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Low Carb Instant Pot or Stovetop Hearty Beef Stew
Low Carb Instant Pot or Stovetop Hearty Beef Stew
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
natural quick release
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
A Low Carb Instant PotⓇ or Stovetop Hearty Beef Stew that is a tasty, gluten-free, paleo, warm comforting meal. Made with seared beef stew meat and vegetables in a rich beef broth.
Course: low carb, Main Course, paleo, Soup, stew
Cuisine: beef stew, instant pot, soup, stew
Keyword: beef stew instant pot, instant pot keto soup, low carb beef stew, low carb instant pot, paleo instant pot beef stew
Servings: 6
Calories: 328 kcal
Author: Stacey
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ lb cubed beef stew meat (1-inch cubes)
  • 1 ½ tsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3 ribs celery sliced
  • ½ cup sliced carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
Instructions
Instant Pot Directions:
  1. In a large mixing bowl add cubed beef, arrowroot powder, and sea salt. Turn beef with a large spoon to coat in the powder. Set aside.

  2. Press the Saute button twice (for the “more or high”setting) and add the olive oil to the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  3. Once hot, add cubed beef stew meat, and brown on all sides for about 5 minutes or more.

  4. Once the meat has browned, add all the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine. Scrape the bottom of the pot with the spoon to loosen any stuck bits of beef.

  5. Close and secure the Instant Pot lid. Turn the pressure release handle to the Sealing setting. Select the Stew/Meat setting on High Pressure. Press the + or - buttons to set cooking time for 30 minutes.
  6. Once cooking time is complete, use the Natural Release method for 10 minutes and then carefully Quick Release the remaining pressure.
  7. Open the lid, stir the stew and serve.
Stove Top Directions:
  1. In a large mixing bowl add cubed beef, arrowroot powder and sea salt. Turn beef with a large spoon to coat in the powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large stock pot over medium high heat add avocado oil. Once the oil is hot add stew meat and brown on all sides for 6 minutes or more until browned.

  3. Once the meat has browned, scrape the bottom of the pot with a spoon to loosen any stuck bits of meat.

  4. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot, and stir to combine. Turn up the heat to high and bring the pot to a boil.

  5. Once boiling, lower heat to medium-low or low, cover pot and simmer for 40 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*

Yield: 6 servings, Serving size: 3/4 cup, Net Carbs per serving: 7g or (6g without the arrowroot powder), Amounts per serving-

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Instant Pot or Stovetop Hearty Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Sodium 1005mg 42%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g 48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.