Healthy Stroganoff

One of my man’s favourite dishes is Beef Stroganoff.  Beef Stroganoff originates from Russia (‘Beef Stroganov’) and is a dish of sautéed pieces of beef, served in ‘smetana’ sauce (sour cream) over noodles or rice.  I think this pretty much embodies why he loves it so much…. Beef? Check. Creamy sauce? Check. Noodles? Check.  Hearty & filling? Check.  Personally – I’m not a huge Beef Stroganoff fan. Not that I don’t enjoy the dish; but if I’m going to go out and splurge on a carb filled, creamy sauce-y meal, then this would not be my first choice. That being said, a relationship is all about compromise right? 🙂
So in honour of the man in my life, I recreated a healthy, less “heavy”, noodle-free version of this dish using chicken mince meatballs and Greek yoghurt. The end verdict? Pretty tasty.
Ingredients – Serves 3-4
  • 500g chicken or turkey mince
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • Salt & pepperphoto-17
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 400g mushrooms – sliced
  • 1 med brown onion – sliced
  • ¾ cup low sodium chicken stock
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worchester sauce
  • ½ cup all natural Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped & prepared green beans
  • 3-4 ‘heads’ of bok choy – trimmed
  • Chives / Scallions to serve
  • Mix mince, paprika, salt & pepper and form into meat balls.
  • Heat half the oil in a non stick frying pan over med heat. Cook meatballs for 3-5 minutes until brown on each side. Remove from pan.
  • Heat remaining oil and garlic. Add the onion and mushrooms and sauté for about 3 minutes (stirring).
  • Whisk the tomato paste, Worchester sauce and chicken stock. Add to pan & bring to a boil.
  • Return meat balls to pan. Simmer for approx. 5-8 minutes (depending on meat ball size – until cooked)
  • In a separate pot, steam the green beans and bok choy.
  • Remove pan from heat, stir through the greek yoghurt. Serve with chopped chives & steamed veggies.

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