Rustic Keto Beef and Onion Stew: A Cozy Delight


Embrace the heartwarming flavors of our Rustic Keto Beef and Onion Stew: A Cozy Delight. This stew combines tender, slow-cooked beef with the rich, sweet flavors of onions, all simmered in a savory broth. It's a comforting, keto-friendly dish that's perfect for a cozy night in or a nourishing meal to share with loved ones.

Rustic Keto Beef and Onion Stew: A Cozy Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl (approximately 1.5 cups)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g


  • Beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes: 2 pounds (900 grams)
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons (30 ml)
  • Onions, sliced: 3 large (450 grams)
  • Garlic, minced: 2 cloves (6 grams)
  • Beef broth, low sodium: 4 cups (960 ml)
  • Worcestershire sauce: 1 tablespoon (15 ml)
  • Thyme, dried: 1 teaspoon (1 gram)
  • Bay leaves: 2
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Xanthan gum (optional, for thickening): ½ teaspoon

Method of Preparation

  1. Brown the Beef: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown the beef cubes on all sides. Set aside.
  2. Sauté Onions and Garlic: In the same pot, add the onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are soft.
  3. Simmer Stew: Return the beef to the pot. Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 2 hours.
  4. Thicken (Optional): If desired, sprinkle xanthan gum into the stew and stir well to thicken.
  5. Serve: Remove bay leaves and serve the stew hot.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Searing the Beef: Ensure a good sear on the beef for a richer flavor.
  • Slow Cook: Allow the stew to cook slowly for tender, flavorful beef.
  • Adjust Thickness: Use xanthan gum for a thicker stew, but add it gradually to avoid clumping.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I make this stew in a slow cooker?

A: Absolutely! Brown the beef and onions first, then transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Q: What can I serve with this stew?

A: This stew pairs well with keto-friendly sides like cauliflower mash or roasted vegetables.

Q: Can I freeze this stew?

A: Yes, it freezes well. Store in airtight containers and thaw before reheating.

Enjoy the simple, yet profound pleasures of our Rustic Keto Beef and Onion Stew: A Cozy Delight. It's a dish that speaks of home, warmth, and well-being, perfect for those chilly evenings or whenever you need a comforting meal. Let this stew be a reminder of the joy of simple, hearty cooking.