Easy Hearty Beef Stew

 

I know…I know…recipes from me are hard to come by these days.   I could make excuses about how busy I am but I get it – we’re all chronically busy.  So much so that decent food falls out priority, we eat more processed stuff, feel yucky, lose sleep due to poor diet habits (and maybe some guilt) abd then everything seems out of balance.

Well, I can’t fix your life but I do have an easy meal the busiest of us Cave People can get done with minimal time and effort.

BTW:  You can toss your protein in uncooked but I do prefer to brown mine first if I have twenty minutes.

BTW 2: yes…I added potatoes and wine.  Leave out the taters or sub with sweet potatoes if you desire.  I used wine for flavour.   All the alcohol is gone after 7-8 hours in the cooker.  Sub in two cups of stock in your choice of flavour if you do not wish to use wine.

Easy Paleo Beef Stew

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

1 lb stewing beef (or a roast cut up into chunks)

1 cup water

1 cup red wine

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp (divided) coconut seasoning sauce (aminos)

1 onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

2 cloves garlic, peeled

3 stalks celery, chopped

3 bay leaves

Healthy dashes of rosemary, pink or sea salt, black pepper, basil, oregano, and paprika

1 tbsp tapioca flour

Method:

Brown meat over medium heat in one tablespoon of coconut seasoning sauce.

Chop veggies.

Add all the ingredients (except the tapioca flour) to a crockpot.

Crockpot before the cook.

Cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours.

To make a gravy sauce, remove 1/4 Cup of liquid from the crockpot and slowly mix in the tapioca flour.  Add the mixture back to the crockpot and stir.

Cover and cook for another three or four minutes.

Enjoy!

Any leftovers can be frozen.

Making the gravy