Thursday, November 28, 2013

Paleo Beef Stew (AIP, SCD, NSD, Paleo, Gluten-free)

Today's recipe is a basic paleo beef stew that anyone can make, and should make. So delicious, so very healthy. Do it.

Paleo Beef Stew


Serves 4

  • 500g Grass-fed beef (diced). As usual, mine was from Lake Farm Beef
  • 4 large flat mushrooms (sliced)
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 large or 3 smaller onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup of stock or bone broth
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (apple cider if you want to be AIP compliant)
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger (or you can use dried, but it's not as good)
  • large handful of fresh thyme (de-stalked) (again you can use dried)
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3L water


Melt the coconut oil in a large stock pot and sautee the onions until soft

Add the meat, garlic and herbs and cook (stirring frequently) until the meat is slightly browned

Add the stock, water, vinegar, carrots, mushrooms

Turn the heat up until the stew is boiling, then turn down to a simmer, cover and let it cook for at least an hour, topping up the water if there is too much evaporation.

I favour a slow cook method, and let mine bubble away for 5 hours. If you find it there is too much liquid at serving time, just uncover, turn the heat up and let it bubble enthusiastically until the water is reduced.

Check the flavour and add salt if required.  Serve.

This freezes very well and is packed with nutrition.  Here are the nerdy stats, per serve:


  1. I love the idea of ginger in this. Never would have thought of that in a beef stew. Must try it. :)

    1. I'm a big ginger fan, since other spicy things like chilli and paprika are evil nightshades. Ginger is not. ;)

    2. Anonymous9:46 am

      I'm allergic to ginger. What would you recommend as a substitute?

    3. just leave it out. Or you can use any spicy herb or pepper, depending on your requirements. Cayenne would be good (but it's not allowed on the AIP as it's a nightshade)

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  3. Hi how much in lbs. is 500 g of meat ?

    1. Hi, it's 1lb, 2oz more or less. You can convert using this site:

  4. Anonymous12:45 pm

    Is there something other than coconut oil that can be used as I am allergic to coconut

    1. Any other oil is fine. Some people eat butter on the AIP, so you could use that. Otherwise, olive oil. You want to avoid seed oils, nut oils and 'vegetable oil' on the AIP.


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