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Whole30 Beef Stew
This Whole30 Beef Stew is incredibly hearty, savory and flavorful! It is healthy comfort food. It can be made in a pressure cooker or slow cooker. This gluten free beef stew is great for any night of the week!
Instant Pot Instructions First, press sauté. Add olive oil, stew beef and diced onion to the Instant Pot. Sauté for 5 minutes, or until beef has browned. Press cancel. Add all remaining ingredients except tapioca flour to Pot. Select high pressure cook. Secure lid and move top valve to Seal. Pressure cook on high for 35 minutes. Once timer has gone off, allow pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes. Then carefully (with oven mitt) push top valve to Vent. Manually release remaining pressure. Remove the bay leaf. Ladle out ¼ cup of the liquid from the Pot and add to a small bowl. Whisk in tapioca flour. Add this slurry back into Pot and stir to combine. Press sauté mode and allow mixture to simmer until desired consistency is reached. Finally, ladle into bowls. Slow Cooker Instructions Add all ingredients except tapioca flour to slow cooker. Gently stir to combine. Slow cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 7 hours, until beef and veggies are tender. Just before serving, ladle out ¼ cup of the liquid to a small bowl. Whisk in tapioca flour. Pour this mixture into slow cooker and stir to combine. Continue slow cooking until sauce has slightly thickened. Remove bay leaf. Finally, ladle into bowls.
Beef stew meat is sold at most grocery stores. I have found this to be the best meat for this recipe.
Both Instant Pot and slow cooker methods are great! Use whichever you prefer.
For a much thicker sauce, add an extra tablespoon of tapioca flour to the slurry mixture. This will thicken sauce considerably.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
This beef stew can be frozen for up to 1 month. To reheat, thaw stew and add to a skillet over low heat until warmed.
Calories: 346 kcal , Carbohydrates: 16 g , Protein: 41 g , Fat: 12 g , Saturated Fat: 4 g , Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g , Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g , Cholesterol: 105 mg , Sodium: 461 mg , Potassium: 1022 mg , Fiber: 3 g , Sugar: 3 g , Vitamin A: 6384 IU , Vitamin C: 15 mg , Calcium: 67 mg , Iron: 5 mg