Looks great! Trying it with mashed potatoes is a great idea.

Katerina said...

I love beef stroganoff and yours looks very creamy and comforting. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

what a hearty looking dish!