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June 7, 2012

One-Pot Beef And Vegetables (Low-Fat)

One-Pot Beef And Vegetables (Low-Fat) is a filling, nutritious meal, ideal for anyone who wants to cut their fat intake.

Low-Fat Beef and Vegetables One Pot

Every now and then I go on a diet - I'm the yo-yo type .. you know weight up, weight down! This One-Pot Beef And Vegetables, which is so low in fat, is always on our monthly menu, whether I am dieting or not.

A couple of years ago I was very overweight and after some tests were done, my doctor told me if I wanted to live another year I'll have to, first loose some weight and secondly start to watch what I eat in future.

Apparently, I have High-Blood Cholesterol - according to the doctor ... I inherited it. I've noticed that whenever you're diagnosed with something nowadays, and the doctors can not give any other explanation, you're told it is inherited!

Anyhow, I had to change my eating habits, started to eat more healthy foods, which included cutting down on fat. BUT, I absolutely refused to give up my red meat - no way! I did cut it down to only once or twice a week, though.

Low-Fat Beef and Vegetables One Pot

I started my own "diet" , rummaging through all healthy cookbooks, magazine articles and all I could lay my hands on.  Four months later I've lost 24kg (more than 50lbs) ! My cholesterol count was also cut in half.

One-Pot Beef And Vegetables (Low-Fat)

adapted from : Gesonde Gesinskos


1 kg Low Fat Beef,cubed (just over 2 pounds)
3 Onions, chopped roughly
3 Whole Cloves
3 t Minced Garlic
2 Bay-Leaves
3 TB Parsley, chopped
1 TB Worcestershire Sauce
1 TB Salt
1/2 t Black Pepper
1 1/4 cups Red Wine
4/5 cup Beefstock(use Low-Salt)
2 TB Brandy
3 Large Carrots, peeled and cut into rings
1/2 cup Oatmeal (I used the instant type)
2 TB Tomato Paste
2 t Sugar
250g Mushrooms, white button or similar (1/2 pound will do - whole, sliced, halved or quartered)
1/3 cup Extra Red Wine
Chopped Parsley,to garnish


1.) Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F)
2.) Add all ingredients, except the Mushrooms, Extra Red Wine and Parsley(garnish) to a large oven dish with a lid. Mix it all up, put the lid on, pop into the oven for 1 1/2 hours.
3.) Lower the oven temperature to 160 deg C (325 deg F). Add the Mushrooms and Extra Red Wine, replace lid and bake for another hour.
4.) After 40 minutes, check if you're happy with the thickness of the sauce and if needed add a little cornflour (mixed with a little bit of cold water) to the dish, stir, cover and bake for the remaining 20 minutes

Serve immediately, garnished with Parsley, over brown Basmati Rice.

Low-Fat Beef and Vegetables One Pot

Low-Fat Beef and Vegetables One Pot


  1. This sound delicious! And both red wine and Brady in it, I'll be the flavors just pop. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey thank you so much for following Carole's Chatter. I am now following you, too!

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great weekend.

  4. That looks like a delicious stew!

  5. Oh, that sounds so good. I love the ingredients list! You keep up the good work :)

  6. I have a teenager who wants beef and a waist that wants salad. This looks like a good compromise. I would love if you can share this recipe on my foodie friday party today.

    1. Thanks Diane - I have linked up a few recipes.

  7. This recipe looks amazing and it is also easy to prepare, can't wait to prepare it. Thank you for sharing.
    Wish you a beautiful evening.
    Flo from


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