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Paleo Slow Cooker Beef Stew

An easy slow cooker beef stew recipe that makes a rich and hearty meal. This healthy stew is packed with vegetables and is safe for the paleo diet. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot stew, healthy stew, Whole30 stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 874 kcal
Author Erin Carter


  • 3 lbs stew beef (I use grass fed)
  • 2 tbsp bacon fat or other cooking fat of choice
  • 3 cups bone broth (chicken broth or beef broth will work too)
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 carrots, chopped
  • 5 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 white or sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Herbes de Provence spice
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper (or more to taste)


  1. Place a medium frying pan on the stove and turn on to medium heat.

  2. Add the bacon fat to the pan and allow it to melt.

  3. Add the stew beef to the pan and cook for ~10 minutes (until browned), turning every few minutes to ensure each side gets cooked.

  4. While the beef is cooking, add the other ingredients to your slow cooker and stir well to combine.

  5. Once the beef is done cooking, transfer it and the fat it was cooked in, into the slow cooker.

  6. Stir the ingredients well to combine.

  7. Turn the slow cooker onto low heat.

  8. Cook for 8 hours, stirring occasionally if possible.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. Browning the beef first will ensure the meat turns out tender and flavourful. If you don't have bacon fat you can use coconut oil, butter or ghee instead. 
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 874 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 218mg73%
Sodium 1833mg80%
Potassium 3300mg94%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 91g182%
Vitamin A 13757IU275%
Vitamin C 91mg110%
Calcium 359mg36%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.