Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hamburger Stroganoff

1/2 lb lean hamburger
2 shallots, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup COLD chicken stock
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 oz. neufchatel cheese or cream cheese
1 cup milk
7 oz. cooked egg noodles or spaghetti noodles, if desired

Brown hamburger, shallots, garlic, mushrooms, and olive oil together over medium heat in a large skillet until beef is browned. Drain. Stir chicken stock and flour together with a fork until smooth, then pour into skillet. Add spices and cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melted. Reduce heat to simmer and continue stirring for approximately three minutes. Add milk and heat until warm. Pour over noodles, if desired, and enjoy!

1 lb. beef round steak may be used instead of hamburger. Cut steak into bite size pieces and brown for approximately 6-8 minutes before adding the shallots, garlic, olive oil and mushrooms.


  1. Is it possible for you to post a shopping list migraine friendly foods or items? I walked into the grocery store yesterday not knowing want to buy b/c there's so much I can't eat.

    I know they say not to eat sausages but I bought nitrite-free sausage & bacon from Whole Foods does this count?

  2. Hello,

    Nitrate-free sausage and bacon is much much better than the alternative. I wouldn't eat it very often though, because it is still processed meat. In fact, I would probably wait until your headaches have healed before trying to eat these once in awhile again. You can still have eggs, pancakes, pork chops, steak, hamburger (made fresh, not fast food hamburger), chicken (again, made fresh), and more. In my cookbook, I include a shopping list plus recommended food items. I hope that helps.

    I wish you healthy healing.

  3. This diet limits me to very little. I don't eat pork chops,ribs or steak. I hope your cookbook has a recipe for burgers - I'm not much of a chef. Thanx for the advice

    I noticed that there is various types of meats to avoid but what about fish there isn't a list anywhere of certain types of fish that should be avoided. Does that mean I can eat the following with no problem canned tuna [in water], shrimp, crab, scallops, salmons

  4. Yes, tuna is fine without hydrolyzed protein. The others are okay also as long as they are not fried (but you can fry them yourself), and are not seasoned with any triggers, like lemon. Enjoy!

  5. Thank you for this recipe. When my husband started this diet, I wrote stroganoff off because of the onion and sour cream, which was sad because it was a family favorite. Then I found this recipe, and we like it better than our old one! Thank you.

  6. I'm so glad you like it! We like it better than our old one too. Thanks for posting!

  7. Hello,

    I was wondering if citrus zest is an the NO list or is it just the juice and flesh of citus fruit? Also, are fresh sausages with no nitrites or nitrates and no onion products considered alright? Thank you for your time.

  8. As far as I know, citrus zest is included too. As long as the fresh sausages don't contain MSG or MSG aliases, they are okay. Some authentic restaurants serve sausages made right in the restaurant with their own spices, and these are wonderful.