Beef Stroganoff was my one of my husband’s favourite childhood meals. And I used to make a slow cooked version for him (it is yummy – and you can find it here), but as we’ve been reducing our meat consumption, it has fallen off the menu in the last year or so.
I decided to give a completely non-meat version a go and was very happy with the results! Peter thoroughly enjoyed it – and even took the left overs for lunch the next day … although he still wants the beef version to make an occasional appearance!
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 1 small brown onion
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped and crushed
- 400g button mushrooms – add in different types for a variety in texture if you like
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped thyme and rosemary
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp pink salt flakes
- 1/4 cup flour (spelt or GF)
- 1 tbsp Nutritional yeast (optional but add for depth of flavour)
- 2/3 cup plant based milk (I used a high protein soy milk for a really creamy sauce)
- 1 cup veggie stock (the beef style Masssel stock gives a more authentic Stroganoff flavour, but any veggie stock is fine)
- Vegetables or noodles to serve
Heat the olive oil in a heavy based pan on the stove.
Add in the olive oil and cook for a few minutes until it starts to become translucent, add in the garlic and allow to cook for another minutes.
Add in the chopped mushrooms, stir will to coat in oil and onion mix then allow to cook for about 5 minutes, until the mushroom soften.
Mix together the flour, nutritional yeast, herbs, paprika and salt. Then sprinkle this dry mix over the top of the mushrooms and stir well until the mix is well combined.
Add in the hot stock and plant milk, then stir well. Bring the mix to a gentle simmer.
Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the liquid is thick and creamy.
If you love noodles (I don’t – sorry!), stir through your cooked and drained pasta here, to coat it with the stroganoff before serving.
I add in some green beans at this point and simmer for a minutes or 2 so that they still have a bit of crunch, and serve them on a bed of carrot noodles – SO good!
This one isn’t suitable for freezing but it does well as leftovers for lunch the next day!