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Cheats Stroganoff   

My "I cant be bothered cooking dinner but I want something nice & healthy."

I recently cooked this with The Kitchen cafe - BBC Radio Scotland


This literally is a 10 minute supper! 


SERVES: 2-3 

  • Glug olive oil or decent cooking oil

  • 2 big field mushrooms diced or sliced into chunks

  • 170g beef or lamb sliced into strips (I use lamb rump)

  • ½ tsp paprika

  • Cracked pepper & sea salt for seasoning 

  • 1 small clove of crushed garlic

  • Handful parsley picked & chopped

  • Handful basil fresh sliced 

  • 50g spinach washed & thinly sliced 

  • 3 spring onions washed & finely sliced

  • 200g pasta ( I use fettuccine) 

  • 200g Crème fraiche



  • Dill, a few bits picked over top 

  • Basil, a few bits picked over top

  • Paprika, a little shake



  1. Add pasta to boiling salted water.

  2. When pasta is about 4 minutes away from being ready heat a high sided fry pan with a good glug of oil, add mushrooms & cook until soft.

  3. Add your meat to pan, stir until meat is  golden-brown on all sides.

  4. Add your paprika, garlic, basil, parsley & seasoning, stir through so it totally coats the meat & mushrooms.

  5. When the meat is cooked to your liking add the spinach & stir through until just wilted, add the spring onion & turn the hob off. 

  6. Drain your cooked pasta & tip the drained pasta into the pan with the meat & mushrooms.

  7. Stir the Crème fraiche through, taste & season to your own taste.

  8. Serve into bowl, give a wee sprinkle of paprika & pick some fresh herbs over the top. 


  • You can make this veggie - use some roasted
    peppers instead of meat. 

  • Bacon lardons works really nicely instead of beef or lamb also.

  • A full fat natural yogurt will also work well instead of Creme fraiche.



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