Greggs style steak bake

A convincingly delcious and syn-free version of the famous Gregg’s steak bake using your Healthy extra b.

This is one of those recipes which is causing such a stir on the Slimming World Facebook groups that all the supermarkets seem to be selling out of the ingredients!


It’s a simple yet effective idea, using tinned stewed steak (only certain brands are free- Asda and M&S are according to the online syns calculator at the time of posting, but check the nutritional information on the online syns calculator to check, and if in any doubt at all, please check with your Slimming World Consultant!) and a Hovis Good Inside or a Kingsmill wholemeal sandwich thin you can create a crispy, steaky little delight without going off track!


Steak pie has always been my favourite meal, so I am so pleased to discover this alternative! I don’t know who originally came up with the idea, so I’m unfortunately unable to credit, but hats off to whoever it was! The stewed steak is quite pricey (the Asda one around £2.38 per tin, and the M&S one around £3.30), but one tin should do 6 steak bakes, so you can freeze it in portions, or even pre-prepare 6 and freeze them for a quick and easy lunch.

Obviously if you have time to make your own steak mix even better- throw in some mushrooms and onions too- yum! I would probably make it in the slow-cooker, just pre-fry onions and some casserole beef or brisket, and then add in whatever you fancy- carrots, mushrooms, swede… cover with stock, season and leave in the slow-cooker to cook until perfectly tender! It’s also a lovely, easy thing to freeze into portions and would be very versatile as a jacket potato filling/ to serve with veg for dinner!


My Recipe

Serves: 1
Healthy Extra: b


  • 1 Hovis Good Inside or Kingsmill wholemeal sandwich thin
  • 1 tin stewed steak (check that it's a Free brand)
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot, very finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c. Stir-fry the onion and carrot until the onion is soft- 5-10 minutes
  2. Add the stewed steak and simmer mixture gently for about 10 minutes breaking up the meat
  3. Spray your baking tray with Frylight and then use about 1/6 of the steak mixture to put into the middle of one half of the sandwich thin, brush around the edge with egg, and put the top half on, pressing down the edges gently to stick them together.
  4. Brush to top of the bake with egg using a pastry brush.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Additional Info

The stewed steak mixture would be a great thing to make yourself in the slow cooker to save buying the tins.

4 Replies to "Greggs style steak bake"

  • Dorise Black 11th August 2015 (11:55 am)

    Sounds great. Going to give it a try. Dorise x

  • Helen 18th October 2015 (4:34 pm)

    We’ve just had these for lunch and they were delicious. I added some bisto in to add a bit more flavour (so adding 4 syns overall).

    Next time I think I’ll try toasting the bottom layer as it came out a bit soggy – and no one (well almost no one) likes a soggy bottom!

  • Phil 6th March 2016 (8:36 pm)

    Can I reheat these for my lunch the next day?

    • theslimmingfoodie 7th April 2016 (8:52 am)

      Yes I have reheated them before. I also think they’re nice cold but that’s not for everyone!