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Healthy Beef Recipe

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time3 hrs 30 minsTotal Time3 hrs 50 mins

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Healthy Beef Recipe

 1 kg silverside or topside of beef with no added fat
 2 tbsp olive oil
 6 young carrots
 200 ml white dry wine
 1 celery stick
 500 ml rich beef stock
 500 g onion
 2 bay leaves
 34 thyme sprigs
 1 tsp butter
 1 tsp sugar
 2 tsp flour

Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas. Rub the meat with 1 tsp of the oil and plenty of seasoning. Heat a large flameproof casserole dish and brown the meat all over for about 10 mins. Meanwhile, add 2 tsp oil to a frying pan and fry the carrots and celery for 10 mins until turning golden.

Healthy Beef Recipe


Lift the beef onto a plate, splash the wine into the hot casserole and boil for 3 mins. Pour in the stock, return the beef, then tuck in the carrots, celery and bay leaves, trying not to submerge the carrots too much. Cover and cook in the oven for 2 hrs


Meanwhile, thinly slice the onions. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and stir in the onions, thyme and some seasoning. Cover and cook gently for 20 mins until the onions are softened but not coloured. Remove the lid, turn up the heat, add the butter and sugar, then let the onions caramelise to a dark golden brown, stirring often. Remove the thyme sprigs, then set aside.


When the beef is ready, it will be tender and easy to pull apart at the edges. Remove it from the casserole and snip off the strings. Reheat the onion pan, stir in the flour and cook for 2 min. Whisk the floury onions into the beefy juices in the casserole, to make a thick onion gravy. Taste for seasoning. Add the beef and carrots back to the casserole, or slice the beef and bring to the table on a platter, with the carrots to the side and the gravy spooned over.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 500
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%

Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 15g
Protein 32g64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.