Low-Carb Beef Stew

Low-Carb Beef Stew

1 Review
From: EatingWell.com, July 2018

Turnips lend an earthy flavor and a texture that is similar to potatoes—but with fewer carbs—to this rich and flavorful beef stew.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound beef stew meat (such as chuck), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 medium white turnip, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks


  • Prep

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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion, mushrooms, rosemary, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the meat has browned an all sides, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in flour and tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add wine and cook for 1 minute more, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add broth, turnip and carrot. Bring to a boil. Partially cover and reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef and vegetables are tender and the broth has thickened slightly, about 30 minutes.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate stew for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 4 months. Thaw, if necessary, and reheat before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1⅓ cups
  • Per serving: 206 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 20 mcg folate; 48 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 50 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 24 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 423 mg sodium; 610 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 1½ fat, ½ vegetable

Reviews 1

August 17, 2018
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This was more like a meaty stoup than a hearty stew. I do love the turnips here. Have you tried raw turnips, they are great in salads, use for dips, etc. One of my all time fave veggie stews, Turnips potatoes carrots parsnips onions garlic and cabbage in homemade veggie stock. Depending what I have on hand, other greens and beans go in too!! And a pasali (?) chili pepper. Everything goes into an old crock, left over from my first slow cooker, into the over, 325 for 1 hour covered. then uncovered until nice and thick. I eat this breakfast lunch and dinner. Really good with scrambled eggs and thick baked beans!raf
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