YUM . . . it was delicious, I timed this recipe from pantry to table and it only took 23mins to prepare and serve a healthy recipe made from scratch. This recipe is from the Thermomix Everyday Cooking recipe book.
I will confess to having a little helper . . . my Tupperware rice cooker. It cooks perfect rice in 12 minutes, if you don’t have another way to cook rice or would prefer to do both parts in the Thermomix, I suggest cooking the beef stroganoff for only 18 minutes in the final stage and storing it in your thermoserver until the rice is ready.
1 onion, peeled and halved
550g Tenderloin Fillet cut into 2.5cm strips
120g Mushrooms, washed and halved
1Tbs Tomato Paste
100g White Wine
1Tbs Corn Flour
1tsp Dijon Mustard
120g Sour Cream
1/4tsp Cayenne Pepper
Fresh Parsley to garnish
Thermomix jug only
Place onion into TM bowl and chop for 5 Seconds on Speed 7.
Add butter and cook for 2 minutes at 100c on speed 1.
Garnish with parsley and serve (with rice, pasta, mashed potato or cous cous)
Hints and Tips
Meat Selection – IU purchased ‘diced lean beef’ from our local butcher and used this lean cu. It wasn’t bought intentionally for this recipe so I had to cut the blocks into thin strips, next time (to save time) I will buy beef strips. The lean cut worked perfectly with the fast cooking time, the beef was very tender.
Onion – I chopped mine into quarters
Garnish – Even though we grow our own parsley and it had already been cut from the garden, the stroganoff smelled so good it was on our plated being consumed before I realised the garnish had been forgotten.
Time saving – you could use a can of champignons to save time cutting the mushrooms if so inclined
Converting to TM21 – Change main cooking time and speed to Butterfly, speed 1, 20 mins
Increasing the quantity – there was plenty of sauce and room in the jug, you could easily increase the mushroom and meat to add another 1/4 – 1/2 without increasing the other ingredients.
Servings – 5 large
Other – The girls prefer a creamier sauce so they added a small drizzle of thickened cream to their bowls and swirled it in to give a creamier texture. Youc ould easily substitute the beef for strips for chicken thigh to make Chicken Stroganoff.
Tupperware Rice Cooker – I was initially against using a microwave rice cooker, I had my old faithful electric one I had been using for years and had no intention of changing. I attended a Tupperware party whilst mine was dying a slow death (15yrs old) and when I found out it would take 12mins instead of 40mins to get 2 cups of rice to the table I was sold. At just under AUS $43 (as of Nov 2012) they aren’t cheap but they will last and have some nifty design features to stop your microwave getting covered in sticky rice residue (cooks aborio and sushi rice perfectly too) this is what it looks like