Braised Beef Steaks
Braising is an easy way to cook beef and makes a super tasty meal from a relatively cheap cut of meat. Choose stewing steak, chuck steak or shin of beef for this slow cook recipe and the meat will melt in the mouth. Red wine adds a delicious rich flavour to the sauce and the fat and calories are low. 313 per serving and just 1.1% fat
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Braised beef steaks
Calories per serving
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 lean beef steaks
- 1 tsp vegetable stock powder
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1 glass red wine
- 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 100g button mushrooms
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, to garnish
- Preheat a large, non-stick pan. Add the onion and garlic and dry-fry until soft.
- Remove any visible fat from the steaks, then season the steaks on both sides with salt and black pepper, add to the pan and cook until lightly coloured.
- Add the stock powder, then sprinkle over the flour and continue cooking for 1 minute before gradually stirring in the wine and the tomatoes, mushrooms and thyme.
- Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes until the beef is tender, topping up with boiling water if required.
- Just before serving sprinkle with parsley. Serve with unlimited boiled or steamed vegetables (excluding potatoes).
Choose thin steaks and remove any visible fat.