Slimming world recipe: Greek Beef stew with Orzo pasta

Free, serves 4


  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 2 onions, finely sliced
  • 500g lean beef steak, visible fat removed, cut into chunks
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g cherry tomatoes
  • 8 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 200ml hot beef stock
  • 200g dried orzo pasta
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. Spray a large non-stick casserole pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onion and beef and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes, until the meat is browned.
  2. Add the tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, tomato purée, spices, sweetener, bay leaves and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low, then cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Remove the cinnamon stick, add the orzo pasta, mix well, season and transfer to the oven to cook for 25 minutes.
  4. Garnish the stew with the parsley and serve with a Greek salad.
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