Skinny Beef Stroganoff
The first time I ever had Beef Stroganoff was during lunchtime in middle school. I had tried a bite of my friend Ari's lunch and couldn't stop thinking about how delicious it was. You could say that I've been food obsessed since forever, haha :) I love the creamy, robust sauce that's jam-packed with tender mushrooms and beef, and how it clings to al dente egg noodles. It's the ultimate comfort food; the perfect dish to usher in cooler fall nights. This week I've taken the traditional recipe for Beef Stroganoff and made it a little lighter - a Skinny Stroganoff! Instead of using condensed soup and sour cream, we're going with Greek Yogurt. Greek yogurt is an amazing substitute for tons of ingredients when it comes to cooking and baking, and it's a great trick to lighten up heavier dishes.
When it comes to the beef, feel free to use what you find for a good price in the grocery store. Sirloin works well, and so does ground beef. As for picking a good wine to deglaze the pan with, a crisp white white such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, or an Unoaked Chardonnay would ve great choice. This sauce is also delicious over brown rice or quinoa!
The cooking instructions stay pretty true to the traditional method: quickly searing beef, and using the brown bits to sauté sliced onions and mushrooms. Quickly deglazing the pan with some dry white wine, and adding a beef broth mixture to the mushrooms starts off the sauce. Incorporating greek yogurt brings some creaminess to the sauce. Throw the beef back into the sauce, and serve it all over egg noodles for the quickest 30 minute meal ever. Let's get cookin!
Ingredients You Need:
- 1 lb egg noodles (I used No Yolks Egg Noodles, love these!!)
- 1/2 white onion, sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 lb mushrooms, sliced (feel free to use a mix of different mushrooms!)
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 2 1/2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (I used Fage Greek Yogurt. Feel free to use sour cream)
- 1-1 1/2 lb thinly sliced beef or ground beef
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Cook the egg noodles al dente according to the package instructions. Keep aside.
- Prep all the ingredients: Slice 1 lb mushrooms and 1/2 white onion. I like to keep the mushrooms a bit thick, so they still have some body after being sautéed.
- Smash 4 cloves of garlic. You can mince the garlic, but I like to be able to pick the garlic pieces out :P
- In a bowl, whisk together 2 1/2 tbsp flour with 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce and 1 1/2 cups beef broth.
- Heat 1 tbsp butter over medium-high heat and add the beef to the pan in a single layer. Liberally season the beef (salt, pepper, throw in some of the smashed garlic), and allow it to sear. We're looking for tons of browning here! Flip the beef and allow it to cook another few minutes. Remove the beef from the pan and set it aside. (You may need to cook the beef in batches if it all doesn't fit in your pan in a single layer.)
- In the same pan, heat 2 tbsp butter over medium heat and add the sliced onions and smashed garlic. Sauté them for a few minutes, and add all the sliced mushrooms. Season the mushrooms and onions with salt and pepper.
- Make a small well in the center of the pan, and add 1/2 cup dry white wine to deglaze the pan. Scrape the brown bits off of the bottom of the pan and allow the mushrooms and onions to cook for a few more minutes.
- Add in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and flour mixture. Stir to combine.
- Add 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, and allow the sauce to simmer for a bit. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
- Serve hot over egg noodles, brown rice, or quinoa, and garnish with plenty of chopped fresh parsley for bite.
The texture of the egg noodles are so fun and wonderful with the creamy mushroom sauce. Cooking the mushrooms and onions in the same pan as the beef brings tons of hearty flavor to the dish, and makes clean-up super easy. This is the perfect dinner for a quick weeknight meal, or a clever way to use a pound of ground beef :)
Hope you give it a try! If you cook any recipes from the blog, I'd love to hear from you! Comment below or snap a pic and tag me @brokeandcooking / #brokeandcooking!