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Makeover Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Makeover Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Our pros lightened up this classic dish, slashing calories, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol, but kept every bit of its satisfying taste. —Candace Clark, Connell, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 beef top round steak (1-1/2 pounds), cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional
  • 3 cups cooked yolk-free noodles


  • 1. Combine 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef in batches until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In same skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in drippings until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 3. Whisk remaining flour with broth until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add beef, salt and remaining pepper. Stir in sour cream; heat through (do not boil). If desired, sprinkle with parsley and coarsely ground pepper. Serve with noodles. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup beef stroganoff with 1/2 cup noodles: 349 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 393mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.

Reviews for Makeover Beef Stroganoff

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LoraSammons User ID: 7108187 107231
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"I substituted chicken for the beef and chicken broth for the beef broth. It was a tasty substitute."

wenwic User ID: 1990420 147903
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"This dish was extremely bland."

dholten User ID: 5724328 175058
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"My daughters and I don't like mushrooms, but my husband does. We added all the fresh mushrooms and it was still good. This was a quick and easy meal."

joeychick User ID: 4388747 122906
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"We both loved this lighter version of an old favorite. We're both more conscious about eating better, but we hate sacrificing the flavor. This recipe didn't disappoint. It was very tasty and filling despite the cuts in calories. This recipe is now in my own personal cookbook."

mehalv User ID: 4612167 190243
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"I didn't really care for this recipe. I cut the recipe in half, to serve two. The flour on the beef seemed to turn gummy (I think I should have turned the burner up higher to produce a better sear), which created an unpleasant texture in the finished product. I couldn't even finish my plate, just not a plesant flavor..."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 174696
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"This was pretty good! I do have a recipe that came with my old crock pot that tops it, but this was a pretty good stroganoff recipe."

sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 120710
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"I made this for dinner last night. Since I cook for two I cut the recipe in half. I wanted to save even more calories so I cut back on the meat to 1/2 lb., increased the mushrooms to two cups, used cooking spray instead of canola oil and only used about 1/4 cup flour to coat the beef. That was enough to thicken the gravy.I also used 1/2 cup fat free sour cream. The recipe turned out delicious."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.