Easy Keto Beef Stroganoff
Easy Keto Beef Stroganoff is comfort in a bowl. Filling beef and mushrooms in a low carb creamy sauce piled atop a bed of cauliflower rice–or eat it by itself!
Easy Keto Beef Stroganoff
What’s your comfort food? Easy Keto Beef Stroganoff is high on my list. I feel full, warm, and content after eating this humble dish. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that beef stroganoff was a meal my mom made regularly, so I think of her when I make it.
Beef stroganoff is a great winter dish because it’s warm and filling, but also awesome for summer, since you won’t need to turn on the oven. I love to have recipes that won’t need to be retired when the season changes!
Have you ever put a recipe into hibernation at the change of season, only to forget about it completely? Ugh. And then 3 years later, you facepalm when you realize you’ve been missing out on that awesome recipe for THREE WHOLE YEARS!
Tragic. As is my obvious recipe obsession. You should see my secret Pinterest recipe boards. They’re secret for a reason. Some of those boards are like recipe black holes. You’d get sucked in and never find the end. My public boards are much more presentable, I promise.
Now that I’m a mom, I know exactly why my mom made beef stroganoff so often. No one complains! My kids dig into a bowl of this and I don’t see their faces again till they come up for a breath.
A lot of keto meals are just for me and my husband, because my kids don’t like common keto foods, like avocados. (I think they’re bonkers, too.) But this ketogenic beef stroganoff meal is completely kid-approved.
Keto Beef Stroganoff can be served on its own, but if you’re looking for a closer substitute for traditional beef stroganoff, you can serve this on cauliflower rice.
Speaking of comfort food, try this Grain Free Keto Spinach Macaroni Inferno!
For my kids, I sometimes make this with a combination of brown rice and quinoa. FYI, quinoa is a seed, not a grain. Technically you could eat it on keto, but that might be your entire allotment of carbs for the day.
My kids’ taste buds are slowly changing, though. The last time I served a dish with riced cauliflower instead of regular rice, they were halfway through the meal before they asked, “Is this cauliflower rice?”
Awww! Their taste buds are growing up!
Riced cauliflower is super easy to make.
Riced Cauliflower Instructions
Just process a head of cauliflower into small, rice-sized pieces, place in an uncovered microwave-safe dish, and microwave for 3-5 minutes at a time, stirring up the pieces in between microwaving, until the “rice” is tender.
If you don’t want to make your own riced cauliflower, a lot of stores now carry frozen riced cauliflower in the freezer section or fresh riced cauliflower in the produce section.
I still remember the day I noticed that. I think the other shoppers in my aisle giggled a little at my loud, involuntary gasp of delight. That’s fine. The world can always use more laughter.
And now that you’ve got dinner planned, you’ll want to make this Keto German Pancake for breakfast tomorrow!
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 ½ pound beef cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon beef base paste or bouillon
- 2 cups mushrooms, diced
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup sour cream
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Pink Himalayan salt, to taste
- Warm skillet over medium high heat. Add 3 tablespoons of the butter. Brown the beef over medium high to high heat for about 5 minutes, turning each piece until all sides are nicely browned. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.
- In the same skillet, add 3 additional tablespoons of butter. Add onion and saute for about 10 minutes, until the onions begin to be transparent.
- Add mushrooms and saute about 5 more minutes or until mushrooms release their juices and they evaporate a little.
- Add sage and stir.
- Return the beef to the skillet and add cream. Simmer over low heat stirring occasionally until beef is cooked through and sauce thickens.
- Add sour cream, pepper, and salt. Stir.
- Serve over riced cauliflower. You may also serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of diced green onion.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290 Total Fat: 24.9g Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 14.2g
All nutritional info, calorie and macronutrient numbers are based on nutritional calculators I’ve found online. There are minor discrepancies between most calculators. You may need to calculate your own nutritional information based on your specific ingredients and brands. I am also not a doctor or medical professional, and any information on Keen for Keto has been gathered through personal research. Ask your doctor before following any medical or nutritional advice.