Ok so stew. We love stew. It basically falls into the Winter comfort foods category and with our Great British Weather it can feel wintry in April. Having said that this, Slimming World friendly Syn Free Beef Stew can be eaten all year round, whatever the weather.
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 👍
What’s wrong with a Low Syn Slow Cooker 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 (just be sure to Syn it) and it would turn out divine! Alternatively, you could add a Tesco Red Wine Stock Pot, which are Syn Free.
What is an Instant Pot?
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?!
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.
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 Rapeseed Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Beef Stew recipe.
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