This is a lightened up version of the tasty Beef Stroganoff…
Zucchini “noodles” and the omission of flour in the sauce, help to make this easier on my waistline…and the hubby’s blood sugar level!
We do like to enjoy dairy! Butter and sour cream will make their appearance on our plates, as you can see here…so this isn’t actually considered paleo. However, without the more traditional butter noodles or the flour to thicken the sauce, this is grain free. Removing those carbs, removes some of the calories that I won’t miss…and my taste buds don’t miss either!
As you can see in this post, not everyone in our house is concerned with their carb intake…so please feel free to have this over buttered egg noodles or rice.
As for me and the hubby, we like to get our greens on!
However you serve it up, please enjoy!
This is a lightened up version of the tasty Beef Stroganoff. Zucchini "noodles" and the omission of flour help make this easier on my waistline and the hubby's blood sugar level!
- 2 lbs chuck roast cut into 2" cubes
- salt and pepper
- 5 TB olive oil divided
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 3 cups beef broth if I don't have homemade on hand I buy low sodium
- 4 TB butter unsalted and divided
- 1 lb mushrooms sliced
- 4 or 5 cloves garlic minced and divided
- 3 or 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 TB sour cream plus more for garnish if you like
- 2 TB Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley roughly chopped plus more for garnish
- 5 or 6 medium zucchini and/or yellow squash I like a combination spiralized or grated into zoodles
Season the beef cubes with salt and pepper
Heat 3 TB of oil in a skillet over high heat
Brown the meat on all sides, you can do this in batches for even browning
Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside
Lower heat to medium, add the onions to the skillet and cook until soft
Add beef cubes and beef broth to the skillet with the onions
Cook, with lid slightly tilted, over low heat for about 2 hours
Heat remaining 2 TB oil and 2 TB butter in another skillet over medium heat
Add mushrooms, most of the garlic and the thyme to the skillet and cook until mushrooms are tender
Remove meat from the heat and fold in the mushroom mixture, sour cream, mustard and parsley
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Heat the remaining 2 TB butter in another skillet over medium high heat and add the last of the garlic, cooking until fragrant
Add the "zoodles" and cook just until tender (I like a little bite in mine)
Serve the beef stroganoff over the zoodles and garnish with parsley and sour cream