No-Fail Beef Stroganoff

You won’t go wrong with this Beef Stroganoff recipe inspired by Hermione Granger

Servings

2

Ready In:

30 mins

Good For:

Dinner

Inspiration from

Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger is an English Muggle-born witch born to dentists. At the age of eleven, she learned about her magical nature and had been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was sorted into Gryffindor House. She possessed a brilliant academic mind and proved to be a gifted student in almost every subject that she studied.

Hermione first met Harry Potter and Ron Weasley aboard the Hogwarts Express, who found her unfriendly and somewhat of an “insufferable know-it-all”, an impression reinforced for her constant correct answers and eagerness to please the professors. However, she stepped in to take the blame from the boys after they had saved her from a troll on Hallowe’en in 1991, surprising them in a grateful way and quickly becoming friends.

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Ingredients

2 tbsp Butter
200g Chestnut Mushrooms (sliced)
0.5 Onion (diced)
400g Beef Mince
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
1 tsp Thyme
3 tbsp Plain Flour
100ml White Wine
200ml Beef Stock
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
200g Spaghetti
100ml Sour Cream
2 tbsp Parsley (chopped)

Following the Second Wizarding War, Hermione went back to Hogwarts to complete her education. She later found employment with the Ministry of Magic. Hermione attained a high position in the Ministry of Magic, first through the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. There, she continued her work with S.P.E.W., working for the rights of underprivileged non-humans such as house-elves. She then went on to become Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and assisted the Minister for Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt in eradicating the old laws biassed in favour of pure-bloods.

Hermione also eventually translated The Tales of Beedle the Bard from the original, which had been written in runes and which Albus Dumbledore bequeathed to her in his will in 1997. Her new translation was published in 2008 and included notes on each tale written by Dumbledore before his death; these notes were lent to Hermione by her former professor, Hogwarts headmistress Minerva McGonagall.

Sometime before 2019, Hermione eventually became the new Minister for Magic. Hermione’s thirst for knowledge inspired me to make this meal for her. An easy to make meal like Beef Stroganoff that only requires one pot to make the entire meal, proves that anyone can cook if they set their mind to!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Melt butter in a large pan or wok over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are browned and tender (5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2

Add the beef mince and cook until browned (5 minutes). Stir in the garlic and thyme until fragrant (1 minute). Whisk in the flour until lightly browned (1 minute).

Step 3 

Stir in the wine, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add in the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard and spaghetti. Season with salt and pepper again to taste and bring to the boil. Cover, then reduce heat to a simmer until the pasta is cooked through (10 minutes).

Step 4

Stir in the sour cream until heated through (2 minutes). Serve immediately and garnish with parsley.

No-Fail Beef Stroganoff

You won't go wrong with this Beef Stroganoff recipe inspired by Hermione Granger
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger
Servings: 2 people

Equipment

  • Wok

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 200 g Chestnut Mushrooms sliced
  • 0.5 Onion diced
  • 400 g Beef Mince
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 3 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 100 ml White Wine
  • 200 ml Beef Stock
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 200 g Spaghetti
  • 100 ml Sour Cream
  • 2 tbsp Parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large pan or wok over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are browned and tender (5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the beef mince and cook until browned (5 minutes). Stir in the garlic and thyme until fragrant (1 minute). Whisk in the flour until lightly browned (1 minute).
  • Stir in the wine, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add in the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard and spaghetti. Season with salt and pepper again to taste and bring to the boil. Cover, then reduce heat to a simmer until the pasta is cooked through (10 minutes).
  • Stir in the sour cream until heated through (2 minutes). Serve immediately and garnish with parsley.

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