This Keto Beef Stroganoff recipe is a hearty mixture of steak, egg noodles, and mushrooms, enveloped in a dreamy creamy sour cream sauce. It's a great low carb meal with only 6g net carbs.
Today I’m going to share a recipe for Keto Beef Stroganoff, the most comforting of comfort foods. But first, I want to tip my hat at the originator of this recipe, Pavel Stroganov, the handsome devil you see below.
(Is it me, or does he look just like Steve “the Hair” Harrington from Stranger Things?)
👨🍳 Origin of the dish
The Stroganovs were one of the richest families in Tsarist Russia, in the early 1800s when this recipe was created. It is thought to have come from a French chef working for the family. So the chef named it after his boss, Pavel Stroganov, but used the French spelling “Stroganoff”, which is what we use to this day. Stroganov, Stroganoff, same difference.
The recipe has traveled far and wide in the last 200 years. You can find some version of Beef Stroganoff just about everywhere, and everybody makes it a little bit differently. But for the low carb Beef Stroganoff recipe that we are going to make today, I decided to keep it to the most common American ingredients:
- extra virgin olive oil
- sirloin or top round beef
- black pepper
- Xanthan Gum
- beef broth
- sour cream
- fresh parsley
- Keto egg noodles
🍜 Keto egg noodles
These egg noodles might not be the kind that you are thinking of. These are homemade Keto noodles that are literally made from eggs, along with cream cheese, and a high protein low carb flour. I used Psyllium Husk Powder Noodles for this recipe, but you can also make the egg noodles with Lupin Flour, Vital Wheat Gluten, or no flour at all.
🍚 More noodle substitutes
You can also serve Keto Beef Stroganoff over cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower. Zoodles (zucchini noodles) are always a good noodle alternative. ThinSlim Foods actually makes a fantastic low carb fettuccine noodle called an ImPASTAble Noodle. (Although it is completely PASTAble, if you ask me.) And you can buy some great low carb noodles from the Great Low Carb Bread Company as well.
So you've got options, noodle-wise.
🥩 Best cuts of beef
You want some juicy bites of steak, so I recommend these cuts:
- boneless sirloin
- sirloin steak tips
- boneless rib eye AKA scotch fillet
- beef tenderloin
- top round beef
Make sure to give the meat a quick sear to lock in the juices.
🐄 Ground beef
Traditional Beef Stroganoff has bite-sized pieces of steak of course, but if you want to use ground beef and cut down on the prep time, then I will look the other way. Ground Beef Stroganoff is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from Hamburger Helper though, to be honest.
But I won't judge you.
🍄 Shrooms anyone?
For this Keto Beef Stroganoff, I used simple, easy-to-find in the produce aisle, white button mushrooms. Either wash, dry, and slice the mushrooms or, and I highly recommend this second option, buy pre-packaged washed and sliced mushrooms. You can get fancy with the shrooms if you'd like, and use cremini, portobello, or baby bella mushrooms to add more umami goodness to the dish.
🥦 Vegetable sides
One classic side is green peas. They add a bright flavor and a nice pop of color to the dish. They are higher in carbohydrates than you might like, so you should use them sparingly. But a ¼ of a cup of peas has just 3.5 grams of net carbohydrate, so I say go for it.
More vegetable sides
- Daikon radishes
- Brussel sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Green beans
- Spaghetti Squash
💬 Keto dieters often ask
In regular Beef Stroganoff with egg noodles, you are looking at a meal with 50-60g net carbs. But luckily, this Keto version has just 6g.
Sure, you can replace the sour cream with heavy whipping cream, but you'll lose some of the tang of the dish. I recommend using plain Greek yogurt if you don't have sour cream.
This Keto Beef Stroganoff sauce is plenty thick, but if you find it too runny, then whisk in more Xanthan Gum in ½ teaspoon increments, cooking for 1 minute each time, until it is the desired consistency.
Store the leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or for up to 3 months in the freezer.
- Make egg noodles ahead of time, using the recipe found here: Psyllium Husk Noodles.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over Medium-High heat. Sear beef in several batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Add more oil as needed. Set beef aside.
- Add butter to the pan. Add onions to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add mushrooms to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, salt and pepper to the pan and cook for 1 minute more.
- Push the vegetables to one side of the pan and pour in beef broth.
- Sprinkle Xanthan Gum over the broth, and quickly whisk it in. Bring to a low simmer, 1-2 minutes, stirring all the time.
- Measure sour cream and add to a small bowl. Quickly whisk some of the hot broth into the sour cream to temper it. Pour the sour cream mixture into the pan and cook for 5 minutes until thickened.
- Add beef and any residual juices to the pan and simmer for 2 minutes more.
- Add noodles and cook until warmed through, 2-3 minutes.
- Add to bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
And you are done!
It only takes about 40 minutes to make this Keto Beef Stroganoff recipe. So you can make it for special occasions or on weeknights or just because you feel like eating a homey beef and noodles dinner. It is total comfort food. And since it is so low in carbohydrates, it won't wreck your Ketogenic Diet.
But enough about Pavel Stroganov's favorite dish.
Now I have an inexplicable urge to watch Stranger Things.Print
Keto Beef Stroganoff Recipe
This is a low carb take on the classic Russian dish: Beef Stroganoff. It’s a hearty mixture of steak, egg noodles and mushrooms, enveloped in a dreamy sour cream sauce.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Entree
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Russian
- Diet: Diabetic
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 pounds sirloin or top round beef, dried and thinly sliced into bite sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 8oz mushrooms, sliced
- 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- 2 cups beef broth
- ½ cup sour cream
- chopped parsley for garnish
Psyllium Husk Powder Egg Noodles:
Step 1. Make egg noodles ahead of time, using the recipe found here: https://www.resolutioneats.com/blog/keto-psyllium-husk-noodles/
Step 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over Medium High heat. Sear beef in several batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Add more oil as needed. Set beef aside.
Step 3. Add butter to the pan. Add onions to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add mushrooms to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, salt and pepper to the pan and cook for 1 minute more.
Step 4. Push the vegetables to one side of the pan and pour in beef broth.
Step 5. Sprinkle Xanthan Gum over the broth, and quickly whisk it in. Bring to a low simmer, 1-2 minutes, stirring all the time.
Step 6. Measure sour cream and add to a small bowl. Quickly whisk some of the hot broth into the sour cream to temper it. Pour the sour cream mixture into the pan and cook for 5 minutes until thickened.
Step 7. Add beef and any residual juices to the pan and simmer for 2 minutes more.
Step 8. Add noodles and cook until warmed through, 2-3 minutes.
Step 9. Add to bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Nutritional Info includes egg noodles
- Calories: 608
- Fat: 42
- Carbohydrates: 12
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 45
Keywords: Keto Beef Stroganoff, Low Carb Beef Stroganoff, Paleo Beef Stroganoff
If you liked this low carb beef entree, then you might like my recipes for Beef Shirataki Noodle Pho, Vegetable Beef Soup, Keto Spaghetti & Meatballs, or Filet Mignon with Braised Cabbage.
A dash each of Worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar gave this a little more depth of flavor, but the texture and the carb count are pretty amazing.
I didn't have the energy to make the egg noodles tonight, so I just used shirataki fettuccine noodles instead. Tasted really good though.
Good tip, thanks.