Low Carb Beef Stroganoff

Briana

Briana

This Low Carb Beef Stroganoff is the ultimate comfort food that will bring you fond memories of childhood. Ground beef and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with thyme, smoked paprika, garlic and shallots, served over whatever low carb noodle or rice replacement you prefer. This keto friendly and gluten free version of mom’s ground beef stroganoff comes together fast and easy, but is always a family favorite.


Low Carb Beef Stroganoff on green plates

Here’s What You Need For This Low Carb Beef Stroganoff:​

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 shallot (about 42 grams), or onion
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder (could sub with 3-4 cloves fresh garlic)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • About 4 sprigs fresh thyme, or, about 1 tsp dried thyme (plus more for garnish)
  • 4 oz mushrooms
  • 1 cup of water, divided
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 oz brandy* (optional, for depth of flavor)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
beef stroganoff ingredients on a cutting board

Recipe Notes:

This recipe was inspired by my mother’s beef stroganoff recipe growing up! I think all of our mother’s had them, right?! Feel free to adjust seasonings as you see fit. We’d also be super interested to hear about any other ingredients you know are in your family recipe!

Seasoning: When you aren’t making another trip to the grocery store, just use dried spices and herbs, they will work just fine!

Brandy: An optional ingredient that will give your stroganoff a great depth of flavor. Not necessary tho.

Serve With: If you’re on a keto diet like we follow most of the time, we think cauliflower rice makes a great base, as opposed to rice. We also used to eat this dish with egg noodles, but we haven’t found or made a good low carb replacement for those yet!

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Green plate of beef stroganoff with cauliflower rice

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Let’s Make It! ​


Start by prepping your ingredients. Dice your shallot/onion, measure and set aside your seasonings, and slice your mushrooms into thin strips, then set aside.

Preheat your skillet, add in 1 tbsp of the butter and brown your beef. Season liberally with salt and pepper. When the beef is browned, remove from the skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet, add in the rest of the butter and melt, then add in your shallots and cook for a few minutes until translucent.  

Next, add in your dried seasonings and fresh thyme (if you have fresh). Stir and toast for about 1 minute. 

Add in your mushrooms, and cook for a few minutes until softened. Then, add in 1/2 of  your water, then your Worcestershire sauce and brandy. Bring mixture to a boil and let it boil for about 2 minutes, to cook off the alcohol.

Next, add back in your ground beef, and the rest of the water. 

Next, add back in your ground beef, and the rest of the water. Basically just let this simmer on the stove for 15-20 minutes. You can simmer longer if you want, so the flavors have more time to develop and the meat gets nice and tender.

If you get a chance to try this recipe, let us know what you think, would ya?! Leave us a comment, or catch up with us on Facebook or Instagram, or pin to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

cast iron skillet with two green plates of stroganoff

Looking for another easy and delicious ground beef recipe? Try this beanless low carb chili!

spoonful of meaty chili

Until Next Time,
Briana & Chamere

Low Carb Beef Stroganoff
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Low Carb Beef Stroganoff is the ultimate comfort food that will bring you fond memories of childhood. Perfect for Keto and Low Carb diets! Ready in under an hour. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, dinner, keto, low carb, main course
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 401 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
  • 1.5 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 whole shallot, minced (or small onion)
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
  • 4 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, full fat
Instructions
  1. Start by prepping your ingredients. Dice your shallot, measure and set aside your seasonings, and slice your mushrooms into thin strips. Set aside.

  2. Preheat your skillet, add in 1 tbsp of the butter and brown your beef with a liberal amount of salt and pepper. When the beef is browned, remove from the skillet and set aside.

  3. In the same skillet, add in the rest of the butter and melt. Add in your shallot and cook for a few minutes until translucent.

  4. Next, add in your dried seasonings and fresh thyme (if you have fresh). Stir and toast for about 1 minute.

  5. Add in your mushrooms, and cook for a few minutes until softened. 

  6. Add in 1/2 of your water, then your Worcestershire sauce and brandy. Bring mixture to a boil and let it boil for about 2 minutes to cook off the alcohol.

  7. Next, add back in your ground beef, and the rest of the water. 

  8. Now, mix in the sour cream. Let the stroganoff simmer on the stove for 10- 15 minutes, until all of the excess water is gone. You could let this simmer for a long time to deepen the flavor.

  9. Serve with cauliflower rice or low carb noodle of choice. Garnish with thyme.

Recipe Notes

Macros: 401 calories per serving, 4 servings. 6 net carbs (5 total carbs – 1 fiber = 5 net carbs), 27 grams of fat, 27 grams of protein.  We create our macros using MyFitnessPal, so they will vary depending on the brands you use. This is meant to be an estimate, and is provided as a courtesy.

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This Low Carb Beef Stroganoff is the ultimate comfort food that will bring you fond memories of childhood. Ground beef and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with thyme, smoked paprika, garlic and shallots, served over whatever low carb noodle or rice replacement you prefer. This keto friendly and gluten free version of mom's ground beef stroganoff comes together fast and easy, but is always a family favorite. #AFullLiving #BeefStroganoff #KetoStroganoff #KetoBeefStroganoff #KetoGroundBeefRecipes
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