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Grass-Fed Beef Stew Recipe

February 10, 2016
grass-fed beef stew

For this week’s WIAW, I’m sharing what I’ve been eating for lunch all week: Grass-Fed Beef Stew!

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This recipe is a staple in our house during the winter months because it’s so easy, delicious and filling. When the average temperature is around 25 degrees, you better believe I’m trying to eat a hearty, warm meal in the middle of the day.

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When I say this is an easy recipe, I’m not joking around as the prep takes 5 minutes top. However, you need to plan ahead as the key to tender, fall apart meat is to cook it on low heat for 3-4 hours.

I always make this when I’m working from home, so I can enjoy how the entire house smells like rosemary and thyme. You’ll see I use my Le Creuset in the oven (channeling my inner Pioneer Woman), but you can also use a crockpot if you’re not able to be home the whole time. I always feel a little bit bad for Otto because the house really does smell so good…

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Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lbs grass-fed & finished stew meat
  • 16 oz. beef broth (homemade or store bought)
  • 4-5 stalks of rosemary
  • 4-5 stalks of thyme
  • 1 lbs. carrots (1 small bag)
  • Salt & pepper (<– if AIP, omit)
  • Optional: onion & garlic (it’s plenty flavorful without them, though).

Instructions:

  • Salt and pepper stew meat
  • Brown stew meat in the bottom of your pot with ghee or olive oil
  • Add herbs, carrots and one container of beef broth

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  • Cover with lid and place in 350-degree oven for 30 minutes
  • After 30 minutes, turn down heat to 270 for 3-4 hours or until meat is soft

Serve alone or over a baked potato, sweet potato, rice, rice noodles, quinoa, mashed potatoes, pasta, zoodles, roasted squash, big salad (you get the idea 😉 )

You should have about four servings for each lb of meat, so it does last all week if you’re eating one portion (2 lbs of meat = 8 servings).

Join the conversation!

What are your favorite winter meals?

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12 Comments

  • Reply Emily February 10, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Aren’t Colorado winters spectacular? I feel so blessed to live in this state. :) Beef stew is one of the BEST dinners.

    • Reply Anna February 10, 2016 at 8:55 am

      I completely agree, Emily!

  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood February 10, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I love beef stew! Mine is not nearly as pretty as yours though! I like to freeze the leftovers in 1 serving portions, since I alwyas make wayy too much!

    • Reply Anna February 10, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Freezing leftovers is such a great idea, Morgan! I need to start doing that. Have a great day, lady :)

  • Reply Marisa @ Mindful Slices February 10, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I feel like soup is definitely my go-to in the winter. It is easy for my husband to take to work in a thermos thus doesn’t require him to eat it up at lunch. I live in CO too, btw 😉

    • Reply Anna February 10, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Yum! Your husband is a lucky man. Love hearing from another CO blogger :)

  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 10, 2016 at 11:40 am

    We needed this in Tahoe last week. It was 13 and I thought I was dying! Looks fantastic – the stew and the snow. :)

    • Reply Anna February 10, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Thanks, Laura. 13 degrees…Now that is cold! ?

  • Reply Kris | iheartwellness.com February 12, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Ooookkkkk!!! I was looking for a tasty beef stew recipe to sooth my rainy day blues! LOL!

    I’m in Vancouver, BC and although there is no snow or super cold temps, it’s RAINING like errryyyday. :(

    Thanks for the recipe and HAPPY FRIDAY!

    xxoo
    Kris

    • Reply Anna February 12, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Thanks for reading, Kris! I’ve heard Vancouver is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to visit.

  • Reply Joanne February 13, 2016 at 10:52 am

    It’s summer here in Argentina now…but we still enjoyed a big pot of beef stew the other night. I used coffee instead of broth….it gives it a deep, rich, flavor !

    • Reply Anna February 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Sounds delicious, Joanne! ??

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