Beef Stroganoff

  • 15MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 274KCAL

This Beef Stroganoff is so creamy and indulgent, you'll never believe that it's slimming-friendly and perfect if counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories274
  • Carbs7g
  • Protein33g
  • Fat7g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars3g

Beef Stroganoff - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

With origins dating back to 19th-century Russia, it’s no surprise that this dish pops up in restaurants around the world, but its often laden with butter, oil or cream. We wanted to create something you could enjoy at home that tastes silky and luxurious but skips the extra calories. Packed with tender beef and softened mushrooms, this Beef Stroganoff will hit the spot.

This Beef Stroganoff is hearty, comforting, and a regular dinner in our house. It also happens to be very, very tasty!

We’d recommend steering clear of the cheaper cuts of beef as you want meat that will be tender without the need for slow cooking, so ideally pick up steak or similar. Some people like to put paprika or even tomatoes in their Beef Stroganoff, but we don’t think it needs either of those ingredients as it’s already quite rich and creamy. If you fancy experimenting with different flavours, then go for it!

What diets is this Beef Stroganoff suitable for?

This recipe is suitable for gluten free diets as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions:

  • Stock cubes
  • Worcestershire sauce

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Beef Stroganoff recipe?

  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Beef Stroganoff recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Beef Stroganoff recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Beef Stroganoff recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

It’s a really indulgent and filling meal for so few points!

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Beef Stroganoff?

Nope! You can get all of the ingredients for this recipe in your local supermarket.

How many calories are in this Beef Stroganoff?

There are 274 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Beef Stroganoff. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Season the beef with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then set aside.

Step 2

Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat.

Step 3

Add the beef to the pan and quickly seal on all sides.

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Step 4

Remove the meat from the pan, add the white wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to deglaze.

Step 5

Scrape and stir the browned bits from the pan over a medium heat. When most of the liquid has evaporated spray the pan with some low calorie cooking spray.

Step 6

Sauté the onions and mushrooms until they start to brown.

Step 7

Add the Dijon mustard and the brandy and cook for a minute or two.

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Step 8

Add the stock to the pan and reduce the liquid by half.

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Step 9

Stir in the Philadelphia over a low heat, making sure there are no lumps of cheese remaining.

Step 10

Add the beef back into the pan, stir well and simmer for 5 – 10 minutes depending on how you prefer your beef. We like ours pink so it takes about 5 minutes.

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Step 11

If the sauce looks a little thick you can add some more water until it reaches the consistency you prefer.

Step 12

Sprinkle with some chopped parsley and serve.

Beef Stroganoff_031_Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you serve with Beef Stroganoff?

Any of the following go really well with this meal, as well as simple boiled rice or your favourite pasta. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything. It’s so hearty it can of course be eaten on its own!

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

How do you know when Beef Stroganoff is cooked?

You’ll know this recipe is cooked once the beef is cooked to your liking (we like it a little on the pink side) and when the sauce is thick, rich and reduced.

This will take around 30 minutes on the hob.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Beef Stroganoff  in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Beef Stroganoff in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Beef Stroganoff?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Beef Stroganoff?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Beef Stroganoff

This Beef Stroganoff is so creamy and indulgent, you’ll never believe that it’s slimming-friendly and perfect if counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 274
  • Carbs 7G
WW Points
  • 7 Green
  • 7 Blue
  • 7 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 g beef or steak thinly sliced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 250 g button mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp brandy optional
  • 500 ml beef stock made up with 500ml boiling water and 1 rich beef stock pot and 1 beef stock cube
  • 200 g Philadelphia Lightest
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley chopped to serve
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Season the beef with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then set aside
  2. Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat
  3. Add the beef to the pan and quickly seal on all sides
  4. Remove the meat from the pan, add the white wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to deglaze
  5. Scrape and stir the browned bits from the pan over a medium heat. When most of the liquid has evaporated spray the pan with some low calorie cooking spray
  6. Sauté the onions and mushrooms until they start to brown
  7. Add the Dijon mustard and the brandy and cook for a minute or two
  8. Add the stock to the pan and reduce the liquid by half
  9. Stir in the Philadelphia over a low heat, making sure there are no lumps of cheese remaining
  10. Add the beef back into the pan, stir well and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes depending on how you prefer your beef. We like ours pink so it takes about 5 minutes
  11. If the sauce looks a little thick you can add some more water until it reaches the consistency you prefer
  12. Sprinkle with some chopped parsley and serve

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MandyTuesday 14th July 2020

Hi,
Could I use flank steak for this recipe?

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    SharonWednesday 15th July 2020

    Hi Mandy, yes, flank steak will be suitable for this dish. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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KateSunday 28th June 2020

The beef Stroganoff tasted absolutely delicious. In the image used yours looks more orange. Is that a fancy food photo filter? Also it has been sprinkled with something orange… is it paprika? And is the white dollop sour cream?
I’d like to present mine for fancy next time at a family meal 🙂

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    Steve CowderoyMonday 29th June 2020

    Hi Kate, so happy you enjoyed our recipe! When we shoot our photo’s for the books and website we try not to use any special filters. Sometimes the stock can vary slightly in colour, or it could just be something as simple as different lighting. You can if you wish, sprinkle a little paprika on your dish and maybe a little fat free yogurt as a garnish, but this is totally optional. Thanks for getting in touch with us and i hope this helps.

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      KateFriday 24th July 2020

      Thanks so much! This honestly was one of the best dishes I’ve made 🙂

Diane FTuesday 23rd June 2020

I also think it needs a good bit less Philly cheese is quiet over powering. I added more stock to try cancel out the cheese

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    HollyMonday 29th June 2020

    Hi Diane, sorry to hear you weren’t quite happy with this Beef Stroganoff. In future you could swap out the philadelphia cheese for Greek yogurt. You would need to take it off the heat before you stir in the yogurt as it will split if it is too hot. hope that helps!

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Clare FowlerThursday 4th June 2020

Made this today, I felt it needed more dijon mustard so I put 3 tsp in, also a little less philly.

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    SharonFriday 5th June 2020

    Hi Clare, thanks for getting in touch to let us know how you found the Beef Stroganoff. Glad to hear you adjusted the amount of mustard and cream cheese to suit your personal taste, and that you continue to enjoy this recipe!

    Reply

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