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20th Dec 2016

Pepperpot Beef


  • 15g plain flour
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 500g lean diced casserole steak
  • Calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 tsp hot chilli pepper sauce
  • 410g can kidney beans in water, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pack of 3 mixed peppers, de-seeded and diced

There’s nothing better than the smell of a steaming pot of stew or casserole wafting through the house! As well as this dish being comforting, delicious and healthy, it’s also a handy if you have a busy week ahead as you can make a big batch and keep a few portions in the fridge or freezer for easy lunches or quick post work dinners during the week.


Step 1

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 2/ 150⁰C/ fan oven 130⁰C. Mix the flour and ginger together and toss the beef in the mixture to coat.

Pepperpot Beef Step 1

Step 2

Heat a large, non stick frying pan, spray lightly with the cooking spray and add the beef in batches. Brown for 4-5 minutes, turning over halfway through, then remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining meat. Don’t overcrowd the pan or the meat will steam rather than brown.

Pepperpot Beef Step 2

Step 3

Meanwhile, place the tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and chilli pepper sauce in a lidded, flameproof casserole dish. Bring to the boil, add the beef and bring back to a simmer. Place a lid on the casserole and cook in the oven for 1 hour. Stir the beans and peppers into the casserole and cook for a further 30 minutes. Ladle into bowls to serve!

Pepperpot Beef

This recipe is sponsored by Weight Watchers. It contains 5 ProPoints values per serving and 28 ProPoints values per recipe. The Weight Watchers program assigns every food a ProPoints value based on its protein, carbohydrate fat and fibre content. It takes into account how your body processes food and nudges you toward healthier options. Every member has an individualised daily allowance of ProPoints based on gender, age, weight and height. You can find out more about the Weight Watchers ProPoints plan at your local weight watchers class.