This Slow-Cooker Paleo Beef Stew is Whole 30 approved, dairy-free, gluten-free, and delicious! A rich, high-quality bone broth is key.
This winter was just brutal. I couldn’t be more excited and impatient for spring to arrive.
The best part about winter, however, was the cozy, warm comfort foods, like this slow-cooker Paleo beef stew. I’m not so sure I would have made it through February without it.
I don’t eat Paleo myself, but I’m always all for creating new, healthy recipes. I have tons of friends who eat different diets—from Paleo to gluten-free to vegan. I’m always up for making them something delicious when we’re together.
I have, however, done the Whole 30. So I became very acquainted with Paleo recipes. Even friendly, I would say.
Stew always reminds me of my grandmother’s house growing up. My grandfather would always have a big pot of stew simmering away all day. The slow cooker does the work for you here, ensuring the end result is an immensely flavorful stew full of tender beef.
This slow-cooker Paleo beef stew has tons of goodies in it. Tender beef, carrots, onions, fragrant fresh herbs, potatoes, and earthy mushrooms.
While it does use white potatoes, you could absolutely replace them with sweet potatoes or parsnips. White potatoes are fairly argued when it comes to the Paleo diet, so I’ll let you decide that one.
The star of the recipe here is a really great bone broth. But if you don’t have it, a high-quality beef broth is fine.
What is bone broth, anyway?
Bone broth is a bit different from your basic stock or broth that you’d find in the store. What makes it different is mainly one thing: the bones (chicken, beef, or fish) are slow simmered for much longer (usually a minimum of 12 hours).
This creates a thicker stock from the bone’s natural gelatin. Due to a longer cooking time, it also extracts more nutrients, minerals, amino acids, and collagen from the bones.
What results is a protein-rich stock that has an ample amount of vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and iron. The benefits of bone broth range from boosting immunity to fighting inflammation to supporting bone and skin health. You can read more about the benefits of bone broth here.
and here’s a few things you may need for this recipe:
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1½ pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1" cubes
- 3 cups beef bone broth
- 4 carrots, chopped
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 pounds red potatoes, chopped*
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound crimini mushrooms, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Aminos (or compliant Worcestershire)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (plus more for garnish)
- Heat a saute pan with the olive oil and brown the beef chuck until evenly browned on all sides.
- Add the browned beef to the slow-cooker with the bone broth, carrots, onion, potatoes, garlic, mushrooms, Coconut Aminos, tomato paste, and all of the seasonings except the fresh rosemary. Stir everything together.
- Cook the stew on low for 8 hours, adding in the rosemary during the last 20 minutes.
- Serve with additional fresh rosemary on top. Enjoy!
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