This Lamb Stroganoff is going to be your new favorite dinner recipe. Not only is this creamy dish delicious, but it's hearty and filling at the same time. With the ground lamb and mushrooms, this simple gluten-free stroganoff dish will taste unlike anything you've ever had.
While we do eat quite a bit of beef in our house, I'm also looking for a simple and new recipe to shake things up. Once I realized that ground lamb was a great option, the rest of the ingredients and mushroom mix fell into place. I love the creamy texture that comes with every bite.
This is one of those dishes that you crave while you're making it because the smells are just so good. Once it gets done cooking, having a bowl of this while curled up with a good book sounds just about the perfect way to end the day. (or at the dinner table with the family, of course!)
Since I've made this lamb stroganoff recipe quite a few times, I do recommend leaving the mushrooms in bigger pieces. They just stand up so well to the cooking methods, and the flavor and texture add so much to this dish.
Be sure to check out my Keto Ground Beef Stroganoff as another great variety and option! Both of these stroganoff dishes are unique and delicious in their own way.
Butter - Salted butter adds a great flavor and the perfect salty taste.
Olive oil - A little bit of olive oil is needed to pair with the butter to cook up the onions and ground lamb.
Sliced mushrooms - You can save time and buy the mushrooms already sliced and ready to use at the store.
Onion - A small onion is best as you don't need a ton. Just be sure to thinly slice it. If you use a medium onion, you'll have some leftovers.
Garlic cloves - Cloves of garlic are a great flavor enhancer.
Ground lamb - Grab some ground lamb from the butcher, or you can use lamb roast and grind it up yourself with a meat grinder.
Beef broth - Adding this broth adds a lovely richness to the recipe.
Salt - Just a pinch of salt!
Worcestershire sauce - This adds a lot of flavor to the sauce.
Xanthan gum - Adding this helps to thicken up the lamb stroganoff.
Sour cream - A little bit of sour cream is great to use as a thickening agent, too.
Heavy cream - Mix in the cream and see the dish transform!
How To Make Lamb Stroganoff
This simple recipe is a quick and easy process that is broken down for you to follow below. You'll love learning how easy it is to cook ground lamb stroganoff!
Step One: Heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened.
Add the mushrooms and cook until tender. Remove from the pan.
Step Two: Add the ground lamb and brown.
Step Three: Mix together the remaining ingredients to make the sauce. Add to the meat and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Step Four: Add back the cooked mushrooms and onions. Serve the lamb stroganoff over your favorite low carb noodles.
The great part about making homemade stroganoff with lamb at home is that you can change up the ingredients easily.
Greek yogurt - If you don't have sour cream, use Greek yogurt instead. Just be sure that it's unflavored!
Ground beef - While the focus of this recipe is on the lamb, using ground beef is always an option. Ground turkey or ground chicken can also be substituted in a pinch.
Mushrooms - Change up the type of mushrooms that you are using. This will change the flavor and texture, too.
Add heat - Even though stroganoff isn't meant to be a spicy dish, that doesn't mean that you can't make it one. Add in some chili powder or chili pepper flakes to your own serving to bring out the heat. Just a little pinch goes a long way!
Egg noodles - You can use low carb noodles or egg noodles for this dish.
Potatoes - It isn't common to add potatoes, but this can be done to make it even more hearty if you don't want this to be low carb.
Herbs - Adding a bay leaf or some rosemary is a nice choice while the sauce is at a simmer. Or top with chopped parsley when serving.
Cooking liquid - Adding a splash of dry sherry or white wine can also enhance the flavors of the lamb stroganoff.
Can I use leftover lamb?
If you have leftover roast lamb you can use that in this dish! Just skip the second step and add cubed or shredded roasted lamb to the skillet with the cooked mushrooms and onions. Serve the roasted lamb stroganoff over your favorite variety of noodles.
Why is it called stroganoff?
This dish was created and has been popular since the 19th century. It was created and named after Alexander Grigorievich Stroganoff.
What's the difference between goulash and Stroganoff?
The two dishes are quite different. Goulash tends to be more of a soup or stew recipe with large chunks of meat and veggies, while stroganoff is all about the creamy sauce.
Do you need to drain excess grease from the browned lamb?
You may not have to. After you cook up the lamb in the large skillet, there there is a chance there won't be any grease to drain as lamb is not high in fat. If there is some grease I normally blot it up with a paper towel. Just be careful, it will be hot.
How do you thicken Stroganoff sauce?
The easiest way to thicken the lamb stroganoff sauce is to use the xanthan gum and sour cream; however, some people use cornstarch or a tablespoon flour mixed with a little bit of water as well. Whatever you add, and whether it be a teaspoon or a tablespoon, just be sure to stir it well and get it to the thickness that you want.
- Heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the mushrooms and cook until tender. Remove from the pan.
- Add the ground lamb and brown.
- Mix together the remaining ingredients to make the sauce. Add to the meat and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
- Add back the cooked mushrooms and onions. Serve over your favorite low carb noodles.