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Keto Beef Stroganoff

Comfort food at it’s best, this Keto Beef Stroganoff can be thrown together in half an hour for a filling meal the whole family will love! It’s loaded with tender beef, a delicious mushroom sauce and makes excellent leftovers. Pair it with Cauliflower Mash for the whole meal deal!

Two white bowls with cauliflower mash, keto beef stroganoff and garnished with fresh parsley.

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Beef Stroganoff was a staple in my house while I was growing up. My parents still eat it regularly; I mean, who doesn’t love mushroom gravy loaded with tender beef?

This Keto Beef Stroganoff is very similar to the version I grew up devouring. Instead of the flour to thicken the sauce we use heavy cream, and instead of mashed potatoes or egg noodles we use either Cauliflower Mash, Zucchini Noodles or Cauliflower Rice.

I hope you fall in love with this healthy bowl of comfort as much as we have!

Two white bowls with cauliflower mash, keto beef stroganoff and garnished with fresh parsley.

Why it works

  1. Tender beef strips drenched in a rich and creamy mushroom sauce? This Keto Beef stroganoff is crazy delicious!
  2. Ready in half an hour, this meal is perfect for busy weekdays or lazy Sundays.
  3. Comfort food at it’s best, Keto Beef Stroganoff is super filling and makes excellent leftovers!

Ingredients

All ingredients used in this Keto Beef Stroganoff.

The Beef – To get the juiciest, most tender strips of beef in your stroganoff, be sure to use either sirloin or boneless ribeye steak, tenderloin or sirloin steak tips. Economical beef would have a more tough texture, unless it was first tenderized.

How to make Keto Beef Stroganoff

The beginning of this dish moves quickly, so it’s a good idea to get the veggies and beef prepped before you heat the skillet.

Wash and trim the ends off of the mushrooms, chop each in half, then each half into 3-4 slices. Dice the onion and press the garlic through a garlic press or mince it finely.

Wooden cutting board with chopped mushrooms and diced onions, next to a knife.

Remove the large fatty pieces from the steaks and then slice each into thin strips. If they are medium-large steaks, first cut them in half before slicing so that the pieces aren’t super long.

Two sirloin steaks next to one sirloin steak that has been sliced into slices.

Heat a deep skillet on high heat with 1 tbsp oil. Once it’s hot, fry the beef for just a few moments, being sure not to crowd the bottom of the skillet. Flip the pieces over and cook for another moment or two, then remove and set aside. Continue until all of the beef has been seared, adding more oil as needed.

Skillet with fried beef.

Add another tbsp of oil to the empty skillet, and then the mushrooms, onion and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium high and cook until the mushrooms and onions are soft and have browned.

Skillet with fried onions and mushrooms.

Stir in the minced garlic for a moment, until fragrant, and then add the beef broth, heavy cream, sour cream, worcestershire and dijon.

Simmer for 15 minutes until thick, then taste and add salt if necessary. Stir in the beef, bring to a simmer for a minute or two, then serve hot over Cauliflower Mash, Zucchini Noodles or Cauliflower Rice.

Skillet with hot Keto Beef Stroganoff, ready to be served.

Expert Tips

  1. Searing the beef – I find it easier to start on one side of the skillet, then work my way to the other side. Once I’ve laid down all of the beef the skillet can hold, it will be time to flip the beef starting with the first piece placed.
  2. Not a fan of chunky mushrooms? Puree the sauce ( carefully – it’s hot! ) using an immersion blender, before the beef is added back to the skillet. This will give you a delicious creamy sauce!
  3. We use warmed cream and sour cream because if it was added directly to the hot skillet from the cold fridge, it could curdle.
  4. When it comes to reheating this Keto Beef Stroganoff for leftovers, add an additional 1/4 – 1/2 cup beef broth if needed.
Two white bowls with cauliflower mash, keto beef stroganoff and garnished with fresh parsley.

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Two white bowls with cauliflower mash, keto beef stroganoff and garnished with fresh parsley.

Keto Beef Stroganoff

Tender beef strips drenched in a delicious mushroom sauce and piled onto a heap of cauliflower mash, this Keto Beef Stroganoff is SO tasty!
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs sirloin steak *see note 1
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb white mushrooms
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 ¼ cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp dijon
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream warmed *see note 4
  • ½ cup full fat sour cream warmed *see note 4
  • sea salt
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Wash and trim the ends from the mushrooms, chop each in half, then each half into 3-4 slices. Dice the onion and press the garlic through a garlic press or mince it finely. Remove the large fatty pieces from the steaks and then slice each into thin strips. If they are medium-large steaks, first cut them in half before slicing so that the pieces aren't super long.
  • Heat a deep skillet on high heat with 1 tbsp oil. Once it's hot, fry the beef for just a few moments, being sure not to crowd the bottom of the skillet *see note 2. Flip the pieces over and cook for another moment or two, then remove and set aside. Continue until all of the beef has been seared, adding more oil as needed.
  • Add another tbsp of oil to the empty skillet, and then the mushrooms, onion and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium high and cook until the mushrooms and onions are soft and have browned. Stir in the minced garlic for a moment, until fragrant, and then add the beef broth, heavy cream, sour cream, worcestershire and dijon.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes until thick, then taste and add salt if necessary *see note 3. Stir in the beef, bring back up to a simmer for a minute or two, then serve hot over Cauliflower Mash, Zucchini Noodles or Cauliflower Rice.

Notes

  1. To get the juiciest, most tender strips of beef in your stroganoff, be sure to use either sirloin or boneless ribeye steak, tenderloin or sirloin steak tips. Economical beef would have a more tough texture, unless it was first tenderized.
  2. Searing the beef – I find it easier to start on one side of the skillet, then work my way to the other side. Once I’ve laid down all of the beef the skillet can hold, it will be time to flip the beef starting from the first piece placed.
  3. Not a fan of chunky mushrooms? Puree the sauce ( carefully – it’s hot! ) using an immersion blender, before the beef is added back to the skillet. This will give you a delicious creamy sauce!
  4. We use warmed cream and sour cream because if it was added directly to the hot skillet from the cold fridge, it could curdle.
  5. When it comes to reheating this Keto Beef Stroganoff for leftovers, add an additional 1/4 – 1/2 cup beef broth if needed.
 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 6 g net carbs per serving, if divided into 6 portions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34.2g | Fat: 31.4g | Sodium: 450mg | Fiber: 2g | Net Carbs: 6g
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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I miss this meal! Haven’t had this since I was a kid. I need to bring this back and keep it because this is delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    This beef looks super tender and seems to come together super nicely with the vegetables and other ingredients to make one tasty looking dish!

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this with cauliflower mash- so delicious! Perfect comforting Fall dinner!

  4. 5 stars
    What a fabulous dish! I love that it came together so quickly, and the sauce was so flavorful. Can’t wait to make it again!

  5. 5 stars
    I did Keto for the longest time a couple years back and one thing I still make is mashed cauliflower. So good and pairs perfectly with this stroganoff…perfect comfort food for the cool season 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    This Beef Stroganoff looks absolutely incredible! My family is going to love this, I can’t wait to give it a try.

  7. 5 stars
    This delicious beef stroganoff is a wonderful comfort food dish without all the added carbs.

  8. 5 stars
    I was looking for a good keto recipe, but was pleasantly surprised to find my favorite comfort recipe! I loved the creaminess of the sauce.

  9. Bernice Hill

    5 stars
    This is such a comforting classic dish…we actually had it on the weekend. Kudos to you for making a keto friendly version.

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