A Savory Delight: Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff

Comforting, savory, and ready in just 30 minutes, this gluten-free beef stroganoff is a perfect dish for any day of the week. What’s more, it’s made with wholesome, real ingredients, and you won’t believe it’s dairy-free too! Say goodbye to missing out on the original flavors with this delectable recipe that keeps you satisfied.

Gluten-free beef stroganoff plated with steamed peas

Why You’ll Fall in Love with this Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff

  • A quick and easy meal that comes together in just 30 minutes.
  • Perfect for those chilly days when you crave a comforting meal.
  • A delightful dish the whole family will enjoy.
  • Gluten-free and dairy-free, catering to dietary restrictions without compromising on taste.

Looking for more comfort food recipes? Give our gluten-free meatloaf, chicken pot pie, pot roast, cream of mushroom soup, sirloin tip roast, and shepherd’s pie a try.

Key Ingredients for a Flavorful Experience

Overhead shot of ingredients needed to make dairy-free beef stroganoff

To create this magnificent dish, here are the key ingredients you’ll need:

  • Beef: Thinly sliced steak, beef tenderloin, stew meat, or ground beef work well.
  • Mushrooms: Choose sliced cremini or Baby Bella mushrooms for a rich flavor.
  • Gluten-Free Flour: Use tapioca flour or rice flour to create a thick and luscious sauce.
  • Dry White Wine: Opt for small bottles of white wine to add a delightful touch. (Remember, the alcohol cooks out.) Alternatively, use more beef broth if you prefer to skip the wine.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Ensure you choose a gluten-free brand like Lea and Perrins.
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How to Create Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff

Make the Creamy Cashew Base

Cashews in a bowl, and cashews blended in a blender

The first step in preparing this dairy-free beef stroganoff is creating the creamy cashew base:

  1. Place cashews in a microwave-safe bowl, covering them with water. Microwave for 90 seconds to soften.
  2. Let the cashews sit for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and transfer the drained cashews to a small blender.
  4. Add ½ cup of beef broth and lemon juice to the blender, blending until smooth.
  5. If needed, add more broth to achieve the desired consistency. Set aside.

Prepare the Gluten- and Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff

Beef in a large skillet, and mushrooms and onions in a large skillet

Now it’s time to bring everything together for a sensational gluten- and dairy-free beef stroganoff:

  1. Heat olive oil (coconut oil or avocado oil works too) in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add beef, seasoning generously with salt and pepper. Sear for 3-4 minutes on one side until a nice crust forms, then cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Transfer to a plate.
  3. If using ground beef, spread it evenly in the pan, seasoning with salt and pepper. Break up the beef using a spatula or wooden spoon, then cook until no longer pink. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Add onions and mushrooms to the same pan. If needed, add more oil. Cook until the onions are softened and caramelized, approximately 6-8 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant.

Mushrooms, onions, and flour in a skillet. Beef broth being added to the skillet.

  1. Sprinkle the gluten-free flour mixture over the onions and mushrooms to create the stroganoff sauce. Stir for approximately one minute to eliminate the raw flour taste. Increase the heat and add the wine, stirring until smooth and scraping up any flavorful bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes to slightly reduce the wine.
  2. Gradually add the beef broth, followed by Worcestershire sauce. Whisk and stir until smooth, then let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
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Beef being added to the skillet. Cream sauce being added to the skillet.

  1. Stir in the beef and creamy cashew base, heating the mixture through.
  2. Add parsley and season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  3. Serve this heavenly gluten- and dairy-free beef stroganoff over gluten-free egg noodles, rice, cassava flour pasta, cauliflower mash, or cauliflower rice for a low-carb alternative. Enjoy every bite!

Tips for an Exquisite Dairy-Free Experience

  • Soak the cashews before blending to ensure a smooth and creamy texture in your dairy-free beef stroganoff.
  • Introduce a touch of lemon juice to recreate the tanginess you find in regular sour cream.
  • Don’t be skeptical about using cashew cream as a dairy replacement. In this recipe, its presence is undetectable, ensuring you savor every spoonful.
  • If you can consume dairy, feel free to use regular sour cream or plain Greek yogurt. Note that it will no longer be a dairy-free beef stroganoff recipe.

Close-up image of beef stroganoff in pan

Frequently Asked Questions about the Recipe

Curious about Worcestershire sauce and its gluten-free status? Check out this informative article!

What to Serve with Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff

Pair your gluten-free beef stroganoff with Jovial gluten-free egg noodles or rice for a satisfying meal. Complement the dish with steamed peas, green beans, or a side salad. Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience!

Storage and Freezing Instructions for Gluten-Free Stroganoff

  • To Store: You can refrigerate this dairy-free beef stroganoff in an airtight container for up to three days.
  • To Freeze: Prepare the stroganoff in advance by allowing it to cool and storing it in an airtight container or gallon-size freezer bag. When ready to enjoy, cook it in a slow cooker or Instant Pot pressure cooker. Prepare rice or noodles on the day of.
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Beef stroganoff plated with steamed peas

More Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes to Delight Your Palate

We truly hope you savor this comforting and easy recipe as much as we do! If you decide to whip up this family favorite gluten-free and dairy-free beef stroganoff, please leave a comment or rating below. We’d love to hear from you!

Originally published in March 2016. Updated with new photos in February 2022.

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