Slimming World Salt and Pepper Beef – Syn Free
Syn free fakeaway at its finest
Prior to joining slimming world, salt and chilli beef (also known as salt and pepper beef) was one of my favourite dishes from the Chinese takeaway. Thin strips of beef, coated in a crispy floury shell, deep fried and served with onions, peppers and sliced chilli peppers.
Typically I would have this served with fried rice and a portion of Chinese curry sauce. The only problem with this is that it’s 20 syns just for the beef, 8 syns for the curry sauce, and a further 4 syns for the fried rice. 32 syns for a meal just wasn’t going to happen! I immediately took to the internet to try and find a slimming world friendly alternative for both myself and my partner.
After digging around on the internet for a while, and making some adjustments to a couple of suggestions, I came up with this version. This one is completely syn free and, can be served with either Maykway/Mayflower curry sauce (4 Syns) and slimming world fried rice (Syn free). If you’re feeling adventurous though, you can also try making the chinese style curry sauce with cauliflower (Syn free).
Chinese Style Salt and Pepper Beef
- 2 beef portions I used 2 braising steaks, all visible fat removed and cut into very thin strips
- 1 packet smash
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 red chilli pepper finely sliced
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 2 eggs beaten
Mix the salt and smash well
Dip the beef strips into the beaten egg, then coat in the smash mix
Place onto a baking tray (preferably lined with greaseproof paper) and bake at gas mark 5 for around 20 minutes
Stir fry the onion, pepper and chilli for approximately 5 minutes to soften
Combine with the cooked beef strips and stir fried for a further 2-3 minutes