Alysha’s Vegetable and Beef Summer Stew

Hello everyone! Can I just say happy summer?

This year has been a great one for the fam and I; full of friends, fun, and my favorite- FOOD!

During a very rare rainy day in Denve, I had the craving for soup and I love this recipe because you can really use whatever healthy grub you have in your pantry to make a delish stew!

Also, I took a paleo approach to this recipe and packed it with protein and kept the carbs low!

Alysha’s Vegetable and Beef Summer Stew

What’s in it:

  • 1 chopped small, white onion
  • 1 pound hormone free, humane raised beef (I only use E3 Meat Company for my beef, Order my beef here)
  • 2 organic, chopped organic carrots
  • 2 organic, sliced yellow zucchini 
  • 1 can drained, cantillini beans
  • 4 diced red baby potatoes
  • 1 box of organic, low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbs. coconut oil
  • 2 tbs. dried and shredded oregano
  • 1/2 cup shredded and dried basil leaves

What you’ll need:

  • 1 medium cutting board and cutting knife
  • 1 large stove pot
  • 1 medium skillet
  • Measuring cups

A total time saver: if you have a crock pot and a whole day to let cook. You can go that route and just cook your beef and toss in the ingredients on medium for 4-6 hours.

How to make it:

  1. Begin by dicing up zucchini, potatoes, and carrots and setting aside.
  2. On medium heat skillet, cook beef for 8-11 minutes or until brown. Drain and set aside.
  3. Toss in vegetables to medium skillet pan and sauté, using the meat’s flavor for 5-8 minutes. (This is just more flavor and to soften your veggies)
  4. Take large pot and add in broth, beef, vegetables, cantillini beans, and seasoning and set on medium high for 12-15 minutes covered or until stew is simmering but not at a boil.
  5. Bring heat down to medium/low for another 10 minutes while continuing to stir occasionally.
  6. Finally, bring heat to low and stir occasionally until you’re ready to serve.

This recipe is great for big families or if you just want a healthy, bulk option ready in the fridge!

You can always modify these recipe for whatever nutrition approach you’re taking.

For my strict paleo friends: loose the beans and double up on the meat and veggies. If you’re vegetarian supplement a vegetable broth and yield the beef.

Or you can always use my approach; the “whatever I have in my pantry” and experiment with tons of different vegetables, spices, and because carbs are my fav; extra potatoes!


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