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Beef Burgundy (weight loss surgery friendly)

Meat and Poultry, Bariatrics
Sally Johnston
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1 tablespoon olive oil

400g beef, trimmed of fat, diced into cubes

1 tablespoon plain flour

1 onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 stick celery, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 cup mushrooms, diced

50g lean smoked ham, diced

1 cup no added salt, chopped tinned tomatoes

½ cup red wine

1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 teaspoons ground paprika

1 tablespoon soy sauce


Toss beef in flour. Heat half of the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add onion and garlic and sauté. When starting to brown add the rest of the oil and the floured beef. Brown beef a little (approximately 5 minutes) then add the diced celery, carrot and mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add ham and stir. Add tomatoes, wine, thyme, paprika and soy sauce and stir to combine. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer over a very low heat for 1-1½ hours (leave lid slightly ajar to let some steam escape). Alternatively, pour into an ovenproof dish, cover and cook for 1-1½ hours in the oven at 160°C. Uncover for the last half hour at the end of cooking to allow to thicken. 

Nutritional benefits


Nutrition Information (per serve, including mashed potato): energy 1039kJ, protein 26g, fat 10g, saturated fat 3g, carbohydrate 7g, fibre 2.5g.


Weight Loss Surgery Tip: This recipe makes approximately four cups (4 x 1 cup serves). Half to one serve may be adequate for those with a gastric band. Early in the gastric bypass or sleeve journey you should only require half of one serve and over time you may tolerate greater amounts, up to 1 cup. Those with larger appetites (family and friends) may require two serves and/or serve with oven baked potato. Prick potatoes and cook in the oven for an hour or until skin is crispy.

Beef Burgundy (weight loss surgery friendly)
Sally Johnston
Accredited Nutritionist (AN), Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)