This healthy beef stew recipe is really easy to make and perfect for all the family. This recipe is recommended by Girl with a Spatula who shares her families favourite recipes.
How to enjoy this beef stew for weight loss
The majority of the ingredients in this recipe are healthy and perfect on weight loss plans. There are a few things you need to be mindful of to ensure that this fits in with your diet well. It is a perfect addition to a meal plan full of warming winter meals like those cooked in the slow cooker.
When choosing the beef you need to ensure it is lean beef with all visible fat removed. If you have a cut of beef that is high in fat you need to consider the syns of this. It is much better just to buy a leaner version.
Tips to make this healthy beef stew recipe easily
Whilst this recipe does take a while to make, each of the steps is easy to do and then leave it cooking whilst you do other things. If you are a busy mum then this could be perfect. I know I often multitask and do the washing and cleaning at the same time as cooking!
If you have children who enjoy helping with the cooking this is an easy one to get them involved in. If they are reasonably competent and safe with a knife you can supervise them to chop the vegetables knowing the size/shape isn’t too important!
Coating the beef in flour is another task children can easily do, especially youngsters that like to just mix something!
Enjoying this beef stew on a diet
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan this is a great recipe to try. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
On Slimming World there are only syns in the flour and olive oil.
Other recipes you might enjoy
If you like this recipe then another you might like is beef bourguignon.
Are you cooking this for meat eaters but looking for a nice warming meal to also make for vegetarians? If so I can highly recommend gardeners pie.
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Tasty and filling beef stew recipe perfect for all the family to make on a budget.
2. Place beef in saucepan with garlic and onion and sear on all sides. Add beef stock and bring to a boil. Lower temperature and simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until the beef is slightly tender (can pierce through it with a fork, but not so easily).
3. Add cubed potatoes and continue to simmer. If you are using fresh vegetables add them now, otherwise wait for another 30 minutes. Add frozen peas and carrots and continue to simmer for another 30 minutes. Season to taste if necessary.
4. If you want to thicken your stew, do it now by using a slurry comprised of 1 tablespoon of cornflour (4.5 syns) mixed with 4tbsp of water. Mix well with a whisk and pour into stew stirring constantly as you pour. This stew should thicken up within a minute. If needed, repeat the process until you have the consistency you like.
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