Beef Stroganoff is a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with sour cream.

Here, the beef was minced and the mushrooms that are used in the popular version of Stroganoff were substituted by a tasty cauliflower. At the moment of tasting, you can’t tell them apart…

 

Laziness Factor: 2

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Ingredients for 4-5 persons

– 500g whole wheat fusilli
– 500g beef mince
– 200g cauliflower
– 1 onion
– 2 garlic cloves
– 250g sour cream
– 3 teaspoons mustard
– 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
– a glass of red wine
– nutmeg, salt, pepper, olive oil

 

1.

Put some olive oil in a pan over high heat. Do not start boiling the pasta just yet.

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2.

Add the minced meat into the pan and stir until it’s brownish.

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3.

Meanwhile, cut the cauliflower in coarse pieces.

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4.

Add the cauliflower and some salt and pepper, too.

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5.

Also add some nutmeg, which will give a rather meaty flavour to the cauliflower.

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6.

Then add the finely chopped onion and stir.

Now it’s the time to start boiling your fusilli, too.

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7.

When the onion is clearer, add the wine. Make sure you are still cooking over high heat.

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8.

When the wine has evaporated, add the 3 teaspoons of mustard.

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9.

Now is a good moment to toss the parsley in…

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10.

…and immediately pour the cream in, too.

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11.

This is where the mix turns beige/brownish and your appetite reaches maximum.

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12.

As soon as the fusilli are ready, drain them, toss them into the pan and mix well.

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13.

Bon appetit!

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For the more visual among us, here is a video version of this recipe:

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