Sunday, November 25, 2018

Best Beef Stroganoff - KETO friendly

Young Living Beef Stroganoff. (Delicious and less than 20 mg sodium per serving - created for my Dad who has hypertension). If you don't have the Young Living food grade Vitality line of cooking essential oils I've added the amounts for dried herbs in the post.

This was SO good and works for Keto and Low Carb diets, gluten-free (add gluten-free noodles) or vegetarian (use Seitan, Tofu, Gardein "beef" strips instead of the steak though that will add to the sodium content. ) I made it for my husband last night and he gave it an enthusiastic two thumbs up!

Best Beef Stroganoff

Slice 1 and ½ pounds of strip or round steak into thin bite-sized pieces. Put in a ziplock bag with 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar and 2 tsp. of minced garlic. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours but no more than 8.

When ready to prepare, remove steak from marinade retaining the marinade in a bowl.

In 2 Tablespoons of butter, brown steak until lightly browned on all sides with 1 drop of Young Living black pepper essential oil. Add marinade plus 1 additional teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and 1 drop of Young Living Basil Vitality essential oil,1 drop of Young Living Nutmeg Vitality oil, 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and cook through (but don’t overcook, it will be reheated again) Remove steak from pan, retaining liquids in cook pan.

In liquid sauté medium onion (chopped) for 5 minutes.

Add ½ cup dry white wine
1 and ½ cups button mushrooms chopped

Cook for approximately 5 minutes until mushrooms are softened and liquid is slightly reduced.

Stir in a mixture of:
1 Tablespoons Young Living Einkorn flour
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard. Stir thoroughly until incorporated and smooth.

Add meat back in and reheat on low until meat is warmed through.

Stir in ½ cup sour cream, heat on low for a few minutes then serve.

Note:  If using dried herbs:
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (2-3 pinches)
pinch of nutmeg

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