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Savory Braised Beef for 2 Recipe

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Everyone will enjoy this delicious dish. With meat, potatoes and vegetables, it's a meal in itself.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours 5 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours 5 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound boneless beef chuck roast
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 small apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 small new potatoes, halved
  • 2 cabbage wedges (about 2 inches thick)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water

Nutritional Facts

1/2 recipe equals 469 calories, 11 g fat (0 saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch 2 vegetable 1 fruit


  1. Trim fat from meat and cut into 1-in. cubes; brown in a skillet coated with cooking spray. Add water, apple, onion, seasoning blend and pepper. Cover and simmer for 1-1/4 hours.
  2. Add potatoes and cabbage; cover and simmer for 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Blend cornstarch and water; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Savory Braised Beef in Taste of Home's Down-Home Diabetic Cookbook Annual 2000, p115

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"It's definitely a keeper!! Only changed the type of potatoes....didn't have new potatoes.....I used Idaho potatoes and cooked it in the oven instead of stove-top!! It is fantastic!!!"

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