Rich, creamy beef stroganoff goes healthy

By: Jessie Price  |  Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I’m bonkers for all the mushrooms, beef and creamy sauce in beef stroganoff. I could just bathe myself in it. OK…maybe not bathe. But how about bathe a bunch of egg noodles in the luscious sauce and then chow it down! That sounds like a serious comfort-food dinner to me and one that’s an easy crowd pleaser. Plus our recipe only takes 40 minutes start to finish.
Get the recipe: Beef & Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff

Our secrets to keeping it light are:

• We use flank steak, which is a relatively lean cut of beef.
• We make sauce with beef broth thickened with a little flour.
• Instead of heavy cream in the sauce, we just stir in a little reduced-fat sour cream at the end.
• The sauce is rich-tasting from a touch of cognac and plenty of portobello mushrooms.
• Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles, which have the added benefit of fiber.
Here are two more of my favorite comfort-food recipes starring beef:
Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole
Chicken-Fried Steak & Gravy