Meals for Moms: Beef Stroganoff

In Cape Town we might have been relishing the long summer we were blessed with but after this weekend there is no doubt that winter is upon us! WOW what a weekend we’ve just experienced here in the Cape! So, what’s the best way to embrace the cold weather? With comfort food of course! Nothing beats a cosy fire, glass of wine and warm winter meal…. bring on the stews, soups and stroganoff’s!

One of our favourite family meals for winter is Beef Stroganoff. This particular recipe serves 4 and is low sodium which is ideal for young kids and those with high blood pressure.

Flour for dusting
500g beef fillet, cut into strips
30ml olive oil
30g unsalted butter
250g white mushrooms, finely sliced
250g red peppers, sliced
1 onion, chopped
30ml MAGGI LAZENBY Worcestershire sauce
7.5ml mustard
2.5ml paprika
250ml boiling water
250ml NESTLÉ IDEAL cook-in milk mushroom and garlic flavour
Freshly ground black pepper
30ml flat leaf parsley

Dust beef strips lightly in flour. Heat a frying pan and add oil and half of the butter. When foaming, add the beef and fry for 2 – 3 minutes on both sides, until browned all over. Remove and set aside.

Using the same frying pan, add the remaining butter. Fry the onion for 2 -3 minutes until softened.

Add the mushrooms and red peppers and cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, mustard and paprika and cook for 1 minute.

Add the water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 – 4 minutes.

Add the cook-in milk and mix well. Return the beef to the pan and cook for one minute.

Add black pepper and parsley and serve with brown rice or pasta.


I hope I’ve inspired you to try out a new supper tonight! Stay tuned for more Meals for Moms in the coming weeks. I know we can all do with some new inspiration when it comes to making meals every day!

If you’re looking for a few more ideas for low sodium meals use the hashtag #NestleSaltAwareness on Twitter or see the infographic below for more about the benefits of sticking to a Low Sodium Diet.


Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

    1. To be perfectly honest the dad in this house does all the cooking. The main motivation for the series is, in fact, to inspire ME! I need the easiest, quickest, least complicated recipes and “Meals for Moms” seemed like a good title! But I think dads & students & grandparents & singles will all appreciate some new ideas! 😉

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