1 x beef stock cube mixed with 300mls water (= 10 calories)
salt and pepper to taste
A hearty low-calorie recipe that is perfect for the 5:2 diet on fast days,as each portion only has 270 calories a serving. A wonderful harvest dish with root vegetables, tomatoes and lean minced beef.
Spray the low-fat spray into a heavy based casserole dish and add the onions and garlic, put the lid on and sauté over a low heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the minced beef and fry it with the vegetables for a couple of minutes before adding the chopped swede and carrots. Add the tinned tomatoes and beef stock, replace the lid and simmer over a low heat for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the root vegetables are cooked and soft.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with faux cauliflower mashed potato for a low-calorie meal or mashed potatoes for a normal meal.
Recipe serves two people and recipe is suitable for freezing. Total calories in recipe = 540 and each portion of minced beef casserole is 270 calories.