A new take on Beef Stroganoff

So I am all alone the next few days. Brian is at a business conference out of state – so what’s a boy to do? Well, laundry, clean and of course, blog. It’s unusual that I have beef in the house, so I decided to use it. It was cab steak (bottom round) and I had only 6 ounce. Since the recipe I wanted to create only needed 4 oz…well, let’s just say our pooch had a special treat in her dinner…

One thing I enjoyed growing up was beef stroganoff. The creaminess, the butter, the egg noodles…nom nom! But, it’s never something I thought I would recreate to be healthier. Now, if I had wheat egg noodles, I may have used them – but instead had Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini pasta…so that’s what is in here. I have also taken photos of the whole process. So here it is (and yes, this recipe makes 1 serving!):

A New Beef Stroganoff

Makes 1 serving

Ingredient List

4 oz Beef (Top Round Steak) cut up into bite sized pieces
3/4 cup Onions, sliced
5 medium sized mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup Milk (1%, low fat milk)
1 tbsp Flour
1/3 cup water (or white wine if you’re feeling adventurous!)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
dash nutmeg
2 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp low fat Greek Style yogurt
1 cup cooked Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini Noodles

Method of Preparation

  • Cook pasta according to package; drain and set aside.
  • Heat a sauté pan on high with olive oil
  • Brown beef for 3 – 4 minutes; remove
  • Add in onions & mushrooms and sauté for 3 – 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper (if desired), and the cayenne and nutmeg. Deglaze the pan with water (or wine) and let cook 1 minute more.
  • Whisk together milk & flour and add to onions & mushrooms. Stir until thickened – reduce to simmer.
  • Add in beef and pasta; stir in yogurt. Serve hot.


Mise en Place (Everything in order, ready to be cooked)

Pan frying beef

Beef removed; added in mushrooms and onions

After 3 – 5 minutes cooking, ready to deglaze with water (or wine)

After adding in milk/flour mixture

The finished dish! Yes, it’s “gray” looking – that’s the nature of the dish

Nutrition Information:

Calories:         550
Fat:               16 g
Sat. Fat:         3.9 g
Poly Fat:          1.7g
Mono Fat:         8.1 g
Cholesterol:       75 mg
Sodium:           139 mg
Potassium:       1053 mg
Carbohydrates:     67 g
Fiber:             9 g
Sugar:           10.5 g
Protein:         43.4 g

For now, stay healthy.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s