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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Balsamic Beef and Pepper Stew


This is a comforting one-pot beef stew recipe which is made with balsamic vinegar, butternut squash and red peppers. It does work out at 15.5 carbs per serving ... which may not be suitable for all those who live the LCHF lifestyle. 

We aim to share many different recipes and readers obviously must keep in mind any allergies etc. they may have, and if you are a diabetic, any blood sugar reaction to various foods. If you are a diabetic 'test is best' i.e. use your meter.

 Serves Six

600g (2 large) beef rump steaks, diced, excess fat removed
2 tbsp plain flour, seasoned
3 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp tomato purée
150ml red wine
250g butternut squash, diced
2 red peppers, sliced
Small handful fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Good dash Worcestershire sauce
500ml beef stock

1.Toss the beef in the flour. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a casserole over a medium-high heat. Add the beef, in batches, and cook to brown all over. Spoon into a bowl and set aside.
2. Add the remaining oil, onion and garlic to the casserole and soften for 5 minutes. Add the tomato purée and cook for 2 minutes, then add the wine and bubble for a few minutes more.
3. Return the beef to the casserole, then add the diced squash, sliced red pepper, thyme leaves, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes until the beef is tender. Check the seasoning.
4.Serve the beef stew with garlic mash (made by squeezing roasted garlic from its skins and stirring it into hot mashed potatoes* with some salt, pepper and hot milk)."

Original recipe here

*Note ... I would serve this with buttery mashed swede or a lower carb vegetable accompaniment, whole green beans may be nice... but of course the choice is yours.

Now a glass of red wine may well taste great with this meal? 

Image result for glass of red wine

All the best Jan


Jo said...

That's proper comfort food. Yummy.

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes ... agree with you Jo.

Have a good weekend

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Looks a very tasty recipe.

Jenny S

Lowcarb team member said...

It's a great recipe to share - thanks for your comment Jenny.

Have a good weekend.

All the best Jan

NCmountainwoman said...

Sounds yummy and looks delicious as well. I'll put it on my list to try.

Lowcarb team member said...

Welcome and thanks for your comment 'NCmountainwoman' ... can I call you NC for short?

I'm sure you will enjoy this recipe.

All the best Jan