Easy Keto Ground Beef Stronganoff

a skillet with creamy ground beef in cream sauce

This is a quick & easy one skillet meal that is not only low carb, but delicious & full flavored. Transform ordinary ground beef and mushrooms into something special!  

Simple Ingredients, Complex Flavors

12 ingredients for beef stroganoff

Many of these ingredients are pantry staples for most people. If they aren’t, they can easily be purchased at your local grocery store.

Brandy was the only ingredient I wasn’t familiar with. I’ve always wondered why we even need alcohol in this recipe.

According to Food52 blog post, here’s why alcohol is used with cooking. “When used properly, alcohol improves your food. It bonds with both fat and water molecules, which allows it to carry aromas and flavor. In a marinade, alcohol helps the season the meat and carry flavor.

What is Beef Stroganoff's origin?

A quick Google search told me this recipe originated in Russia.  There are a few versions, but we know for sure that this recipe was developed by a French chef. His name was Charles Briere, and he won a cooking contest with Beef Stroganoff. 

Fork & Plate wrote an interesting blog post about the origin of Beef Stroganoff. The recipe has evolved throughout the years. Here is the recipe that claims to be the REAL Beef Stroganoff.  Bon Appetit magazine also did an in-depth history about the Stroganoff family.  An excerpt from the article reveals that “…the original beef Stroganoff recipe derived from a basic French mustard for seasoning beef, combined with a dollop of Russian sour cream, which Stroganoff’s chef named after his benefactor.”

I was inspired by Low Carb Maven to make this Keto Hamburger Stroganoff. Its simplicity was what attracted me. The taste was what made me write a blog post! 👏🏽 

I hope you try this recipe out. It takes about 30 minutes to cook this dish from start to finish! 

A dish of beef stroganoff with a side of saute spinach and cherry tomatoes
I paired my beef stroganoff with some saute spinach and cherry tomatoes. It's super satisfying and 100% low in carbs.

Easy Keto Ground Beef Stroganoff

This is a quick & easy one skillet meal that is not only low carb, but delicious & full flavored. Transform ordinary ground beef and mushrooms into something special!  
Author: MaiTai


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ¼-½ cup diced onions
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp broth
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1-2 tsp salt & pepper to taste


  • On medium high heat, warm up a skillet. Add butter and allow it to melt. Add the mushrooms, cook for about 3-5 minutes. Then add the onions and cook until it's translucent & soft.
  • Remove the mushroom & onion mixture. Set aside for later.
  • Brown and break up the ground beef. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until it's no longer pink.
  • Add brandy, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add the mushroom mixture back with the meat, even the liquid. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. Stir and combine all the ingredients.
  • Add cream cheese and stir until it's melted. Then add in sour cream. Cook for a few more minutes until the sauce is thick and creamy.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust according to your liking. Sprinkle some parsley on top for a pop of color.



I'm a busy mom of 2 active kids. Cooking is my passion and I love to make food for my family. Since being on the keto journey, I've lost 40 pounds. By changing the way I ate, I changed my body from flab to fab.

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