Low-Carb Beef Stew


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

Low-Carb Beef Stew
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 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


  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 Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
9g Fat
6g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/3 cups
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g 43%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Vitamin A 50IU 1%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Folate 20mcg 5%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 610mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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