Keto Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe
This Keto Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner for when you’re tired of meatballs and stir-fries. With a creamy mushroom sauce over perfectly browned ground beef and tender zucchini noodles, this low carb version of the classic Russian dish is sure to be a hit.
A Brief History of Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff is a dish that was once prized by wealthy Russian families. In the nineteenth century, the Russian upper class had an affinity for all things French. In fact, wealthy Russian children were commonly raised bilingual, speaking both their native Russian, and glamorous French. Many of these families had second homes in Paris and staffed their homes in Russia with French maids and chefs.
Beef stroganoff is a fusion of French technique with Russian comfort food. The pan sauce with mushrooms and onions is quintessentially French while the beef in a creamy sauce recalls a popular Russian dish made with beef and sour cream. The resulting dish is creamy and hearty, perfect for a cold Russian winter or a last-minute Monday night dinner.
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Keto-fying A Classic
The original beef stroganoff recipe is far from Keto-friendly. It is full of dairy and carbs, and some versions can be quite heavy. Our low carb recipe make over takes the best parts of the original and drops all the unneeded carbs and prep time. It’s beef stroganoff like you’ve never seen it before!
- Ghee replaces the butter, no dairy here!
- The onion stays, no need to mess with a classic.
- Ground beef isn’t traditional in beef stroganoff, but it couldn’t be easier to cook and ground beef is a bargain at the store.
- It wouldn’t be beef stroganoff without the mushrooms!
- Garlic provides a nice flavorful base for the sauce.
- Coconut cream replaces the cream of mushroom soup, no mystery carbs are sneaking into this stroganoff, and no dairy either!
- Coconut yogurt can serve as a stand-in for sour cream, it’s optional but adds a nice tang that cuts through the richness of the meat and the coconut cream.
- Regular noodles are a big no-no if you want to stay in ketosis. This recipe replaces them with zucchini noodles, which has the added bonus of lightening up the whole dish.
- Salt and pepper are a must for any savory dish!
Completing the Meal
Why stop with stroganoff when you can plan a full Keto meal! There are many appetizer and dessert recipes on our site. This broccoli soup would make a great starter or maybe you’d prefer roasted brussels sprouts with crispy bacon. For dessert, this chocolate avocado bread would make a perfect ending to the meal as it isn’t too sweet or for something even easier try this chocolate cinnamon chia pudding. The sky is the limit when it comes to meal planning, and with so many recipes to try, dinner will never get boring!
Enjoy our Keto spin on this classic beef dish.
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) ghee
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 lb (450 g) ground beef
- 10 mushrooms, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut cream
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) coconut yogurt (optional)
- 2 zucchinis, made into noodles
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Add ghee to a saucepan and saute the onion and brown the ground beef.
- Then add in the mushrooms and garlic and saute for 2-3 more minutes.
- Add in the coconut cream and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Remove from heat and add in the zucchini noodles and stir in the optional coconut yogurt.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 5 g
- Calories: 439
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 37 g
- Carbohydrates: 6 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 20 g