Dairy-Free Ground Beef Recipes: A Flavorful and Filling Delight

If you’re craving a hearty meal that’s both dairy-free and gluten-free, look no further. Ground Beef Stroganoff is the answer! In just over 30 minutes, you can whip up a dish that is bursting with flavor and guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied. So, let’s dive into this easy-to-make and incredibly filling recipe.

A Creamy Dream Come True

Beef stroganoff is a classic dish that combines sliced steak with a rich and creamy mushroom sauce, typically made with sour cream. However, in this dairy-free version, we replace the traditional sour cream with a combination of full-fat canned coconut milk, lemon juice, and mustard. The result? A miraculously rich, creamy, and tangy sauce that will have you coming back for seconds.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Ground Beef Stroganoff

The Perfect Pairings

While the original recipe suggests serving this stroganoff with egg noodles, you can get creative with your choices. Whether you opt for gluten-free spiral noodles, steamed rice, or even cauliflower rice for a low-carb or keto twist, the creamy sauce will complement any base you choose. It’s all about finding the perfect balance between flavors and textures.

The Ingredients You’ll Need

To make this mouthwatering dish, you’ll need a few key ingredients:

  • Avocado Oil: Used for sautéing, avocado oil’s high smoke point and neutral flavor make it ideal for this recipe. If you don’t have any on hand, coconut oil or olive oil will work just as well.
  • Onion, Garlic, Mushrooms: These flavor powerhouses provide a bold and rich taste to the dish, adding a touch of earthiness to the mix.
  • Ground Beef: Instead of using sliced steak, we’re going for ground beef. This simplifies the cooking process and ensures that the meat is perfectly cooked every time.
  • Full-Fat Canned Coconut Milk: The star of this dairy-free show, coconut milk replaces heavy cream, half & half, or sour cream. Its richness adds depth to the sauce, while the coconut flavor remains subtle and easily masked by the other ingredients.
  • Lemon Juice & Dijon Mustard: These tangy ingredients, combined with the coconut milk, provide the signature flavor profile found in traditional beef stroganoff. Stone ground mustard is a great alternative if you don’t have Dijon mustard on hand.
  • Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour: Used to thicken the sauce, a couple of tablespoons of gluten-free all-purpose flour, tapioca flour, or arrowroot flour will do the trick. If gluten isn’t an issue for you, regular all-purpose flour works just fine.
  • Noodles or Rice for Serving: Choose your favorite brand of gluten-free noodles, or go for steamed brown or white rice. Whichever you choose, make sure it’s the perfect vessel for soaking up all that delicious sauce.
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Cooking up a Storm

Now that we have all the ingredients, it’s time to get cooking. Here’s how to make this delightful dairy-free ground beef stroganoff:

  1. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until it begins to caramelize.
    Sauté onion in a skillet

  2. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and sea salt, and cook until the mushrooms soften.
    Add the mushrooms and garlic

  3. Make room for the ground beef in the center of the skillet and cook until browned. Use a spatula to chop up the meat into smaller pieces and mix it in.
    Add the ground beef and cook it in with the veggies

  4. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the coconut milk, lemon juice, mustard, and flour until well combined.

  5. Pour the sauce mixture into the skillet and stir well to incorporate.
    Pour in the sauce and stir well

  6. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cook until the sauce thickens to perfection.
    Bring sauce to a boil and cook until thick

  7. While the sauce is simmering, cook your choice of noodles or rice according to the package instructions.

  8. Once cooked, drain the noodles and transfer them to the skillet with the sauce. Stir well until the noodles are fully coated.
    Stir the cooked pasta noodles into the sauce

  9. Give it a taste and add sea salt to enhance the flavors.

  10. Sprinkle with dried or fresh parsley, and voilà! Your dairy-free ground beef stroganoff is ready to be enjoyed.

The Magic of Make-Ahead

One of the best things about this dish is that it gets even better with time. As the noodles soak up all the flavors, the dish becomes even more flavorful and satisfying. If you have the time, make it ahead of schedule for a delicious make-ahead meal. But even if you can’t resist the temptation, the dish is still fantastic when enjoyed immediately.

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Discover More Delicious Options

If you’re a fan of ground beef recipes, you’ll love the versatility of this ingredient. Check out my compilation of 18 Healthy Ground Beef Recipes for more inspiration and culinary adventures.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff

Join the Dairy-Free Revolution

If you’re ready to embark on a dairy-free journey, this gluten-free ground beef stroganoff is the perfect dish to start with. It’s a comforting delight that satisfies both your taste buds and your diet restrictions. So, gather your ingredients, follow the simple steps, and enjoy a hearty meal that’s free from dairy but full of flavor. Don’t forget to share your creation on Instagram and tag @The.Roasted.Root!

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