Sunday, February 21, 2010

Paula Deen's Lean: Beef Stroganoff

Talk about a "stick-to-your-ribs" kinda meal! This dish has comfort food written all over it. But don't you worry 'cause this version delivers all the flavor and feeling associated with the real thing, without the guilt. As my husband pointed out, there is no way the "gravy"(as he calls any sauce of thicker than milk) can be healthy. Well, let me tell is. Just about any diet will approve of this hearty, filling, flavorful dish. Have a look and see for yourself.

Serves 4 to 6

6 tablespoons whole wheat flour

2/3 cup water

1 pound lean beef stir fry

1 teaspoon House Seasoning

1 10-3/4 ounce can condensed 98% FAT FREE Cream of Mushroom soup

1 10-3/4 ounce can condensed French onion soup

1 cup FAT FREE sour cream

Cooked No Yolk egg noodles

Mix flour and water, set aside. In a large heavy skillet sprayed with FAT FREE cooking spray, cook the beef, seasoned with the House Seasoning. When beef is brown on both sides, remove from the pan. If not using pre-cut strips, cut into strips at this point. Add to pan drippings the cream of mushroom soup, French onion soup, 1 soup can of water and the flour mixture. Simmer and stir constantly until thickened. If the consistency seems to thick for your liking, you may add a little water at this point. Add steak and simmer for 45 minutes. Add sour cream and heat until bubbling. Serve over cooked noodles.

This dish was hit! Like I mentioned before, if you have any gravy lovers in the house, this dish is a good choice. The thick sauce gives the appearance of a heavy meal, but leaves you feeling satisfied, not disgustingly full. Our stroganoff was served over No Yolk egg noodles and that is what my recommendation. The egg noodles and stroganoff are a good pairing because one is light and fluffy, while the other is thick and heavier. They compliment each other nicely. 
If you are not a red meat eater, chicken could be substituted in this recipe. And for all you vegetarians out there, I would even give this recipe a chance, minus the meat.

This is a classic dish that should not be forgotten just because it tends to be on the heavy side. Just make a few minor adjustments and beef stroganoff is back in shape for your menu. ENJOY!!

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving):  303.9 calories;  6.5g fat;  38.2g carbohydrate;  24.3g protein;  2.83g fiber


  1. Dropping in from SITS... That sounds like a great recipe! I'll have to try that. Have you tried the whole wheat egg noodles yet? Super good!!

  2. I am reading Paula's memoir and laughed out loud at the section where she told a story about making beef stroganoff for 300 people! It's a great book if you haven't already read it.

  3. hi there lindsay,
    nice to meet you! thanks sooo much for stopping by! your site is adorable and i must confess i just LOVE paula deen! love her to death!! have you ever made her better than s*x cake.. name is crazy but it is the BEST cake ever! my family loves it! so yes, i love to cook and i love to eat (good food!) thus the need for a "wellness makeover" lol... i hope you stop back and follow my progress to healthy living.. if you have a facebook join the wellness fan page! (the link is on my site)maybe i can get my nutritionist to remake some of paula's meals!
    shelley :)

  4. Stopping by from SITS! Absolutely love your blog. I am going to have to try out these recipes :)

  5. You are the recipient of an award. You can see this at:

  6. What a cute and yummy blog you have!

    Your daughter looks like a little angel!


  7. Yummy, as always. Thanks for tonight's dinner idea!!

  8. Mmm. That looks so delicious! I need to make it for dinner one night.

  9. mmmm this looks amazing I am going to bookmark this recipe and make it for sure!!

  10. I am so excited to find this website, I can cook the foods I love ( I am a Southern Girl like Paula) and eat healthier to boot. Thanks so much for starting this site. And I love stroganoff and will make this version for supper. :>)



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