Beef Stroganoff

Healthy Beef Stroganoff

An easy beef stroganoff recipe is made extra healthy with lots of vegetables. Served over mashed cauliflower, it is also low carb and gluten free. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Russian
Keyword beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 290kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 3/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 lb. sirloin steak, cut into strips*
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (8 oz)
  • 16 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic


  • Measure out the sour cream and remove it from the fridge, to allow it to get to room temperature.
  • Season the beef with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add the beef. Cook, stirring, just until no longer raw, about 2 minutes. Quickly remove the beef to a plate to prevent it from over-cooking.
  • Add the onion and the mushrooms to the saucepan, with 1 more teaspoon kosher salt. Cook, stirring often, until tender, 5-7 minutes, also adding the juices that have accumulated from the resting meat.
  • Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add back the beef and stir-fry one more minute.
  • Reduce heat to low and allow the skillet a few seconds to cool down a bit. Add the sour cream, mixing it well with a wooden spoon into the beef mixture. Don't allow the sour cream to simmer or boil, to avoid curdling. Season with more black pepper and serve.



*It's easier to cut beef into strips if you freeze it for about 20 minutes first. Or you could buy pre sliced beef, marked as "stir fry beef."


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 443mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g