Friday, January 25, 2013

Healthy Beef Stroganoff

Hello everyone, so it seems that most people are looking for lower calorie foods and who can blame them.  We are headed into spring and everyone is ready for it happen.  With chill to your bone temperatures we have been having in New England I think everyone, even the most die hard winter fan can all agree let us bring on some Spring.  With all of that being said I have a recipe for you that is warm, comforting and isnt loaded with fat and calories and its a spin on an old family favorite.  Beef Stroganoff here we come!


1 pound of the leanest steak you can find that is on sale either that or slice off  some lean roast beef
1 large onion I used a red onion but just use what you have
3 tablespoons of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of flour of your choice
1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
1 teaspoon of cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
2 cups of water
3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 pound of angel hair whole wheat spaghetti or you can use traditional egg noodles whole wheat of course
2 Beef bullion cubes


In a large skillet drizzle about a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.  Next add in your onion and let it get soft then add the garlic (we dont want the garlic to burn).  While the onion and garlic are cooking, grab a small mixing bowl and add in your cut up meat, flour and seasonings.  Mix them together until all the meat is coated in flour and seasonings.  Next add your meat to the pan, brown the meat and add 1 cup of water and bullion cubes to deglaze the pan.  I used a wire whisk to help me get all the bits off the bottom of the pan.  When this thickens again, add the other cup of water. Next add in the Worcestershire sauce. Reduce the heat ( I had mine on medium and turned it down to medium low) and let simmer for about 20 minutes.  Add more water if the sauce thickens. When your pasta is done so is your sauce.  Traditionally this recipe is made with heavy creams, sour cream and such by using the water you dont need those creams, if you coat your meat with flour first.  Everyone in my family enjoyed this on a bitter cold New England evening.  I hope you all give this a try its packed full of flavor.  You could have a side salad to go along with this or some green beans, however you try it I hope you all live, laugh and love.

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