Paleo Curried Beef Stew, Slow-Cooker Style

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As winter sets in, it’s time to pull out the slow-cooker or instant pot and make some deeply nourishing meals. I’ve recently fallen in love with the slow-cooker style of meal preparation: throw everything into the cooker in the morning, set the time, and come dinner, the most delicious meal awaits. Not to mention the beautiful smells wafting from the kitchen throughout the day. Yes, please.

Here’s a meal we made on Sunday night that was so yummy and easy I just had to share it. If you skip the rice (we always do), this is a grain-free Paleo and GAPS-friendly meal.

Makes 4-6 servings

  • 1 large onion, rough chopped
  • 1 head of cauliflower, rough chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 zucchini, cut into half-moons
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric (buy here)
  • 2 tsp curry powder (buy here)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin (buy here)
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper (buy here)
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt (buy here)
  • 3 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1.5 lbs grass fed stewing beef, chopped into 1” cubes (find your local grass-fed beef farmer here) *
  • 1 can coconut milk (like this)
  • 4 stalks kale, stemmed and rough chopped

Chop onion, cauliflower, mushrooms, zucchini and garlic and put in slow cooker. Sprinkle turmeric, curry powder, cumin, pepper, sea salt, and dates over top of vegetables. Add chopped beef and pour coconut milk over everything.

Set your slow cooker to 8 hours (or 30 minutes if using the Instant Pot). About 30 minutes before serving (your slow cooker may be in “warming” mode) , add kale and stir in. The residual heat from the stew will cook it just enough to be digestible without overcooking.

Enjoy as is, or over rice. Super yum!

*If beef isn’t your thing, sub lamb or chicken thighs.

1 Comment

  1. Shley Smigelsky


    Hi there, just wondering if you have the nutritional facts for this recipe? Thanks!

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