Stewed beef in a tin...

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by StripedDaisy, 8 December 2009.

  1. StripedDaisy

    StripedDaisy A sucker for a key change

    Hi all,

    Has anyone tried stewed beef (in gravy)from a can? I have discovered that the Morrison and Tesco versions are free on Red and EE and I thought they may be worth a try with some pots and veg as a quick and gravy-licious meal...

  2. FloridaGirl

    FloridaGirl Well-Known Member

    I ve not tried it but would like to know more!!! with two young children and a 8 week old puppy, I'd love something quick and easy and syn free!!!
  3. Hayleyj123

    Hayleyj123 Wannabe Loser

    The ASDA one is about 10 syns :(
  4. trinity_bleu

    trinity_bleu Well-Known Member

    I've had the Tesco one and it's nice. Looks horrid when it first comes out but improves on heating, and you can chuck in a splash of Worcester Sauce and/or mustard. We've had it with mash and green beans.
  5. Rachella

    Rachella Well-Known Member

    I've had the Tesco one too and yes it doesnt look great when you first take in out the tin HOWEVER it tastes great, suprisingly good quality meat and could be used for all sorts of things... could make a sort of pie without pastry... putting mash on top with some cheese and heat up... I may have that this evening :)
  6. ohtobeslinky

    ohtobeslinky Well-Known Member

    In agreement - it's yummy! Team it up with loads of veg and splash of your fave sauce and it's a quick, easy and not-naughty-at-all meal! x
  7. Mumoftwo

    Mumoftwo Well-Known Member

    Tinned steak is just about tolerable I'd say, I find it too salty but okay in an emergency.
    Sainsbury's do an own brand frozen sliced beef in gravy, which is free, I like it much better. You just microwave it for a few minutes. It's ideal when my family want to have 'naughty' things like pie, I cook us all the same veggies and I have my sliced beef.
    It's been on special offer 4 packs for £3.
  8. Hayleyj123

    Hayleyj123 Wannabe Loser

    I have bought the iceland version and I am not keen! I might give these a go :) Love the chicken fillets in gravy! They are free too.
  9. Maxien78

    Maxien78 Member

    OMG!! This is excellent news!!!! I usually make a beef stew with the tins of stewed beef, its a lot quicker than fresh meat which takes hooooooooooours to cook.

    I made one the other day and actually pointed the tins, but now i know this i didn't need to point them. This means i didn't go over my syns as i thought i did. I had some mulled wine and a couple of vodkas and redbull.....norty me.

    Im even happier now :D
  10. eternity

    eternity Well-Known Member

    The M&S one is nice, I add an oxo sometimes and I put curry powder in it once too. Makes a nice easy meal.
  11. icklerockchick

    icklerockchick slow but steady!

    yeh i like the m&s one will try tesco one next time tho too prob a bit cheaper!
  12. Tab

    Tab Well-Known Member

    The morrisons one is nice. I usually make Tata hash with it.

    8 large potatos
    large onion
    tin stewing steak
    oxo cube

    Peel and chop onion and potato into chunks. Put in a pan. Put steak on top. Add approx 1tsp salt. Sprinkle the oxo cube over and then add about a jug full of hot water and then bring it all to the boil. Stir and simmer for about 20 ins until the potatos go soft and it all thickens..... yum lol
  13. Loopeylou

    Loopeylou Well-Known Member

    Have never tried this but as an emergancy meal it would be great, will add to my shopping list.

  14. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    The Morrisons one is the best one I've ever had! It's not cheap though at nearly £2 a tin but great for a last minute meal. I have it with SW chips and peas and it's very nice indeed :D
  15. BritMumInCanada

    BritMumInCanada Well-Known Member

    I am not sure I could eat any meat that comes from a tin. I would automatically be thinking dog food and it would just put me off lol.
  16. cocktailprincess

    cocktailprincess Still rockin' it

    I always keep an emergency tin of Tescos in. Before EE I used put it in a dish and cover it with mashed carrot and swede and bake for a free red day cottage pie. Since EE I have it with mash and veg, but it is yummy- very 'winter food' and very convenient

  17. Rachella

    Rachella Well-Known Member

    must admit I was a bit dubious at first but it is good!
  18. Maxien78

    Maxien78 Member

    I will have to try some of these. I have only ever made stew with them. I just boil all my veggies and about half hour before i want to serve i add the tins of meat. They taste gawjus.
  19. StripedDaisy

    StripedDaisy A sucker for a key change

    I have been and got some from Morrisons... I'm looking forward to trying it....
  20. SarahB

    SarahB Well-Known Member

    The M&S one is really yummy and Sainsburys do it in two different tin sizes.

    The small one is perfect just for one person. The sainsburys one is nice as well.

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