Low Fat Braised Beef

Fitness Expert

This is a low fat braised beef dish made with lean beef, potatoes, carrots and mushrooms. It's a good comfort food that can warm you up during cold nights. Also great with crusty breads or noodles.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound lean stewing beef (top round or sirloin tip round)
  • 1 medium potato, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 8-ounce pack cremini mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup fat-free beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp Italian blend herbs


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven. Brown beef and transfer to a plate.
  2. Add potato, carrots, onion, celery, garlic and mushrooms to the pot. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  4. Stir in wine, scraping any brown bits. Add broth, tomato paste and herbs. Stir well.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add browned beef then cover pot with its tight-fitting lid. Transfer to a 300-degree oven for 2-1/2 hours or cook (covered) on the stovetop at a bare simmer for the same period of time, stirring occasionally.

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