600g (21oz) of braising steak, (all visible fat removed)
2 onions, quartered and sliced thinly
1 tablespoon of brown sugar (3 syns) – or use maple syrup
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1.5 tbs of cornstarch (or arrowroot or tapioca starch) (2.5 syns)
3 tablespoons of tomato paste/puree
2 cups (480ml) of beef stock
1 tbs of balsamic vinegar
2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
fresh chopped parsley to serve
spray oil


Slow Cooker:

Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with spray oil.
Add the onion and garlic and fry till softened.

Add the sugar and continue to fry until caramelized.
Add to the slow cooker.

Spray the frying pan again with a little spray oil and brown the beef.
Add this to the slow cooker with all other ingredients (except cornstarch)

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