I’m so excited to share this recipe with you guys. I’ve made three versions of this so far and while each time was better than the last, I think I’ve settled on this version to share with you all (also I’m not sure I could eat any more beef stroganoff… 😛 )

Paleo Beef Stroganoff (AIP) - Instinctual Wellbeing

But really, this was a challenging recipe to figure out because traditional beef stroganoff is a dish with some pretty complex flavors in it, not to mention the quintessential creamy nature of it that is made up from heavy cream, butter, sour cream and cream of mushroom soup (which are #notAIP last time I checked).

So, thus started the quest to match our favorite stroganoff flavors while remaining AIP-friendly. The first version I made was O.K., but definitely not blog-worthy; my girlfriend and I ate it, but it was sort of just like . . . “so let’s like, not make this again, K?”

Paleo Beef Stroganoff (AIP) - Instinctual Wellbeing

Then the second time was better, but the texture was off, so I went back to the drawing board once again, employed #mycrockpotwife, and got to cookin’. And when we tasted this recipe, we got the “happy recipe smiles” that we always get when we know we landed on a good one.

Paleo Beef Stroganoff (AIP) - Instinctual Wellbeing

Now I’m going to forewarn you and give you a little pep talk here – this is going to look like one of those super annoying multi-step recipes that take you 4 years to make, but I promise you it’s not nearly as bad as it looks (although yes, it may not be the best “Monday night throw together” dinner). But total hands-on time is only about 30 minutes, then you get to “set it and forget it” in your crockpot until it’s delicious and ready for mass consumption.

Plus, you only have to make the Worcestershire sauce ONCE and then that just becomes another condiment you can keep in the refrigerator for later use on other dishes (or just more stroganoff).

AIP Paleo worcestershire sauce

I’ll also note that I personally felt like this cream of mushroom soup was just good enough to eat BY ITSELF (and it could be eaten as a meal by itself), so it’s like you’re getting two recipes in one if you so choose.

So, we hope you enjoy! I know we sure did. :)

Paleo Beef Stroganoff (AIP) - Instinctual Wellbeing

Paleo Beef Stroganoff (AIP)
Serves 4
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 30 min
GENERAL INGREDIENTS
  1. 1.5 lbs stew meat
  2. 4 cups of your favorite paleo noodles (sweet potato noodles, zoodles, etc.)*
  3. 1 cup onion (about ½ large onion), diced and set aside
  4. *Read “to finish up” note at the bottom of instructions
FOR CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
  1. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  2. 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  3. 1 cup onion (the other ½ large onion), diced
  4. 8 oz mushrooms, diced
  5. 1 cup chicken broth (or bone broth)
  6. ½ tsp dried thyme
  7. 1 can full fat coconut milk
  8. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  9. 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
FINAL ADD-INS
  1. 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  2. ½ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. First, get your Worcestershire sauce going on the stovetop. Then, move on to the cream of mushroom soup.
To make the soup
  1. Heat coconut oil in a deep-dish skillet
  2. Saute garlic, onion and mushrooms together until they begin to soften, about 10 mins
  3. Pour in chicken broth
  4. Remove ½ of the mixture and use the immersion blender to blend ½ of the mushroom-broth mixture until it’s fairly smooth
  5. Add ½ can of coconut milk to the immersion blender portion and continue to blend until thick and creamy
  6. Return the blended mixture to the pot and mix back in with remaining mushroom-stock contents
  7. Add the second half of the canned coconut milk to the pot, along with the 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  8. Add in thyme
  9. Bring the soup to a simmer (not a boil) on medium-low heat
  10. SLOWLY stir in the 2 tbsp arrowroot flour to thicken the soup - I did this ½ tbsp at a time, stirring the whole time to make sure that the flour didn’t clump
Once the soup is done, move on to the crockpot
  1. Place meat in the crockpot and season liberally with salt
  2. Add in remaining 1 cup onions on top of meat
  3. Pour in the soup
  4. Add in 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  5. Stir all contents together in crockpot
  6. Cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours, or until meat is tender
There are two options for serving this
  1. This first is to cook your noodles separately and then pour the mixture on top of your noodles
  2. The second option, which we actually REALLY liked, is to add your noodles into the crockpot about 30 minutes before the dish finishes cooking, stir together with the contents, and let them cook in the flavorful stroganoff juice. We liked this because the noodles were super flavorful and it also helped to soak up some of the excess liquid from the sauce itself.
SPECIAL TOOLS
  1. Crockpot (slow-cooker)
  2. Immersion Blender
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8 thoughts on “Paleo Beef Stroganoff (AIP)

  1. L

    Hi Mitch and Britt!

    I just wanted to ask your opinion on this:

    http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2015/02/neu5gc-autoimmunity-hashimotos-hypothyroidism/

    I’ve just been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Paul Jaminet recommends eating according to the Perfect Health Diet, but to exclude all mammalian meats + dairy. Their book is the best book out there on diet in my opinion and I’m going to try this instead of the AIP, but I’m wondering what you think about it? I can’t find much about it on the other AIP sites and it seems to be such a big deal.

    I really like your site, keep up the good work!

    Best,
    L

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    1. Mitch Post author

      This is such an interesting point you’ve brought up! Truthfully, while I am familiar w/ the PHD, I have not done much exploration of this Neu5gc and can’t speak much to it. Let me ask around to some of my friends in the community and see what I can come up with. One thing I’ll say just about the PHD and autoimmunity in general is just to be cautious and monitor your symptoms when eating the “Pleasure Foods” they list; this (and rice) is the biggest difference to me between the PHD and AIP, and I know there’s been a lot of research to support the omission of such foods as they’ve been said to aggravate certain AI conditions (particularly the link between dairy + Hoshis). You know your body better than anyone though, so it’ll be interesting to see how it goes! Keep us posted. :)

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      1. L

        Thanks, Mitch! It would be great to get some clarity on this. It’s a bit confusing that no one besides Paul Jaminet is talking about it in regard to Hashimoto’s (from what I’ve seen). I’ll give it a try and see how it goes! I can always do the AIP later on… but it’s a bit daunting, I must admit. Anyway, I’ll still keep up with the AIP community, it’s comforting to know that you’re not alone in your struggles.

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    1. Mitch Post author

      Thanks! The first image are just spiralized sweet potatoes and the second image are sweet potato noodles that we buy from our local Asian market. :)

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    1. Mitch Post author

      I think you could make that work! The sauce would probably be pretty good over just about anything. Let me know if you try it! :)

      Reply

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