Beef stroganoff

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
over 2 hours

Serves 40

From Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels


  • 300ml/10fl oz vegetable oil
  • 4kg/8lb 12oz braising steak, cut into thin strips
  • 10 large onions, sliced
  • 15 red peppers, seeds removed and sliced
  • 2.5kg/5lb 8oz button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 litre/1¾ pints water
  • 2.5 litres/4½ pints plain yoghurt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in large frying pans and add the meat. Fry for 2-3 minutes, turning once or twice, until the meat is browned all over then remove the meat from the pan and set aside.

  3. Add a little more oil if necessary and fry the onions for 3-4 minutes or until just starting to soften, then stir in the peppers and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further five minutes.

  4. Sprinkle in the paprika and stir to coat the vegetables then add the water and yoghurt and reduce the heat.

  5. Stir in the beef and any resting juices. Transfer to ovenproof dishes, cover with aluminium foil and cook in the oven for about one and a half hours or until the meat it tender and the sauce is thick.

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