Weight Loss Meal Of The Month - Beef Stew

This winter warmer combines succulent tender meat with a thick rich gravy. Perfect to come home to after a long day at work. Low carbohydrate this dish is ideal for shedding a few pounds in the run up to the festive season.

Ingredients 150g Diced Beef

2tsp Olive Oil

1/2 Garlic Clove

1/4 Onion (diced)

30ml Red Wine

Fresh Thyme Leaves

100g Button Mushrooms

1/2 Medium Carrot

1/2 Celery Stick

2tsp Tomato Purée

2tsp Chopped Parsley

Method

1. Season the beef with salt & pepper

2. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium-high heat

3. Add the meat and cook for 4 minutes until brown all over

4. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for a further 2-3 minutes

5. Add the wine and bring to the boil

6. Add the rest of the vegetables to the pan and season with salt & pepper

7. Add the beef stock, tomato purée and thyme. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a low heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes

8. Remove the lid from the pan and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the sauce is thickened

9. Stir the parsley into the pan, taste and season if needed. Serve immediately.

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