This is pure comfort food! Ground beef in a creamy, dairy free sauce makes this dairy free beef stroganoff hard to beat. Serve it with your favorite gluten free pasta, rice, or even potatoes for a Sunday dinner to remember.
We are heading into fall, and that means it’s going to be time to start making comfort food again.
I have tons of comforting recipes to choose from – be sure to take a look at my page with comforting dairy free gluten free dinner recipes. I was thinking about some of the recipes my mom made when we were growing up, and her ground beef stroganoff came to mind.
It was such a comforting dish – she serve it over wide egg noodles, and it was delicious. Of course, back then, those types of recipes used lots of canned ingredients, like cream of mushroom soup.
I needed to do some thinking to come up with a version of ground beef stroganoff that’s free of the top allergens, but I was able to do it, and it’s delicious.
Can I use a different meat other than beef?
Sure! You can try this with ground turkey, ground bison, or even Beyond Meat if you prefer. I think any of those would be good choices. I also have a recipe for beef stroganoff that uses sirloin steak if you aren’t a fan of ground meat.
Can I use a different milk other than coconut milk?
Yes, if you have a coconut allergy, you can use a different milk. I do recommend the full fat coconut milk, because it adds a nice richness to the sauce. If you can’t do coconut, use whatever non-dairy milk that works for your dietary needs. If you choose a thinner milk like rice milk, you may need to use a little more cornstarch to get the sauce to thicken up properly.
Does this taste like coconut?
There is a very slight coconut flavor from the canned coconut milk. It’s not overpowering, because there are so many other things in this sauce – onions, garlic, mushrooms, etc. If you are worried about that, you many want to choose a different non-dairy milk.
What to serve with ground beef stroganoff:
I hope you like this comforting dish as much as we do! This recipe makes about six servings, but you could double it if you are serving a crowd.
I haven’t tried freezing this – I think the texture of the sauce might change if you freeze it. If you decide to freeze it, I would recommend freezing it in individual portions.
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Dairy Free Ground Beef Stroganoff.
This dairy free ground beef stroganoff is comfort food at its finest! A smooth, rich sauce with beef and mushrooms is perfect when served over pasta or rice.
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 cup sweet onion chopped
- 8 ounces white button mushrooms sliced thin
- 1.5 pounds ground round you could also use ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 Tablespoon tomato sauce
- 14 ounces full fat coconut milk
- ¾ cup non-dairy milk I used So Delicious Refrigerated Coconut Milk Beverage
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot starch
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 12 ounces gluten free rotini cooked according to package directions
While you are making the beef stroganoff, you can cook the pasta of your choice according to package directions. I used gluten free rotini.
Place the olive oil, garlic, chopped onion, and mushrooms in a large skillet and cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender- about 5-7 minutes.
Add the ground round and the spices, and continue to cook until the beef is cooked through. This should take about 7-8 more minutes. Drain off any excess grease.
Add the tablespoon of tomato sauce, the full fat coconut milk, and the ¾ cup of non-dairy milk. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
Place the tablespoon of cornstarch and the 2 tablespoons of water in a small container with a lid and shake well. Drizzle it into the pan and stir. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, for a few minutes until the sauce thickens up. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
Season with more salt and pepper if desired. Serve stroganoff over pasta and top with diced green peppers, sliced green onions, or parsley if desired.
Nutrition facts are for pasta and stroganoff.
You can serve this over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes.
Feel free to use ground turkey or ground bison in this dish if you prefer.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator - they should stay fresh for about 3-4 days.
If you can't have coconut milk, you can use the dairy free milk of your choice. You may need a little more cornstarch to thicken the sauce if you use a thinner milk like rice milk.
The coconut flavor was way too overwhelming. My family did not like…
Could this be made in a crockpot?
Can it be frozen?
This was SO good. Everyone enjoyed and I’m super picky. I’m definitely making again. Thanks!!
So glad you enjoyed it!
Is there an alternative to the coconut milk? I am allergic to treenuts, including coconuts.
Yes, use any non-dairy milk of your choice.
This was a dinnertime favorite! The sauce is so good.