Irish beef and Guinness casserole

Irish beef and Guinness casserole
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Ready in: Over 60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Syns per serving:

A complete meal in a bowl, with the rich, satisfying taste you only get from slow cooking.

ingredients

  • 900g lean Irish beef fillet, cut into chunks
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 small onions, peeled and quartered
  • 2 celery sticks, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 6 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 125ml Guinness
  • 800ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp beef gravy granules
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • A small handful of fresh parsley, chopped

method

  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 3.
  2. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the beef and stir-fry until browned on all sides. Next, add the vegetables, Guinness, stock and gravy granules. Season well and add the bay leaf. Bring to the boil. Transfer to a medium casserole dish and cover. Cook in the oven for 1½-2 hours, or until the beef is tender.
  3. Remove from the oven and scatter over the chopped parsley before serving.

Tip: For an Extra Easy SP day, fill at least half of your plate with Speed vegetables of your choice.

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