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AIP/Paleo/Yeast Free Beef Stew

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Looking for a hearty crockpot meal?

Well, you sure found it!

Beef stew was always one of my favorites growing up, admittedly though it always came from a can. Once I learned how to cook however, it was only a matter of time before this recipe was a mainstay in my kitchen.

AIP/Paleo/Yeast Free Beef Stew is both meaty and savory, with the perfect blend of vegetables that will warm you up on a chilly day.

Family & Bulk Size

Equipment

7 Qt Slow Cooker

Knife

Cutting Board

Peeler

Ingredients

3 lbs Beef Stew Meat

1 lb Whole Carrots

1 Yellow Onion

2 lbs Japanese Sweet Potato

1 lb Radishes

1 tbsp Garlic Powder

16-20 Cups / 4-5 Qt Water

1/2 tbsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Peel and Cut the Whole Carrots, Japanese Sweet Potato, Radishes, and Onion into desired size pieces
  2. Add peeled and cut vegetables to the crockpot
  3. Add Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat over the vegetables
  4. Pour 4-5 Quarts of Water (Enough to cover the vegetables and majority of the meat)
  5. Add 1 tbsp Garlic Powder over the Grass Fed Stew Meat that is uncovered by water
  6. Slow Cook on Low Heat for 10-12 hours (Varies based on whether the meat is cooked fully thawed or frozen, cook until all ingredients are tender)
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp Sea Salt the the entire batch
  8. Serve

Single Size

Equipment

4 Qt Slow Cooker

Knife

Cutting Board

Peeler

Ingredients

1 lb Beef Stew Meat

1/2 lb Whole Carrots

1/2 Yellow Onion

1 lb Japanese Sweet Potato

1/2 lb Radishes

1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder

8-12 Cups / 2-3 Qt Water

1/2 tbsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Peel and Cut the Whole Carrots, Japanese Sweet Potato, Radishes, and Onion into desired size pieces
  2. Add peeled and cut vegetables to the crockpot
  3. Add Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat over the vegetables
  4. Pour 2-3 Quarts of Water (Enough to cover the vegetables and majority of the meat)
  5. Add 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder over the Grass Fed Stew Meat that is uncovered by water
  6. Slow Cook on Low Heat for 8-10 hours (Varies based on whether the meat is cooked fully thawed or frozen, cook until all ingredients are tender)
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp Sea Salt the the entire batch
  8. Serve

The Warm-Up

This beef stew recipe is one of my favorite fall meals. Whenever there is a slight chill in the air, I know that it is time to break out the large slow cooker and make this dish.

The availability of Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat is a rare occurrence. In this case, the Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat came as a special from Aldi in the winter months of this year.

Normally, whenever I wish to make this recipe outside of the winter time span, the usual alternative is Grass Fed Beef Chuck which is more commonly found in various supermarkets. Despite whatever cut of Grass Fed Beef you may choose, the bold and boisterous flavor will remain the same.

Remember in the beginning of this post when canned beef stew was mentioned? Well that beef was definitely not AIP, with it most likely being farmed, and also ground chunks rather than actual bite size cuts.

Utilizing Grass Fed Beef Chuck Roast is an interesting option if you prefer for your meat to be exceptionally “fall apart”. While Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat is tougher than Grass Fed Beef Chuck Roast it does succumb to the extended exposure of low heat as it does with most meats.

Preferably every ingredient should be have a level of softness, if the stew is undercooked one can easily notice. In the past I have made this mistake by being impatient, trying to eat the stew prematurely, leaving a literal disappointing taste in my mouth. Oftentimes I do prefer my vegetables to be al dente, but not in my soup or stews.

Versatile Veggies

Instead of celery, which is commonly used in beef stew, I chose to use radishes. This is not only due to not having celery in my refrigerator at the time, it was also due to the bland taste of celery.

Celery has a sort of intentionally bland taste that numbs the flavor of a dish. In a way the disfavoring to the seasonings can be refreshing by the use of celery, however I find that for this recipe that the radishes add to the flavoring of the dish and there for is necessary to the stew.

Some may disagree with celery being replaced in this stew, but after being on Autoimmune Protocol for an extended period of time, they may come to agree with my alteration. Making tweaks to common recipes becomes necessary after a while in order to avoid sheer boredom.

As a consequence of avoiding the inevitable rut from the overuse of Autoimmune Protocol ingredients, creativity saves the day by turning a recipe somewhat on its head, helping to keep you from growing tired of the potentially limited eating regimen.

Japanese White Sweet Potato are fortunately rising in popularity and becoming increasingly available in stores. Occasionally the Japanese Sweet Potatoes can be found at Kroger, but they are more readily available at places like Whole Foods, especially in the fall and winter months.

After peeling the Japanese White Sweet Potato and adding them to the stew, you may find it hard to detect the difference. Yes a sweet potato will always be somewhat sweeter, but after being slow cooked for nearly half a day, the sweetness dilutes into the broth portion of the soup.

Each of the the flavors from the ingredients exchange during the slow cooking process in order to balance out. I recall that cooking shows often mention how one must build flavors in  a soup rather than throwing every flavor in.

Even though all elements are initially thrown together for this recipe out of convenience, they savory flavors interchange with the sweet flavors in order to develop simultaneously. This is one reason why the salt is added last, in order to allow each distinguishing taste to interact properly at long exposure to low heat.

Concluding Thoughts 

This slow cooker recipe is among my top contenders to make in bulk. Once packaged in freezer safe containers the meals should store well if frozen to be reheated at a later date.

Knowing that a busy day will be ahead of me, this recipe will be started at night before I go to bed, and by the next morning it will be done!

I absolutely love the ease and convenience to this meal. Whenever the family bulk size is made at my house, it goes fast, as the dish is a favorite by my family members.

When the family bulk size option is left to only myself, the larger batch of AIP/Paleo/Yeast Free Beef Stew will last me for most if not all of the entire week. Of course the stew is not consumed with every single meal for that week, alternating the stew with other bulk AIP meals such as my AIP/ Yeast Free Chicken Salad or AIP Ultimate Poke Bowl provides a level of variety that is ready to eat.

Though at times I do get tired of eating Grass Fed Beef, it is a refreshing change whenever it has been absent from my meals for several days at a time. Beef is often included in my meals in order to contribute to increase my daily caloric intake, which is great to have in order to ensure that the weight loss that usually results is done at a slow and safe pace that I personally prefer.

Many people restrict carbs on their diets, believing that they are detrimental to their health goals, however I feel the opposite. Too much of anything is a bad thing, but not enough of everything can be even worse. Even though it may be outside of your comfort zone, try different foods withing AIP, you may even find it enjoyable.

It can be fun to discover new carbs and vegetables while being on Autoimmune Protocol. At first I did not like Japanese White Sweet Potatoes or Radishes, but as time went on and they were consumed more in my weekly eating, they have become among my favorites. As a result, I found them to be wonderful contributors to this amazing recipe.

 

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