Okay so one of the things I miss most is cream based dishes, like Beef Stroganoff.  Once I craved it so much, that I went on a rampage to the grocery store and decided to make up a diet-friendly recipe myself.  I think I have finally perfected this recipe, but please feel free to tweak it (in non-fattening ways) and leave suggestions! 

  • 8 ounces uncooked dry egg noodles 
  • 1/2 pound beef sirloin with ALL visible fat removed/cut off (lean cut beef sirloin is usually the best and has the least fat)
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • Onion powder, as needed 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can Campbell's 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 
  • 1 TSP of dried tarragon 
  • 1/2 TSP Worcesteshire sauce or more to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk 

Remove ALL visible fat from the meat with a knife (Do not be surprised if you end up having only half of the meat left).  Cut the remaning meat into thin strips, about 1/3 inch by 2 inches long. 

Cook the egg noodles according to the package directions; drain and return to the pan to keep warm. 

In a large frying pan over medium high head, heat the olive oil.  Add steak strips and saute quickly until browned.  Transfer the cooked pieces onto a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm. 

Reduce heat to low, add onion and garlic, saute until soft and the onions are translucent.  Stir in the mushroom soup, mushrooms, tarragon, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.  Simmer until mushrooms are cooked.  

Remove the pan from the heat (but keep the heat on low) and add the yogurt, and milk and stir until everything is combined well.  Put the pot back on the stove and taste the sauce to see if it needs anything.  Add onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.  Add a little bit more skim milk if the sauce is too thick. Add the steak strips, stir again to combine and heat up the steak, and serve on a bed of egg noodles.