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03 February 2015

Spanish Beef Recipe - Family Food

With calorie counting well underway and being a few pounds lighter already, I've been trying to think of some meals that are both filling and healthier for us to enjoy. After all, there is no use eating a salad if you will be hungry and reaching for the biscuits five minutes later is there!

This meal can be slow cooked so it's ready for when you return home from work/college/the gym etc. With couscous and vegetables taking just a few minutes to heat through, I've found these make a great accompaniment. This should prevent you from wanting to raid the fridge like Pac-Man afterwards!
It's quite similar to my sausage casserole recipe which is a family favourite.

(Serves 2 generously (we often share this between the four of us) Approx 500 calories per portion)
400g beef, strips
2 onions, diced
1 red pepper, cut into chunks
100g chorizo ring cut into 1cm chunks
1tsp garlic puree/2 cloves
1tbsp chilli flakes
1tbsp cumin
400g passata
200g chopped tomatoes
1 beef stock cube
1tbsp parsley, chopped

  • Cook the beef until brown in a pan over a low heat and then transfer it to your slow cooker/casserole dish
  • Add the chorizo, onion, pepper and garlic to the pan and cook it for about 5 minutes, until browned
  • Add the chilli and cumin then heat for a minute. Add the tomatoes, passata and stock cube and heat for a further minute, stirring continuously, before transferring it to the slow cooker/casserole dish
  • Cook in the slow cooker on a low heat for 5 hours, high heat for 2 hours or in the oven at 150 degrees for 2.5 hours
  • Add the parsley on top to serve (or put it in with your couscous as I do)

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  1. Looks delicious. Will definitely be trying soon x

  2. This looks ace. I love anything that can be slow cooked. Plus it is the sort of meal that would warm up well too

  3. This looks delicious - I've just pinned this! I make something similiar in my slow cooker quite often, but using chicken instead. Beef would make a nice change! x

  4. This dish has all of my favourite flavours in, I adore Spanish food, this looks so good :-) x #tastytuesdays

  5. You drew me in with the 500 calories! It looks really tasty as wel,l and I like that you used chorizo as I hardly ever use it so it's good to have a recipe with it in xx

  6. This looks very simple and tasty. I don't eat meat but my husband and son do and this is the sort of meal that they like.

  7. This looks so easy and yummy I'm going to give it a go!

  8. yummy this does look nice, I love food with a bit of spice and anything done in the slow cooker is good by me - sounds like the perfect thing for a winter's evening x

  9. My OH would love it! He's a typical meat eater and this stew looks amazingly comforting! x

  10. That looks really tasty - perfect for a cold winter's night.

  11. It looks yummy and the recipe is easy to follow... this one is a keeper for later use ;-)

  12. Ooh that sounds delicious, I struggle with beef so definitely pinning to try!x

  13. Excellent recipe, have you ever made it with mince, I cook a lot with mince and this recipe looks fab! I found you on #RecipeOfTheWeek

  14. OOh delicious, winter warmer there! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  15. oh gosh my mouths watering now!

  16. I'm pining comfort food at the moment and this ticks every box x

  17. This looks delicious, perfect one pot meal

  18. This is my sort of dish :-)

  19. This looks delicious, perfect one pot meal


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