Friday, January 3, 2014

Beef Stroganoff in Slow Cooker (autoimmune paleo compatible)

Dairy free beef stroganoff 
Autoimmune paleo diet, paleo diet, GAPS with slight modifications, gluten free, dairy free

1 lb beef stew meat
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper (optional if avoiding)
1 tbsp honey (optional, excess fructose avoided on AIP)
1 cup full fat coconut milk
A package of mushrooms

1-2 carrots, sliced
about 1 tbsp arrowroot starch (optional, leave out if on GAPS)
about 1 cup broth

Thyme (optional)

Turnips or sweet potatoes (optional, sweet potatoes might not be GAPS legal)

Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and stir.  Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with diced fermented pickles (don't cook these, just add them on top of the food on plate - and make sure they are night shade and mustard and vinegar free if following AIP)) and if you wish you can serve the stroganoff with boiled, peeled and cubed sweet potatoes or turnips. If you eat them with sweet potatoes, leave out the honey as they are very sweet. You could add the turnips or sweet potatoes cubed directly in the slow cooker too but they might become very soft.

PS. I found this grocery list for AIP - it differs a bit from the other protocol I posted before. But I find it pretty useful!


  1. my beef stroganoff curdled why ?

    1. Interesting! I am not sure. What kind of milk did you use? You could try adding the milk after you have cooked the stroganoff and just let it warm up. I have had the curdling effect happen sometimes when I make a creamy soup and have added the coconut milk in the beginning. I then started adding it last, when the soup was already ready and just warmed it up or brought to boil and removed immediately from the stove. Hope this helps!

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  3. So should you not add the coconut milk at the beginning like the recipe states?
    Wait and add it in at the end?

    1. Suzie, a great question! Thanks for bringing it up. I personally add the milk every time I make it in the beginning. If the slight curdling or the chance of it bothers you, I would suggest adding the milk in the end. There should be still enough liquid with the broth to cook it but keep an eye on it, in case you need to add more broth so it doesn't become too dry in the cooking process.