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Beef and Parsnip Stroganoff

Beef and Parsnip Stroganoff

Beef and Parsnip Stroganoff

One serving of this recipe provides over 900 mg of potassium, which is needed to help maintain your body's fluid balance and regulate heart rythmn.

Cook Time 4-1/2 to 5 hours


Makes 4 servings


1 cube beef bouillon
3/4 cup boiling water
1 boneless beef top round steak (about 3/4 pound), trimmed
Olive oil cooking spray
2 cups cubed peeled parsnips or potatoes
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
3/4 pound mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
4 ounces uncooked yolk-free wide noodles, cooked without salt, drained and kept hot
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

*If using potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes and do not sauté.


  1. Dissolve bouillon cube in 3/4 cup boiling water; cool. Meanwhile, cut steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over high heat. Add beef; cook and stir about 4 minutes or until beef begins to brown. Transfer beef and juices to a 3-quart slow cooker.
  2. Spray same skillet with cooking spray; heat over high heat. Add parsnips and onion; cook and stir about 4 minutes or until browned. Add mushrooms, garlic and pepper; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Transfer mixture to slow cooker.
  3. Stir flour into 1/4 cup water in small bowl until smooth. Combine flour mixture and bouillon in slow cooker; stir until blended. Cover; cook on LOW 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until beef and parsnips are tender.
  4. Turn off slow cooker. Remove beef and vegetables with slotted spoon to large bowl, reserving cooking liquid. Blend sour cream, mustard and cornstarch in medium bowl. Gradually add reserved liquid to sour cream mixture; stir well to blend. Stir sour cream mixture into beef and vegetable mixture. Serve over hot noodles. Sprinkle with parsley. Garnish as desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of beef mixture with 1/4 cup cooked noodles
Fiber 5 g
Carbohydrate 46 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 6 g
Calories from Fat 15 %
Calories 347
Protein 28 g
Sodium 242 mg

Dietary Exchange

Meat 2
Starch 3

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