Quick 30-minute beef stroganoff

Aug 14, 2020
There's nothing better than a tasty beef stroganoff to enjoy for dinner. Source: Getty.

If you’re looking for something a bit more comforting and hearty for dinner but just don’t feel like hanging around the kitchen all night to whip it up, give this super simple yet mouthwateringly-good beef stroganoff dish a red hot go!

While the method takes a few much-appreciated shortcuts, it definitely doesn’t skimp on flavour. So, with a bunch of budget-friendly ingredients, you won’t regret giving this cheat’s version a try. Enjoy!


  • 300g dried spiral pasta
  • 600g beef rump steak, trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 200g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 185ml can evaporated milk
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve


  1. Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling, salted water following packet directions, until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, place steak in a large bowl. Add flour. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl. Add onion to pan. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  4. Return beef to pan. Add paprika. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add tomato paste, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in milk. Divide pasta between plates. Spoon over stroganoff mixture. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve.

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