Sometimes the recipes you make up as you go along don’t turn out so well, but sometimes they turn out to be pretty good. Luckily, this Syn Free Balsamic Slow Cooker Beef Stew is one of the latter, and as an added bonus I even remembered to note down exactly what went in it and how I made it.
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 👍
There’s nothing more frustrating than making the perfect dish but not writing it down, then never being able to recreate it!
This is a great recipe for the Slimming World Extra Easy plan, as it contains a decent amount of speed veg, and you can always serve it with some extra speed (we had steamed mange tout and broccoli with ours)
We love slow cooker recipes as you can just throw everything in and leave it to do it’s thing all day. We use an Instant Pot for all our slow cooker recipes, but you use any slow cooker, or you can even cook it in a covered casserole dish in the oven.
As for what sort of meat you use in this, you can use pretty much any type of steak. Obviously the better the quality the more tender it will be.
What is Sukrin?
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We use Sukrin Gold which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin Gold over onAmazon UK.
Sukrin Gold 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 Syn Free Balsamic Slow Cooker Beef Stew.
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.
The Instant Pot
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.
If you’re like me you’ll remember the slow cookers of old that would splutter and rock, and make all sorts of scary noises! None of that with the Instant Pot – just set the time, close the lid and go.
It even keeps your food warm once it’s finished cooking?!
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