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

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  • 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

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat a large, non-stick pan. Add the onion and garlic and dry-fry until soft.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes until the beef is tender, topping up with boiling water if required.
  5. Just before serving sprinkle with parsley. Serve with unlimited boiled or steamed vegetables (excluding potatoes).


Choose thin steaks and remove any visible fat.

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