She Cooks! Vegetarian Friendly Stroganoff

Growing up, my Dad was the cook in our house. One of my favorite things that he made was stroganoff.  He used lots of sweet onions, fresh mushrooms, lean ground turkey and light sour cream. So, even then it was pretty healthy. (Besides all the noodles you serve it over) 

Recently I stumbled over a recipe for a vegetarian version that uses Quorn, my favorite meat alternative, and it suggests you serve it over green beans in lieu of noodles. Obviously, if you're not into being vegetarian you could still use ground chicken or turkey or any kind of lean meat instead of the meat substitute. 

I have adapted this recipe from the Quorn website. The original can be found here.

Without further ado, Vegetarian Stroganoff that is high flavor, low carb, gluten free,low calorie, dairy free, and has lots of vegetables.

Gather together:
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lg. onion, finely chopped
  • 4-5 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • .fresh thyme (the recipe calls for 2 tsp, I add more because I like a lot of flavor)
  • 1 pkg Quorn Grounds (or 1lb lean ground meat of your choice)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 3-4 Tbsp. wholegrain or Dijon mustard
  • 5 tsp. cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp. plain yogurt ( because I am avoiding dairy I used coconut yogurt)
  • Green beans, prepared
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
I increased the original recipe so that Terrence and I could stretch it out for two days.

The Method:
> Heat oil in large sauté pan over high heat. Add onion; cook 3-5 minutes or until softened
>Add mushrooms, thyme and Quorn™ or lean meat. Sauté 5-6  minutes until mushrooms softened
>Stir in half of the vegetable broth
> Add the paprika and the mustard. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes
>Dissolve cornstarch in remaining vegetable broth; stir into Quorn™  or lean meat mixture. Continue simmering, while stirring until sauce thickens. Season with salt & pepper.
>Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in yogurt. 

Serve with cooked green beans. For Terrence I serve it with green beans and brown rice. Whatever makes ya happy
There ya have it, a healthy/fit version of a yummy recipe that can be thrown down the gullets of vegetarians and meat eaters alike. 
Eat Fit! xx  

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