You may ask yourself why did we come up with this Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef recipe, when there are so many out there already. So let me explain.
Since we started this website we’ve been very aware of some recipes you find online not turning out as the pictures suggest. We’ve come a cropper with this ourselves.
We all know the what it’s like. You find a recipe that looks amazing, off you pop to the supermarket to spend a small fortune on the ingredients. You gear yourself up thinking this is the recipe that will finally get me on Masterchef, then, disaster.
What you have bubbling away on your stove looks nothing like the mouth watering picture of the meal you’d set your heart on. And even worse, it tastes nothing like you expected. So it ends up in the bin.
This is exactly the problem that a number of members on our Facebook page faced a few weeks ago with a Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef recipe. If you’re a regular Facebook user you’ll know that you see a lot of ‘recipes’ pop up in certain groups and on your timeline.
Some of them are pretty good, but sadly most of them are just spam, which will direct you to a website full of recipes that haven’t been tried or tested, and stock photos that have been passed off as the homemade version of the recipe. The result is you waste an awful lot of time and money trying to achieve the impossible.
Our Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef Recipe
When you look at this recipe you may be put off slightly by the number of ingredients. Yes there are quite a few, but it’s well worth it. Especially for 1 syn a portion.
Should I syn the sweetener?
As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.
Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.
The recipe for this Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef only uses 2 teaspoons of sweetener and is divided into 4 portions. That means there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
What is Sukrin?
Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef.
If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.
There are 2 things to note with this recipe is this. First, traditionally Crispy Beef is cooked in a wok with a load of oil. That’s what gives the meat that crispy texture. However, Slimming World and oil don’t agree with each other, so we have to bake the beef strips in the oven.
Whilst this does make the meat crispy, it will never be ‘quite’ as crispy as the traditional method. But if you leave it until the last minute to add it to the sauce then it will retain it’s crispiness for a bit longer. So the secret is don’t leave the meat in the sauce for too long.
Secondly, if you prefer a bit more sauce you can add a little extra stock, soy sauce and rice vinegar. It’s all syn free so you can add as much extra as you like without it affecting the syn value.
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