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Keto Beef Stroganoff Soup

It was my dad's 65th birthday last week and I decided to share a recipe that he loves. As the name suggests, it's adapted from a traditional Russian stew that is commonly served with pasta that can easily be replaced with zucchini noodles - you can add some if you like. It's meant to be eaten as a main dish. If you plan to have it as a starter, use half a serving.

Preparation time


Nutritional values (per serving):

8.4 grams 1.4 grams 34.9 grams 38.4 grams 19.2 grams 520 calories
Total Carbs9.8grams
Net Carbs8.4grams
of which Saturated19.2grams
Magnesium152mg (38% RDA)
Potassium1406mg (70% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (27%), fat (67%)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings):

  • 2 large beef rump (sirloin) steaks (800 g/ 1.76 lb)
  • 600 g brown or white mushrooms (1.3 lb)
  • ¼ cup ghee or lard (55 g/ 1.9 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium white or brown onion, chopped (110 g/ 3.9 oz)
  • 5 cups bone broth or chicken stock or vegetable stock (1.2 l/ quart)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard you can make your own
  • juice from 1 lemon (~ 4 tbsp)
  • 1 ½ cup sour cream or heavy whipping cream (345 g/ 12.2 oz) - you can use paleo-friendly coconut cream
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Optionally, you can use a thickener: 1 tbsp ground chia seeds (+ 0.1 g net carbs per serving) or arrowroot powder (+ 1.2 g net carbs per serving) mixed in ¼ cup water or use cream & egg yolk mixture like I did in my Pork & Kohlrabi Stew.


  1. Place the steaks in the freezer in a single layer for 30-45 minutes. This will make it easy to slice the steaks into thin strips. Meanwhile, clean and slice the mushrooms. When the steaks are ready, use a sharp knife and slice them as thin as you can. Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. Grease a large heavy bottom pan with half of the ghee. Once hot, add the beef slices in a single layer - do not overcrowd the pan. Quickly fry over a medium-high heat until browned from all sides. Remove the slices from the pan and place in a bowl. Set aside for later. Repeat for the remaining slices.
  3. Grease the pan with the remaining ghee. Place the chopped onion and minced garlic in the pan and cook until lightly browned and fragrant, for about 2-3 minutes. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for 3-4 more minutes while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add Dijon mustard, paprika, and pour in the bone broth. Add lemon juice and bring to a boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the browned beef slices and soured cream. Take off the heat.
  5. If using a thickener, add to the pot and stir well. Finally, add freshly chopped parsley. Eat hot with a slice of toasted Keto Bread or let it cool down and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy!

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Comments (4)

I love stroganoff, I haven't had any in years, it looks delish even without the noodles, Thanks!!


Thank you! I hope you like it! Smile


To make this as a stew & not a soup, how much do I reduce the stock by - would 1-2 cups work ok?


Yes, I'd say that 3 cups should be enough for a stew (instead of 5 cups)


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