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Beef stew

Beef stew
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook time: 1½ hours
  • Ready in: Over 60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 2
  • * Freezer friendly
  • SP Perfect for Extra Easy SP
  • Syns per serving:

Tuck into traditional British tucker with a generous helping of beef stew – perfect comfort food for chilly evenings!


  • 12 shallots
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 2 carrots
  • 380g braising steak, all visible fat removed
  • 1 level tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 170g closed cap mushrooms
  • 2 level tsp onion gravy granules
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly chopped parsley, to garnish


  1. Peel the shallots. Heat a large pan sprayed with low calorie cooking spray, add the shallots and fry for 5 minutes until browned. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Slice the carrots, place in the pan with the steak, tomato purée, bouquet garni and 800ml pints water. Cover and simmer for 1½ hours.
  3. Halve the mushrooms, add to the pan with the shallots and simmer for a further 20 minutes. Sprinkle over the gravy granules and stir until thickened. Season to taste, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Tip: If you can't find shallots, you can use 2 onions, peeled and sliced.

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