Low-carb beef stroganoff

Creamy beef and blue cheese come together into a dish that will leave you humming with joy. By the time you mop up the last of the sauce and zucchini fettuccine, you’ll want to invite friends over for an encore the next night. Don’t just take our word for it though. Send out some invites, and watch the crowd pour in!
Creamy beef and blue cheese come together into a dish that will leave you humming with joy. By the time you mop up the last of the sauce and zucchini fettuccine, you’ll want to invite friends over for an encore the next night. Don’t just take our word for it though. Send out some invites, and watch the crowd pour in!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 450 g ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1 yellow onionyellow onions
  • 8 oz. 225 g mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. 225 g blue cheese
  • 1½ cups 350 ml sour cream
Zucchini fettucine
  • 2 2 zucchini
  • 1 oz. 30 g olive oil or butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Peel the onion and chop finely.
  2. Melt the butter in a pot on medium heat, and sauté until the onions are softened.
  3. Add the ground beef and fry for a few minutes until browned and cooked through.
  4. Slice or dice the mushrooms, and add to the ground beef. Sauté for a few minutes more, or until lightly brown.
  5. Season with thyme, salt and pepper. Crumble the cheese. Add and stir.
  6. Add sour cream and bring to a light boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes.

Zucchini fettucini

  1. Estimate one medium-sized zucchini per person.
  2. Split the zucchini in half lengthwise.
  3. Scoop the seeds with a spoon and slice the halves very thinly, lengthwise (julienne) with a potato peeler, or use a spiralizer to make zoodles.
  4. Toss the zucchini in a hot sauce of your choice and serve immediately.
  5. If you aren’t serving your zucchini with a hot sauce then boil half a gallon (a couple of liters) of salted water in a large pot and parboil the zucchini slices for a minute.
  6. Drain the water and add olive oil or a knob of butter. Salt and pepper to taste and stir.

Tip!

Switch it up a little! Shredded chicken makes a great substitute for ground beef.

15 Comments

  1. Judy
    Im excited to begin this venture but Im wondering about the use of honey, and Ive been enjoying juicing. How can I sweeten without fruit? Sweeten coffee? Thx, Judy
    Reply: #5
  2. Saacha
    Hi Judy, in my experience (LCHF x 9 months) if your goal is low carb be cautious with juicing as you may be consuming more carbs than you intend. I have eliminated fruit from my diet (except for small amounts of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries). Rather than honey you might try liquid stevia natural sweetener which comes in a variety of flavors. Try replacing sugar in your coffee with a sprinkle of salt! It works for me. I make "bullet-proof" coffee every morning consisting of 1 tbsp. grass fed butter, 1 tbsp. coconut oil, generous dash of salt (Himalayan salt or Morton Lite Salt which has both iodized salt and potassium...salt also eliminates the taste of the coconut oil), sometimes a couple drops of flavored stevia (dark chocolate or butterscotch) in about 8 oz. coffee--buzzed in my Magic Bullet (you could use any high-power blender). It becomes a delicious latte and satisfies hunger. If you do go the route of increasing dietary fat and reducing carbs, you will overcome the urge to eat sweet. Good luck with your journey...DietDoctor is a valuable info resource.
  3. Jen
    I followed the instructions exactly and it was amazing!!!! Paired it with Zoodles and it was a complete hit!
  4. Sherri
    Hi - any suggestion on a substitution for blue cheese? I can't stand the stuff but would like to make this.
    Thanks
    Sherri
    Reply: #15
  5. Apicius
    Judy...forget juicing. Forget gorging on fruit. Forget honey. It's all full of sugar, makes people fat and gives them diabetes type 2.

    Embrace the bacon, nuts, avocado, coconut butter, olives,...keep the carbs low, get your natural fats high up, and your sugar cravings will go away.

    Admit it, girl....you are a sugar addict. Come clean...get the sugar out of your life. Get the sweet taste out of your life. Start to try to enjoy other flavors...like full fat cream in coffee...or just plain herbal tea without anything else.

  6. Deba L
    this beef stroganoff recipe is delish, and quick for a week night supper.
  7. Carl
    I'm sure it's nice, but why is it called beef stroganoff? It bears no resemblance to that dish.
  8. Carole
    I was concerned that the ground beef wouldn't provide as good a mouth feel as traditional beef chunks, but it worked beautifully and was so much quicker. Thanks for another truly excellent recipe. Brava for all your wonderful recipes. I wish your blog were in English.
  9. carol
    I might try this tonight with chopped up chicken, will use normal cream instead of sour though, and maybe have with cauli rice.
  10. Mary
    Whoops I only have 4.5 oz. Of blue cheese! Can I use feta ? Or just not use so much cheese?
  11. Brenda Reno
    Loved this Stroganoff....I didn't have blue cheese so I used Feta and Goat mixture of both. Out of this world wonderful!!! Thanks for the recipe. Looked at your site and wish it was in English. I did use the translation and that worked great!!
  12. Sue
    Just starting the LCHF diet..three days in. I'm already losing water weight. I like eating this way. Cheese and bacon have always been faves.

    I'm going to a get together in a couple of days. They're having pizza. Should I just eat the toppings?

    Input appreciated.

    Reply: #13
  13. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Sue!

    Yes, the topping should normally be OK...avoid the rest. :)

  14. Generic
    Awesome dish!

    I used just half tbsp of thyme and Greek yogurt mix with cream instead of sour cream because I didn't have available at home.

    No extra salt, the feta cheese has enough for my taste.

  15. Cheryl
    I used a cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Delicious.

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