Wilted Chard and Beef

Wilted chard and beef

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This beef recipe with colourful wilted rainbow chard is low calorie and so simple to make. Under 250 calories per serving, this recipe is a great healthy meal to make for friends



  • sesame oil 1 tsp
  • rainbow chard 600g, stalks cut into 2.5cm pieces and leaves finely shredded
  • light soy sauce 5 tbsp
  • rice wine vinegar 1 tsp
  • olive oil
  • fillet steaks 2 (around 350g)
  • dried chilli flakes 1 tsp
  • mint large bunch, leaves picked
  • Thai basil small bunch, leaves picked
  • lemon 1/2, zested
  • red chilli 1, finely sliced
  • black sesame seeds 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat with the sesame oil and 1 tbsp of water.

  • Step 2

    Add the chard, stir and cover with a lid. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly until the stalks are tender and the leaves have wilted.

  • Step 3

    Add the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Rub 1 tsp of olive oil into the steaks, season and sprinkle with the chilli flakes.

  • Step 5

    Cook for 3 minutes each side, rest for 5 minutes and slice thinly.

  • Step 6

    To serve, put the warm chard on a plate and top with the herbs and sliced steak. Finish with the lemon zest, sliced red chilli and sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 217
  • Fat 10.1g
  • Saturates 3.8g
  • Carbs 8.4g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Fibre 0.5g
  • Protein 22.7g
  • Salt 3.5g