Beef Mince Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff

A classic stroganoff involves beef strips. Generally rump steak. But you can create it with mince which is easier for little ones to enjoy and it's more economical. All the flavours are there and it works perfectly. You might not even want to go back to the steak version. We didn't! Enjoy. 

Serves 4


1 kg beef mince
500 g sliced mushrooms 
2 onions sliced
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon paprika
50 g butter
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups water 
3 tablespoons sour cream
Salt & pepper


Start by browning the mince in a hot pan. Separate the mince as it cooks. When it's halfway cooked, add in the flour and mix until it's absorbed into the meat. You want the beef to go a deep brown colour. Season well. Take the beef out of the pan and set aside.

Add the butter and oil to the pan. When the butter starts bubbling, add the mushrooms and stir for a couple of minutes then add the onion. Stir until the onions become translucent. 

Return the beef to the pan and mix with the onions and mushrooms. Add the paprika and tomato paste. Stir through for a minute and then add the water. A gravy should begin to form. Stir well and add more water if necessary for the sauce to develop. Turn off the heat and then stir the sour cream through. 

Enjoy with rice or pasta.