Rich braised beef with melting onions

Spoil your family with meltingly tender braised beef, that won’t break the bank

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:2 hrs 15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 364
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 11g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 44g
  • salt 1.03g


  • 4 thick generous slices beef shin, about 700g/1lb 9oz
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 6 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 700ml beef stock (made with 2 cubes)
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 large flat mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • chopped parsley, to serve


  1. Dust the beef in flour, then set aside. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onions and fry for 5 mins. Add the sugar and cook for 5-10 mins, stirring frequently, until the onions are caramelised. Stir in the garlic for the final few mins.

  2. Pour in the stock and stir in the Worcestershire sauce. Add the beef and mushrooms, then season, adding plenty of black pepper. Cover and cook gently for 2 hrs until the meat is tender. Can be chilled for up to 3 days. To freeze, cool and store in freezer bags. Thaw and reheat in a pan. Serve scattered with parsley.

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