Sunday, 2 December 2012

Lazy Beef Stroganoff

It's a bit chilly at the moment, so the slow cooker has made its reappearance on the kitchen worktop. After stumbling upon so many slowcooker stroganoff recipes in pinterest, I thought I should have a go myself.

Stroganoff is something I cook quite often and I tend to use turkey and serve it with white rice, but as I was doing it differently this time - I went different all the way and used beef and tagliatelle instead. 

Ingredients A)
  • Diced Beef (I reckon I used about 1 ½ lb stewing beef) - remove fatty bits
  • 1 Onion - thinly sliced
  • Mushrooms
  • 2 tins of Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 beef stock cube dissolved in a pint of water
  • Tomato Passata (approximately 4 tablespoons)
  • Worcestershire sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • Lots of Garlic Granules
  • Salt and Pepper
Ingredients B)
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • ½ cup soured cream

Beef Stroganoff

Bang Ingredients A in the slowcooker and cook on low for 6 hours.

Beef Stroganoff

Now... if unlike me, you're not impatient and don't want to get any more pans dirty, add cream cheese and sour cream and cook for another 30 minutes.
Or... if like me, you barely can stand the lovely smells coming from your kitchen, and want to eat asap. You can transfer it to a pan to speed up the process. (I only transferred it to the pan when it was time to add ingredients B).

Beef Stroganoff

The sauce was not thick enough to my liking, so I decided to cook the pasta inside the sauce. That way, the pasta would be all tasty and the sauce would thicken.
(If you don't want to cook the pasta in the same pan, just thicken the sauce with a bit of cornstarch).

Beef Stroganoff

This was the easiest way I ever prepared my stroganoff. The meat was really tender and melted in the mouth and there wasn't much effort involved - definitely worth a yummo stamp of approval.

Let me know if you have a go.


  1. hmmm parece mesmo bom! *baba* não percebo é o que é essa panela...

    1. Um slow cooker é uma panela de eléctrica de cozedura lenta. Basicamente pois lá a carne/batatas/o que quiseres antes de ir trabalhar, chegas a casa tens o jantar feito :)

  2. que bom aspecto, dieb! vou começar a tirar ideias do teu blog e a tentar praticar... :X
    há dias, fiz chop suey de peru mas não me posso ficar pelos "simples" lol

    1. Chop Suey é bom :) Já não como há muito tempo.
      Simples é que é bom - trau, pau, pus, pimba - está feito! :)