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Ground Beef Stroganoff (AIP)

*March 2016 update: if you have printed this recipe prior to this date, I’ve made one slight update. Along with the broth in step 6, I’ve added a couple teaspoons of coconut aminos to punch up the flavor.

As I stated in my weekly update from January 29th, 2016, I’ve been trying really hard to put together some recipes that are quick and easy. I know that cooking from a recipe takes longer than just throwing something together, especially if it’s something that you’ve made a hundred times. And generally, paleo cooking takes longer anyway because you’re making everything from scratch. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of one single convenience food I use in my regular day-to-day cooking.

Something I’m working on is a page that lists all of the ingredients I commonly use in my paleo kitchen. I link to them here and there in my recipes, but having them all in one place might help you. It was a daunting task (and an expensive one) when I first converted my kitchen to paleo ingredients and I think a list/resource like this would have been helpful to me. Hopefully, I’ll have this up next week.

Back to the stroganoff – I wondered if I could get this on the table in 30 minutes. My ground beef was frozen because I buy it in bulk when it’s on sale. I also made mashed cauliflower and a tossed salad. I had this whole meal on the table in…..drumroll please…..35 minutes! Whoo hoo! I was thrilled and shocked, to be quite honest.

This really is a simple recipe, but if you want to put it together in 30 minutes, I suggest you read through the entire recipe before you even start. This is actually a good rule of thumb for all cooking and baking. If you have never made a dish before, read the entire recipe first. It will help you move more quickly when it’s time to get cooking.

That’s about all I have to say about this dish. It was a really delicious, hearty, warm and comforting meal, super easy to put together and everyone liked it. Yes, they would have liked it better served over noodles, rice or real mashed potatoes, but I can’t spoil them too much, can I?

Ground Beef Stroganoff
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A quick and hearty dinner for those nights you want homemade, but don't have time for something fussy.
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
35 minutes
Ground Beef Stroganoff
Print Recipe
A quick and hearty dinner for those nights you want homemade, but don't have time for something fussy.
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
35 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add ground beef to heavy pan (preferably NOT non-stick) over medium high heat and begin browning. If you are starting with frozen meat, put a lid on your pan and it will cook much faster.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the onion and add to pan.
  3. Continue to stir meat and onion until cooked, but not browned. Season with a little salt.
  4. While meat and onions are cooking, slice mushrooms and mince garlic and then add to the skillet. Continue to brown this mixture until it is nicely browned and you develop some of those good bits on the bottom of the skillet (that brown stuff is called fond and it adds a lot of flavor to your dish). See all that brown stuff in the picture? You want that. It's not burned. I promise.
  5. Add arrowroot or cassava (I prefer arrowroot, but either will work) and stir until well distributed.
  6. Slowly add broth, stirring and scraping the fond off the skillet. Use a wooden spoon or metal spatula for this. Add coconut aminos now as well.
  7. Cook this mixture for 2-3 minutes. While that is cooking away, collect the cream from your coconut milk can and mix with the lemon juice (store the liquid in a sealed container in the fridge for a future use). This is your sour cream substitute.
  8. Add the coconut/lemon juice mixture to the skillet right before serving. Stir well and make sure it is heated through and seasoned to your liking. Add a little more salt and/or pepper if desired.
  9. Serve over rice, zucchini noodles, gluten free pasta or mashed cauliflower.
Recipe Notes

**I find that I typically use the cream and the milk from my canned coconut milk for separate applications, so when I get home from the store, or get my shipment from Thrive Market, I store the cans in the refrigerator rather than the pantry. This way, I always have the cream separated. If I don't need them separate, it's not a big deal to stir them back together.

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12 thoughts on “Ground Beef Stroganoff (AIP)

  1. Amanda

    It’s hard to believe I’ve made another dish using the exact same ingredients except the lemon (and mushrooms which I omitted anyway because I don’t like them) and it tastes so completely different from the beef stroganoff. And since that other dish is a favorite, I almost always have the ingredients on hand. This really hit the spot for the family! We will definitely add this into our meal rotation. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sonia Chauhan

    Your post excite me too cook beef. I really like it. Thank you for this recipe, hope I’ll be able to cook something like this sooner. I can’t wait until the weekend. Looking forward for more great stuff here. More power!

  3. Jeanette

    This is by far the best AIP Beef Stroganoff I have ever tried! I forgot to put the lemon in, although I’m sure that would be just as tasty. It is just as good as the recipe I made before I discovered I had a dairy allergy, and is going into my “favourites” recipe file. Thank you so much for sharing this! Yum!!

    1. Elizabeth Post author

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it. My family loves this one too. It’s so simple, yet so yummy. And fast and pretty cheap. Win win!

  4. Chris Volesky

    I made this dish recently and it was fantastic! I actually screwed up a few steps along the way, but I was very impressed. I usually don’t even like mushrooms, but this was definitely a hit!

  5. Kelly Piepmeier

    We made this tonight, and my husband and I both loved it! I’m glad I found your page. I’ll be back to search out more recipes. I found you by searching for a Paleo recipe for hamburger stroganoff!

    1. Elizabeth Post author

      Thanks, Kelly! I’m glad you liked it. We just had my salisbury steak recipe, which I hadn’t made in a long time. It has similar ingredients, but still tastes different so you might like that one too.

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