Braised Beef

Braised Beef is one of my favourite dishes ever, it is really wholesome and filling. So I decided to make a slimming world friendly version. Here it is:


Braised Beef

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 4

Original – approx 1 syn per serving

Extra Easy – approx 1 syn per serving


800g of braising steak/beef (all visible fat removed)

1 large red onion (halved and sliced)

2 cloves of garlic (crushed and chopped finely)

2 large carrots (sliced)

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

2.5 cups of beef stock

couple of sprigs of fresh thyme (or use a sprinkle of dried if you havent got fresh to hand)

a splash of balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper to season

Frylight or Pam spray

1 tablespoon of cornstarch/cornflour (3.5 syns)

salt and pepper to season


Spray a large pot with Frylight or Pam spray, place over a medium high heat, brown the beef and then set aside.

Reduce the heat slightly and add onion, garlic and carrot and cook for approx 5 mins until softened (you may need to add a little water to the pan if it starts to stick)

Add the stock, and splash of balsamic vinegar. Mix the cornstarch with a little cold water into a paste and add this into the stock.

Return the meat to the casserole dish and add the thyme and tomato paste

Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for approx 1.5-2 hours until meat is tender and sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with your choice of vegetables and potatoes – I had mine with mashed potatoes and cabbage. It was really delicious.

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  • Rhea

    Made this last night, was lush!

  • britmumincanada

    glad you enjoyed it. It is very yummy 😀

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  • Anonymous

    Have decided to make this for our 1st January steak pie, it is in the slow cooker and smells and looks divine. I make a steak pie every year on this date but decided that your version was tastier than my own and fitted in with my slimming. Serving with roast potatoes made the SW way, the pastry is filo and mixed veg, can’t wait to eat it. Thank you for this recipe.

  • Anonymous

    that sounds delicious, just reminded me I have some filo pastry to use up actually. I might have to make a tart of some sort.

    Hope you enjoyed your meal :)