Beef Stroganoff is one of the tastiest and easiest quick meals but did you know it’s also Slimming World friendly? Picture tender strips of beef in a rich creamy mushroom sauce… comfort food heaven! Follow my tips and video tutorial for the best easy Beef Stroganoff recipe EVER!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Beef Stroganoff, Easy Beef Stroganoff, Slimming World Beef Stroganoff
400g|14 oz mushrooms, sliced (I used chestnut/crimini mushrooms)
480ml| 2 cups beef stock, made with 2 stock cubes
1/4tspWorcestershire sauce(one generous splash)
1tsp tomato paste(optional)
150ml/ 2/3 cup reduced fat sour cream or fat free quark cheese
2tbspcornflour diluted in 2 tbsp cold water to make a slurry
salt and pepper to season
2tbspflat leaf parsley, finely chopped to garnish
Slice your steak into thin even strips and remove any visible fat. Pat dry with kitchen towel. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat a large casserole dish or skillet (ideally cast iroand spritz lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Flash fry the beef strips, in batches, until nicely browned (doesn't have to be cooked all the way, it can be pink in places). Set aside.
Deglaze the pan - add a generous splash of stock and quickly scrape any browned bits into the sauce. These will add tons of flavour so don’t skip this step!
Add the onions and cook for a minute then add the mushrooms. Sauté the vegetables over medium heat, stirring, until they start to soften and colour, about 5 minutes. Add a splash of the beef stock if the pan gets too hot and dry.
Add the remaining stock and bring everything to a nice simmer.
Add the beef back into the sauce. Stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste if using.
Reduce the heat. Stir in the sour cream (or creme fraiche /quaruntil incorporated. It might separate or look a bit curdled at this point but don’t worry – it will soon become smooth again.
Add the cornflour slurry and simmer for a couple of minutes until the sauce thickens.
Sprinkle with a generous handful of chopped parsley and check the seasoning - add salt and pepper to taste if needed.
Serve your beef stroganoff over rice, mashed potatoes or pasta with steamed green vegetables on the side.
Slimming World Syns in Beef Stroganoff: This recipe is 9 1/2 Syns if you use reduced fat sour cream which is 5 syns per 100ml (150ml in the recipe) and 2 tbsp cornflour which is 2 syns. This works out roughly 2.5 syns per serving.Reduce the syns to a negligible .5 per serving by using fat free quark cheese instead of sour cream.This Beef Stroganoff is 7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints (without any sides).
Please note I am not affiliated in any way with Slimming World or Weight Watchers. Syn values and SmartPoints are based on online calculators.
Nutritional information is always approximate, and will depend on quality of ingredients and serving sizes.