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Low Carb Beef Stroganoff

By June 30, 2012December 3rd, 2020Beef and Red Meats, Main Dish, Nutrition Education

Low Carb Beef Stroganoff

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1 pound ground beef, or thinly sliced beef
Butter, for frying
Half a small onion
1 tsp tomato paste
1 clove crushed garlic
2 cups beef broth
1/2 cup sour cream

Fry the meat and mushrooms in butter on medium/high heat. Remove from the skillet and sautee onions and garlic till onions are tender. Add tomato paste, then the meat. Pour enough beef broth to almost cover the meat. Simmer on low till meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hour… and about 30 minutes for ground beef. Most of the broth should have evaporated. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. Add in the sour cream and heat through.

Makes 4 servings
“Healthified” Beef Stroganoff = 334 calories, 16.7g fat, 39g protein, 5.3g carbs, 0.7g fiber (4.6g effective carbs)

Serve over Cabbage noodles

Cabbage Noodles

Slice cabbage into egg noodle widths. Stir fry in butter (or you could boil it in water) for 5-10 minutes or until very tender.

Nutritional info (per cup)
White Pasta = 43 carbs, 5 fiber, 246 calories
Cabbage = 5 carbs, 2 fiber, 22 calories

Cabbage: Contains vitamin C and folic acid. Cabbage protects against stress, infection and heart disease, as well as many types of cancers, according to the American Association for Cancer Research. To avoid gas after eating cabbage, add a few fennel, caraway or cumin seeds before cooking. Cabbage is also a good source of blood-sugar-stabilizing fiber, and the raw juice of cabbage is a known cure for stomach ulcers.

Plan Plan Plan is the key to success

Recipes like my beef stroganoff and cabbage “pasta” can be found in my cookbook The Art of Healthy Eating Slow Cooker. Cabbage is so cheap and lasts forever, I always keep one in my fridge. Cabbage pasta can be made days ahead of time and stored in an air tight container in the fridge for easy additions to dinner.

One trick that works for our family is that Craig helps clean up after dinner, while I prepare dinner for the next night. I often fill my slow cookers with a main dish, side dish and dessert (yes, I have 3 beloved slow cookers). Then in the morning, all I have to do is take the slow cooker shell out of the fridge and turn them on. That takes so much stress and anxiety out of my day!

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Happy Eating! Thank you all for your love and support!


Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Chris says:

    Hi, I am following Atkins and this beef stroganoff recipes looks good but do you have the carb count and servings per recipe figured out…doesn’t seem like it could be that much but with Atkins every carb slows me down so badly…thanks for your help and your wonderful site and blog.

  • Well, it depends on how many mushrooms you use, but in general this recipe is very low in carbs:)

  • Denise says:

    Hi Maria!

    I love Mushrooms but was told I need to steer clear of mushrooms because of the candida…is this true?

    This is the next recipe I want to try 🙂 I’m determined to make it through all of your recipes, and my friend and her friend just ordered your cook book!

  • Yes. With candida, no mushrooms:(

    Thanks for your support and interest;)))

  • Just tried this tonight. It’s a hit!! My husband says this is his new favorite meal and I need to make it a regular in our house.

  • Thanks Teresa!

    You sure have a healthy family! Keep it up;)

  • Anonymous says:

    Maria, could this be made in the slow cooker? If yes, what would be the steps?(be specific please! 🙂 Maybe add this to the slow cooker cookbook which by the way needs to come out SOON!!!
    (that does say 1 1/2 hours above – 90 minutes to simmer in the skillet, right?)

  • Diana says:

    Maria, quick question – making this right now, the meat and the mushrooms are literally on the stove!!! Do I drain the liquid from the meat and the mushrooms, or does that get added with everything else?
    Thank you!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    O.K. I just happen to stuble upon this. You are amazing. You really need to start your own link with a newletter with your recipes. Iwould love to get mor of them . Is there any way to get them emailed. Thank you again so very much for sharing this.

  • Anonymous says:

    What is a serving size? Calorie count if you have one, this looks so good. Thank you, Sherry.

  • Jenny says:

    I made this for dinner tonight and my whole family gobbled it up including my very picky husband who was terrified when I said we were eating the beef stroganoff over CABBAGE noodles! :0) Thank you so much for all your yummy, healthy recipes!

  • dpotocki5 says:

    Thank you! We tried the Beef Stroganoff and it was excellent with such good flavours. My family actually liked it better with cabbage noodles!

  • Mac5 says:

    I am thinking of making this for my family tonight and need a substitution for the sour cream. Would you use coconut cream?

  • Mac5 says:

    Will heating my coconut kefir destroy it’s health benefits?

  • Blondee says:

    I made this for dinner today, Maria. It was magnificent! Your ‘Nutritious and Delicious’ and ‘Savory’ books have become my cooking ‘bibles’! The entire family loved it, and my daughter with sensory and Asperger’s who is convinced she cannot eat cabbage or mushrooms asked for seconds!

  • Helene says:

    Maria, I made this recipe three weeks ago and my husband loved it. This is now his favorite meal and one of my favorite recipes on your website. I am going to make this for him tonight and he will be singing your praises. I read The Wheat Belly Cookbook on Saturday and wish I had done this before buying gluten free processed products. I am now A Wheat Belly Believer!

  • Anonymous says:

    You forgot the Parmesan. Stroganoff always has Parmesan

  • Valerie says:

    No way on Parmesan IMHO, but whatever works. This recipe inspired me a while back, and I’m finally getting around to say THANK YOU. We’ve made it about 4 -5 times now. I just posted this link to a LCHF site (with credit to YOU of course). I am surprised at how delicious this is….and the cabbage gets so wonderfully sweet and flavorful. My whole family loves it.

  • Jamie says:

    Is there any way to substitute or have no mushrooms in this recipe? I can’t have mushrooms at this time. Thank you – you are an inspiration to a better lifestyle!

  • Leslie P says:

    Made this for dinner tonight. It was soo good! No one realized they were eating cabbage instead of noodles. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Linda says:

    Do you think you could substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream?

  • Christie says:

    Awesome!!!!….My husband said it’s his favorite dish! This was after last night when green bean casserole was his fave. Love it!

  • Jean Moran says:

    Last weekend I made a casserole with cabbage instead of noodles. Hubby commented that he would like to try and make a stroganoff using cabbage for noodles. Maria you came through for me again! 😀 This was delicious – even a man who does not really like mushrooms had two servings. (I had reminded him prior to making this that stroganoff isn’t stroganoff without the mushrooms). The only thing I did differently was to add ‘rot gut wine’ while sautéing the mushrooms and while sautéing the onions. Somehow I managed to save a tiny bit for my lunch tomorrow.

  • anne says:

    would these cabbage noodles work with a thai peanut sauce – like pad thai? or would that be better with miracle noodles? i miss thai noodles the most.

  • Sara says:

    I tried the keto doodle soup and it was super good! My belly was very happy! I want to try the stroganoff this time but was wondering how to make it dairy free? Instead of using sour cream is there a substitute?

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