Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew

  • 10MINS
  • 4HR 30MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 293KCAL

You can’t go wrong with a slimming-friendly slow cooker stew, and this one comes with a flavourful fruity twist! Let it simmer low and slow for melt-in-the mouth beef, tender vegetables and juicy pineapple. (It’s great for batch-cooking too!)

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories293
  • Carbs32g
  • Protein27g
  • Fat4.7g
  • Saturates1.6g
  • Sugars18g

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A slow cooker stew is one of those recipes you can rely on all year round. With a burst of fruity pineapple, this one is no exception, and the smell of it bubbling away will have you counting down the hours until dinnertime!

If you’ve ever tried a slice of pineapple with your steak, you’ll know the two flavours work together really well. Balancing out sweet and savoury, the fruitiness it adds to the rich tomato sauce is a real treat for your tastebuds. 

Just like all the best slow cooker recipes, this is a breeze to throw together on a busy day. You’ll just need to brown off your meat with the peppers and a couple of the other ingredients before adding everything into the slow cooker. 

Don’t let any leftovers go to waste – this freezes and reheats like a dream, so it’s ideal if you’re trying to get ahead for the week. 

There’s no need to miss out if you don’t have a slow cooker! You can find an oven method for this recipe here or the Instant Pot method here

What diets is this Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew suitable for?

This Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew recipe is suitable for dairy-free diets and can be made gluten-free as long as you use Henderson’s relish and substitute the following ingredients for suitable gluten-free versions:

  • Beef stock cube
  • Light soy sauce

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew?

You won’t need any special ingredients to cook this recipe, although there are a couple of bits of equipment that will make it easier.

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You’ll need a slow cooker with at least a 3.5 litre capacity. We wouldn’t recommend trying to make this dish in a slow cooker any smaller than this. 

You’ll start the recipe in a large frying pan like this Ninja ZEROSTICK pan. Good quality cookware like this will last for years to come!

How many calories are in this Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew?

There are 293 calories per portion in this Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew 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.

Step 1

Place the cornflour on a plate and season with salt and black pepper. Place the beef in the cornflour, turning to coat on all sides.

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Step 2

Spray a large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat. Add the beef and fry for a few minutes until browned and sealed all over. Add the onion, garlic, peppers and ginger, and continue to fry for a further 3 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker.

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Step 3

Add the carrot, celery, potato, pineapple, chopped tomatoes, stock, tomato puree, Henderson’s relish, soy sauce, sweetener and hot pepper sauce and stir well.

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Step 4

Cover with the lid and cook on high for 4-5 hours.

Step 5

The vegetables and beef should be soft and tender, and the sauce thickened. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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What could I serve with this Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew?

Our favourite way to serve this fruity stew is with a potato-based side dish. Roast potatoes or mashed potatoes in particular turn this dish into a really hearty, satisfying dinner. 

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How do you know when Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew is cooked?

You’ll need to cook this Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew for 4-5 hours or until the meat and vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened. 

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew in the fridge?

Please make sure that you eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, you can allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftover Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days.

Can I freeze Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please do remember to do the following:

  • Make sure that you freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Choose a container or a bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Label your dish with the name of the recipe and the date that you froze it on.

How do I reheat Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew?

From chilled: Place in a microwavable container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight and reheat from chilled. 

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Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Stew

You can’t go wrong with a slimming-friendly slow cooker stew, and this one comes with a flavourful fruity twist! Let it simmer low and slow for melt-in-the mouth beef, tender vegetables and juicy pineapple. (It’s great for batch-cooking too!)
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    4 HR 30
  • KCals 293
  • Carbs 32G

Ingredients

  • 400 g diced beef, all visible fat removed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 medium red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 sticks celery, sliced
  • 200 g potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 180 g fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200 ml beef stock (½ beef stock cube dissolved in 200ml boiling water)
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's relish or Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp white granulated sweetener
  • ½ tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • low-calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Place the cornflour on a plate and season with salt and black pepper. Place the beef in the cornflour, turning to coat on all sides.
  2. Spray a large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat. Add the beef and fry for a few minutes until browned and sealed all over. Add the onion, garlic, peppers and ginger, and continue to fry for a further 3 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  3. Add the carrot, celery, potato, pineapple, chopped tomatoes, stock, tomato puree, Henderson's relish, soy sauce, sweetener and hot pepper sauce and stir well.
  4. Cover with the lid and cook on high for 4-5 hours.
  5. The vegetables and beef should be soft and tender, and the sauce thickened. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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NadineTuesday 2nd January 2024

Can I use tinned pineapple instead of fresh?

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    HollyMonday 5th February 2024

    Hi Nadine, yes you can use fresh or tinned pineapple in this recipe, hope that helps!

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