Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Beef Stew

This is one of my favorite Fall/Winter meals. It really didn't take much at all to Paleoize this recipe! I was so tired from today's 800m x3 WOD...AND we had a very busy "kids" social evening planned, so this was done in the crock pot! It was OH SO nice to come home to! :)
This recipe is fun because I get to use some different veggies (the kind the check-out clerks usually have to look up the codes for!) I think it adds a great, unique flavor to the stew. Hope you enjoy!

2 lbs. lean stew meat, left in big chunks!
about 3 T olive oil
1 C red wine
32 oz. low sodium beef stock
1 -14 oz. can stewed tomatoes, no added salt
1/4 C almond flour
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 large rutabaga, cut into big chunks
1 large parsnip, cut into large chunks
1 large turnip, big chunks
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 C baby carrots, whole
1 C pearl onions, pealed and left whole (added in the last 1/2 hour of cooking)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf

In a plastic bag, combine almond flour and spices. Add stew meat to plastic bag and shake until meat is well coated. Heat about 2 tsp olive oil in pan (I used my favorite cast iron pan). Brown meat in pan... this may take two batches. Add a little more olive oil if needed. When browned, put stew meat in crock pot. I deglazed pan with 1/2 C of the red wine, scraping every bit from the pan, and added to crock pot. Add additional 1/2 C red wine to pot along with everything else (except pearl onions)! I cooked this on high for about 3 hours, then turned in down low for another 2 hours. Add the pearl onion about 1/2 hour before serving. If they are added too soon, they break down too much. The pearl onions are my FAVORITE thing about this stew. They are a pain to peal and trim, but are soooooo worth it. Yum!!! Even my kids eat these onions!
This is total paleo, and 1 C is about a 4 block meal.


Unknown said...

Yum Yum Yum. Next time I'll get the right onions.

Kelly Greco said...

Haha! (you won't regret it!) xoxox

Anonymous said...

This is SO good. Just made it tonight. Perfect for a cold and rainy night. 1 c = 4 blocks? WOW.

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