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Slimming World Beef Stifado Recipe

Beef Stifado

This simple slow cooked Beef Stifado is a perfect winter warming family meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 589 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes


  • 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil or frying spray
  • 1.5 kg Beef shin pieces
  • 2 Onions peeled and sliced
  • 500 g Shallots peeled
  • 4 Cloves of garlic peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 4 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 x 400g Tins of chopped tomatoes
  • Plenty of salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
  2. Pat the beef dry with kitchen roll and then fry in a hot pan, in batches in a little of the oil (or spray), until very deep brown. Don't overcrowd the pan or move the beef around too much.
  3. As the beef is browned, scoop it out into a bowl. If the pan is getting a bit sticky, deglaze with a little water in between batches of meat and pour those precious tasty bits of liquid in with the meat.
  4. When the meat is all browned, fry the sliced onions, shallots, garlic, mixed spice, oregano and bay leaves until the onions are soft.
  5. Add the meat back into the pan, along with the red wine vinegar, tomatoes and plenty of salt and pepper.
  6. Put in the oven for 2 hours (or 3 will be even better) until the meat is tender and soft. Check it half way and add a little water if the sauce is drying out..
Nutrition Facts
Beef Stifado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 589 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 195mg65%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 912mg26%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 70g140%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 10.2mg12%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 7.7mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.