This Creamy Pepper Sauce is the best slimming-friendly accompaniment to steak – especially if you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
This sauce is really versatile and would be great with all sorts of different meats and vegetables!
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 👍
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How many Calories are in this Creamy Pepper Sauce?
There are 42 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Creamy Pepper Sauce. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Creamy Pepper Sauce suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Stock cubes
- Worcestershire Sauce
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Pepper Sauce?
This sauce has 1 Point per portion! That leaves you with a heap of Points to enjoy on whatever you fancy!
How to make this Creamy Pepper Sauce
This Creamy Pepper Sauce is really simple to make, and is super quick too! Here’s a summary;
- Fry the onions and mushrooms until brown, then add the pepper and Worcestershire sauce
- Add the stock and reduce a little
- Remove from the heat and stir in the quark
- Thicken with xanthan gum
- Season and serve as an accompaniment to something listed below
What should you should serve with Creamy Pepper Sauce?
This sauce will go with pretty much anything you fancy – here are some suggestions:
- Jacket Potato
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Creamy Pepper Sauce?
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There isn’t anything unusual in this recipe – you can get all of the ingredients in the supermarket!
We use Xanthan Gum to thicken this sauce. It’s a Gluten Free thickening agent which we use instead of cornflour. You only need a tiny, weeny bit!
You can find Xanthan Gum down the “free from” aisle of most supermarkets, or you can pick some up online from Amazon.
Can you cook Creamy Pepper Sauce another way?
You need to cook this sauce using the method below – it isn’t suitable to cook in a different way.
How do you know when Creamy Pepper Sauce is cooked?
You should cook this sauce until the mushrooms and onions are tender, and the sauce is thick and glossy.
This should take approx 10 minutes on the hob.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Creamy Pepper Sauce in the fridge?
Once you’ve served this sauce, you should ideally eat it straight away.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Creamy Pepper Sauce in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Creamy Pepper Sauce?
This recipe isn’t suitable for freezing – it’s super quick to make from fresh so will be ready in a jiffy!
How do I reheat Creamy Pepper Sauce?
From chilled: Place the sauce in a small saucepan and reheat on a very low heat until piping hot. This will take around 5 minutes. Be careful not to heat too quickly as it may split.
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