Syn Free Beef Stew | Slimming World

syn free beef stew

I get it, I’m little bit obsessed. For the past few months I’ve cooked at least 3 meals a week in my new Instant Pot. I would apologize but nope, I’m not going to! Mainly because, this thing is bloody AMAZING!!! I’ve made syn free meatballs in gravy, hardboiled eggs, and now beef stew in this brand new treasure of mine & to say I’m smitten is a bit of an understatement! I can’t believe not only the simplicity of this machine but the time in which it takes to cook all this glorious food. I also love that it automatically switches over to the warm feature so if you aren’t there to babysit your creation, the Instant Pot will make sure it doesn’t go cold. How good is that?!

We like to use Sukrin, which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. It doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do, which makes it perfect for cooking and baking.

Sukrin is in equal and weight to sugar, so if you're using a powdered sweetener you'll need to use less as it weighs less.

You can grab Sukrin over on Amazon

It’s basically a super duper Slow Cooker with a whole heap of other functions. It’s the safest pressure cooker out there – and you can have Pulled Pork cooked in just an hour! Yes, an hour! Grab one on Amazon, and if you follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter we’ll let you know when ever it’s on offer.

Ok so stew. Love stew. It basically falls into the Winter comfort foods category and with our Great British Weather it can feel wintry in April. It’s my favorite food group and should be eaten year round, despite the weather. What’s wrong with Sausage Casserole in the summer?! Today was actually sunny for once (shocker) but still very very cold. I knew I had to try my hand at stew in the Instant Pot. And so I did. The beef was so tender, the veg perfect and of course having a complete meal in 35-40 minutes doesn’t hurt either. I didn’t use wine in this syn free version though it would be delicious, as I typically try to avoid alcohol on Slimming World. Either way, I am sure you could pour in a glass & make sure to syn it, it would turn out divine!

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Syn Free Beef Stew

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Turn your Instant Pot onto “Saute” and spray your oil into it and out the beef in
  2. Saute until the meat is no longer pink then toss in all the veg. Don't worry if the steak brows on the bottom, just keep stirring.
  3. Add in the beef stock, spices & seasonings
  4. Make it bubble then place the lid on your Instant Pot - make sure it locks and press “Stew/Meat”. The setting will automatically set itself for 35 minutes on high pressure. Make sure the steam valve is closed and let it cook as indicated by the timer. It may take a while for it to come up to pressure - it's fine!
  5. Once cooking is complete, your Instant Pot should automatically switch over to warm. Leave the steam valve naturally for 20 minutes.
  6. Open the lid and if the stew isn't thick enough for you then add some smash. Be aware this is a tweak if you do this! We don't find it needs thickening, but the Smash is an option!
  7. Taste - if it needs more salt then add some. Better to add in more at this stage instead of over salting at the beginning. No one likes salty stew! Serve or keep on the "Keep Warm" setting until you're ready to serve.

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2 Comments
  1. I tried this today in my slow cooker and it is delicious … did need a little thickening but only because in a slow cooker you use more liquid I suppose. Also I added sliced mushrooms for the last hour of cooking … yummy. Thank you for sharing your recipe x

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