Low Carb Beef Stew

Low Carb Beef Stew – Crockpot

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My boyfriend, Chris and I typically eat low carb throughout the work week. Before I came along though, all he seemed to eat for lunch everyday was avocado’s accompanied by slices of prosciutto. Sometimes he would even have Sardines – yuck!

When I came along however, there as no way that was going to be my lunch everyday. I was on board with the low carb thing, but not if that meant eating the same thing everyday. We had to find some variety to mix things up, but we also wanted to find something that was easy to make and would supply us with a few days worth of meals. This usually means cooking bulk in a crockpot, so I went looking for low-carb things to do in a crockpot.tT

Originally, I came across the recipe here. There were a few adjustments that I wanted to make with the seasoning, and then there were some things I wanted to add as well – like mushrooms, I love those in stew!

To date, I couldn’t tell you how many times Chris and I have made this stew. That being said, we typically make it every other week for work. It makes a solid lunch for the work week. With the amount of butter we use, it’s one of our favourite high-fat, low-carb meals to make and eat. We have made adjustments here and there as well in having to prepare it so many times – adding more butter / less butter, adjusting the seasoning levels, etc. Chris even invested in some good glassware, specifically for taking this stew with us to work everyday.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • Stewing beef
  • 1 whole celery (including the leafs)
  • 3 – 5 carrots
  • 1 pint of mushrooms
  • 1 – 2 cartons of beef broth
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Beef flavoured bouillon (1-4 cubes)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Garlic salt (to taste)
  • Cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • ½ a cup of salted butter

Instructions:

Turn the crockpot on a high setting.
Add the butter and let it melt.
Once it’s melted, add the beef, the chopped onion, the celery leaves and your seasoning.
Pour in about a carton of beef broth (enough to cover the ingredients).
Let that cook on high for about  2 – 4 hours.

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At some point while that’s cooking, chop up the rest of your vegetables and set aside.
Chop up the celery, onions and carrots into a variety of sizes that you feel comfortable eating.

Later…
Add the rest of the beef broth (1 or 2 cartons, depending on size of the crockpot).
Add the chopped vegetables.
Turn the crockpot down to a low setting and let it cook for 8 hours.

Then…Omnomnom!

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