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As I am turning 30 this year I’ve been on a mission to get fitter both by exercising more and eating healthier food. I’m using a fitness app where I can record any exercise I do as well as input what I have had to eat that day. It can be a bit of a faff trying to input food nutrition details so I’ve been on the hunt for healthy recipes that have all of the nutritional values on them.
I was informed of a great beef bourguignon recipe found on the Sunrise Senior Living website who provide assisted living in care homes. It’s part of their healthy eating recipe section. It only has 197 kcals per serving, which I thought was pretty good!
Beef Bourguignon Recipe
- 10ml vegetable oil
- 400g diced chuck steak
- 40g plain flour
- 2 bacon rashers – diced
- 200g Spanish onions – sliced
- 300ml beef stock
- 200ml red wine
- 200g button mushrooms – cleaned and sliced
- 40g tomato puree
- 1 garlic clove – peeled and crushed
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 sprig of fresh thyme
- 5g chopped parsley
- 1 leek
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- 2 tsp cornflour
- Heat the oil over a medium heat.
- Season the beef with salt and pepper.
- Coat well in the flour, shaking off the excess. Seal the beef in the hot oil until browned.
- Add the bacon, onions and mushrooms. Cook until the bacon is rendered and onions are tender.
- Add the wine and simmer until it reduces by half, then add the stock, tomato puree, garlic, and a bouquet garni (bay leaf/thyme/parsley wrapped in a leek skin).
- Bring to the boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cover and braise gently for approximately 2.5 hours until beef is fork tender.
- Discard the bouquet garni. Season to taste with salt and pepper (optional) and stir in the cornflour to thicken.
- Energy: 197 kcals
- Salt: 1.2g
- Fat: 5.8g
- Saturated Fat: 1.8g
- Sugars: 0.8g