Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Simple Slow Cooker Paleo Beef Stew

Today is the first day of my new career.................

A chance to SLOW down. 

Well, not really. Just redirect my energy to things that are important to me. A balance between work and life.

But a chance to use my SLOW cooker anyway.

This time for some beef stew. This was really good. And simple. 

The grass fed, hormone free beef (thanks Baba C) was super tender. And the "gravy" was nice and thick. 

The whole family enjoyed this. Well, almost. I'm sure yours will too!

Paleo Beef Stew - Slow Cooked to Perfection

by MamaChanty
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 - 7 hours on low
Keywords: slow-cooker entree candida-diet friendly gluten-free low-carb paleo beef sweet potato
Ingredients (Serves 4)
  • 1 medium yellow cooking onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 3 cups chopped sweet potato or yams
  • 1 cup peas, frozen
  • 1 1/4 lb grass fed organic stewing feef
  • 1 tsp Herbamare or fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (1 large clove)
  • 2 tsp GF Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley (dried)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp organic coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
In a bowl combine cubed stewing beef with salt, pepper, garlic, Worcestershire, paprika, thyme and parsley. Sprinkle with coconut flour and toss until flour is distributed evenly over beef.
In a frying pan, heat olive oil to medium high heat. Brown coated beef in oil. Should take about 7 minutes.
Layer vegetables in slow cooker. Top with browned beef mixture. Add 1/3 cup of water. Cook on low for about 7 hours.
About 1/2 hour before stew is cooked, add peas, stir and let it continue to cook with lid on.
Serve and enjoy!
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