Highlanders Pot Roast Beef Recipe

By the wlr team

Try this low calorie beef recipe for your Sunday night roast. Pop it in the oven and then sit back and wait while it cooks away. Serve with roast potatoes.

  • Recipe makes: 3 servings
  • Cook time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Calories: 447
    per serving


  • 700g topside beef roasting joint
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp light Muscovado sugar
  • 150ml red wine
  • 150ml beef stock cubes made up
  • 1 tsp dried bay leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

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Preheat oven to 160°C / Gas Mark 3 / 325°F

  1. Season meat with salt and pepper.
  2. Chop the onions.
  3. Heat half of the oil in large non stick frying pan and fry onions over low heat for 10 mins.
  4. Stir in sugar and cook for 1-2 mins more.
  5. Remove from heat and spread onions over base of large flame proof casserole.
  6. Wipe out pan.
  7. Heat remaining oil in pan and fry meat briskly on all sides to seal.
  8. Place meat on top of onions.
  9. Add wine, stock and herbs.
  10. Cover and cook in centre of oven for 2 and half hours.
  11. Remove herb sprigs, carve meat and serve with onion gravy spooned over.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)447
Carbohydrate (g)15.3
Fat (g)12.9
Protein (g)57.8
Fibre (g)1.8
Alcohol (g)5.8
Fruit & Veg1.6

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