Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef | Slimming World

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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Some of you love this Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef recipe!

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One of our Instagram followers @slimmingworld_mez80 made this dish and loved it!
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One more of our Instagram followers @keely__jones made this dish and loved it!
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One of our Instagram followers @slimming_claire_sw made this dish and loved it!

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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.

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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?

We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over onAmazon UK.

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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.

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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.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

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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Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free!

The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef recipe.

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Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef

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Rating: 4.05
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portion 10 minutes 25 minutes



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410kcal 5

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  1. Preheat the oven to 190-200°C
  2. Season the strips of beef, then dip each one into the beaten egg, then quickly drag it through the flour to give a light coating
  3. Place each piece of coated beef on a baking tray sprayed with a fair bit of Frylight, then give the strips a spray too. You could even put it on a piece of baking parchment to ensure it doesn't stick
  4. Cook for 20-25 minutes, until the beef is crispy. You can turn it over towards the end if needed
  5. While the beef is cooking, spray a wok with some Frylight. Then over a medium/hot heat fry the peppers, carrots, onion, spring onion, chilli flakes, garlic and ginger
  6. Cook for 5 minutes, then add the lime juice, granulated sweetener, soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey
  7. Stir, then add a couple of drops of Franks sauce and the 100ml of beef stock
  8. Allow to cook for a minute and then add the cooked beef strips
  9. Stir well and serve with some plain boiled rice

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  1. A genius recipe that is so simple, works perfectly and stayed perfectly crispy for me through two delicious helpings. This is going to be a regular and welcome addition to our menu planning. Packed full of flavour which is what I’m looking for.

  2. This was absolutely delish and I was very surprised how easy to make it was – I’m not the best cook!! Will definitely be making this again.

  3. Made this chilli crispy beef for myself, husband and son as a takeaway treat it was absolutely gorgeous my son even said it was better than a Chinese takeaway. I would give it a 10/10 rating and will definitely be making it again and again. Thanks Pinch of Nom ????

  4. Love this recipe! Used Splenda and a bit of a beef stockpot instead of Sukrin and Oxo but it was still delicious – would definitely recommend making this 🙂 It’s my hubby’s favourite Chinese take away and even he said it was an excellent replacement. Thanks PON! Xx

  5. Didn’t have any carrots and only 1 pepper, so I used 3 onions.
    A bit messy with the egg and flour, but very easy to make, and certainly worth it.

  6. Brilliant recipe and easy to make too. My hubby offered to cook and we all loved it including my son! We didn’t have the sukrin but used candarel instead and used hot pepper sauce as we had this in the cupboard. Very tasty we will definitely be having this again very soon! Thanks Pinch of Nom ????

  7. OMG. Made this tonight and it’s just the real deal. Beef nice and crispy. Even when added to the sauce. Worth the effort. 10/10 and certainly one to make again. Love it. Hated the fact it ended. Lol. Thank you PON

  8. I have made this after making one off another site that was rank!! Was so nervous putting the 1st mouthful in but I had no need to as it is gorgeous. Has a good kick to it but just as good as any takeaway. Thanks for creating this 🙂

  9. This went down a storm. I would however only add 2 tbs of the rice vinegar. I used Shad Xing Rice Wine Vinegar and it was a bit overpowering, so if you use the same, i’d just add 2 tbs because you can always add more if required, but we loved the meal, very tasty. Thanks Pinch of Nom.

  10. Made this tonight, was excellent – just as nice as a takeaway. 10/10 taked a little time preppimg veg and citting and coating the steak but well worth it. Will definitely be making again. It stayed crispy too!

    1. Apols for spelling mistakes – phone is doing funny auto corrects…. always proof read lol!
      Meant to say: takes a little time prepping the veg and cutting and coating steak!

  11. Really enjoyed this recipe. Full of flavour & so tasty. I’ll definitely be making this a regular in my house! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  12. Cooked this tonight for some friends – it went down a treat! Served with egg fried rice and salt &a chilli chips! Will def be cooking again!

  13. Made this tonight. Used rice wine viniger assume that was the wrong one? And i only used 2 tbsp but i found it to vinigery and so now im really thirsty hehe. I’m assuming i did something wrong But i used an air fryer to cook the beef. Cooked it in half the time and was pretty crispy so yay. Also added more veg cos why not 🙂 I’ll try it again maybe with less viniger?

    1. Hi Leah,

      rice wine vinegar and rice vinegar are different. Rice wine vinegar also has a Syn value. Rice vinegar is usually more mellow too 🙂

  14. Hi there. Looks lovely but I was wondering if I could use coconut or peanut flour instead of self raising. Would the syn value be the same

  15. I’m just beginning my sweet journey and have been following a couple of th groups for a few weeks to familiarize myself with the plan…Your recipes are fabulous. Thank you.

  16. All recipes are amazing, have made loads of them but one of my favourites is the low syn shredded chilli beef, brilliant

  17. Made this as part of a Chinese ‘banquet’ for my mum and dad. Dad LOVES crispy beef from the Chinese…..I don’t have Sukrin so I used a spoonful of sugar and I used gluten free flour but other than that…I followed the recipe. Dad declared – “that’s the best crispy beef I’ve ever had” so….thank you Pinch of Nom…it truly was an epic part of the Meal!

  18. Did mine with chicken as not a fan of beef, was amazing. Am always dubious when I’m told “it’s just like the one from the Chinese”, but this really is!!! Thank-you PON!!

  19. I made this for friends at the weekend and they really loved it. I did make more sauce than shown as I made before and felt it could do with a bit more. A big hit, thanks Pinchofnom.

  20. Hi, I have made this before and it is amazing. This week I couldn’t get spring onions. Are scallions similar? Could I use them in this dish or should I just leave them out? Thanks

  21. Assuming this could be done with chicken too?
    It sounds amazing but my family prefers the chicken over beef. Can’t wait to try it!

  22. Hi all

    Nit tried this recipe yet as my daughter is not keen on beef. Would you be able to swap the beef for chicken and use chicken stock instead? Help
    Guys as I’m new to pon recipes. Thanks in advace

    1. Hi Caroline
      You can buy Franks Hot Sauce from Tesco and other supermarkets. (larger stores)
      You can use a pinch of chilli flakes as an alternative. We haven’t tried it in the Actifry, but if you do try, let us know how you get on!

  23. Just made this (without the sweetener as I can’t stand the stuff) and I was absolutely gobsmacked on how good it was. Have now went and looked up other recipes. Thanks.

  24. Could you use plain flour instead of self raising? Is there an alternative for the rice vinegar? I have white wine vienegar?

    1. Hi Rebecca
      White wine vinegar will be fine to use. Try to use Self raising if possible, as this will help to ensure the crispy coating is successful.

    1. Hi Erika
      We use Franks Hot Sauce because it’s pretty hot stuff, so you get more bang for your buck, so to speak! The couple of drops have a negligible Syn value. If you were to try sweet chilli sauce you’d need to add more, and it wouldn’t give the same depth of flavour.

    1. Hi Zoe
      If you scroll down to the recipe card, you’ll see a breakdown of number of servings and syns per portion. This recipe is 1 Syn per portion. 🙂

    1. Hi Louise
      If you scroll down to the recipe card, you’ll find step by step instructions. You cut the raw steak into strips, then prep according to the instructions. 🙂

  25. Hi I made this last week with beef but going to try with duck tonight, will it work the same with oven/cooking times?

    1. Hi Hannah,
      We haven’t tried it in an Actifry, but I should think it would work well! Please let us know how you get on if you try it. 🙂

  26. I live in Spain and I’ve never seen the buffalo hot wings sauce. Is there something else I could replace it with? 🙏

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