Braising is an excellent way to tenderize an inexpensive cut of meat like top round—and create a rich-tasting sauce. Embellished with mushrooms, colorful bell peppers and a dollop of low-fat sour cream, it becomes downright luxurious. Try serving this over barley instead or whole-wheat egg noodles.
- 8 ounces beef top round, trimmed
- 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium beef broth
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 red bell peppers, sliced
- 1 pound button mushrooms, sliced (about 6 cups)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Slice beef across the grain into thin strips. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Add beef and cook until browned on all sides, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium.
- Add 1 teaspoon oil to the pot. Add onion and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, flour and paprika; cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Add broth, mustard and the reserved beef. Bring to a simmer, cover the pot and transfer to the oven. Bake the stroganoff until the beef is very tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add bell peppers and cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until the mushroom liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the vegetables and sour cream to the stroganoff; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley.
Tips & Notes
- Braising meat not only tenderizes it, it creates a rich-tasting broth. Try it for chili.
Per serving: 206 calories; 9 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 27 mg cholesterol; 15 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 19 g protein; 4 g fiber; 250 mg sodium; 839 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (142% daily value), Vitamin A (53% dv), Selenium (36% dv), Potassium (24% dv), Zinc (21% dv), Folate (17% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat
More From EatingWell
If planning out quick and healthy meals for your family is a...
Adding lean protein, such as chicken, turkey, lean beef, low-...
Canned tuna is a quick, healthy and delicious option for...
Wraps are a delicious and healthy alternative to standard...
From grilled steak to creamy chicken, our quick and healthy...
If you’re trying to cut back on carbs or are following a low-...
Asparagus, rhubarb, peas, artichokes, beets, carrots and more...
Take advantage of all of the spring’s fresh produce with our...
Quinoa is a superfood that is packed with fiber and protein...
Healthy scones are as easy to make as a quick bread and these...
Turkish, Lebanese and other Middle Eastern flavors star in...The easiest way to make your chicken sing—punch it up with fresh...
Our healthy lemon recipes are bursting with the bright,...
Preventing heart disease through diet is made easier with our...
Instead of going out for date night, stay in and cook a...
One-pot meals are great, but they often serve a crowd. These...
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- More than 1 hour
- Main Ingredient