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Japanese braised beef

Get your protein fix with our Japanese-style braised beef flavoured with soy sauce, miso and sesame oil – it's ridiculously tasty!

Serves 4

Prep Time 15 min

Cooking Time 6-8 hr


  • 1tbsp sunflower oil
  • 500g lean casserole beef, chopped into 2cm chunks
  • 600g waxy potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
  • 5cm piece ginger, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1tbsp miso paste
  • 1tsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1tbsp mirin or brown sugar
  • Pinch chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1tsp sesame oil
  • 1 red pepper, finely sliced
  • 2 courgettes, finely sliced
  • 150g green beans, trimmed
  • 120g baby spinach


  1. Heat the slow cooker to high. Using the sauté function, heat the oil, then add the beef, in batches, and cook for 5 min to brown. Or use a large non-stick frying pan, then transfer to the slow cooker.
  2. Layer the beef, potatoes and ginger in the slow cooker. Mix the miso, soy sauce, mirin or brown sugar, chilli, if using, and 500ml boiling water in a jug. Add to the slow cooker, then cook on high for 6–8 hr.
  3. A few min before serving, heat the sesame oil in a wok or pan and stir-fry the pepper, courgettes and green beans until tender.
  4. Add the spinach to the slow cooker and stir through gently until just wilted. Serve the casserole with the stir-fried veg.

Nutrition per serving

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485 49.4g 17.8g 5.9g 6.2g 7.2g 1g 103mg 28.6g 6.2mg

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