Savory Keto Delight: Beef Stew


Embark on a culinary journey that satisfies your cravings while adhering to your keto lifestyle with this Savory Keto Delight Beef Stew. Packed with rich, hearty flavors and tender beef, this stew is a perfect amalgamation of nourishment and taste. It's a comforting dish that proves you don't have to sacrifice flavor for health.

Savory Keto Delight: Beef Stew

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1.5 cups

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g (Net Carbs: 5g)
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 450mg


  • Beef chuck, cut into cubes - 900g (2 pounds)
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons (30ml)
  • Onion, chopped - 150g (5.3 ounces)
  • Garlic, minced - 3 cloves
  • Celery, chopped - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Carrots, sliced (optional for strict keto) - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Beef broth - 950ml (4 cups)
  • Tomato paste - 30g (1 ounce)
  • Worcestershire sauce - 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh thyme - 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh rosemary, chopped - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Sear the Beef: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add beef cubes and sear on all sides until browned. Remove the beef and set aside.
  2. Sauté the Vegetables: In the same pot, add onion, garlic, celery, and carrots. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  3. Combine Ingredients: Return the beef to the pot. Add beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and rosemary. Stir well.
  4. Simmer: Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and let it simmer for about 1 hour 30 minutes, or until the beef is tender.
  5. Season: Taste the stew and add salt and pepper as needed.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Brown the Beef Well: Searing the beef before adding the broth adds a rich, deep flavor to the stew.
  • Low and Slow: Let the stew simmer gently to tenderize the beef and meld the flavors.
  • Adjust Vegetables: For a stricter keto version, you can omit the carrots or substitute them with more keto-friendly vegetables like turnips or radishes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this in a slow cooker?

Yes, after browning the beef and sautéing the vegetables, transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

How can I thicken the stew?

For a keto-friendly thickener, use a small amount of xanthan gum or simply reduce the stew by simmering it uncovered.

Is this stew freezable?

Absolutely, this stew freezes well. Store it in airtight containers and it can last up to 3 months in the freezer.

As the final spoonful of this Savory Keto Delight Beef Stew comforts your soul, remember that the journey to health doesn't have to be bland. Let this stew be a testament to the flavorful possibilities within the keto world. Here's to health, happiness, and a hearty appetite!