Beef Stroganoff Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

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Beef Stroganoff Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Ease of Preparation: Easy Recipe

Dish Description:
A hearty egg noodle and gravy dish. Very easy to prepare and an infinite amount of variations. Odds are you have had this at some point in your life, whether in a school cafeteria, a TV dinner, or a high-end restaurant.

Tasting Guidelines:
This recipe should taste rich and savory.
The weight of this recipe is heavy but can be balanced with vinegar.
The texture of this recipe is soft.
This recipe is good for people with low to moderate treatment side effect.
This recipe gives an emotional response of a good home cooked meal.
This recipe is best categorized as classic Russian.

Food Ingredients:
8–16 oz. of beef for stew
1/4 c. whole milk
1 package of egg noodles, cooked and lightly oiled, set to side
1 yellow onion, medium diced
1 small pack Portabella mushrooms, chopped
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 stick butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 packages brown gravy prepared according to mix directions

Flavor Balancers:
2 tbsp. dark soy sauce, mushroom flavored
1 tbsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. sugar

Aromatics:
1/2 tbsp. rosemary
2 tbsp. flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped

Recipe Directions:
Take beef and tenderize with a meat mallet. Place tenderized beef into a mixing bowl, and mix in dark soy sauce until surface is thoroughly coated. Add vinegar and mix thoroughly. Allow to marinate 30 minutes on the counter.

In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Sweat onion and mushrooms in butter until onions are translucent. Add beef, rosemary, black pepper, sugar. Cook beef until thoroughly cooked through. When beef is thoroughly cooked, stir in brown gravy, cream of mushroom soup and sour cream, mixing well. Allow to simmer on low heat uncovered for 10 minutes. If sauce is too thick add milk to thin. Serve over egg noodles. Top with Italian parsley and enjoy.

Chef Recipe Tips:
This beef stroganoff is a really great recipe. It reheats well. If the recipe is a little too heavy, add a little extra red wine vinegar or lemon juice to cut through the weight of the dish.


Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimine. All of our recipes can be made with organic ingredients if you choose. Our holistic approach to cooking will help you not only be able to eat but to also enjoy the taste of your food again during and after cancer and chemotherapy treatments. We have many healthy recipes, crockpot recipes, chicken recipes, dinner recipes, shrimp recipes, pasta recipes, soup recipes, vegan recipes, salad recipes, vegetarian recipes, breakfast recipes, and even a great chili recipe. Talk with your oncologist and dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.

This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Have specific questions? Email us at cookingforchemo@gmail.com

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a classically trained chef with fifteen years of culinary experience. He is also the author of “Cooking for Chemo …and After!” Chef Ryan acted as his mother’s primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments.