WW Recipe: Beef and Guinness Casserole

Saturday, 26 January 2013
Time for another Weight Watchers friendly meal idea - this time featuring a version of one of my all-time favourite foods - the steak pie.

This comes in at around 9 ProPoints per serving (plus an additional 6 points if you're adding some pastry) so it's not the lowest of meal options but if you have a low points breakfast/lunch then I think it's perfect for a big Sunday dinner.

I forgot to take photos AGAIN so I've stuck in a picture of a similar (but non low-fat - check out the massive bit of pastry!) beef & guiness pie I made last year instead.

Weight watchers beef and guinness casserole recipe

Ingredients (serves 4)

500g lean beef chunks (ideally braising steak)
2 onions
4 carrots
175g mushrooms
450g potatoes (peeled and in chunks)
2 vegetable stock cubes dissolved in 300ml hot water
1 pint Guinness
1 teaspoon thyme


1) Spray a large pan/casserole dish with low fat cooking spray and brown the beef

2) Add the chopped carrots and onion and heat for 3-4 minutes

3) Add the stock, Guinness, mushrooms and thyme and season well.  Bring to the boil and then place in a dish in a preheated oven (180C) for 2 hours.  Alternatively, cook on the hob with the lid on for the same time (this is what I did).

4) Serve with potatoes and a small serving of puff pastry

The original recipe actually tells you to add the potatoes into the dish 1 and a half hours into cooking - but I made a summer casserole earlier in the week and did this and the potatoes were really hard, even after cooking for nearly an hour.  So to avoid horrible hard potatoes I decided to make healthy roasties instead.  

To do this I peeled and cut the potatoes into large chunks then boiled for 20 minutes in salted water.  After draining I shook them in a colander to make them fluffy then added to a roasting tray which was sprayed with low fat cooking spray.  I then sprayed the potatoes too and sprinkled with salt and pepper, then roasted in the oven for 45 minutes.  Hello yummy fluffy roasties!

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1 comment:

  1. omg that looks so delicious!