This beef stroganoff is a gluten-free alternative to the comforting classic. It’s paleo, whole30, and AIP-friendly.

What is beef stroganoff?

Beef stroganoff is a dish with Russian origin that’s seriously hearty and comforting. It’s made with beef, a hearty mushroom gravy, and is often served over noodles, mashed potatoes or rice.

The dish is traditionally made with heavy cream and flour. This version is made to be both gluten-free and dairy-free, but doesn’t skimp on any of the flavors you know and love from this dish!

 

How to make Beef Stroganoff

  • Season the steak well with salt and pepper and slice into small bite-sized strips. Add to a bowl and toss with arrowroot starch until coated.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pan. Sear the steak for about 2 minutes on each side to lightly brown. Set aside.
  • Using the same pan (adding more oil if needed) saute the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes to soften. Add 1 tbsp of arrowroot and stir into the mushroom and onion mixture.
  • Pour in beef broth, coconut cream, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, and mustard powder. Stir to combine and allow to simmer and thick for 2-3 minutes. Salt further to taste.
  • Add the steak back to the pan and mix well to coat in the sauce. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until the steak is fully cooked.

 

What to serve with this gluten-free beef stroganoff

I think this beef stroganoff tastes great over mashed sweet potato! It adds more veggies to the dish and rounds it out with a carb source. My husband also had it with rice, and it can also be served with cauliflower rice.

The Ingredients for the Beef Stroganoff

Sirloin steak

Something like ribeye or NY strip steak would also be a good alternative.

Arrowroot starch

Arrowroot starch helps to thicken the gravy as flour would. I prefer arrowroot in recipes like this as it’s not as gummy as tapioca starch.

Mushrooms and onions

These add veggies to the dish and flavor the gravy.

Beef broth & coconut cream

These are the base of the gravy. Traditional stroganoff usually has heavy cream, so the coconut cream is the alternative.

Coconut aminos & mustard powder

You can omit the mustard powder to keep it AIP. The coconut aminos adds some umami flavor to the dish.

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Paleo Beef Stroganoff


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This beef stroganoff is a gluten-free alternative to the comforting classic. It’s paleo, whole30, and AIP-friendly.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb sirloin steak
  • 1 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch, divided
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Season the steak well with salt and pepper and slice into small bite sized strips. Add to a bowl and toss with 1 tbsp of arrowroot starch until coated.
  2. Heat the avocado oil over medium heat in a large pan. Sear the steak for about 2 minutes on each side to lightly brown. Set aside.
  3. Using the same pan (adding more oil if needed) saute the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes to soften. Add 1 tbsp of arrowroot and stir into the mushroom and onion mixture.
  5. Pour in the broth, coconut cream, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, and mustard powder. Stir to combine and allow to simmer and thick for 2-3 minutes. Salt further to taste.
  6. Add the steak back to the pan and mix well to coat in the sauce. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until the steak is fully cooked.
  7. Top with fresh parsley and serve over mashed sweet potato or vegetable noodles.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: stove top

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 389
  • Fat: 25.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Protein: 30g