Classic beef stroganoff is a Russian dish made with sautéed beef and a sauce made from sour cream.
It’s a hearty meal that’s especially comforting during colder months, but it’s very rich.
Our Skinny Beef Stroganoff has the same savory flavor but significantly reduces the fat and calories.
To make this Skinny Beef Stroganoff a dinner you’ll want to make again and again, we started with extra lean sirloin beef, and add plenty of it.
With so much hearty beef, we were able to reduce the amount of noodles and upgrade them to whole-wheat egg noodles, while managing to make the dish more satisfying.
To replicate the creamy sauce, we combined beef stock with reduced-fat Greek yogurt.
The yogurt adds a similar tang of sour cream. A sprinkling of fresh parsley adds a welcome pop of color, fresh fragrance, and elevates the dish.
Skinny Beef Stroganoff
Our Beef Stroganoff has the same savory flavor of the traditional recipe but significantly reduces the fat and calories.
- 3 tsp. olive oil, divided use
- 1½ lbs. extra lean beef sirloin, cut into thin strips
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
- 3 Tbsp. whole-wheat flour
- 4 cups low-sodium organic beef broth
- ¾ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- 5 oz. dry whole-wheat egg noodles
- ½ cup reduced fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
Heat 1 tsp. oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat.
Add beef; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Remove from skillet. Set aside.
Heat 1 tsp. oil in same skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until most liquid is absorbed.
Add remaining 1 tsp. oil; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
Add flour; cook, stirring frequently, until onion mixture is evenly coated.
Add broth slowly, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 minutes.
Add beef and egg noodles. Mix well; cover. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until noodles are soft. Remove from heat.
Add yogurt; mix well.
Serve garnished with parsley.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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Add a side salad or veggies for lunch. Replace noodles with more veggies for dinner.
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