Warm up with a comforting and satisfying bowl of Keto Beef Stew. Made with juicy, tender beef, crispy bacon, mushrooms, carrots, peppers, tomatoes, onion, and garlic, simmered in a rich, flavorful broth. This easy slow cooker beef stew recipe is sure to be a new family favorite because it is the ultimate in comfort food. It is dairy free, gluten-free, low carb, keto-friendly, and whole30 compliant.
Ingredients in Keto Beef Stew
How to Make the Best Low Carb Beef Stew
Step by Step Instructions
1: Heat the slow cooker on the low setting.
2: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the beef to the pan and sear until it is browned on both sides. Transfer the beef to slow cooker.
3: To the slow cooker, add the beef broth, tomatoes, bacon, peppers, mushrooms, celery, carrot, onion, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried oregano.
4: Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Start by heating the olive oil in the Instant Pot on the sauté function. Once the oil is hot, add the beef and cook until it is browned on all sides. Deglaze the bottom with a splash of the beef stock. Add the remaining ingredients and close the lid and the steam valve. Cook on high pressure for 30 to 40 minutes and then let the pressure release naturally.
If you like a thicker stew and are looking for a keto-friendly way to thicken up the broth, you can add a teaspoon or two of xanthan gum. Whisk the xanthan gum into a small amount of water to make a slurry and then add the slurry to the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients.
While carrots aren’t considered a low carb vegetable by some, I’ve never been one to demonize vegetables. I can honestly tell you that carrots never contributed to my weight problems over the years. 2 small carrots spread across 6 servings still keeps this dish low in carbs.
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