Whole30 beef stew made with beef, carrots, potatoes is bursting with flavor! Paleo and gluten free, this healthy crockpot beef stew is delicious for Sunday dinner or any night of the week.
Whole30 Beef Stew
Beef stew is a no-brainer when it comes to easy weeknight meals! Family friendly slow cooker recipe, check!
This crockpot beef stew goes a step beyond that - it’s Whole30 approved and you can toss it together in less than 10 minutes. Healthy comfort food is one of my favorite meals during the cold months, like this January!
What is better than coming home to a cozy bowl of beef stew on a cold day? There is nothing better than a hearty bowl to fill you up!
This recipe is so easy to meal prep, you will definitely be adding it to your monthly meal plan! It can be made in the slow cooker, or in a Dutch oven on the stovetop.
Ingredients You Need to Make This Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe
Here are the ingredients you need to make it:
- Grass Fed organic beef stew meat - I recommend Whole Foods or ButcherBox for this.
- Mini red potatoes
- Beef bone broth
- Diced tomatoes
- Mushrooms - Optional but a delicious addition if your family likes them.
- Dijon Mustard
- Olive Oil
- Bay Leaf
- Salt + Pepper
How to Make this Paleo Beef Stew
Here are the steps to make it:
- Heat oil in a pan. Then, brown stew meat on all sides until brown but not cooked. Add meat to the bottom of the crock pot
- Add beef to the crock pot. Drizzle with dijon mustard and horseradish and stir to coat.
- Add in all veggies and garlic and season with salt + pepper.
- Stir in beef bone broth and bay leaf. Next, cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beef is tender.
- Mix arrowroot with water. Add in mixture to thicken. Salt & pepper to taste.
Helpful Tips for Making Beef Stew in the Crockpot
Pick the right kind of meat: When you head to the store, look for beef stew meat. This is usually cut into small cubes and marked accordingly. If you cannot find it (or the meat seems to be cut inconsistently, look for chuck roast and cut it yourself.
Don’t skip the sear: The sear helps to keep the meat tender and seals in the juices during the slow cook.
Beef Stew Storage Tips: Store cooked beef stew in the fridge for up to four days and reheat as needed. To freezer, add cooled stew to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Stovetop Beef Stew with a Dutch Oven: This recipe can be made on the stovetop with a dutch oven. Follow the process through adding the bay leaf and then allow the stew to simmer on low for six hours.
How to thicken beef stew: Add 1 tablespoon of arrowroot to 1 tablespoon of water and add once stew is done cooking. Stew will thicken over time.
Other Whole30 Crockpot Recipes + Dinners You'll Love!
- Whole30 Pot Roast
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Whole30 Meatloaf
- Instant Pot Carne Asada
- Whole30 Mediterranean Chicken
- Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
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Whole30 Beef Stew Recipe
Whole30 Crockpot Beef Stew
- 2 lbs Grassfed Organic Beef Stew Meat
- 2 large carrots sliced
- ½ lb mini red potatoes halved
- 1 quart organic grassfed beef bone broth
- 1 - 16 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 small onion sliced
- 2 tb garlic grated
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1-2 tablespoon horseradish
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 bay leaf
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot
- 1 tablespoon water
- Heat oil in pan. Season meat with salt + pepper. Brown stew meat on all sides until brown but not cooked.
- Add beef to crockpot. Drizzle with dijon mustard and horseradish. Stir to coat.
- Next, mix in all veggies and garlic.
- Add beef bone broth and bay leaf.
- Stir until well incorporated. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beef is tender. Combine arrowroot with water. Stir in arrowroot mixture to thicken. Salt & pepper to taste.
I am giving this recipe 3 stars as I found it to be quite bland. I followed the recipe exactly and will be adding to it this evening to try to make it more interestingz
Sorry it didn't work out for you! You can always add more salt and pepper or other seasonings per your taste.
Can you use the instant pot for this?
What timing would you use ?
You can! I would sear the meat on all sides using the saute mode and some oil then cook on manual high pressure for 30 minutes.
Is there a substitute for arrowroot? I don’t have that on hand.
xanthan gum works! you can also use cornstarch but not if you are keeping it whole30 compliant
If cooking on high, how long should it cook for?
I would recommend it on low so the beef cooks more tenderly.
Hello! Are potatoes Whole30 compliant?
yes all potatoes are Whole30 compliant.
About how many servings does this make?? I'm attempting to calculate macros. Do you happen to have them?
Just added the nutrition label! Sorry I must have missed that 🙂 Servings are 6 and macros are 7.2g f, 31.1g carbs, 41.7g protein per serving.
Are you sure about the nutrition facts? I followed the recipe exactly, and split the liquid, meat, and veggies evenly into 6 portions and I have never been so full after supposedly eating only 344 calories(could barely finish it). That usually only happens to me with 750+ calorie meals. Trying to track everything right now, so this would be very helpful!
Great recipe and tastes amazing though!
yep it's correct! I double checked it just to be sure 🙂 I use a nutrition calculator from a food blogging expert (Nutrifox) to calculate the nutrition info. Hope that helps!
Do we cook on high or low?
8 hours on low!
Can I freeze this and cook it later? And if so, do I brown the meat before freezing?
yes! I have some in my freezer right now :). Def brown it before, it will taste better and hold in the moisture.
Do you add the mushrooms and diced tomatoes anytime, then stir and cook for 6-8 hours? (Do not see that in the instructions)
yep! everything cooks together for 8 hours