Slow-cooked beef stew

Slow-cooked beef stew

A hearty beef soup made with low carb root vegetables. Slow cooked with bone broth and herbs, this simple dish will warm the body and the soul.

Slow-cooked beef stew

A hearty beef soup made with low carb root vegetables. Slow cooked with bone broth and herbs, this simple dish will warm the body and the soul.
4 servingservings


  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) small red onion, dicedsmall red onions, diced
  • 4 oz. 110 g turnip, diced
  • 4 oz. 110 g rutabaga, sliced
  • 1 (2¼ oz.) 1 (60 g) small carrot, dicedsmall carrots, diced
  • 4 4 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 2 2 bay leafbay leaves
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp fresh sage or fresh oregano
  • 1 lb 450 g chuck roast, or any other beef stew meat
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 cups 950 ml beef broth
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 1 limelimes (optional)
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  1. In a 6-quart (5–6 liters) pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the diced vegetables, garlic and bay leaves. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in all of the seasonings, fresh herbs, and meat. Sauté for another 10 minutes.
  3. Add in the coconut aminos and vinegar and stir well.
  4. Pour in the broth and stir well. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 4-6 hours. You may also transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.
  5. Serve hot and garnish with parsley and a lime wedge.


This soup is really versatile, you can add any vegetables you have around. Peppers, celery, radishes.

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  1. Janet Manso
    Can you freeze this?
    Reply: #3
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you freeze this?

    Yes, this recipe would freeze well.

  4. Pooi Nie
    Kristin thanks so much for your prompt reply - I really appreciate how responsive you’ve all been to my questions to date!
  5. dgriffin1
    Doug/ Julia Griffin: Absolutely delicious! You don't taste the Cumin or Tamari. It gives it a great flavor, kind of boosts the beef. Browned the beef real good to get good drippings. put it all into the crock pot. Mixed all the flavors in the dripping pan and then poured over the vegetables and beef. We did cut back a bit on the carrot, but this is a great recipe.
  6. Rose
    The title is « stew » and yet there are two references to it being soup. These are two different things in my view. Because I was really looking for a stew, I reduced the beef stock by half. This is now in the crockpot. Hoping for a stew when its done, or a very thick hearty soup.

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