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Check out this amazing recipe for pork stroganoff - and feed five for less than £5.
Recipe #11: pork stroganoff
- 690g (4 pack) of pork chops (£2)
- 1 large onion (16p)
- 150ml soured cream (51p)
- 1 lemon (27p)
- 280g of loose closed capped mushrooms (64p)
- 35g curly parsley (68p)
500g (1 pack) of easy cook long grain rice (64p)
The cupboard staples...
Salt and black pepper, paprika, 1 chicken stock cube, a little butter and olive oil.
If you already have the cupboard staples, then according to mysupermarket.co.uk, this trolley was cheapest at Tesco, where it came to just £4.90.
- Firstly trim the meat down to remove the outer rind of fat and bones of the pork chops. Once the chops are trimmed you will have 4 filleted chops which you should bash down with the palm of your hand and thinly slice (about ½ cm thick and wide).
- Get a flat bottomed pan on the heat (a nice heavy one), add a little olive oil and season the pork well before you sauté in the pan. You will need to sauté the pork for around 1 minute, making sure you get some colour on the meat. Once done, take the pork out and set to one side.
- Add a little more oil to the pan and soften some thinly sliced onions for 3-4 minutes - you should use a lower heat. You want the onions to go translucent.
- Now add a teaspoon of butter to the pan and add the sliced mushrooms and 2 teaspoons of paprika and fry until all softened.
- Once softened add the pork to the pan along with ¼ of a pint of chicken stock (I would only use half a stock cube). Reduce down for 1 minute at a high heat and then turn right down before you add the soured cream. Make sure you're on the lowest heat possible.
- All it needs now is a season with black pepper, the juice of one lemon and a good handful of chopped parsley. Stir well to make sure it all incorporates.
Serve with steamed rice and happy eating!
A bit about our Chef, Paul Warburton
Paul Warburton, a lovemoney.com staff member, had a hectic career in the world of hot kitchens and screaming chefs before joining the lovemoney.com products development team.
During these years, under the tutorage of some great chefs, he honed his skills in cooking for numbers within a tight cost and portion-controlled environment.
Now he's planning to regularly offer his help to all budding chefs in the lovemoney.com community, so you can enjoy his original, low-cost recipes with your family and friends every Saturday for free!
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If you like this recipe, why not also try Paul's other 'Feed five for under a fiver' recipes: Egg Florentine with smoked cheddar and rocket salad | Beef, mushroom and thyme pie | Spicy tuna, bean and coriander lasagne | Beef koftas with a feta, spinach and fresh mint salad | Chorizo and pea risotto | Sausage and rosemary hotpot