Healthy Recipes

Beef Stroganoff
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Servings: 2
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Olive oil 2 teaspoons
Boneless beef round steak, sliced into ¼ by 1 inch strips ½ pound
Yellow onion, thinly sliced 1
Mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 4 ounces
Salt ½ teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Tomato paste 1 tablespoon
Water ½ cup
Crème fraiche (can substitute reduced-fat sour cream) ¼ cup
Fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon
Parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until browned on all sides. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Add onion to the skillet and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until translucent. Add the mushrooms and cook for another minute, until soft.
  3. Add the beef back to the skillet, and mix in the salt, pepper, tomato paste, and water. Cover and cook over low heat for about 4 minutes. Mix in crème fraiche and cook for another minute. (If using sour cream, mix in at the very end—do not continue to cook.)
  4. Drizzle with lemon juice and then sprinkle with parsley.

3.5 lean meats; 3 fats; 2 vegetables

Side Suggestions: Mixed Green Vegetable Salad
Top mixed greens with halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, sliced bell peppers, shredded carrots, and chopped chives. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and toss.

Side Suggestions: Brown Rice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Calories 386
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Sodium 733 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 27 g
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