Thermomix Beef Stroganoff

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.

Beef stroganoff

Ingredients

1 onion, peeled and halved

30g Butter

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

1Tbs Paprika

1/4tsp Cayenne Pepper

1tsp Salt

Fresh Parsley to garnish

machinery

Thermomix jug only

method

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.

Place remaining ingredients, except parsley, into TM bowl and cook for 20 minutes at 100c on Reverse + Speed Soft +

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

Happy Cooking

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on 50 plus and loving life and commented:
    I can never get beef to cook and be tender in my TMX, do you have any suggestions or hints

    1. Mrs P says:

      Hi,

      Thanks for your comment, quite a few people seem to have this problem and often complain that meat is tough or over cooked. I haven’t personally tried any of the recipes that call for 40+ minutes cooking time, to me this defeats the purpose of using the thermomix. My husband and I recently converted a favourite curry recipe which calls for gravy beef (the marbled fatty kind which deliciously breaks down when cooked for a longtime at a slow temperature) we substituted this for a lean cut to ensure a quicker cooking time and it worked really well. Thinly sliced meats (stir fry style) seems to only need about 15 mins of cooking time (speed 1, reverse, 100c), cubed meat (same cooking instructions) can take 18-20 mins. We ALWAYS use chicken thighs, breast dries out too quickly (same as the slow cooker) Hope that helps!

      Mrs P

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