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    Beef Stroganoff with Peppercorn-Coated Steak

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    Beef Stroganoff with Peppercorn-Coated Steak

    This hearty stroganoff is made with full-flavoured British rump steak, coated in crushed peppercorns and paprika, and will be ready in 25 minutes.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 500g Waitrose British Rump Steak, sliced thinly into long strips
    • 1 tbsp Bart Bristol Blend Five Pepper, lightly crushed
    • 1 tsp ground paprika, plus extra for sprinkling
    • 50g unsalted butter
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 1 large onion, sliced
    • 300g pack essential Waitrose button mushrooms, sliced
    • 2 tbsp Waitrose French Brandy
    • 170ml pot essential Waitrose soured cream

    Method

    1. Place the rump steak in a shallow bowl, sprinkle the peppercorns and paprika over and toss well to coat evenly, then set aside. In a large frying pan, heat half the butter and oil, add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened, then stir in the mushrooms and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.
    2. Using a slotted spoon, remove the mushroom and onion mixture and place on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Heat the remaining butter and oil in the pan until very hot then fry the beef quickly for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned.
    3. Return the onions and mushrooms to the pan and add the brandy. Cook for 1-2 minutes then stir in the soured cream and bring to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, then season to taste.
    4. Sprinkle with a little more paprika and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional). Serve immediately, with 500g Waitrose Fresh Egg Pasta Garlic and Herb Tagliatelle, cooked according to the pack instructions.

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    Cook's tips

    Alternatively, serve the stroganoff with basmati rice or a mixture of white and wild rice, for a more nutty texture.

    Drinks recommendation

    A soft but full-bodied, rich Spanish red would go very well here. Try Viña Fuerte Garnacha, Calatayud, made from 100% Garnacha grapes.

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