When I first made this recipe, Myke had recently been eating a lot of corned beef hash. He had been wanting some but thought it wouldn’t be Slimming World friendly. One thing I have always tried to do is to adapt all our regular foods. This is not only so that it no longer feels like a standard, restrictive diet, but so that the changes we make to our lifestyle are sustainable long term, even after we are at our target weight.
Back then, I was still a vegetarian, so my experimentation wasn’t sampled by myself. I also made some “Corned Beef Smashties” using the smash pizza base to form a pasty shape. I then filled it up with corned beef hash and coated it with egg.
This time around, I haven’t used any “tweaks” yet (that’s a whole post for another day!), but I was inspired to make this again after digging around in the back of the cupboards. I didn’t expect to enjoy it all that much, but I honestly, truly did. That much so, I’m making it for our group’s taster session this week!
While I have called for making real mashed potatoes in the recipe, if you’re in a rush, smash does work very well in its place. Also, a splash of Worcestershire sauce in with the beef is absolutely delicious!
As I always say, protect your weight loss by ALWAYS double checking the syn values.
- 200g lean corned beef (3 syns)
- 1 tin carrots, roughly chopped
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 large potatoes, peeled
- 1 tbsp fat-free fromage frais
- Preheat oven to gas mark 5/190°c.
- Chop your potatoes down into similar sized pieces and boil until tender.
- While the potatoes are cooking, empty the can of lean corned beef into a microwavable bowl, scraping any excess fat into the bin.
- Microwave the corned beef for around 15 seconds to loosen it slightly.
- Mash in a bowl with the carrot and onion until bound together. Set aside.
- Drain the potatoes and mash with the fat-free fromage frais until smooth and creamy. Use more or less fromage frais to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
- Dish the beef mixture into two rectangular dishes, and top with the potato mash.
- Place in the oven for 20 mins or until the potato is beginning to brown.
- Serve with Slimming World Chips and steamed veg.
What’s your favourite winter warmer comfort food? Do you usually add anything else? Let me know in the comments below!