Beef stew to warm your body and soul as winter fires warm the background.
Stew is a tasty and warm meal you share with your fellow humans, especially with the holidays upon us and friends and families gathering to share their favorite recipes or newly discovered stew ones.
This savory stew feeds a whole slew of people, but can also be reheated and eaten over the week for enticing mouth pleasure just for you. This stew gets even better over time as the flavors get more and more time to mingle. The radishes are the nutrient dense replacement of the potato, and with just a few carrots you get a burst of color without too many carbs to switch you out of keto into hibernation mode.
With the winter cold seeping in through the doors who wouldn’t want to hibernate?
Oh yeah, all of us with jobs and school. I’ll remain in keto mode for the rest of the winter most likely, especially with final examinations upon us college kids. I have to spit out my educated words onto papers and bubble in the correct letters in a month or so. Because of this I’ve also been keeping up with my gut flora and having some kombucha or pickled veggies every day. Your gut flora has to be nurtured fellow humans, just feed it what our ancestors have for years and you’ll access the memories of ancient pasts (kind of…not really…with maca I do hear people chanting around campfires and feel very connected to the cave though).
This soup has no stones, but if you were to eat this stew with Stone Soup cuddled into your lap with the stew next to you and a fire crackling the night sound waves, then you might feel a true soul type of comfort. Also I might have to join you because that is now my fantasy night…kind of. We’d also need avocado brownies and cinnamon spiced kombucha.
The meat gets so deliciously tender while still having that rip into it texture we love so much. The radishes lose all their raw bitterness and turn into delicious soft mouth morsels. The quality of your ingredients gets to come out one by one and bite by bite. Excuse me I have some stew to reheat (in either the slow cooker or in the oven).
For the Meat:
2 LBS Stew Meat (Grass fed and Finished, I trust my local farmer or Wellness Meats)
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 TBS Avocado or EVOO Oil (for frying)
2 Large Black Radishes or 2 Cups Regular Radishes
2 Tiny Carrots or 1 Medium Carrot
1 Clove Garlic, minced
6 Cups Homemade Veggie or Beef Broth (I used a homemade bone and veggie broth)
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire or Coconut Aminos
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
Tablespoon Fresh Parsley (optional)
Couple of Sprigs of fresh Rosemary or Thyme (also optional)
- Let meat rest for 30 minutes because Alton Brown says too (more thorough and even heating essentially).
- Coat the meat in salt and rub it in, then sear the pieces in oil until just brown on all sides (do not overcook).
- Chop up Radishes both as slices and in chunks for variety. Chop up the carrots and onion too.
- Add meat and everything else to the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 5-7 hours.
- *imagine meat resting and seared pictures here*
- Chop up your radishes and carrots into various sized chunks.
3. Sneak a carrot into your oil and then into your mouth.
4. Add all of your ingredients to a slow cooker with some fresh parsley.
5. Store your leftover veggie bits in a giant bag to freeze and use for veggie broth later.