Low Syn Beef Paprikash | Slimming World

Beef Paprikash is a classic Hungarian beef stew, and this Slimming World friendly Low Syn Beef Paprikash recipe is perfect for throwing in the Instant Pot or Slow cooker in the morning so it’s ready for dinner.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

We had some cooked chicken leftover from the day before so we added that a couple of hours before the end of cooking.

If you prefer you can use diced chicken breast instead of beef. Perfect on the Slimming World Extra Easy plan, very tasty and super easy to make!

The Instant Pot

If you’ve never heard of the Instant Pot you should go and check it out over on Amazon. Imagine the best Slow Cooker in the world and times that by a hundred. There’s not much that it can’t do!

It’s also a pressure cooker, which means you can cook recipes like this in about 30 minutes. The word pressure cooker used to send me into hiding, I remember my Nans one when I was a child. It would splutter and rock, and make all sorts of horrid noises! None of that with the Instant Pot – just send the time, close the lid and go. It even keeps your food warm once it’s finished cooking?!

The Diced Beef

For the diced beef, I’d urge you to get hold of our Protein Food Shop hampers. They’re packed full of the BEST quality meat we’ve ever come across from an online butcher. The hamper is incredible value for money, working out FAR cheaper than the supermarket.

The diced steak is lovely and lean, and all of  their beef is sourced from British farms, giving the reassurance of meeting all the animal welfare trading standards regulations.


We also have a few other exclusive hamper deals available, so it’s well worth checking them out.

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Low Syn Beef Paprikash

Votes: 14
Rating: 4.21
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Prep Time

Cooking Time

people 15 minutes 8 hours on low



Slimming World 

416kcal 5

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

1.5 1.5


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  1. Place the onions in the bottom of the slow cooker
  2. Toss the beef with the flour and season well with salt and pepper. Place on top of the onions
  3. Top with the bell peppers and garlic
  4. Stir together the stock, paprika, tomato puree and caraway seeds and pour over the beef
  5. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours, until the meat is very tender
  6. Uncover and let stand at least 10 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and parsley
  7. Check the seasoning, and add more if necessary
  8. Serve with rice, noodles or potatoes, and plenty of speed food

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- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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  1. Made this as per the recipe,. found it went dry after 4 hours, added 250ml more stock, again after a further two needed more stock as dried out. not sure what I did wrong ???? Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Julie
      I’m not sure what you did wrong, I’ve made this recipe and it worked well. Assuming you used all ingredients exactly as listed, had the slow cooker on it’s lowest setting and a lid that fits well, it should have been fine. It may be that even on the lowest setting, your slow cooker was too hot? I had one that I had to return as it boiled the food I was trying to slow cook!

  2. Hi, could you use fat free fromage frais instead of sour cream? And would the recipe work without the flour? Trying to keep the recipe as low syn as possible x

    1. Hi Lauren
      We created the recipe to achieve maximum flavour for minimum Syns, and this recipe is 1.5 Syns per serving, which is pretty good! If you were to change the ingredients, it may not work out as well.
      Thanks for getting in touch!

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