Stew - Paleo Crockpot Beef


Prep Time

10 min

Cooking Time

8 hrs

Yields

5

Ingredients


  • 2 pounds pastured stewing beef
  •  2 cups of beef or chicken stock (or 1 cup stock and 1 cup wine or beer)
  •  1 T balsamic vinegar
  •  1 medium onion, chopped
  •  2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
  •  2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  •  3-5 small potatoes, cubed (optional)
  •  1 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced (adjust according to your taste)
  •  1 T paprika
  •  3 bay leaves
  •  1/2 t salt
  •  1/2 t black pepper
  •  1 t each dried rosemary, basil, and oregano
  •  1/8 cup arrowroot powder (if you want to thicken your stew)

Directions


  • Place meat into crockpot.
  •  Add liquids then all other ingredients except for arrowroot powder on top.
  •  Cover and cook on low for eight hours.
  •  To thicken: Just before you’re ready to eat, use a ladle to spoon out most of the liquid into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  •  Stir a small amount of the liquid into a small bowl and sprinkle in the arrowroot flour, whisking as you add it. Make sure there are no lumps.
  •  Slowly pour the arrowroot mixture into the boiling liquid in the pot and remove from heat as you whisk continuously. Do not reheat, as this will break the bonds of the thickener.
  •  If it’s not thick enough, use water and some more arrowroot powder in your small bowl, whisk to mix, then slowly add into the gravy.
  •  Pour thickened gravy back into slow cooker, stir gently, and serve.

Notes


Nothing says comfort food like Paleo beef stew. It’s rich, hearty, and perfect for a one-pot dinner with lots of leftovers. With fresh stew meat and lots of chopped veggies, this filling stew will warm you from the inside out.


Wine or dark beer can add extra flavor dimensions, making this hearty stew even more craveworthy. And the best part? All you have to do is take a few minutes to throw everything into a crockpot in the morning, and come home to a prepared meal that fills your house with its delicious aroma.